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Jordantyler
12-17-2005, 05:32 AM
i just built a box and i havent carpet it yet.. what matterials will i need besides carpet.. any techniques yall would like to share lol

ThankS
jordan

~Magick_Man~
12-17-2005, 06:07 AM
http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=070780
seems to be a pretty good method.

~Magick_Man~

Jordantyler
12-17-2005, 06:10 AM
thank u for ur input :D

revrider1
12-17-2005, 06:21 AM
spray adhesive.

Pyro_By_Nature
12-17-2005, 12:55 PM
Do not use spray adheisive.It may be "easier" but down the road that carpet is going to start coming off.I use contact cement, that carpet is NOT going to come off in a year, two years, or 8 years.

I'm currently working on one on how to build a box.

Jordantyler
12-17-2005, 05:04 PM
where can i purchase the contact cement

revrider1
12-17-2005, 05:06 PM
At your local hardware store.

revrider1
12-17-2005, 05:07 PM
I have really never used the contact cement. I have always used spray adhesive without any problems.

negativezeroz
12-17-2005, 05:08 PM
so is it better to carpet the face (where sub is mounted) THEN cut the cutout or carpet entirally last? Im going to be making my first ported enclosure calculated by me and carpeted first time by me this coming week so need to know.

revrider1
12-17-2005, 05:11 PM
I have only carpeted a few of the boxes I built and I always cut the hole out last.

negativezeroz
12-17-2005, 05:23 PM
ok so carpet it all then make cutout?

revrider1
12-17-2005, 05:25 PM
Thats what I do when I carpet a box.

JoseMCeee
12-17-2005, 05:52 PM
Does seem like a good tutorial indeed. Now for someone to make one on how to make a box.

lol thats the easy part. I have built several enclosures and they have all came out fine. Its just the carpet is what I really **** at. I have gotten better though. One thing I noticed from pro built carpet boxes is that the pieces of the box are already carpeted and then the box is put together. im not sure how good of of a sealed that would be though since the carpet would be in between the pieces or maybe they just cut it really close to the edge. One thing that I might do for my next carpet is just spray the adhesive and put a staple at the corners to help the carpet sit there. As long as the carpet doesnt move much the adhesive spray will hold it down nicely. The only problems Ive had was with the corners of the carpet but that could easily be fixed with like 1 staple at each corner.

Jordantyler
12-17-2005, 06:03 PM
thanks for yalls opinions !

cdtizgod
12-17-2005, 06:40 PM
i install carpets for a living, and if u can find this **** called nu spraylok, get it and use it, its fantastic. though it is a premium glue so its expensive-ish.

what type of carpet would you recommend for boxes? i can imagine a carpet with a straight or high pile wouldnt work too well. im guessing a low loop pile would work best...or outdoor carpet.

PhatTonyDeMarco
12-17-2005, 06:46 PM
what type of carpet would you recommend for boxes? i can imagine a carpet with a straight or high pile wouldnt work too well. im guessing a low loop pile would work best...or outdoor carpet.

You can use basically anything you want, but yes a low pile would be ideal. I used patio carpet on my last box and it worked fine. Also, I Wal Mart sells automotive carpeting rolls that is perfect for boxes.



- Can someone possibly go into more detail about how to do the sides, I always **** them up. I dont quite understand how he does the X technique in the tutorial, which is what I have always followed (or tried to) when doing my boxes...

JoseMCeee
12-17-2005, 06:48 PM
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&DID=7&Partnumber=260-765

That carpet works great for boxes and its cheap. It does not have any stiff backing so you can stretch it and curve it with ease. Ive used it several times and it is great.

I'd also like to add that I just used some dull scissors to cut the edges. Im sure if I would use a sharp carpet knife my boxes would look alot better :)

JoseMCeee
12-17-2005, 06:53 PM
im pretty sure that the left over carpet on the sides is cut into 4 triangles like this. Of course in real life there would be no gaps in between the triangles because you would stretch the carpet out and glue it down.
http://img449.imageshack.us/img449/1082/untitled0ki.png (http://imageshack.us)

danteBirosel
12-17-2005, 06:53 PM
i use walmart automotive carpet.. check my sig! :-)



Does seem like a good tutorial indeed. Now for someone to make one on how to make a box.


dude theres alottttttt of tutorials out there that teaches how to make a box. all you gotta do is do your research.

PhatTonyDeMarco
12-17-2005, 06:55 PM
im pretty sure that the left over carpet on the sides is cut into 4 triangles like this. Of course in real life there would be no gaps in between the triangles because you would stretch the carpet out and glue it down.
http://img449.imageshack.us/img449/1082/untitled0ki.png (http://imageshack.us)

Right, I understand the concept, but he doesnt explain how exactly to fold the carpet over, or how much to leave hanging over the sides...

JoseMCeee
12-17-2005, 07:06 PM
im pretty sure he just does the overlap and slice method he did the first time. That way it will slice the excess carpet and leave a straight cut through both edges.

bikejunkie223
12-17-2005, 07:22 PM
home depot patio carpet for teh W1n! I have had lot's of luck with spray adhesive too, and also cut out the speaker hole last, and have the hole smaller than your subs outside diameter and when you screw your sub down it will pull the carpet really flush looking. Vinyl looks trick too (fabric store) but you have to sew the corners as it only stretches 1 direction. Put your seams on whichever side is the bottom too.

squeak12
12-17-2005, 09:00 PM
you overlap then cut both pieces in the same spot..then pull the left overs off and its perfect.

bikejunkie223
12-17-2005, 09:02 PM
^ x2

squeak12
12-17-2005, 09:03 PM
or
http://www.splbassx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2657