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mlstrass
05-22-2008, 11:47 PM
I'm calling this one the "butterfly effect". Only thing I knew was she likes butterflies and her fav color is purple, so I had free reign to do as I wanted. I'm very happy with how it came out. Going in a silver metallic Liberty.

Box is 5^3 @ 32Hz, 45's in the corners, braced, and double baffle. Sub is a 15" Death Penalty and will be installed Saturday for the Chicago meet on Sunday. Box had to be pre-assembled, flush trimmed, and do the round over on the port, so I could do the painting before assembly.

The camera wouldn't pick up the purple lighting as it looks blue for some reason, but it's rather pimpette in person. Total build time was around 20+ hours as it was the first time doing frosted plexi with lights and also the port is a 3 stage paint job. Purple stain/poly came out very nice. Pics just don't show how everything jumps out against the black. Her initials are "GG", hence the raised letters.

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mlstrass
05-22-2008, 11:47 PM
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Fear Of Theive
05-22-2008, 11:49 PM
Looks Great man,How'd you do those lights on the inside

Calikid
05-22-2008, 11:50 PM
looks cute, you used wood for the raise lettering??

tez4life
05-22-2008, 11:53 PM
Nice Mike, beautiful as always. Im sure she will be happy.

Zorasmiles
05-23-2008, 12:00 AM
you do good work kind sir!

MikeR.
05-23-2008, 12:00 AM
Just wondering, but did you trim down the bolts on the inside?

lil_italy773
05-23-2008, 12:22 AM
that is slammin mike!!! i thought i was gonna have to wait till sat when they picked it up to see. the LEDs are real nice touch the butterfly and paint are great cant wait to see this in person.

im still the odd one out but soon i wont be...u know what im talkin bout. see ya sat or sun

moneybags
05-23-2008, 12:46 AM
Mike

What you ran out of clamps so you had to use a EMPTY glass.

Nice work Mike

DaGh0st
05-23-2008, 12:49 AM
Nice job.

lilmaniac2
05-23-2008, 12:49 AM
hmm neat box, window couldve been done a little better, but very nice none theless

Eugenics
05-23-2008, 12:51 AM
i would inspect that box for dried semen before putting it into my girlfriends car.

Eugenics
05-23-2008, 12:58 AM
great looking box though. what kind of paint did you use?

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:10 AM
Looks Great man,How'd you do those lights on the inside

They're oznium cathode lights. Color is UV which is actually like a purple colored black light.

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:11 AM
looks cute, you used wood for the raise lettering??

Just uses some 1/4" MDF. Tried to make them look sort of tribal like the sticker, but the little pointed ends don't really show with the carpet, at least not in the pictures.

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:12 AM
Just wondering, but did you trim down the bolts on the inside?

No as only one was long, but that's what came in the box I bought. Won't hurt anything, so I left it.

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:13 AM
hmm neat box, window couldve been done a little better, but very nice none theless

I'm open to tips/advice as this was my first time doing plexi. Originally I was going to flush mount it, but for the first try I decided to do it the easy way...

PV Audio
05-23-2008, 01:13 AM
:laugh: That paint is hideous, but the work is flawless. Beautiful job sir, I approve (if that's worth anything :( )

MikeR.
05-23-2008, 01:15 AM
I'm open to tips/advice as this was my first time doing plexi. Originally I was going to flush mount it, but for the first try I decided to do it the easy way...

You could just angle the edges off the plexi to 45. Would look a little cleaner in my opinion but that's about it:)

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:15 AM
great looking box though. what kind of paint did you use?

primer, silver/aluminum base coat, Krylon clear purple, and crystal clear top coat. Has around 4 coats of each one and took a LONG time to do, but I'm happy with how it came out.

I was originally going to make it look cloudy instead of solid to go with the butterfly theme, but working with spray cans didn't allow that option.

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:17 AM
:laugh: That paint is hideous, but the work is flawless. Beautiful job sir, I approve (if that's worth anything :( )

Hey it's for a chick :laugh: I just hope she likes it as I'd hate to cover it with flat black after all that work :crazy:

Mitch86
05-23-2008, 01:20 AM
Looks great! Very nice work...Would have been awesome if it didnt have the butterfly and if the port was a different color. :D

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:26 AM
You could just angle the edges off the plexi to 45. Would look a little cleaner in my opinion but that's about it:)

Not sure I follow. So it would have a beveled edge exposed?

mlstrass
05-23-2008, 01:27 AM
Looks great! Very nice work...Would have been awesome if it didnt have the butterfly and if the port was a different color. :D

Thanks :laugh: But if it didn't have those it wouldn't be a chick box and I'm sure when she flexes the DP sub they won't be laughing ;)

Sleepy_Jr
06-02-2008, 10:21 PM
Man this box turned out awesome and it sounds sounds so good. My GF was very happy when saw it. Exceptional work as always.

Cdieselfan
06-03-2008, 07:38 AM
Mike

What you ran out of clamps so you had to use a EMPTY glass.

Nice work Mike


Looks like a empty burbon glass!!