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MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:08 AM
I have heard people talk about coating the inside of a box with resin, but its not strong without mat. But I was thinking if coating it with some kind of epoxy sealent or epoxy glue. I mean I might get some epoxy sealent from my brother, or if not get some of that epoxy glue since its so cheap and i have all the time in the world to do it so time is not an issue. I dont care about it being messy. But wouldnt this greatly improve the boxes strength?

thegreatestpenn
02-11-2008, 01:09 AM
threaded rods and bracing

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:11 AM
threaded rods and bracing

eh I dont want to add displacement to it. I got it tuned perfect.

btdickey99
02-11-2008, 01:13 AM
if you do enough resin...it also will take up space

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:19 AM
if you do enough resin...it also will take up space

dont want alot of resin though. Just a thin layer of epoxy. that will add somewhat less than .09 cu ft or something.

thegreatestpenn
02-11-2008, 01:19 AM
too thin a layer isn't gonna do anything

BrianChia
02-11-2008, 01:30 AM
What is not strong enough about your current box? Post up some pics or something.

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:34 AM
What is not strong enough about your current box? Post up some pics or something.

that box was a throw away, ports to small. I learn as I make em. I havent made the box yet, but all the pieces are already cut. And a thin layer would do something. This epoxy sealent my brother has is some strong ****, he uses it for big concrete jobs, and it he never gets foundation cracks after he seals it. Never.

thegreatestpenn
02-11-2008, 01:37 AM
well if you think it'll do something why you asking us, just do it.

BrianChia
02-11-2008, 01:39 AM
You will get much greater reinforcement from simple crossbracing with wood dowel or threaded rod. You would need a LOT of epoxy or resin to get the same strength, enough that it would probably reduce your internal volume MORE than a simple brace would.

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:40 AM
I plan to anyway. but I just wanted to know if anyone has tried any epoxy

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:42 AM
You will get much greater reinforcement from simple crossbracing with wood dowel or threaded rod. You would need a LOT of epoxy or resin to get the same strength, enough that it would probably reduce your internal volume MORE than a simple brace would.

would a single brace make much of a difference? Im not really trying to take up space. And also want to give this a try.

BrianChia
02-11-2008, 01:43 AM
There's no harm in doing it, you just probably won't see any real benefits. But whatever, way to take advice man. :)

thegreatestpenn
02-11-2008, 01:43 AM
yeah, 2 pieces of wood in a cross brace do wonders and take up less than 0.01 cu.ft. of airspace if they're small enough

MyFartsStink
02-11-2008, 01:45 AM
yeah, 2 pieces of wood in a cross brace do wonders and take up less than 0.01 cu.ft. of airspace if they're small enough

Hmm I might do that as well, I got some extra scraps too.

bjfish11
02-11-2008, 06:59 AM
Resin does nothing to add strength. The most help you will get from it is to help seal the enclosure. And to just seal it, there are much cheaper alternatives.