View Full Version : gluing and clamping baffel

08-26-2012, 09:31 PM
I'm bout to glue the front on my box and want to know how long I should keep it clamped and how long b4 I mount sub. Im using titebondIII if that matters.

08-26-2012, 09:33 PM
24 hours or more.

08-26-2012, 09:41 PM
I like to clamp at least 10-12 hours and I don't put the woofer in and play it until at least 24hours after the last panel of the box has been attached.

08-26-2012, 09:47 PM
What do you think the bare min of time keeping clamps on Bc box is built inside of trunk and clamps would stick out and I wouldn't be able to close my trunk.
I could probably keep them on over night but I wouldn't be able to drive whole time the clamps are on.

08-26-2012, 09:53 PM
why not add some screws to keep it together?

08-26-2012, 10:05 PM
Yeah I am. I heard clamping then screwing is the best. Just trying to see how long to keep the clamps on

08-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Each adhesive will tell you how long until the glue is cured. Check out the package/bottle. It's also dependent on environmental conditions as well as time.

08-26-2012, 10:11 PM
Read the instructions on the Titebond bottle.
Probably says something like glue sets in an hour, refrain from vibrations for 24 hours.

08-26-2012, 10:13 PM
Put plenty of glue on it, clamp it, and then screw it in all together while it's clamped. You don't want to wait until after the glue has dried to screw the 2 baffles into each other, because then the glue won't have dried in the right position to keep the panels tight together. I usually get the baffle all setup, clamp it and such, mount it to my box then let it sit overnight to let the glue dry. It doesn't take 24 hours for that glue to fully harden up, 10-12 hours as said above will work.