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    MDF baffle sizing for mids

    When making MDF baffles for mids, should I cut the baffles to the precise size of the speaker diameter, go for simply *some* overlap, or get as much overlap as possible as long as the door panel can still be put back on?







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    Re: MDF baffle sizing for mids

    What I like to do is have about 3/4" - 1" more on the outside edges.This helps when attaching the baffle to the panel. It also helps keep the rattling down by stiffening the panel around the speaker. If you cut it too close, you might end up splitting the mdf when you install the speaker mounting screws.



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    Re: MDF baffle sizing for mids

    Good point about the splitting. After posting, I was giving the speaker frames (ES-630) a closer look and those mounting holes are fairly close to the edge.

    Now my challenge is finding the right screw diameter - the sheet metal screws that were holding the plastic housing I am replacing are too big for the speaker frame, so I am wondering how I am going to get those baffles mounted to the door skeleton without drilling new holes in the door (the last thing I want to do). Any ideas?




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    Re: MDF baffle sizing for mids

    liquid nails if u dont mind it being permanent



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    Re: MDF baffle sizing for mids

    Is liquid nails just a high power glue? Any alternatives to liquid nails?

    I could see (possibly) permanently glueing the baffles to the door skeleton... is this what you are suggesting?




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    Re: MDF baffle sizing for mids

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    Re: MDF baffle sizing for mids

    wood glue alternative to liquid nails. oh and theres always superglue




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