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2loud4u
04-14-2006, 08:14 PM
I siliconed the inside of my box to make sure it was air tight.

Well guess what the silicone did not stick very well to the mdf. If u rub you finger accross it will peel right off.

I used door and window silicone.


So I said F$CK and took my time and peeled all the silicone off and sanded it smooth.
It looks like the silicone did not dry on the underside. it left the wood damp looking when it came off.

What went wrong?

bjfish11
04-14-2006, 08:16 PM
Maybe you had some saw dust on the box when you tried to silicone it and it didnt get a good bond. Only thing i can think of. How long did you let it dry?

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-14-2006, 09:00 PM
Mines sticks on just fine.

James Bang
04-14-2006, 09:03 PM
I personally hate silicone... for my boxes and in women's chest.

I just caulk my enclosures like crazy.

2loud4u
04-14-2006, 09:07 PM
I let it dry for 4 days.

I guess i will try something else a different brand.


what kind of caulk did you use?

James Bang
04-14-2006, 09:14 PM
I don't remember the exact type of caulk (not at home), but it's the same for filling walls or nail holes.

for silicone i've used ...forgot the brand, but it has XST on it. silicone III i believe. It worked pretty well. I just hate it because it's too **** sticky and messes up my clothes and is a ****** to clean off my hands.

Bolognablake
04-14-2006, 09:16 PM
Did you apply the silicone over wet wood glue?

2loud4u
04-14-2006, 09:16 PM
http://www.canadiantire.ca/assortments/product_detail.jsp?FOLDER%3C%3Efolder_id=140847439 6670339&PRODUCT%3C%3Eprd_id=845524443281532&ASSORTMENT%3C%3East_id=1408474396670271&bmUID=1145063881916&assortment=primary&fromSearch=true

is that it?

2loud4u
04-14-2006, 09:16 PM
No i let the glue dry for 24 hours before i applied the silicone.

I think it was just a bad tube. i just put some on a junk pieace of mdf and i will see if it sticks to that or not.

The stuff I got was black also dont know if that makes a difference. It is silicone II

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-14-2006, 10:04 PM
Mines is Caulk + Silicone =)

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 12:06 AM
what is the name of it?

Decipha
04-15-2006, 12:07 AM
i like the liquid nail wood caulk/silicone ... works flawlessly haven't had a problem with it yet.. and it does adhere well to saw dust btw

PV Audio
04-15-2006, 12:10 AM
GE window and door silicone - clear

All you need to know.

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 12:28 AM
That is what i used. GE window and door silicone II but it was black.
I put some on a scrap pieace of mdf about 5 hours ago so in the morning i will see if it will come right off.
Also got some other stuff from a buddy put that on the mdf also.

azbass
04-15-2006, 12:30 AM
black caulk is for the big holes. white caulk for the medium holes. and yellow caulk for the tiny holes.

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-15-2006, 12:31 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/ssj2xxgotenxx/SpeakerBoXXX/88033.jpg

Starts out white and turns clear once it dries. Pretty cool stuff.

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 12:33 AM
kool seen that stuff at canadian tire.
I will pick some up tomorrow.

Can you paint over it?
Thanks.

Ingleside
04-15-2006, 12:56 AM
http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/ssj2xxgotenxx/SpeakerBoXXX/88033.jpg

Starts out white and turns clear once it dries. Pretty cool stuff.

That stuff is TRASH !!!

It takes FOREVER to skin over, and is really weak stuff.
for two more bucks you can get a tube of silicone.

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 07:32 AM
The 2 types of silicone that i put on some mdf last night just pealed off.

the mdf looks wet when you peal it off.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v465/intelp4/silicone.jpg

Bolognablake
04-15-2006, 09:12 AM
black caulk is for the big holes. white caulk for the medium holes. and yellow caulk for the tiny holes.

Well, I thought it was funny.

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 10:21 AM
I am just going to resin it. Not going to mess with silicone no more.

Ingleside
04-15-2006, 01:48 PM
resin works well too.

what i usually do with silicone is run a bead down the joint and then run my finger down it to smooth it out and create a nice little curved surface.
yeah, silicone isn't going to stick to mdf like glue or anything. i bet if took a razor blade and cut a piece out and then tried to pullup the rest of it .. it would come off.
being that your silicone is still wet means that it hasn't completley cured yet.

PV Audio
04-15-2006, 02:24 PM
I'm telling you, use the clear.

hofulstrof
04-15-2006, 02:44 PM
^^^ pv's right use the clear stuff. i once used silicone to make sure i had an air tight seal between the sub and the baffle....bad idea when i tryed to remove the sub it was almost impossable and ended up wreaking part of the baffel.i can take pics later if anyones intrested lol

danteBirosel
04-15-2006, 03:25 PM
GE window and door silicone - clear

All you need to know.



x1000000!

this is all i use.

lifted95blaze
04-15-2006, 03:26 PM
black caulk is for the big holes. white caulk for the medium holes. and yellow caulk for the tiny holes.


lmao thats the funniest thing ive read all day

danteBirosel
04-15-2006, 03:29 PM
black caulk is for the big holes. white caulk for the medium holes. and yellow caulk for the tiny holes.


lmfao. how did i miss that!

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 06:02 PM
well bought 3 tubes of silicone today.
1 does not work and the second one i tried works. man that stuff sticks.
It is in the pic below someone on told me to buy.



http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f340/ssj2xxgotenxx/SpeakerBoXXX/88033.jpg

ssj2xxgotenxx
04-15-2006, 06:08 PM
That stuff is TRASH !!!

It takes FOREVER to skin over, and is really weak stuff.
for two more bucks you can get a tube of silicone.

Works fine for me =) it's all realitive.

2loud4u
04-15-2006, 06:19 PM
He thanks man for suggesting it.
I tried 5 different kinds of silicone and wohoooo found one that will stick.
Man i can not peel this stuff off not even close. and it has only been on there for 45 minutes. :)