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Has anyone ever used this stuff to install door speakers in place of screws? I'm thinking if I basically use it as a gasket, it will probably negate the need

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Old 07-08-2019, 08:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Has anyone ever used this stuff to install door speakers in place of screws? I'm thinking if I basically use it as a gasket, it will probably negate the need for screws altogether.
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Old 07-09-2019, 03:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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god strong stuff indeed... but no replacement for mechanical fasteners. put the screws in.
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Absolutely. Over time, with heat and environmental degradation, I think it will pull loose. What is the problem with using screws, if you don't mind my asking?
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See if you can find any specs for how much weight it can hold. The tape is designed for long-term use for interior/exterior emblems and other light-weight parts so it may not have much load-bearing capacity.
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I just used a roll of 3M #3614 Heavy duty for some vent visors on my crosstrek. Ridiculously strong tape, and I have no doubt it would hold a speaker in place. How long is the question. weather, along with constant vigorous vibration may not be too kind to it.
Use screws/ bolts like everyone else. Don't try to reinvent the wheel.
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It'd work great if you never drove or played music loudly.
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Why use it as s gasket when the one that comes with the speakers work. Plus, it won't be as secure as a legit fastener like the screw.
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Or using dynamat or roadkill and not have to worry about any of it
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Or using dynamat or roadkill and not have to worry about any of it
??? for mounting a speaker???
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