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Offline Seanudal

Black speaker putty?
« on: March 24, 2021, 10:35:53 AM »
Hi, does anyone know what the black speaker putty is called and where you buy it?
I need more to help seal my sub woofers. Thank you



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Offline thenoizeguy

Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2021, 02:46:58 PM »
Butyl rubber. Wurth have.
Expensive cables come in fancy silk lined wooden boxes to make you feel better about spending a fortune on them.

Offline Crankshaft

Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2021, 09:31:30 AM »
The grey putty one gets when buying a kitchen hob.

The installers never use it.  There must be miles of it it kitchen drawers around the world.

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Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2021, 11:03:17 AM »
You can also use foam weather strip. Less messy.
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Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2021, 12:01:30 PM »
 - agreed -  Gelmar  have  some nice affordable rolls that is thin and easy to work with.   Prestik rolled out in a long bead does the same work as the PE caulk referred to in reply #1   :)

https://www.gelmar.co.za/adhesive-sealing-strip-3mm-x-10mm-x-5m.html
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Offline jlaubza

Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2021, 10:55:01 AM »
Adhesive sealing strips are not advised. They compress but dont seal as they don't stick to both surfaces. Prestik works but dries out over time and becomes hard. Ok to use if the speakers will never be removed once installed. If they are removed from their boxes a few years down the line, the dried up Prestik has to be cut/prised off both surfaces (cabinet and speaker flange).

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Re: Black speaker putty?
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Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #8 on: April 07, 2021, 07:19:51 PM »
Adhesive sealing strips are not advised. They compress but dont seal as they don't stick to both surfaces.

Sticking is not a requirement for a gasket. All it has to do is fill in the air gaps. Cork and other compressible materials work just as well.
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Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #9 on: April 07, 2021, 07:29:17 PM »
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Cork and other compressible materials work just as well.

As does dynamite, smooth, fills up well, dont smoke when applying.

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Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #10 on: April 07, 2021, 10:11:33 PM »
https://www.butylseal.com/

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Offline thenoizeguy

Re: Black speaker putty?
« Reply #11 on: April 07, 2021, 10:36:28 PM »
https://www.butylseal.com/

Terrible website, and despite the .com domain, they are South African.
Agree. I needed this stuff urgently a year ago because it's the only stuff that keeps 2 parts of a car headlight sealed properly. I eventually found it at Wurth at quite a hefty price, but I see Geewiz has, and it's very reasonable.
They are reputable BTW.
Expensive cables come in fancy silk lined wooden boxes to make you feel better about spending a fortune on them.