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Old     (kikitlo)      Join Date: Jul 2005       05-20-2008, 8:28 AM Reply   
I am in the process of designing a subwoofer box very similiar to the one that Sound Illusions did for Big Ed a couple years ago. My question is for you box builders is:
How are you guys going about sealing the plexi surface to the MDF?
Old     (weswheels)      Join Date: Mar 2007       05-20-2008, 4:26 PM Reply   
Silicon, lots of it. Just get the clear stuff and be careful and precise. Perfection is the best way to get it done the first time.
Old     (yubasanger)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-20-2008, 5:01 PM Reply   
Mask off plexi 3/4" from edge apply silicone to edge of box and install plexi. After plexi is installed reach in through cutouts for subs and remove tape. Remember it takes a fair amount of clear silicone because the end grain of the MDF will absorb some.
Old     (soundbox)      Join Date: Oct 2007       05-22-2008, 4:31 PM Reply   
Single sided closed cell foam tape same width as MDF contact area and 1/8" thick. Silicone can make the plexi difficult to remove if you have the plexi as and insert to a face instead of being the entire face like in the picture.
Old     (phenom_1819)      Join Date: Jan 2008       05-22-2008, 10:12 PM Reply   
Like Ben, I use closed cell weather stripping -- 3/4" thick. Sticky on one side. The pressure of the screws keeps the seal tight. It's easy to take the plexi off if you need to (handy so you can get the dust out from inside!).


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