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Sub-woofer surrounding repair

So i found a tear in the rubber surrounding of my Infinity Perfect a while ago and repaired it. but everything i repair it, it doesnt last. i tried nail polish, electrical tape/nail polish and a plain old inner tube patch. none last for more than a few months.

so does anyone else have any suggestions for this repair? seems i need something that'll seal the hole up like the nail polish did but has to be more flexible and able to withstand sub freezing temps.

and no, i dont have the money for a new sub or to have it re-coned. that is outta the question, unfortantly.
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everytime i seen some one repair one it doesnt ever sound perfect agian. but thats me i would say save and get a new one. but you sayed you dont have to much $
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Well, that's what happens when you don't get a warranty... If you did have a warranty and it went out, sorry. I'll talk to Neil Hayden, some bigwig up at Harman Int. and ask him about it...
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dood i have this sub for three years, warrenty is LONG gone...
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last time i checked, most companies dont warranty user error: like sticking a screwdriver through the surround, never see it before in my life, but some may
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oh yea try to use a little bit of silicon, dont remember which type but one is more better for this job
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Old 10-15-2005
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actually the surrounding was rubbing on the back of my seat and wore a hole through then it tore out a little.

someone on another board mentioned using liquid electrical tape, i have some so ill give it a try. if not ill try the silicone. i was a little worried some silicones would eat the butyle rubber...
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Its a moot point but every sub warrenty I have ever seen lists surround as not covered so it doesnt matter how it happened.
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ya im not worried, i have it for over 3 yrs so the warrenty is over anyway.
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Don't Use Silicone!!! I Don't Use Silicone In My Boxes Because It Is A Proven Fact That It Eats Through Surrounds!!!
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ya i thought so...

anyway i ended up using liquid electrical tape. well after its initial run after being repaired it seems to hold VERY well. i also redrilled new holes after wood filling the old ones and put a new seal around the box where the sub sits.

sound is incredible, i forgot how good it sounded...now i remember why i bought the Perfect

i hightly recommened liquid electrical tape for rubber butyle surround repairs :)...thanx to another fella on a different forum for this tip!
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if you dont use silicon to seal up your box then what do you use?
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liquid nails and/or caulking...
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Yeah, I put a couple layers, 2 or 3, with a spoon to make it look cleaner. It's horrible stuff to get off your fingers. then I spray some underbody coating (the duplicolor sound damping kind, now) on the innerds to keep it sealed. I've only had one box leak and I fixed that.
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Silicone isnt bad to use as long as you let it cure before putting your sub in. If Im not mistaken that takes 48hours.
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Yeah, when I finally finish my box, I just wanna let it dry over night and wire that thing up first thing in the morning and be able to listen to it. I don't want ot have to wait a cople days. Plus, silicone stinks.
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