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Matador
03-20-2003, 09:47 PM
has anyone used vinyl to cover their boxes instead of carpet? any pics?

RMKrider1
03-20-2003, 10:21 PM
I've used it and it looks and works great! If you decide to use to cover your box trow it in the dryer for a little bit. Sounds dumb I know, but it makes things a lot easier

Matador
03-20-2003, 10:44 PM
yeah sounds dumb :D did u think of using a hairdryer or heat gun instead?

hey u got any pics? thanks

RMKrider1
03-20-2003, 11:42 PM
I've never used a hair dryer but I don't see why it wouldn't work!! I don't have any pics but I could get one tomorrow. My cousin (ricerdude) has a box with 4 xtr 12's thats covered in vinly. I'll get a pic tom. for ya

mgaidica
03-20-2003, 11:43 PM
yeh, i kinda want to see it too...

85ss
03-21-2003, 12:49 PM
I used it on my amp rack and if I can get abcdefg's camera I will post some pics if you all want them.

Matador
03-21-2003, 07:50 PM
yeah pics would be nice

Matador
04-02-2003, 08:00 PM
anyone got pics of vinyl covered boxes?

mgaidica
04-02-2003, 08:52 PM
check the photo gallery, im drawing a blank, but someone in here did a fine job vinyl covering a ported box w/ 3 ED K's...

RMKrider1
04-02-2003, 11:11 PM
Heres one!!!

RiceWagon
04-03-2003, 07:05 PM
Here is a box I built awhile back for my buddy's Tiburon, as you can see it is just plain black vinyl but I think it looks better than carpet. I am in the process of building a new box for my HCCA and it will also be covered in vinyl. I am putting an embossed design on the box before I cover it, I should have pics of that one up in about a week.

http://us.f1.yahoofs.com/users/9a7c1e0b/bc/Car+Stereo%27s/Hyundai+Tiburon.jpg?bcjGMj.AbMeAD_SH

Mark

nswartley
04-03-2003, 07:10 PM
badm0f0 did a great job with vinyl...heres a link http://gallery.caraudio.com/pp/showphoto.php?photo=633&papass=&sort=1&thecat=998

-nate

evo2k3
04-04-2003, 01:00 PM
how well does vinyl form to contours? Im working on a fiberglass box and will either have it painted (expensive and a pain in the ***) or vinyl it if I can strech it enough to make the curves look alright.

nswartley
04-04-2003, 07:45 PM
Originally posted by evo2k3
how well does vinyl form to contours? Im working on a fiberglass box and will either have it painted (expensive and a pain in the ***) or vinyl it if I can strech it enough to make the curves look alright.

im sure that it forms really well just because of the nature of the material...

-nate

evo2k3
04-04-2003, 08:50 PM
so where can you buy it? are there different qualitites? Online sources?

gellis4
04-04-2003, 10:05 PM
i'm sure that you could get it online somewhere.

your local installer should be able to get you some. Usually they cover boxes in it, or they can tell you how to get it.

Maybe try a fabric store??

hope that helps.

--Greg

fantomas
04-24-2003, 02:04 AM
probably any fabrics store...or walmart. its like $3.77/yard there. i was going to get some black but they didnt have enough. ill try again in a week when im done building my amp rack. ill tell you how it goes and get some pictures.

p.s. sorry for bringing back this thread :p

Matador
04-28-2003, 09:13 PM
bringing it back too:p

so wallmart has some good variety of colors for vinyl? i need to get some to cover my box but i m perplexed as to where i can get it from

fantomas
04-28-2003, 10:59 PM
walmart....they might not have enough. they only had a yard and a half of black which wasnt enough. i ended up getting almost 5 yards at jo-ann fabrics. i think its on sale now for another week or so @ 40% off. it ended up costing like $4/yard.

throwing it in the dryer for a bit does soften it up a lot. but it cools off quickly so you have to work fast of use a hair dryer or heat gun.

Matador
04-29-2003, 02:07 AM
coo thanks, i'll check joans tom.

i went to home depot n nothing, and to some other place n nothing too. joans sounds good thanks.

ramos
04-30-2003, 03:43 PM
If you get the stuff from Wal-mart or Joanne fabrics check the backing. If it looks like webbing. Pulling it off will make conforming it to compound curves a whole world easier. Just use a heat gun or hairdryer to keep the vinyl soft and plyable. And remember to stretch the vinyl before start. :)