Crack in foam of my X8

XxAndreaxX

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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.

thanks!!!

 
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XxAndreaxX

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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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XxAndreaxX

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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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XxAndreaxX

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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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XxAndreaxX

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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??

 

Boomin_tahoe

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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??

 

JohnKuthe

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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.

John Kuthe...

 

LosIsATool

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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?

 

JohnKuthe

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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.

John Kuthe...

 
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XxAndreaxX

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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...

thanks

 

JohnKuthe

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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...

thanks
Well, then you have to find a tough durable silicone-type adhesive/glue to patch the hole. One that will NOT adversely affect the foam as LosIsATool pointed out so untactfully!

John Kuthe...

 
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XxAndreaxX

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Well, then you have to find a tough durable silicone-type adhesive/glue to patch the hole. One that will NOT adversely affect the foam as LosISTool pointed out so untactfully!
John Kuthe...
thanks bro, bought some E6000, hope it will fix it

 

JohnKuthe

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thanks bro, bought some E6000, hope it will fix it
Just be sure and let the repair stuff you use to cure/dry completely before putting the sub woofer back in service. To optimize your repair!

John Kuthe...

 

Hertz Mafia

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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.

John Kuthe...
That Is the dumbest thing I ever heard... recone a whole sub because a little hole in the surround. I've used amazing goop on every hole I've ever had in a surround. Shlt cures in like 10mins. Will last a lifetime. no need to recone a perfectly working subwoofer.

 

Hertz Mafia

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Just be sure and let the repair stuff you use to cure/dry completely before putting the sub woofer back in service. To optimize your repair!
John Kuthe...
Sounds like u typed that right off the label of how to use adhesive... fvcking noob

 

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