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    What do you use to seal.

    Ok, I need to know what you guys suggest for sealing a box. On my last one I used a hot glue gun and I think it worked alright. Could I do this again or should I use something else? Will regular silicone work? or what about liquid nails.

    Also, Any ideas on what to use to seal where the sub meets the box. Would felt work?

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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    eh, Liquid Nails is pretty useless for building boxes IMO.

    Just use wood glue for assembly then go in and use some silicone caulk ( I buy the cheapest stuff) to seal it up...




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    Caulk. Lots and lots of caulk. Those boxes dont sound right if you dont put your caulk in em. Right Moe?




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    I use silicone caulking, its cheap and works. In a pinch ive used liquid nails and it worked fine but I like using silicone caulking better.




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    I use lots of wood glue and MDF dust.




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    Sweet thanks.

    Any idea for around the sub?




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    foam weatherstripping.




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    How is liquid nails useless? I use it in place of wood glue, and it works like a charm.




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raven
    How is liquid nails useless? I use it in place of wood glue, and it works like a charm.
    IMO = In my opinion

    1 gallon of Tite bond is far cheaper than a bunch of tubes of LN...I also find it irritating re-using a tube of LN...




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    yeah i havent had any probs with my liquid nails especially as caulk





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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    Use wood glue instead of liquid nails because it is forms a chemical bond rather than a surface bond like liquid nails does. Thats what I use then caulk all the seams with silicone and its airtight.



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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    i use wood glue for the buildin process... then i throw on liquid nails on the inside of all the seams.... it only cost me 1.92 for a tue of liquid nails where i live, plus with my emplyee discount at ace... but i think that using Liquid nails for holdin the box together is pointless becuz like btnhfan said above, it only forms a surface bond to the materials its touching... so its pointless having a bond on the surface when the glue acts as wood itself...



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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    i put the pieces together with wood glue and then fiberglass all the inside seams.




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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    seal with wood glue and silicone caulkling.



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    Re: What do you use to seal.

    Quote Originally Posted by fishmunger
    i put the pieces together with wood glue and then fiberglass all the inside seams.
    me too!




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