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DINEAUTO
02-18-2008, 01:51 PM
Does anyone know any good techniques on how to lay vinyl? I'm building an enclosure and the outside is wrapped in vinyl. I'm having a hard time with it bunching up in areas. I worked from the middle out. The heat gun and stretching is not enough. Is there some designs that you just can't use vinyl on? I think that I just don't know the technique. It's very frustrating and I have so much respect for the ones that can do this good. Please any help would be great. Also if you could tell me how to post pictures than I will show you what I am working on. Thanks

dman4486
02-18-2008, 01:52 PM
Does anyone know any good techniques on how to lay vinyl? I'm building an enclosure and the outside is wrapped in vinyl. I'm having a hard time with it bunching up in areas. I worked from the middle out. The heat gun and stretching is not enough. Is there some designs that you just can't use vinyl on? I think that I just don't know the technique. It's very frustrating and I have so much respect for the ones that can do this good. Please any help would be great. Also if you could tell me how to post pictures than I will show you what I am working on. Thanks

you must get the pics online first, and then when you are posting, click the button above that looks like mountains and insert the direct link to the pics...they will show

kowboy
02-18-2008, 01:59 PM
Does anyone know any good techniques on how to lay vinyl? I'm building an enclosure and the outside is wrapped in vinyl. I'm having a hard time with it bunching up in areas. I worked from the middle out. The heat gun and stretching is not enough. Is there some designs that you just can't use vinyl on? I think that I just don't know the technique. It's very frustrating and I have so much respect for the ones that can do this good. Please any help would be great. Also if you could tell me how to post pictures than I will show you what I am working on. Thanks

this should be interesting. I wanna wrap my box in vinyl too, but I have NO clue how to go about it. How 'bout it guys?

DINEAUTO
02-18-2008, 02:22 PM
How do you post the pics online?

dman4486
02-18-2008, 02:32 PM
i go to photobucket and post there

DINEAUTO
02-18-2008, 03:21 PM
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg64/dineauto/DSCF1142.jpghttp://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg64/dineauto/DSCF1166.jpg

One is before resin and the other is after the fiberglass and I tried something else. I mixed resin with long strand fiberglass that comes in a can and dries hard as hell to smooth the ruffness on the outside. It would have been a great Idea if I would have taken more time with it. It was alot of sanding to smooth it out.

Hecta G
02-18-2008, 03:27 PM
not bad looking, pretty cool design.

DINEAUTO
02-18-2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks, I'm almost done. I did the best I could with the vinyl and I will post the finished pics in the next couple of days.

dman4486
02-18-2008, 03:54 PM
could try a glaze putty for smoothing purposes!? anyone tried this before?

DINEAUTO
02-19-2008, 06:33 AM
I haven't used that. I'm new to this and I'm just trying things right now. I'll have to give it a shot on my next one. Is it for finishing?

DINEAUTO
02-19-2008, 06:02 PM
Any techniques that anyone wants to share?

dman4486
02-19-2008, 06:54 PM
I haven't used that. I'm new to this and I'm just trying things right now. I'll have to give it a shot on my next one. Is it for finishing?

yes...for finishing

jmanpc
02-19-2008, 06:55 PM
it has to have seams :fyi: it can't just be one solid piece

twisztdauthorit
02-19-2008, 06:59 PM
cut them to shape
and maybe stitch them back together when u have it cut out right?

BrianChia
02-19-2008, 07:09 PM
There is an older thread about this somewhere that should come up in a search. But one method is to cut panels of 1/4" plywood or MDF and wrap them individually then attach the wrapped 1/4" thick panels to cover the baffle or side panels to help conceal seams. There are pictures in the older thread on vinyl.

99grandprixGT
02-19-2008, 08:37 PM
grand prix GT OR GTP?

DINEAUTO
02-20-2008, 03:12 AM
GT sedan.

DINEAUTO
02-20-2008, 03:42 AM
There is an older thread about this somewhere that should come up in a search. But one method is to cut panels of 1/4" plywood or MDF and wrap them individually then attach the wrapped 1/4" thick panels to cover the baffle or side panels to help conceal seams. There are pictures in the older thread on vinyl.

How and where would I search for this? Is there a search box or just scan down the threads? Thanks

DINEAUTO
02-21-2008, 04:15 PM
Here you go. This is my second enclosure but first time dealing with a material called sky in Italy where I'm stationed at. I think it is close to vinyl or fake leather.

http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg64/dineauto/DSCF1175.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg64/dineauto/DSCF1177.jpg
http://i245.photobucket.com/albums/gg64/dineauto/DSCF1176.jpg

Please tell me what you think. Good or bad.

etznova
02-21-2008, 06:14 PM
well i'm surprised you got it to turn out that good

Nice job

BrianChia
02-21-2008, 07:47 PM
Wow great job, looks amazing. :)

DINEAUTO
02-22-2008, 02:58 AM
Thanks! I didn't see it before the pics but there is an area that the material doesn't cover that I thought the amp would(but it doesn't). It's really anoying. I also need to learn how to tune the amp and head unit because it doesn't get as loud as I thought it would. I thought with 1100 rms split between the two subs would be shaking windows. It gets loud enough to were it is uncomfortable to stay in the car at full volume, but with the doors shut and outside about 25 feet it doesn't shake the house windows. I think also that part of the problem is the size of displacement in the enclosure because the 10's are rockin but it seems like they should be louder. I had to sacrifice some space because my wife still wanted room for groceries, but I should have designed it for more cubic feet, I think. I wanted to build this for an amature competition so if you guys have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate them. Thanks