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    I made a box for the bed of my pickup. It's holding tools and the such but is also due to hold some waterproof speakers (for beach fun).

    I made it out of pressure treated 2x4s and pressure treated 1/2-inch plywood.

    Can someone suggest how to treat the wood before painting it to further waterproof it? Is there a specific kind of paint to use to help ensure longevity?
    ,./(0)3

    '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

    [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

  • #2
    creosote?
    or are u after a nicer finish?
    there are some excellent marine paints which are 2 pac paints.
    very resiliant!
    try a chandellery.
    Still Planning and Scavenging Parts ------Software-----and anything else i can lay my hands on!!! :)

    Acquired a Toshiba Satelite 4000CDT
    HDD`s ****ed new one on way! 30gb Toshiba.

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    • #3
      Fiberglass it!

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      • #4
        I've had some success using a silicon based caulk aorund the edges of the box, in my brother's speaker boxes.

        However yours are going to be continually exposed to the rain. Maybe a sheetmetal wrapping around the top of the box?

        Don't forget to include drainage holes in case it rains so hard your truck fills up!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Dudes99
          Fiberglass it!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Dudes99
            Fiberglass it!
            My Fiberglassing skills are lacking... I'm learning them on a side project (a center consol for my truck) but I want this box to look nice. I think I'm going to end up painting and sanding my brains out. It's got 3 layers of primer on it. I'm going to use some wood-fill and then one more coat of primer then paint it up real nice.
            ,./(0)3

            '04 Canyon 4x4 pickup

            [---PC on hold----working on external fiberglass "tool" box---]

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            • #7
              Crabon Fibre it, it will look sooo sexy!
              Still Planning and Scavenging Parts ------Software-----and anything else i can lay my hands on!!! :)

              Acquired a Toshiba Satelite 4000CDT
              HDD`s ****ed new one on way! 30gb Toshiba.

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              • #8
                That's a sweet idea!

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