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    what should i wrap my box in???

    hello, first time posting here, very new to the thread, tried searching but well didnt come up with anything.

    so i've started my second fiberglass box project, thought i wanted to paint it but realized that having to smooth out everything its a pain and will take a long time. I mean come on i want to put my new system in sometime this year haha..

    so im looking to cover it/wrap it with something? any recommedations? and if so where could i get it....i have a good idea but i dont wanna drive around all day looking for it. so please help me out this is what im working with..


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    Carpet!

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    carpet as in box carpet?

    i prefer not to, i honestly dont like the look and would probably have to order it... unless your speaking of another kind let me know.

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    you need to sand regardless. carpet will be the most forgiving andyou can get cheap speaker box carpet at walmart
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    heres another shot of the box


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    Quote Originally Posted by RussWLW20042
    carpet as in box carpet?

    i prefer not to, i honestly dont like the look and would probably have to order it... unless your speaking of another kind let me know.

    then you have to start sanding... a lot. you could use rhino coating (used on truck beds) this would be fairing forgiving as well...but you still need to have it relatively smooth.
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    cheap speaker box carpet at walmart? hm most have missed this last time i was there.

    guess i need to look harder than.

    yeah i've done some sanding and smoothing but what it takes to get it smooth enough to paint would take more time than it would to cover it in something.

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    if you want to paint it with high gloss then you'll need more sanding and spot glazing. if you want to paint it with rhino liner then you have some more freedom as it will fill any pinholes or small airpocket holes. if you wan to cover it in vinyl then you'll need to have as smooth as ifyou were going to paint it high gloss. carpet is the most forgiving.
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    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
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    You forgot to mention that carpet is the easiest to apply too. You'll need a heatgun if you plan to wrap it in any fabric. 3M Super 77 is the best adhesive. You can get carpet en masse from PartsExpress for a pretty good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow
    You forgot to mention that carpet is the easiest to apply too. You'll need a heatgun if you plan to wrap it in any fabric. 3M Super 77 is the best adhesive. You can get carpet en masse from PartsExpress for a pretty good price.

    that's what i meant by 'most forgiving'. i did forget about the heatgun and parts express is great for all misc audio installation equipment. they even have $6 woofer grills that are pretty nice. i used one in my last install.
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    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
    Transflective Xenarc

    My Car Pc Install
    My Boat Pc worklog

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