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Jordantyler
03-18-2006, 02:37 AM
Well i wanted to try to paint an enclosure and see how it turns out ive seen some very nice boxes painted, carpet is nice but i wanted to try something different

Whats paint should i get,brands,can etc?

i want to try to stay cheap :)

thanks

Eugenics
03-18-2006, 02:46 AM
lemans did a good job on his, talk to him. sounded **** though. i've always wanted one done in vynil or leather

Prowler573
03-18-2006, 02:48 AM
lemans did a good job on his, talk to him. sounded **** though. i've always wanted one done in vynil or leather

They're pretty sweet done in vinyl, Pres....

Jordan - just sand it good and smooth and provided you coat it evenly and completely even Krylon spray paint from Wal-Mart would probably serve your purposes :D I wouldn't think you'd need anything special unless you were just wanting to go uber-fancy with it.

ngsm13
03-18-2006, 04:44 AM
Put yeah, sand it... smooth as hell... like stepping up from like 120-400 grit paper. If you spray right on stock MDF... it'll just soak it up and look all splotchy...

So, either sand it... or prime it... or both. ;)

nG

bjfish11
03-18-2006, 09:05 AM
i would reccomend primering it first. Because when you try to paint the end parts of your panels, the paint will just soak right in. Id hit it with a few coats of primer, then like said above, just shoot some wally world paint on it. What i like to use from there is the duplicolor stuff found in the auto section. Then get a couple cans of their clear and your set.

blue93corsica
03-18-2006, 09:06 AM
r u using guns or spray cans?

full mdf enclosure or fiberglass?

Ignatowski
03-18-2006, 09:09 AM
I would bondo the seams
prime with oil based primer,2 coats should do it
sanding inbetween coats w 120-150grit
2 finish coats of industrial enamel,sanding again but with finer paper like 300
sprayed if possible but brushed is ok too
as long as you have a decent china bristle brush for the oil based enamel


I am doing a box like that as we speak for my HT sub....
I own a painting co,so I get the paints wholesale but if you just bought
a quart of each at sherwin williams it wont cost alot,and youll have plenty for
other projects left over...

Trixter
03-18-2006, 10:44 AM
bondo all seams and screw holes. couple coats of sanded primer. make sure you get the oils and dust off after each sanding. first use prepsol (autobody prep solvent) for the oils and then cheese cloth for any remaining dust. spraying would be best but a thick enamel and a soft brush would work, let it flow smooth. you can even sand between coats of paint. for the clear, i would use a two part epoxy-varnish. it will give a think, deep laquor finish. you can even wet sand (600g or higher) and buff from there.

iceteebone
03-18-2006, 10:54 AM
just get a gallon of paint and roll the **** on and call it a day.

no primer and no sanding, just cheap indoor/outdoor paint

http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/2796/132n0522515282dh3zp.jpg

Jordantyler
03-18-2006, 11:30 AM
thanks guys i apperciate the help and advice!!

danteBirosel
03-18-2006, 01:56 PM
just get a gallon of paint and roll the **** on and call it a day.

no primer and no sanding, just cheap indoor/outdoor paint

http://img490.imageshack.us/img490/2796/132n0522515282dh3zp.jpg


how will the results look in this one?

iceteebone
03-19-2006, 11:46 AM
how will the results look in this one?


the box is pictured :confused: i just got some indoor/outdoor paint that was on clearance and rolled it on