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btdickey99
12-09-2007, 05:32 PM
I am just designing a new box for my W7, and am not wanting to cover it in carpet. I am wondering if anyone has covered a box in vinyl, and how it looked.....?

Any other suggestions of other ideas would be great too.

PSturmer
12-09-2007, 07:11 PM
i use vinyl on a lot of my box's and it works great. its nice because you can use screws and you dont have to plug the wholes

here are some builds i have done.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/HPIM2436.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/Photo-0168.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/HPIM1985.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/100_1054.jpg


the best way i have found to do it is take one piece and wrap all four sides of the box with. on the bottom use a staple gun and use 3m spray adhesive for everything else. on the uncovered sides take 1/8'' board and cut that and wrap it and put it on the side like in this picture you can see

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/100_1083.jpg

bigmandengo
12-10-2007, 12:24 AM
where is a good place to get vinyl?

how is this stuff?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-761

they say its sold by the linear yard. so would that mean if i ordered a quantity of 2 then i would get a piece thats 54" x 72" long or 3 would be 54" x 108" right?

Troydb
12-10-2007, 02:05 AM
where is a good place to get vinyl?

how is this stuff?

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-761

they say its sold by the linear yard. so would that mean if i ordered a quantity of 2 then i would get a piece thats 54" x 72" long or 3 would be 54" x 108" right?


It is called "black taco" on partsexpress' site. lol :D

audioarsonal
12-10-2007, 04:51 PM
I get my vinyle from a fabric store.Like PS said wrap the box front,top,and back with one piece of vinyl.I use headliner adhesive because it is alittle stronger than regulear 3m.

ultimate157
12-10-2007, 04:58 PM
This is the first box I used vinyl on, so the edges are pretty crappy. The box overall looks pretty good. You can see I also put vinyl on the amp rack.

If you put a little thought into where the seams end up, you can make a great looking box. I used 3M Super-70 spray adhesive.

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Audio%20System/1cubesetup.jpg

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b342/Ultimate157/Audio%20System/LanzarSide.jpg

bumpin buick
12-10-2007, 05:01 PM
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc256/usask8er1/system.jpg

audioarsonal
12-10-2007, 05:05 PM
If you have done it a couple times you can get the seams to disappear praticaly.You need to overlap the pieces and cut them together.But this does take some time and skill to make it look good!I do this on fiberglass boxes where the contours can be challenging.

brsofla
12-10-2007, 05:25 PM
The best place to buy vinyl is at a fabric shop. Not the Rag Shop, but a real fabric place. The fabric is 54" wide and you can buy as many yards as needed. Great selection of colors and tectures. About $15 - $20 a yard.

I just went through a box build and the vinyl would have worked except the face of the box was not flat. My friends dad is a cabinet maker and he went a little overboard with the edges and he built in a raised JL logo section in the face. Well, it all went well until we tried to get it to fit around all the edges. Even with mad stretching and a heat gun!! :mad: :verymad:

After spending an hour, we backed up and used fabric...much easier;)

If you build a box with a flat surface the vinyl should work like a dream. Probably look a lot better than fabric, too.

Do NOT use the enviromentally safe contact cement (green). I bought a gallon of it at Home Depot and it does not have the sticking power to hold fabric to wood. Stick with the red can or even better go with the 3M spray.

Good luck:cool:

THUMPPER
12-10-2007, 06:00 PM
I use "Marine Grade" vinyl for the enclosures I build....
it looks better and it has more stretching characteristics
than the regular grade vinyl..it costs slightly more
but it's worth it

BrianChia
12-10-2007, 06:33 PM
i use vinyl on a lot of my box's and it works great. its nice because you can use screws and you dont have to plug the wholes

here are some builds i have done.

the best way i have found to do it is take one piece and wrap all four sides of the box with. on the bottom use a staple gun and use 3m spray adhesive for everything else. on the uncovered sides take 1/8'' board and cut that and wrap it and put it on the side like in this picture you can see

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/100_1083.jpg

I like the look and the simplicity of that! Nice tip, thanks.

KINGDELL91
12-15-2007, 12:09 AM
i use vinyl on a lot of my box's and it works great. its nice because you can use screws and you dont have to plug the wholes

here are some builds i have done.


http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/HPIM2436.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/Photo-0168.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/HPIM1985.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/100_1054.jpg


the best way i have found to do it is take one piece and wrap all four sides of the box with. on the bottom use a staple gun and use 3m spray adhesive for everything else. on the uncovered sides take 1/8'' board and cut that and wrap it and put it on the side like in this picture you can see

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/psturmer/100_1083.jpg

WOW those are sweet i hope mines can look good as those... HOW did you do the cut outs for the Subs??? ALso the corners???

btdickey99
12-15-2007, 12:19 AM
it looks like a lot of nice work done......Now I just need to find a dub7 to buy

PSturmer
12-15-2007, 02:14 PM
WOW those are sweet i hope mines can look good as those... HOW did you do the cut outs for the Subs??? ALso the corners???

the wholes for the subs you just a knife to edge

miker
12-15-2007, 06:36 PM
Corners are even a ***** w/ soft carpet...