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    Speaker baffle problems

    So i have some rather large speakers with an outside diameter of 7 1/2 (Crystals). I am putting them in the place of the stock 5x7/6x8 holes with 1/2'' MDF baffles. Now after cutting the baffles to fit the speaker and line up with the stock door holes im left with a problem i knew i was going to have.

    My door has ridges in it around the 5x7 hole that interfere with the flush mounting of the baffle. Here is a pic in which you can see the ridge.

    You can see the ridge in the right hand side...



    And here are some pics of me putting the baffle up to the actual door. You can see there are some serious gaps because of the large OD of the speakers and the ridges iin the door.







    How would i go about sealing these gaps? Some sort of caulk? Silicone? More dampner? I all ready plan on using non hardning model clay on the finished product but that is no where near strong enough to seal these gaps.

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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    Non-hardening Molding Clay.



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    Quote Originally Posted by kicker06 View Post
    Non-hardening Molding Clay.
    Really that will be strong enough for those large gaps?



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    yep.. you live in san jose, go to the michael's at mccarthy ranch.. i just got some this weekend.



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    Quote Originally Posted by klepto View Post
    Really that will be strong enough for those large gaps?
    Thats what I see everyone else using.



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    Sweet i thought i was gonna have to do some fabricating. Does model clay hold up in the killa cali heat?



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    it'll be fine.



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    i would fill it with somthing stronger than clay..




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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    Quote Originally Posted by azbass View Post
    i would fill it with somthing stronger than clay..
    Like what?



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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    maybe rope chaulk or regular caulk




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    Re: Speaker baffle problems

    I think I would just cut the outer shape of the baffle to the shape of the flange and then screw it and caulk it with silicone.



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