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Upgrade Speaker Install Questions

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Rocketball, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. Aug 13, 2010 at 4:34 PM
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    Rocketball

    Rocketball [OP] If The World Didn't Suck, We'd All Fall Off

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    I'll be installing my new Pioneer TS speakers in my DC this weekend, and have a few questions.

    1. I got the MDF speaker adapter plates from Mr. Marve. Do I need to paint them before installing? I know the inside of the door gets a little water inside when it rains, so that's why I'm asking. I know from my experience in construction that MDF can be like a sponge when exposed to moisture.

    2. Again about the rain.... Do I need to use any type of sealant between the adapter plates and door? I see the write up sticky thread talks about using a 3M strip sealant. I have lots of silicone caulk. Will that work? Is it really neccessary at all?

    3. What type of hardware do I need? I'd like to have everything in hand before I start instead of running to the store after taking the door panels off.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Aug 13, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    dolbytone

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    Uhh...

    Sure, it can't hurt.
    Yes.
    Screws to mount MDF.
    Screws to mount speakers to MDF.
     
  3. Aug 14, 2010 at 2:08 AM
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    ProForce

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    I built my own speaker spacers out of MDF so that I could put 6x9's in my rear doors. I did not use any sealant other than silicon caulk. Even then I didnt apply much, its main purpose was to create a simulated enclosure for my speaker similar to a sub box not for sealing the wood. Its not a bad idea but I dont thinks its really required. Heres what I did...
     
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