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thatkidbob
09-23-2006, 11:30 PM
So... i've never carpeted before... i'm used to sanding, priming and spraying... i've checked out BCAE and done some searching on here, but i haven't really seen anything dealing specifically with roundover corners...

Any tips?

pictures!!
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/rmarzett/CAF/SSPX0005.jpg
http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b79/rmarzett/CAF/SSPX0010.jpg

edit: ignore the unsanded epoxy filler on the first pic... my dumb *** made the rookie mistake of not checking my plunge depth before starting a cut (on the big gouge). The lil gouge was from failing to keep the router vertical when it kicked while starting another cut...

acold7dusta
09-23-2006, 11:57 PM
use spray adhesive, and dont be stingy w/ it, or else itll come off. buy some carpet without the stiff backing, and just make the folds all on the bottom of the box. im not really clear on what the question was, but i hope that helped a little

bamaboy
09-24-2006, 12:05 AM
i hate carpeting big boxes, carpet isnt big enough

audiobahnuser18
09-24-2006, 12:22 AM
well make stress cuts means cut the carpet so on the corner of the box u can fold each corner then spray adhesive all on the box make the carpet as tight as u can fold it over press lightly and go over carpet with your hand make sure its flat no wrinkles or anything in carpet lay it down then take the carpet do the same thing for other sides and just repeat takes a while so do it when u have time and patience:)

thatkidbob
09-24-2006, 01:06 AM
the main thing i'm concerned about is the roundovers and the way they affect the seams. it seems like they'll make doing the seems a lil more complicated than the tutorials i've seen so far...

audiobahnuser18
09-24-2006, 01:17 AM
nah man do the corners first like i said make sure the box is right on the carpet where u want it make stress cuts for each corner of the box then pull the carpet as tight as u can do one corner at a time this would be easier with 2 people *just a helpful note there* then after u get the corners tape them electrical tape works best just to hold em there then take the carpet in each part pull it up as tight as u can then flaten it down sry meant pat it down with your hand and slowly go over it get all wrinkles etc....out of it

ssj2xxgotenxx
09-24-2006, 01:32 AM
When cutting the carpet for the sub cutout and port, use a sawing motion with a box cutter. Run the side of the blade parallel to the sub cutout (i.e. the thickness of the wood). Works wonders.

lilmaniac2
09-24-2006, 01:35 AM
screw carpet rhinoline FTW

LeofromtheH
09-24-2006, 01:39 AM
i've gota prety good link

http://www.splbassx.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2657

audiobahnuser18
09-24-2006, 01:44 AM
Leo i have to say that is a very good link u put up:)

LeofromtheH
09-24-2006, 01:46 AM
np, that's what i got it in my favorites for:thumbupw:

audiobahnuser18
09-24-2006, 01:51 AM
yeah very smart to do i just added it 2 my favorite's in my car audio file ;) haha

PV Audio
09-24-2006, 03:15 AM
There's various threads around here all based off Bjfish's idea. I even made one.

bjfish11
09-24-2006, 09:37 AM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150453

Im guessing this is what Mr. PV was talking about.

PV Audio
09-24-2006, 12:38 PM
well make stress cuts means cut the carpet so on the corner of the box u can fold each corner then spray adhesive all on the box make the carpet as tight as u can fold it over press lightly and go over carpet with your hand make sure its flat no wrinkles or anything in carpet lay it down then take the carpet do the same thing for other sides and just repeat takes a while so do it when u have time and patience:)

And this kids, is why punctuation is your friend.

PV Audio
09-24-2006, 12:39 PM
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=150453

Im guessing this is what Mr. PV was talking about.

Bingo.