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muddin wolvy
09-03-2009, 08:02 PM
Well I started my box build yesterday. I put a couple sides on using only Liquid Nails. Now, it looks alright to me, but after doing that I read quite a few ppl on here hatin on liquid nails and saying to ONLY use liquid nails instead. So, should I knock off the 3 sides I attached, clean them a lil, and reattach with the magical Titebond? or just precede as I am, hoping the liquid nails holds?
btw, I will be bracing it some if that matters

bhsdriller
09-03-2009, 08:04 PM
It should be fine. Just do the rest with woodglue.

are you using clamps or screws

Pioneer~Saturn
09-03-2009, 08:04 PM
I havent touched the stuff in a long time but iirc the bottle says not to use it on mdf, but people do and I guess it'll work just fine with the added support of screws. I'd suggest just using Titebond II from now on though.

TNTR70
09-03-2009, 08:06 PM
if it is a small box then i would just proceed but if its more than a couple tens or twelves might reconsider

NoCoSPL
09-03-2009, 08:10 PM
I lol'd before even opening this thread, I just read the title. I've blown boxes apart when I used liquid nails. Titebond II won't let you down.

SomeGuyDude
09-03-2009, 08:11 PM
I always used Elmer's Wood Glue, screwed together and then sealed with caulk. Never did me wrong.

But then I never did anything outrageously involved.

BeAlLsTaR13
09-03-2009, 08:16 PM
hot glue solves everything :)

SPLluminator
09-03-2009, 08:20 PM
hot glue solves everything :)

I use chewing gum on my boxes:fyi:

BeAlLsTaR13
09-03-2009, 08:21 PM
I use chewing gum on my boxes:fyi:

never tried that on boxes, hows it working? i just drop globs of hotglue on everything and then go over any creases, i usualy go through about 100 sticks per side, only 5$ for 100 sticks at walmart

Mr. Slate
09-03-2009, 08:23 PM
I use nothing but liquid nails and screws together, never a problem.

muddin wolvy
09-03-2009, 08:24 PM
its about 4.5 cubes gross. simple box for 2 12s. going to use aeroports. I guess I'll continue on and see what happens. If it does blow up or fall apart I guess I'll just make another one. Not too hard or expensive really.

SPLluminator
09-03-2009, 08:24 PM
never tried that on boxes, hows it working? i just drop globs of hotglue on everything and then go over any creases, i usualy go through about 100 sticks per side, only 5$ for 100 sticks at walmart

It actually work great. I prefer wintergreen over cinnamon. It holds much better.

i3abyjay25
09-03-2009, 08:28 PM
I have always used LN on all my boxes..
It will work fine.

muddin wolvy
09-03-2009, 08:31 PM
I have always used LN on all my boxes..
It will work fine.

I think it looks fairly sturdy to me, just all the hate on here towards liquid nails had me reconsidering.

basebalz13
09-03-2009, 08:32 PM
I use nothing but liquid nails and screws together, never a problem.

my current box for the 2 18's and 5,000 watts is held together by liquid nails and screws. does plenty over 150 on music and it hasnt blown apart???

so in other words your fine :)

tommyk90
09-03-2009, 08:34 PM
I've had to tear apart boxes before, and if they were held together with liquid nails the bond was terrible. I could easily separate them.

Now titebond II on the other hand, that **** holds like a mofo.

(note that most of my enclosures do a 170 inside the box, LOTS of pressure)

i3abyjay25
09-03-2009, 09:01 PM
Ive tore apart a few of my boxes from LN and literally had to get a sledge hammer to break the bond....

tommyk90
09-03-2009, 09:03 PM
Ive tore apart a few of my boxes from LN and literally had to get a sledge hammer to break the bond....

Maybe I just used ****** liquid nails? :confused:

Either way though, I find titebond easier to work with. Though the non-running liquid nails would be nice to have for assembling panels with multiple sides to glue at once.

i3abyjay25
09-03-2009, 09:06 PM
Tommy, whatever happend to thos old Mtx Pro Blue thunders amps i sold your years ago???

tommyk90
09-03-2009, 09:07 PM
Tommy, whatever happend to thos old Mtx Pro Blue thunders amps i sold your years ago???

Oh jeez. Sold em a LOOOOOONG time ago. Hell I can't even remember when or to who. :laugh:

i3abyjay25
09-03-2009, 09:24 PM
Lol. yeah i was talking to my amp repair guy about them yesterday.
but back to the subject,
I might use a lil to much LN... I am pretty heavy w/ it.

Toone
09-04-2009, 12:40 AM
I used LN and it was a fail 2 15" RE SE's had the port wall knocking against the side wall maybe it was just a ****** built box though but my next box after that was fine and I used titebond. its been a 2:1 ratio and LN has had a 0% Sucess rate for me

csu87
09-04-2009, 12:46 AM
liquid nails works best when it sits for a minute or 2 before bonding. did tests on it and titebond at school. titebond had about the same strength ln had but with titebond you can attach as quickly as you want

galacticmonkey
09-04-2009, 12:52 AM
Liquid Nails sticks to MDF like crazy.

marcotheclepto
09-04-2009, 01:19 AM
will gorilla glue work? got some from repairing a stool leg...

galacticmonkey
09-04-2009, 01:23 AM
will gorilla glue work? got some from repairing a stool leg...

If your cuts are all jagged and need to be sealed it works great since it expands. If your cuts are straight though the expansion is bad.

thegreatestpenn
09-04-2009, 01:26 AM
I havent touched the stuff in a long time but iirc the bottle says not to use it on mdf, but people do and I guess it'll work just fine with the added support of screws. I'd suggest just using Titebond II from now on though.

that's for 1/4" mdf, not 3/4", I read the bottle.
I've used liquid nails and never EVER had a problem. This is for around 50 or so enclosures in the last 5 years

19992wdtaco
09-04-2009, 02:10 AM
LN is fine for sealing around the edges but I wouldn't use it for bonding wood together as it doesn't penetrate the wood, it stays on top. I use the Gorilla wood glue, the white kind not that expanding crap.

i3abyjay25
09-04-2009, 02:13 AM
Well i have always use LN and never any problems, but i think I will try TightBond next time to just compare them.

quins90lac
09-04-2009, 02:22 AM
i use my jizz to hold my box together

groundpound4200
09-04-2009, 02:34 AM
i run a bead around the seams in my boxes but I use Titebond or Elmers for the actual joints.