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    Icon32 can silicone be blown out?

    I had this pesky rattling sound and I couldnt figure out what the heck it was. Finally i took a look at the back of the box where i drilled a small hole for the speaker wires. I had some clear silicone there but i guess i didnt do a good job or let it dry long enough since a chunk was hanging out and it was very easy for me to tug on the wires and have them move.

    So, i put the box on its front and then put silicone in the opening. Then i pushed the wires into the box so hopefully the silicone penetrates to the inner side of the hole. Then i put silicone all around the wires generously.

    I'll let this dry for 24hrs, after curing is there a chance that the pressure could just blow the silicone right out again?



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Yes there is always that possibility. That's why I use bolts for speaker connections.




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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Yes, it can happen again. One thing you might want to try is putting the silicone on the hole from the inside of the box. The pressure is pushing on the silicone from inside the box, so building it up from the inside is better than only doing from the outside of the enclosure.



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    lol i really dont wanna open the box up so hopefully this holds up well. I'll let it cure for 48 hours maybe since its pretty cold up north right now. I'll check it in about a week and hope its stil there



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    I started using gorilla glue since it expands and easily fills any gaps there may be...I tried pulling the wire out and it was pretty damn hard to get them to break loose.



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    ill give it the pull test as well. If it breaks loose, then ill try the gorilla glue method



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Thats why I use wood glue in all my seams



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    you should tie a knot in the wire inside the box so it cant be pulled out, then silicone it. If you move the box for whatever reason, the wire could pull on the sub terminals and short.



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    i never even thought of doing that.



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Quote Originally Posted by titanle View Post
    lol i really dont wanna open the box up so hopefully this holds up well.
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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Quote Originally Posted by SPL Blazer View Post
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    very! hahaha, i will go check the box now and see if i hear any leaks



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    why don't you use Hot Glue instead...????

    silicone is much to slow and messy



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    why not some Fiberglas resen.




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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Quote Originally Posted by titanle View Post
    very! hahaha, i will go check the box now and see if i hear any leaks
    Better off using a cigarette lighter, put that in front of the hole and see if the flame flickers when you play music, if it moves then you still have a leak.



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    Re: can silicone be blown out?

    Quote Originally Posted by HungNeckTight View Post
    why not some Fiberglas resen.
    i dont have any on hand, and this is a very small hole just enough for 2 speaker wires to pass.



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