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In Reply to: RE: Walnut Platform with Carbon Fiber Discs posted by Duster on January 18, 2017 at 13:05:59
At one point Herbie's recommended RTV silicone as a adhesive, since apparently it works better sonically than other adhesives. I'm sure in this case it would be difficult or impossible to hear a difference, just wanted to add that word of advise. Good luck!
I used to use the RTV silicone recommended by Steve Herbelin, but found that particular type of silicone adhesive to be very aggressive, and made it difficult to remove compliant footers and pads without sometimes ripping the material when removed from a surface. The Liquid Nails silicone adhesive is very similar to RTV silicone, but Liquid Nails allows footers and pads to be more easily removed, in that it sticks to the surface with a more gentle but still very firm adhering power. Since the Liquid Nails silicone adhesive is applied so thinly, I would be surprised if RTV silicone adhesive actually sounds substantially better. In my case, I want the ability to swap-out footers and pads without damaging them in the process.
That makes sense. I've been using the RTV on my guitar as I have used 1"squares of Herbie's damping sheets sandwiched together to stop my body from dampening the sound of the guitar. Besides it working great, the RTV has occasionally unstuck from the guitar body and has not caused any damage to the wood, much to my great relief. So I do have to re-glue on occasion.
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