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wp7456
11-22-2008, 12:52 PM
I have my box in the back of my ex bolted down to a sheet of 1/2" mdf that takes up the entire truck so it doesn't fly around. The thing is it kind of smells and i'm concerned that it's toxic.... is there a different type of wood I can use instead that wont smell and is maybe safer to breath?

andrew2944r
11-22-2008, 12:54 PM
:laugh: non toxic, you can use Birch as a replacement

swaptrex
11-22-2008, 12:58 PM
Oak would be a nice addition...

Twisted_0912
11-22-2008, 01:05 PM
my garage smells like mdf eveyday because i have so much laying around

Lil Poot
11-22-2008, 01:13 PM
i love that smell :D

jmanpc
11-22-2008, 01:22 PM
I love the smell of MDF in the morning.

jmanpc
11-22-2008, 01:22 PM
Oh, and there's nothing toxic about the smell of MDF. The only danger comes from inhaling MDF dust, more specifically the glue in it.

snb778
11-22-2008, 01:37 PM
yea... you're not smellin the wood.. maybe what you used to hold it together

TurdFergueson2
11-22-2008, 01:41 PM
I have my box in the back of my ex bolted down to a sheet of 1/2" mdf that takes up the entire truck so it doesn't fly around. The thing is it kind of smells and i'm concerned that it's toxic.... is there a different type of wood I can use instead that wont smell and is maybe safer to breath?

GTFO of car audio. You're not man enough for the Deebeez

mlstrass
11-22-2008, 03:02 PM
GTFO of car audio. You're not man enough for the Deebeez

Von how do you really feel? :laugh:

Smell should go away in time or put an air freshener in your ride...

Random1010
11-22-2008, 03:04 PM
MDF is terrible to use as a base. I'm sure you think in an accident the mdf would prevent the box from hitting you...but have you ever seen MDF and impacts? Ya it's dense but hit it with a hammer and youll break it. Those bolts will just tear out of the mdf in a crash

TurdFergueson2
11-22-2008, 03:06 PM
Von how do you really feel? :laugh:

Smell should go away in time or put an air freshener in your ride...


I smell my box you made me, but nothing a couple of air fresheners didn't fix. I mean why would one want to risk death trying to have some bump in the trunk? So take the box out and live longer.

IDSkoT
11-22-2008, 03:09 PM
Oh, and there's nothing toxic about the smell of MDF. The only danger comes from inhaling MDF dust, more specifically the glue in it.

Ex too.

germandark
11-23-2008, 12:03 AM
mdf only smells when its hot or burning really. kinda bad when you cutting and it gets hot and burns, it release formaldehyde then.

Lil Poot
11-23-2008, 12:22 AM
my truck usually stinks for a few weeks after building a new box. thats just how i roll.

ssackett
11-23-2008, 12:19 PM
Oh, and there's nothing toxic about the smell of MDF. The only danger comes from inhaling MDF dust, more specifically the glue in it.

Man i got a couple lungs full of mdf dust on my last box.. :crap:

quins90lac
11-23-2008, 12:51 PM
the only thing that smelled when i built my box was the resin i put on the in side of it .i fixed that though i smoked a couple blunts in the car and after that all you could realy smell was the sweet smell of the gonga.

phantom240
11-23-2008, 12:53 PM
I have my box in the back of my ex bolted down to a sheet of 1/2" mdf that takes up the entire truck so it doesn't fly around. The thing is it kind of smells and i'm concerned that it's toxic.... is there a different type of wood I can use instead that wont smell and is maybe safer to breath?

Stfu n00b.

IDSkoT
11-23-2008, 01:45 PM
Man i got a couple lungs full of mdf dust on my last box.. :crap:

You should get one of those cheap-o breathing masks. They're only like $.89 cents or something.

rumblebee2
11-23-2008, 02:25 PM
i personally like the smell after i put a new box in.

jfink
11-23-2008, 02:30 PM
Man i got a couple lungs full of mdf dust on my last box..


thats why i hold my breath when i cut MDF:D

shaneb
11-23-2008, 02:31 PM
so wait, oak or birch ply is a substitute for mdf? cause i get it for free and would love to be able to use it....

phantom240
11-23-2008, 02:35 PM
I know people use birch.

lincolntc690
11-23-2008, 02:35 PM
so go buy a prefab and some xplodes and quit your fvcking whining,

The smell of a new box is like the smell of fresh baked cookies, mmmm-mmmmmmm:)

shaneb
11-23-2008, 02:40 PM
well maybe ill try some birch ply...maybe it would be good to carpet the inside or something to add to the resonance? on top of poly fill...
seems like it would work...
or resin the inside?

phantom240
11-23-2008, 02:52 PM
No. Resin inside will help seal the box better, but carpet inside won't do anything.

casper97ta
11-23-2008, 02:58 PM
I too love the smell of a fresh new box in the truck. mmmmmmmm

fwb_1234
11-23-2008, 03:02 PM
Next time wipe the box down thoroughly with a damp rag, inside and out. It helps a lot with the smell. Also, when you get in, roll down the windows for 5 seconds, then roll them back up.

cdimic25
11-23-2008, 03:09 PM
the only thing that smelled when i built my box was the resin i put on the in side of it .i fixed that though i smoked a couple blunts in the car and after that all you could realy smell was the sweet smell of the gonga.

:iagree: lol jk.

Twisted_0912
11-23-2008, 03:24 PM
Next time wipe the box down thoroughly with a damp rag, inside and out. It helps a lot with the smell. Also, when you get in, roll down the windows for 5 seconds, then roll them back up.

actually if you throw it in a pool it works even better:laugh:

MmatsDude
11-23-2008, 04:11 PM
i personally like the smell after i put a new box in.

x2 :)

ThomasG
11-23-2008, 04:14 PM
"me and my whole car smell like a woodshop class"-Luda

Well it goes something like that

fwb_1234
11-27-2008, 01:55 PM
actually if you throw it in a pool it works even better:laugh:

so i've heard. Where is this epic thread?