Originally Posted by mhutchins
I would repair that tear with a small patch of 3/4 oz. fiberglass cloth
impregnated with the glue that MTG90 recommended. When it dries, it should be air tight, flexible and strong. Buy the spare from Erich, but fix the hole as a backup for the day when something worse happens....
yeah, that's exactly what I'm gonna do in regards to the driver. get the other one from Eric and use this as a backup... can I get that fiberglass cloth locally...same hd or lowes?, or a craft store like Michaels or Hancock fabrics? or is it more of a hobby thing.
my only question with impregnating the cloth with the glue was that mtg90 mentioned that I should try to use as little glue as possible because under high excursion the surround could make "ticking" noises ...ala two tacky surfaces coming into contact and separating constantly.... with the cloth it would add more surface area for the "tacky" substance to come in contact with. but if that cloth works it would def make it airtight.
on a side note. looks like I'm pre-drilling the mdf from here on out. on all the subs I've built and messed with the drivers I've NEVER pre-drilled. just used self tapping screws with a mini cordless drill and went to town. never had a bad experience. I guess there's a time in every DIY builders life when he skates the line too close. lesson learned.Edited by wormraper - 8/25/13 at 9:23pm