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    Wood vs Metal Seals

    I'm getting ready to go back and re-seal my doors for my new builld and I've been wondering about this for a minute now and figured now was as good a time as ever to ask

    Would it be better to use wood or aluminum/sheet metal to seal the holes in the door frame? I know the wood is more rigid but is it really worth it over the metal? Basically, what do you guys use to seal your doors?

    also, to those who have worked on a tC, will a piece of wood even fit in there? It seems like it might from the times I've been in there but I haven't looked into it too extensively.







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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    wood if it fits. it won't resonate as easily.



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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    wood if it fits. it won't resonate as easily.
    That's what I was thinking




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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    you can deaden the steel but a flat piece of sheet metal is much harder to tame then a piece of ply wood. You can get more dead materials but unless your competing I'd just use wood.



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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    you can deaden the steel but a flat piece of sheet metal is much harder to tame then a piece of ply wood. You can get more dead materials but unless your competing I'd just use wood.
    Im probably gonna deaden the wood or metal whichever i choose anyway. What other materials were u thinking?




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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    certain fiberboards and poly materials, but I doubt you will really hear much difference and it will cost well over double in price. especially on an area as large as a door opening.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    certain fiberboards and poly materials, but I doubt you will really hear much difference and it will cost well over double in price. especially on an area as large as a door opening.
    Do I just use the thinnest wood I can find? or should it be a minimum thickness?




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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    I'd just use 1/4 or something. as long as it's thick enough not to flex. it would take massive 6.5's to flex .25''



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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    I'd just use 1/4 or something. as long as it's thick enough not to flex. it would take massive 6.5's to flex .25''
    Alright thanks man




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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    I used 3/8 inch plywood on my doors and it seems to be working great for me



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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    Hey Prunc3cmo

    Have you thought using a thin piece of plexiglass?
    The TC doors isn't completely flat, so you will need something that can bend a little.




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    Re: Wood vs Metal Seals

    Quote Originally Posted by okiedokie View Post
    Hey Prunc3cmo

    Have you thought using a thin piece of plexiglass?
    The TC doors isn't completely flat, so you will need something that can bend a little.
    I didnt actually...hmmmm....Well the first time i used sheet metal and thats what another member on here used in his build log. So I dont think it'd be too bad for me to use it again. I'm thinking it'd be more rigid than the Plexiglass though....

    I really would like to use wood this time though for the extra rigidity and less resonance. Unless of course it doesnt fit then I'll probably go sheet metal again. How would the Plexiglass compare to aluminum sheets performance wise?




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