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Andjk62
01-28-2008, 04:34 PM
POST YOUR OWN METHODS!!!!!

Hey all, just build a pretty solid sub enclosure and was planning on putting carpet on it... but then again i feel that i couldnt make it as professional as the ones companys make, if i buy the carpet, what is the best way to cover the enclosure in carpet.....pictures would help alot...THANKS!!!!

dman4486
01-28-2008, 04:35 PM
Hey all, just build a pretty solid sub enclosure and was planning on putting carpet on it... but then again i feel that i couldnt make it as professional as the ones companys make, if i buy the carpet, what is the best way to cover the enclosure in carpet.....pictures would help alot...THANKS!!!!

i like to use contact cement (rubber cement) to attach carpet to box

outspoken
01-28-2008, 04:36 PM
elemental designs has a tutorial video on they're site...

Andjk62
01-28-2008, 04:36 PM
i like to use contact cement (rubber cement) to attach carpet to box


cool, woudl you reccomend that or the spray adhesive ive heard about, and how do you tuck the seams so it looks professional..??

dman4486
01-28-2008, 04:39 PM
cool, woudl you reccomend that or the spray adhesive ive heard about, and how do you tuck the seams so it looks professional..??

IMO...use whatever is cheaper

i like to use 2 pieces for mine, one to cover top and sides, and then one for the bottom...this way i leave the seams on the bottom edges (a little less obvious)

Andjk62
01-28-2008, 04:41 PM
IMO...use whatever is cheaper

i like to use 2 pieces for mine, one to cover top and sides, and then one for the bottom...this way i leave the seams on the bottom edges (a little less obvious)

do you only make enclosures with insets on the sides for easier carpeting or just regular sides??

dman4486
01-28-2008, 04:42 PM
do you only make enclosures with insets on the sides for easier carpeting or just regular sides??

mine are flat sides...just a box with woofer cutouts and vent

Andjk62
01-28-2008, 04:45 PM
sweet ill try that 2 peice deal out, thanks for the help...

ANY OTHER THINGS I NEED TO KNOW?

dman4486
01-28-2008, 04:48 PM
sweet ill try that 2 peice deal out, thanks for the help...

ANY OTHER THINGS I NEED TO KNOW?

if you use the contact cement and haven't before, it can be a b!tch and get messy...i like to coat the carpet and box separately, allow dry time, and then put them together...this is just my way of carpeting though. someone else will tell you differently and you may want to wait for another's input before you start:D

Andjk62
01-28-2008, 05:52 PM
bump

Andjk62
01-28-2008, 08:33 PM
ANY pictures to help, thanks...

wu501
01-28-2008, 08:36 PM
3m super 77 adhesive spray is what I use. Definitely have yourself a razor blade knife for cutting carpet. Its not as hard as it may seem...just take your time and it should come out pretty decent.

Andjk62
01-28-2008, 08:38 PM
do you use 2 peices, one for top and sides and one for bottom??? what do you do??

the727kid
01-28-2008, 08:41 PM
Any adhesive spray will work that works for fabric. I use 3 sheets of carpet, one to go all the way around the box and one for each side.

Guess I should expalin a lil better... before I put the box together I use a 1/4" rabbit bit to make an edge on the side pieces. Then when the box is put together I glue the ends of the carpet into this gap and cut :)... like soo

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1100.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1099.jpg

IMO there is no better way to do it.

dman4486
01-28-2008, 09:14 PM
Any adhesive spray will work that works for fabric. I use 3 sheets of carpet, one to go all the way around the box and one for each side.

Guess I should expalin a lil better... before I put the box together I use a 1/4" rabbit bit to make an edge on the side pieces. Then when the box is put together I glue the ends of the carpet into this gap and cut :)... like soo

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1100.jpg
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i269/the727kid/IMG_1099.jpg

IMO there is no better way to do it.

that's really pretty:D

IDSkoT
01-28-2008, 11:34 PM
D:

Elemental Designs' videos are dead. Woe is me! Woe is me!

Andjk62
01-29-2008, 12:24 PM
any peoples got more suggestions???

BobbyDD
01-29-2008, 03:53 PM
I did mine like the727kid did. It was my first carpeting job and it turned out great. I followed the step by step tutorial posted by PVAudio, it helped a lot.
http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=224612&highlight=carpet+box