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    I am doing removable baffles (for the 1st time) on ready to assemble Nano Neos. What do you guys recommend for gasket material?

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  • #2
    Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

    PE's driver-gasket-tape is a good product for it. I used it on my mule-boxes to seal the Glucinium Amor baffles.

    Either that or the weather stripping from your local Walmart, or even adhesive-backed-Foamie from a craft-store.

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    • #3
      Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

      Basically, all my builds have removable baffles, and I've always used self-stick weatherstripping. As far as I know, the minimum thickness you can usually find is 3/16 inch, which leaves your baffles a bit pulled away from the boxes, even after you've screwed them down. In the future, I'm going to try a thinner foam for this use.

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      • #4
        Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

        Pretty veneer. Consider RTV rubber sealant. It seals and squeezes out. It will have to be removed each time you remove the baffle. I used it on my Madisound RBRs. It's the only thing holding the baffle on, besides a good tight mechanical fit with a two layer baffle with the inner layer fitting inside the box. If I ever want to remove the baffle, I will have to remove the woofer and knock it out with a mallet.

        Good solution if you're not a speaker tweaker.

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        • #5
          Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

          I've used play dough before for a small speaker

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          • #6
            Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

            I haven't tried this, but I'll bet that the rubber sealant or a caulk could be applied to either the box lip or the baffle, then covered with "saran wrap" for a complete seal without the two pieces getting stuck together permanently.

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            • #7
              Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

              i bet duct seal will work great. I use it to fill small holes in my car door. its rubberized butyl so itll have some characteristics to absorb some vibrations as well. sure is cheap enough for about $2.50 a lb!

              http://www.lowes.com/pd_13591-12704-...0051&langId=-1

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              • #8
                Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                Mcmaster-Carr carries a number of different types of foam in various widths and thicknesses. Probably the best stuff would be the 1/16" silicon foam with adhesive backing, part number 5109K14. A much cheaper solution would be the rubber-based material: part number 8694K113. Just use the link below and work your way through the selection guides

                http://www.mcmaster.com/#foam/=cy1dbn
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                • #9
                  Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                  Ditto for McMaster-Carr for finding thin foam weatherstripping. The stuff I bought last time compresses down to nothing so there's no foam showing and no real gap.

                  I used their part no. 93675k11 (1/8" x 1/4") vinyl foam tape for my last build.

                  Just mount it inside the edge about a 1/16" so it doesn't squeeze outside the joint when bolting the baffle on.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                    Thanks to all for the tips. I tried the craft foam because I had it handy, but the gap is too large when compressed for my taste. I will try the other suggestions.
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                    • #11
                      Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                      felt from a fabric store. use a spray adhesive to attach it to one surface.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                        Originally posted by donradick View Post
                        I haven't tried this, but I'll bet that the rubber sealant or a caulk could be applied to either the box lip or the baffle, then covered with "saran wrap" for a complete seal without the two pieces getting stuck together permanently.
                        That would probably work. Most silicones won't stick to masking tape either. I've used that trick on other things where I want a seal but don't want it sticking to the actual item.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                          Originally posted by williamrschneider View Post
                          Ditto for McMaster-Carr for finding thin foam weatherstripping. The stuff I bought last time compresses down to nothing so there's no foam showing and no real gap.

                          I used their part no. 93675k11 (1/8" x 1/4") vinyl foam tape for my last build.

                          Just mount it inside the edge about a 1/16" so it doesn't squeeze outside the joint when bolting the baffle on.
                          Thanks for the link!
                          I knew McMaster-Carr carried every material under the sun, just never thought of looking there for the kind of weatherstripping I knew I needed. I think I'm approached the time of life when youthful exuberance at acquiring new facts meets the "leaky bucket" mind in my head.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                            Originally posted by donradick View Post
                            Thanks for the link!
                            I knew McMaster-Carr carried every material under the sun, just never thought of looking there for the kind of weatherstripping I knew I needed. I think I'm approached the time of life when youthful exuberance at acquiring new facts meets the "leaky bucket" mind in my head.
                            Slightly different topic, but I don't think people realize that they also carry a great selection of felt. Just about any SAE Grade, thickness and size that the speaker builder might need:

                            http://www.mcmaster.com/#felt/

                            BTW, just about everytime I order from McMaster-Carr the stuff arrives the next day. They are in NJ and I'm in VA, which isn't that far, but still...great service
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                            • #15
                              Re: Removable Baffle Gasket Material

                              Originally posted by donradick View Post
                              I think I'm approached the time of life when youthful exuberance at acquiring new facts meets the "leaky bucket" mind in my head.
                              Heh, I'm well into the leaky-bucket stage myself. It only gets "better" from here!
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