Used these products for a recone. Figure I'd share some results.
Ill start with the good.
- Great for surrounds
- Cheap ($3)
- Seals up very nicely
- Sets very fast (5 minutes and it was good)
- No odor
- Drys Clear
- Difficult to work with
- Poor aesthetics
- Too stiff for refill bottles
It's messy to work with if you want your sub to look factory. As you can see from the picture it comes in a tube where you can make the exit hole small enough to work with but not very well. It is thick at room temp so if you want to wipe some off somewhere or spread it out, it doesn't work out. What I ended up doing was working in sections. I would put some down. Spread it out, remove excess from the screw holes and put the surround down. It is very strong, just not really easy to work with.
Would I use it again?
Yes, if you take your time, it can look good enough. Gaskets will cover your minor mistakes
- Bad Odor
- Doesn't dry "hard" in allotted set time
- Hard to work with (explained)
- Price to use is bad
- Doesn't dry clear as stated
- Doesn't seal
- Becomes unusable too quickly
Products comes in two push tubes with nozzles that HAVE TO MIX. If they don't mix, they don't work. Anyone can follow that. BUT If you use the given nozzles to mix them on spiders/spider landing/ dust cap it is not a good idea. They won't mix properly and WILL NOT set and WILL come undone. You have to mix them yourself and then apply them. Doing that makes it messy and doesn't look factory. When you mix it you have about 1-2 minutes before it becomes clumpy and unusable. Does not dry completely clear in some areas. Dried white-ish around the spiders and bottom of the cone. Dried clear on the dust cap. Not sure why since I applied them the same way. It is cheap. Only $6 but not worth it IMO since its crap.
Would I use it again?
Not for spiders or cones.
I would use it for dustcaps since that's the only part that dried correctly and sealed properly.
These are cheap alternatives to CA glue but it's worth it to spend the extra money. Ill be doing a few more recones and will being trying out some more products that are easily accessible at Home Depot/Lowes for those who for some reason can't get CA glue.
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