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Question about applying gasketing tape

For my UM18, I was going to buy some weather stripping / foam tape to use as gasketing tape, but I am not sure how I need to place it.

Considering the following order:
edge of cutout (inner edge) - holes for screws/bolts - outer edge of driver
where should the tape go ?

Does it go between the cutout edge and the bolt holes (so the bolts are not enclosed in weather stripping), or does it go to the very outside edge of the driver (meaning bolts would be enclosed too).

I also (I think) see some kind of rubber material on the inner side (between inner edge and bolt holes), should I leave this in place and just add additional weather stripping ?
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If you want to be thorough, make it as wide as the entire woofer flange.
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One approach that might be worth considering is by @KevinG here. The Home Depot SKU number for that gasket material is 518425. Strangely, the white and black gaskets both have the same SKU number. That almost fooled me.

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One approach that might be worth considering is by @KevinG here. The Home Depot SKU number for that gasket material is 518425. Strangely, the white and black gaskets both have the same SKU number. That almost fooled me.
Thank you !

That was very helpful in getting a general idea of the size I could use and how to apply it.

I am still not sure if I should maybe attach it to the driver instead of the cabinet, though do not think it would make any difference at all. Just how I saw it done in a video in the Marty FAQ thread.
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in a recent transplant of drivers
the gasket tape had been put down sticky side to the Duratex finish
there were lifting issues and some removal of Duratex, after about 20 months

I've used iirc Armatex from the plumbing dept at HD, comes 2" wide, fiber re-enforced, like to stay put
applied to driver as full width as I can, that's 3 BFM THTLP's, SUBMAXIMUS and 2 Lowarhorns

mark the baffle wrt mounting holes so you have a good start at alignment about how to align the holes
I use an icepick to feel my way into lining things up, it's small enough to not mess with the screws bite
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