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Old 07-22-2007, 09:43 AM
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Best way to protect a speaker from water

Hello all, I drive a 97 2 door Cavy and i recently found out my doors are letting in water during the rain. I know this as the wood baffles i made for my 5 1/4" components was soaking wet the one day i took the door panel off.

What would be the best way to protect the speakers from getting wet? Would foam baffles work?

I plan on pulling out the 5 1/4" and putting in 6 1/2's and relay do not want these speaker to get wet.

also would foam baffles protect my rear speakers that are installed on the back window sill from my sub woofers? ( ie the pressure from the subs pushing the speakers up and down)

and finally where would the cheapest place to buy the foam baffles be. Im located in Ontario

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does water build up on the inside of the door? and is this all the doors or just one
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Old 07-22-2007, 11:00 AM
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not sure if its condensation, might be . but its in both doors.

i think i'm going to just go with the foam baffles and rebuild the wood baffles i made. was just looking for other ideas
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Are you running 6x9's on the back dash? If so I have a brand new pair of XTC foam baffles for sale, if you want them.
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Old 07-22-2007, 03:25 PM
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Make sure that the drain holes in the bottom of the door are not plugged for starters. You are going to get water in the door and lots of it, nothing you can do about it. Make sure your moisture barrier is still on the door as well. Make your adaptor template out of ABS or plastic of some kind, at the least, fibreglass your mdf.
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if you dont have access to thick abs or some other easily workable plastic I would recomend MDX or 13 ply Marine plywood (baltic birch) MDX is treated MDF and is waterproof
You will never stop water from getting in the door all cars with windows get water in the door.
If you are useing XTC rain hats then cut them in half and use each half on the top of each door speaker. And they do nothing to protect your rear speakers they just choke em. The pressure you trying to protect them from is in front of the driver as well
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Go to walmart or zellers and get cheapie plastic cutting boards to make your baffles.

It may be hard to find one that is 3/4" of an inch thick, but if you look, usually you can double them up.
A bonus is that the plastic holds drywall screws much better than MDF.
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Canadian tire sell rubber speaker protectors. For 5-1/4 or 6-1/2 or 6x9. The 6x9 rubber thingy is great for protecting them from subs. It will limit bass, but it should be limited anyway if you have subs.

I had a 97 z24, never had a water problem, the vapor barrier the doors came with worked fine.
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