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    Crack in foam of my X8

    hello, I have a very tiny hole in the surround-foam of my X8.
    Instead of sending it to repair, due I'm in europe and the shipping would cost more than the reparation itself, which kind of glue could I use to fix it???
    on ebay for example.
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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    Goop



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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    ok, will look forward to find it on ebay
    btw, which kind of goop? there are more options




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

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    ok, will look forward to find it on ebay
    btw, which kind of goop? there are more options
    E6000, or any silicone. The goop he mentioned is basically a version of silicone aka amazing goop.




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

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    ok, will look forward to find it on ebay
    btw, which kind of goop? there are more options
    Amazing Goop brand glue. "Shoo gooop" is most popular for speaker repair.




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    ok, just saw, here for europe the easiest available is E6000. but it says its for jewelry... is that ok?
    will it support the constant vibrations of the foam??




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    ok, just saw, here for europe the easiest available is E6000. but it says its for jewelry... is that ok?
    will it support the constant vibrations of the foam??




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    ok, just saw, here for europe the easiest available is E6000. but it says its for jewelry... is that ok?
    will it support the constant vibrations of the foam??




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    ok, just saw, here for europe the easiest available is E6000. but it says its for jewelry... is that ok?
    will it support the constant vibrations of the foam??




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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    Quote Originally Posted by XxAndreaxX View Post
    ok, will look forward to find it on ebay
    btw, which kind of goop? there are more options
    I suggest AquaSeal. Urethane based stuff like silicone rubber but much tougher.

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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnKuthe View Post
    I suggest AquaSeal. Urethane based stuff like silicone rubber but much tougher.

    John Kuthe...
    your offering suggestions on repairing/fixing a speaker yet you can't even install 2 amps on your own??



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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

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    your offering suggestions on repairing/fixing a speaker yet you can't even install 2 amps on your own??
    Completely different animal, plus know quite a bit about adhesives and plastics, chemistry, etc. You are engaging in baseless ad hominem attacks.

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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

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    Completely different animal, plus know quite a bit about adhesives and plastics, chemistry, etc. You are engaging in baseless ad hominem attacks.

    John Kuthe...
    You have a history of being completely ignorant on topics you say you know.
    Do you know how silicon affects foam?



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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    Quote Originally Posted by LosIsATool View Post
    You have a history of being completely ignorant on topics you say you know.
    Do you know how silicon affects foam?
    Aha, valid point. The solvents in any adhesive may adversely affect plastic foam. Good point.

    I once fed an unusually large number of packing peanuts into a small glass bottle with just a small amount of gasoline in the bottom of it! Afterwards I had a little sticky liquidy mass of solvent melted packing peanuts, probably polystyrene or whatever polymerized plastic they made the packing peanuts from.

    Best for the OP to get the whole speaker reconed if they want to get a good long life out of it. Plastics never last well. Some better than others for sure, but they will ALL be reclaimed by Mother Nature and entropy, eventually.


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    Re: Crack in foam of my X8

    recone.... the sub is only a few months old. I don't have any Sundown retailers here in spain.
    maybe sundown could give me a hint? I don't want to glue it, screw up the foam and then loose warranty either...
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