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TnT_Sounds
02-21-2009, 08:30 PM
I got a question for you guys, what should I do when Im putting the top on? Im not going to seal around with silicone or use wood glue incase I ever need access to the subs inside the enclosure. I was thinking about putting some sort of rubber stripping such as peel and seal along the top pieces and then just screw the top down on top of that.

Any suggestions or other thoughts would be great because Im stumped and Im not sure if it would even workas far as being air tight:confused:

galacticmonkey
02-21-2009, 08:34 PM
Just use a small gasket like this. Make sure its screwed in very well. Also, just using a little caulk wouldnt hurt anything, just go light on it to make sure its airtight.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=260-542

Dj Arr
02-21-2009, 08:49 PM
that stuff is amazing ^^^'

you can actually get similar stuff at lowes

TnT_Sounds
02-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Just use a small gasket like this. Make sure its screwed in very well. Also, just using a little caulk wouldnt hurt anything, just go light on it to make sure its airtight.

http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=260-542

Perfect! Now by screwed in you mean screw the gasket itself down? And how exactly would I run a bead of caulk? I dont think I could use both

Dj Arr
02-21-2009, 09:00 PM
caulk on inside edge, gasket tape on the outside edge. and just screw where ever.
it works wonderfully.

you can use variations of that tape for rattle throughout your vehicle as well.
plates, doors, etc. cracks and problem areas.

TnT_Sounds
02-21-2009, 09:04 PM
Im confused... I dont think I could do that with my box.

Dj Arr
02-21-2009, 09:08 PM
hah now I'm confused. why?

TnT_Sounds
02-21-2009, 09:13 PM
This is what I got to work with. The first one is bare and the second pic is with the rubber gasketing material drawn in free hand.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/sealing.jpg
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/sealing2.jpg

Would that work?

galacticmonkey
02-21-2009, 09:14 PM
The gasket goes in between the 2 pieces of wood, not on the side. Its an adhesive on one side and just stick it on. The wood is 3/4" thick, and the gasket is 1/2", so it isnt quite as wide as the wood. Just lay the gasket down, then put the other piece of wood on top of it. Then screw the other piece down.

Depending on your box you might be able to get a bead of caulk on the inside of the box, but if not, just make sure its screwed down onto the gasket really tight.

TnT_Sounds
02-21-2009, 09:15 PM
Ah.. I understand what your saying now.. Thanks G'monk

Random1010
02-22-2009, 12:20 AM
Thats a ****** box!

Blue Fury
02-22-2009, 12:39 AM
Double sided foam tape

I think that's what it's called.

Rashaddd
02-22-2009, 12:48 AM
what's with the walls in the middle of the box?

KyleBechtold
02-22-2009, 12:50 AM
question.. where is it ported at? down the middle? there looks like there is dividing wall between em all..

TNTR70
02-22-2009, 12:51 AM
^x2

TNTR70
02-22-2009, 12:53 AM
edit

IDSkoT
02-22-2009, 12:59 AM
I know they sell some stuff that becomes a gasket. I don't know the name. I've seen another member using it. You spray on, then put the top on, and put a lot of weight on the top, and let it sit for a while, then when you take it off, it creates a gasket. Then you can just screw it down no problem.

galacticmonkey
02-22-2009, 01:03 AM
It seems the 2 subs on the right have 2 sealed boxes? AKA air cant get out?

If its just a mess up in the drawing with the subs facing each other, it looks good. Exactly how the bandpass in my van is. :)

TnT_Sounds
02-22-2009, 06:57 PM
I asked a few guys on the term pro forum and on some other ones and they said the foam tape stuff ***** for sealing. Dont worry the 2 middle boards are braces that weren't drawn out completely in that box.. It is a true 4th order so no worries. Here's what it looks like somewhat:

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg317/thumpster_18/bracing.jpg

TnT_Sounds
02-22-2009, 07:02 PM
I know they sell some stuff that becomes a gasket. I don't know the name. I've seen another member using it. You spray on, then put the top on, and put a lot of weight on the top, and let it sit for a while, then when you take it off, it creates a gasket. Then you can just screw it down no problem.

Can you find out more info please.. That sounds perfect

profundus-sanus
02-22-2009, 07:05 PM
don't use foam tape

go get some rubber weather stripping...no where near as porous

TnT_Sounds
02-22-2009, 07:07 PM
Do you thinnk I'll be fine if I dont glue the top down? People I know say glue it down but that would **** going to pry the top off.. Also all my cuts are what I would consider 100% accurate. I dont know how I could mess up on my giant table saw.

TnT_Sounds
02-22-2009, 07:56 PM
Im wanting to paint the inside too but I dont want to use my gravity feed spray gun nor pay for the paint.. I want to just use some rattle can spary paint and a way I could have a glossy, smooth finish.

Anyone got ideas?