ok i dont want to post on a 2 year old thread put i have read all 14 pages and something was not made clear. So i would like a step by step direction on how to treat the door please. so i use cld tiles on the inner door skin first then cld on the outer door skin. if you use mass loaded vinyl when and where do you apply it. on the inner or outer door skin? before or after you apply the cld tiles? do you put cld tiles around the speaker hole and then you drill the mdf rings on the cld tiles? or do you put just the duct seal right on the door metal, then place the mdf ring on the door to make it a tight seal?
Its a Saturn, so after my last experience with my first one I'm skipping the outer door. It didn't seem to help any on the plastic panels.
This time I'm doing it this way. The factory put a jute covering behind the outer door skin, so I'm leaving it alone. I covered the big hole with masking tape, and fiberglassed a cover for it. ( BTW, I forgot any kind of release agent for it....don't do that, lol) Hopefully if I drag my ass to the shop tonight I'll finish trimming that part up. Then I'll seal the new panel with silicon and screw it in. Then a damper on the door panel. Then jute or ccf over that. Then mlv. Door spacer sealed with resin, sealed to door with duct seal. Then speaker. Not sure if its the "right" way or not, but that's the way I'm doing it.
Now, if my car had metal doors, I would have used a damper on inside of door skin as well, along with something behind the speaker to break up the back wave.
Tried to post pic, but phone is being a bitch. And I'm sure there are easier ways to seal the holes in the doors, but I wanted to get a feel for glassing before I start on a more ambitious project...a sub box.
Originally Posted by hcbassplay
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Great thread with valuable info. However, most of the manufactured baffle material such as Deflex, dynaxorb, etc. I cannot seem to find anywhere. I don't want to use open-cell foam. Anyone know of a decent product currently on the market that's not outrageously priced?