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saywhat?
09-27-2005, 04:52 PM
why the heLL is it 32 dollars a gallon right now??!?!?!?!?!

btnhfan
09-27-2005, 04:53 PM
Strength of the yen.

saywhat?
09-27-2005, 04:58 PM
so that caused it to go up a full 12 dollars.....hard to believe that.

ngsm13
09-27-2005, 05:01 PM
Ummmm, always been near that price around here. ~$25-$32 per gallon. :(

NG

Moe Lester
09-27-2005, 05:02 PM
its been $32 here for a few months now :( used to be like 21/gal.

saywhat?
09-27-2005, 05:04 PM
guess i will just have to buy it then, ***** that its gunna cost 100+ in resin ALONE to build my enclosure.

Untouchable11
09-27-2005, 05:06 PM
holy **** that is a lot of resin

NeverEnuffBass
09-27-2005, 05:08 PM
I thought it went up when I bought it a few weeks ago...

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 07:00 PM
gone up like $7 here...we started using bondo in place of resin whenever possible now

saywhat?
09-27-2005, 07:03 PM
bondo for structural? ummmmmmmmmm

Harrison486
09-27-2005, 07:04 PM
stupid stupid question...

whats the use of resin on enclosures?

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 07:05 PM
bondo for structural? ummmmmmmmmm

resin can be used for alot of things..theyre both epoxies. rounding corners, filling voids, ect etc...

tommyk90
09-27-2005, 07:06 PM
Hmm, i havent bought resin in a while. Hopefully it hasn't gone up around here. I MAY have enough to do my enclosure in, if not, i'm 5 finger discounting some of that ****. :) j/k (not really)(ok, really)

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 07:08 PM
stupid stupid question...

whats the use of resin on enclosures?

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/635000-635999/635350_77_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/11/web/635000-635999/635350_99_full.jpg

AznRevlAzn
09-27-2005, 07:12 PM
you can get a 5 gallon like me a req did for 75 bucks :D

Hook Me Up
09-27-2005, 07:15 PM
yea, buy it in bulk man its def nice

ruckus
09-27-2005, 07:16 PM
why the heLL is it 32 dollars a gallon right now??!?!?!?!?!
$17 per gallon at the boat supply store here.

ruckus
09-27-2005, 07:18 PM
stupid stupid question...

whats the use of resin on enclosures? :eyebrow: fiberglass enclosure ;)

phantom240
09-27-2005, 07:24 PM
Nice legend... its good to see fellow legend owners into audio... nice box too. Is it an auto or 6 speed?
Anyway... about resin.. So its used kind of like clay to shape and mold areas on your box? Does it affect performance of the sub at all?

fuzzai
09-27-2005, 07:28 PM
when oil goes up, so does gas and resin man :)
resin has oil in it.
friend of the family has a plastic moulding machine, and when the gas started going up just around the hurrican that hit New Orleans, there resin started going up..

so thank the oil companies :D

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 07:35 PM
Nice legend... its good to see fellow legend owners into audio... nice box too. Is it an auto or 6 speed?
Anyway... about resin.. So its used kind of like clay to shape and mold areas on your box? Does it affect performance of the sub at all?

thanks man, its a 91 auto..heres my sd page, do you have one? I go by mds on the Legend forum..
http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/635350

its a very thick liquid that hardens..so you basically just lean the box to get it to dry in the shape you want..if that makes any sense :laugh:

sometimes it makes a pretty good difference in your score, sometimes it hurts the performance..99% of the time it raised the peak of the box, which really isnt great for a daily driver application

Harrison486
09-27-2005, 08:01 PM
:eyebrow: fiberglass enclosure ;)

But i see people using it on mdf boxes... what does it do?

saywhat?
09-27-2005, 08:02 PM
you can get a 5 gallon like me a req did for 75 bucks :D


where and how much shipped?

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 08:03 PM
But i see people using it on mdf boxes... what does it do?

seals it up and makes it smoother..

Harrison486
09-27-2005, 08:07 PM
Thats it? So isn't using silicone just that much easier?

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 08:30 PM
Thats it? So isn't using silicone just that much easier?

kinda hard to coat the whole inside of the box with silicone caulk...you brush the resin on.

Harrison486
09-27-2005, 08:52 PM
I thought you just had to seal the seams...

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 08:58 PM
I thought you just had to seal the seams...

you're correct..but the resin smooths the whole inside out

mikescanlon
09-27-2005, 09:12 PM
resin is a petrochemical.. gas is going up, resin is going up.

Harrison486
09-27-2005, 09:18 PM
you're correct..but the resin smooths the whole inside out

Does this just help with overall air flow? Make it louder? What?

InhumanAcura
09-27-2005, 09:21 PM
Does this just help with overall air flow? Make it louder? What?

yes

sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt

idk EXACTLY what it does, but we've messed around with it and a meter. Our results are never consistant as far as losing/gaining...different on every box. Like I said though it ALWAYS raised the peak a good couple freq's.

joeldirt
09-28-2005, 12:52 AM
you can get a 5 gallon like me a req did for 75 bucks :D

i get 60 dollar five gallon drums at fiberglass hawaii. by the gallon at the stores is much more expensive. Try going to a whole sale distributor, if that iss an option.

ramos
09-28-2005, 11:37 AM
yes

sometimes it does, sometimes it doesnt

idk EXACTLY what it does, but we've messed around with it and a meter. Our results are never consistant as far as losing/gaining...different on every box. Like I said though it ALWAYS raised the peak a good couple freq's.



The original thoughts on the subject were strictly for sealing. It does add a tiny bit of strength ( read as hardly anything ) but mainly for sealing the enclosure as close to air tight as you can get it. :)

Alpineinstaller
09-28-2005, 11:43 AM
Nice legend... its good to see fellow legend owners into audio... nice box too. Is it an auto or 6 speed?
Anyway... about resin.. So its used kind of like clay to shape and mold areas on your box? Does it affect performance of the sub at all?

where in louisiana are you?

srt4geezer
09-28-2005, 05:24 PM
Here in Cali, the boat supply store wanted $60 for a gallon without hardener. Hard to find ina gallon out here. Just the little quarts & they want $13-17 a quart.

Maybe someone in the bay area/central valley knows where I can get a gallon cheaper???

THUNDERBIRD
09-28-2005, 11:17 PM
haha that a rip off i think i payed $32 for a gallon beginning of the summer and i um just bought a quart for like $15

Dozy_production
09-28-2005, 11:31 PM
Is cali that baD? whew lets hope soCAL is a bit better? (not likely) :blowup:

phantom240
09-29-2005, 11:24 AM
i get plenty of resin out of my pipe when im dry.....not 32 gallons though:D

lol :D

I do believe THAT resin is worth a lot more per gallon than this crap.

phantom240
09-29-2005, 11:27 AM
thanks man, its a 91 auto..heres my sd page, do you have one? I go by mds on the Legend forum..
http://www.sounddomain.com/ride/635350

its a very thick liquid that hardens..so you basically just lean the box to get it to dry in the shape you want..if that makes any sense :laugh:

sometimes it makes a pretty good difference in your score, sometimes it hurts the performance..99% of the time it raised the peak of the box, which really isnt great for a daily driver application
No i dont have a cd or sd for my legend.. its a 90 coupe.. anyways, so the resin helps stiffen up the box and may make it louder? Cuz im thinking of building a ported box for 2 memphis audio 12's (which i already have in a sealed box) or 2 alpine 10's... The car is a daily driver though and im a stickler for sq... and which legend forum? I go on www.acura-legend.com

ramos
09-29-2005, 04:43 PM
I tend to use more epoxy than polyester resin. I get west systems from a local place for $45 a gallon. If I get polyester resin layup ( no wax) runs $21 a gallon, and surfacing ( wax) runs $25 a gallon. :)

phatx96xaccord
09-30-2005, 02:37 PM
i bought a gallon of uscomposites for 20buck at a swap meet