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    MDF rings for my door panels

    After reading squeak's sticky on door panels, I went straight to the hobby shop for some clay.

    I plan on adding more "dynamat" (or something cheaper, any recommendations) inside my door panel,

    however, my next step will be adding plexi glass inserts, to my holes in the door panel

    Here's some pics of my progress so far...

    Started off by making a jig for my router
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    Then made my MDF rings
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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    lookin good man

    so whats your door look like?




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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    Next step, I mounted my MDF rings with added molding clay
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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    so whats your door look like?
    As I said earlier, I need to go back and add deadner to the inside of my door panel, as well as plexi-glass panels in the big holes.

    Last year, when I first put deadner, I only put it on the outter skin, and only one layer...

    So, the upgrade starts.

    Never can get finished, then I learn more, of what I didn't know...
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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    where is the modeling clay?




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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    enlighten me please. I need to ANGLE my rings in my doors. Is the clay used to point the ring? If so, what is it exactly? I'm about to find a woodshop to plane some MDF rings down for me, but if this is something I can do myself, I'd like to try.



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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

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    where is the modeling clay?
    Good point, I didn't point out that part of the process

    The molding clay is the most important part of the installation!!! The molding clay is how you mount the MDF to the door panel with a PERFECT SEAL!!!

    ***Thankx squeak***

    I used blue molding clay, as pointed out by the red circle & arrow

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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    I was able to get a really good seal with foam weather stripping tape it flattens out under alot of force but took alot of pressre to do so, it kinda looks like it oozes out the sides of the MDF when you Torque the bolts holding the MDF into the door skin enough. I don't quite get how you used the clay and have the speaker bolted to the pannel tightly? If you put pressre on that MDF ring won't the clay mushroom out?

    What if it gets hot? It just looks like the clay is actualy between the MDF ring and door skin to the extent where if you remove the clay there would be a space? I thougth the idea with clay is to mount the ring against the door and seal around the MDF Ring, not to rely on it to support the speaker? Just seems to me this would not work well in heat over time. Or is there something else keeping the space between the MDF and Door Skin? Maybe More MDF between the ring and the doorskin, and the clay is just used for the seal?

    oh well im just a dumb newb so what do I know anyways.



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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    There are places which the MDF firmly lies on the door panel, but there are points where it doesn't, that's where the clay comes in (in addition to the dampning factor). I screwed the MDF tightly to the panel, and used the clay to fill in gaps. This is especially helpful when your speakers are oversized (almost 7").



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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    Oh yea, for those of you who are wondering about the clay melting.
    I installed my speakers last night and,
    today it was 98 degrees (not the heat index), no problems........yet



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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    cool man that sounds good then

    we are having record temps here it was well over 100 here also, 120 in arizona killing like 18 people...



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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    This thread is comedic. har har har.

    I hope that is high temp modelling clay.

    **** dude yer not a noob yer a ****. You could have gotten the same effect with a lil foam weather stripping.. also the idea of the clay is to make airtight and deaden that whole area... you dont have enuff clay on there... your missing the whole point.....

    nice speakers tho.
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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    clay huh..interesting.....I can see it being easier to remove -i've always used high temp strip caulk for both mounting the rings, and mounting the drivers



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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    **** dude yer not a noob yer a ****. You could have gotten the same effect with a lil foam weather stripping.. also the idea of the clay is to make airtight and deaden that whole area... you dont have enuff clay on there... your missing the whole point.....
    Whatever...

    as I previously said...
    There are places which the MDF firmly lies on the door panel, but there are points where it doesn't, that's where the clay comes in (in addition to the dampning factor). I screwed the MDF tightly to the panel, and used the clay to fill in gaps.
    missing the point ???? where are you ?
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    Re: MDF rings for my door panels

    I think the clay should work unless it melts, might keep the seal better if he added more but maybe it's real good clay and that is not necessary hehe.



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