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    Modelling clay!!!

    So I've heard of all the great benefits and all, but no one talks about the down side of it (if there's any). How long will it last? At what temp will it melt? Any more info will be appreciated.







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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    How long it lasts and how hot it melts are usually dependent on the kind of clay itself. Most is somewhere in the area of up to 150°.



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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    I prefer rope caulk...




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    More info on the rope caulk, please>




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    rope caulk can be found in the weatherstripping section of HD, Menards, etc...




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    What are you using the clay for? For a seal or for an acoustic deadener? Clay is s wonderful thing to have inside any enclosure and for a lining inside kick panels. It gets pretty hot here during the summer and mine has never "melted" Probably 140+ inside the truck. I get mine from Michael's. As for the rope caulk, I guess it works good for a seal but I wold prefer a type of weather stripping.



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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    i have never used the rope caulk or the clay.

    i think i have a pretty good seal around my baffle...




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    Modelling clay *****. i used the Roseart stuff from wal mart and it just made a mess out of everything. Fell off right away.



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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    Modeling clay *****? Is that an intelligent statement? How's this: MDF *****. Copper wire *****. Chocolate ice cream *****.

    The non-hardening clay I buy and use in my car has not, and will not melt. It is, in fact, modeling clay that has wax added to it so that it will not dry out and harden.

    Good material because it it's...
    - easily formable with your fingers
    - holds it form over time (plasticity)
    - can be reused
    - has pretty good weight to surface area ratio (mass)
    - reduces the RF of the substrate (elasticity)
    - sticks to a lot of different mediums
    - "squishes" out of the way if you using it as a decoupler

    Get a few pounds of NHMC and some cheap-o lead fishing sinkers and you have one nice mass loading compound that will do all the things i listed above and more.



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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    I've used modeling clay a couple of times, and won't again.

    The last go-round I used deadener and plastic cutting board for baffle.

    That works the best for me so I'm stickin with it.


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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by FoxPro5 View Post
    Modeling clay *****? Is that an intelligent statement? How's this: MDF *****. Copper wire *****. Chocolate ice cream *****.

    The non-hardening clay I buy and use in my car has not, and will not melt. It is, in fact, modeling clay that has wax added to it so that it will not dry out and harden.

    Good material because it it's...
    - easily formable with your fingers
    - holds it form over time (plasticity)
    - can be reused
    - has pretty good weight to surface area ratio (mass)
    - reduces the RF of the substrate (elasticity)
    - sticks to a lot of different mediums
    - "squishes" out of the way if you using it as a decoupler

    Get a few pounds of NHMC and some cheap-o lead fishing sinkers and you have one nice mass loading compound that will do all the things i listed above and more.
    we drive the same car and i am not as smart as you, odd




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    i used modeling clay for the first time on my CMX install i did in august. i was also concerned about it melting cause i have a black on black car. but despite the fact that it got pretty **** hot here in august, the clay didnt move a bit and still sticks perfectly. best part is Michaels had different colors, so i got black so you cant see it through the grill i think its great and it also helps when your baffles arent mounted to a flush surface (like mine)..it just fills in the gaps. still havent even deadened my door and theres little to no rattleing with 200wrms to each comp i say go for it, cheap as hell and works great AND as mentioned b4, its reusable.




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobydoo View Post
    we drive the same car and i am not as smart as you, odd
    Have you ****ed your install up more than you've got it right and learned what works and what doesn't in the process?

    This works, but it will be better when I re do it.....



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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    i have gone the lazy route

    bought some a/d/s components and a clarion amp for my car 2+ years ago...they are both still sitting in the boxes




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    Re: Modelling clay!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by tcguy85 View Post
    i have never used the rope caulk or the clay.

    i think i have a pretty good seal around my baffle...

    That's what I was thinking.




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