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got_focus?
06-26-2009, 10:48 PM
I have never used vinyl/leather on a box before and have a bunch laying around that matches my new car. I would like to make a false floor, amp rack, and cover my woofer box in it.

Just wondering if anyone had any tips as far as routering the wood (?) or just tips on laying it out.

Thanks

fasfocus00
06-26-2009, 10:49 PM
a really good contact cement and a heat gun.

mokedaddy
06-26-2009, 10:49 PM
Honestly if you have never done it before I highly recommend paying a pro to do it.

Vinyl is pretty tough to work with and get to look correct.

The biggest tip I can offer is have lots of patience, extra material, a heat gun and industrial spray glue. No aerosol can bullshit.

JBLCAMRY
06-26-2009, 10:58 PM
Honestly if you have never done it before I highly recommend paying a pro to do it.

Vinyl is pretty tough to work with and get to look correct.

The biggest tip I can offer is have lots of patience, extra material, a heat gun and industrial spray glue. No aerosol can bullshit.

indeed

JBLCAMRY
06-26-2009, 11:03 PM
this was my first try. It would have been much easier with better glue. but a heat gun, and some decent vinyl helps a lot.



http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/kirbycamry/100_1548.jpg

got_focus?
06-26-2009, 11:05 PM
WOW, that turned out incredible!

SSA spray adhesive won't work then I assume?

Suggestions on a good contact cement?

mokedaddy
06-26-2009, 11:08 PM
http://www.rochfordsupply.com/product_listing.asp_Q_CatID_E_406_A_SubCatId_E_426 _A_ProdId_E_3838

got_focus?
06-26-2009, 11:18 PM
fwiw, here is the material

http://i44.tinypic.com/2vadovc.jpg

http://i41.tinypic.com/212cu51.jpg

The backing
http://i44.tinypic.com/25kuge8.jpg

I bought this material ~3 years ago and it has just followed me along the way. I have NO information on this material.

iamamp3pimp
06-27-2009, 06:47 AM
looks like the same ish that i picked up from wal mart for 6 a yard ahwile back.

you can lay some batting under it, it will help hide most, if not all imperfections caused by screws/glue runs/etc.


:)

got_focus?
06-27-2009, 10:17 AM
I know I didn't get it at walmart, but from some online retailer. Could be the same stuff though.

oldschoolboomer
06-27-2009, 10:22 AM
I've never had good luck with the fuzzy-backed vinyl

oldschoolboomer
06-27-2009, 10:23 AM
when you try repositioning it, the fur gets stuck to your panel and lumps get started

I Like Waffle
06-27-2009, 10:38 AM
I just wrapped part of my door panels in that same material. Make sure you have some good *** adhesive, you dont want it to come back up. I also had to use a shitload of staples, **** is tough to work with, but looks good.

got_focus?
06-27-2009, 10:44 AM
Any pics?

I Like Waffle
06-27-2009, 10:54 AM
I was trying to upload some but my cam didnt wanna transfer the images for some reason. Let me try again

I Like Waffle
06-27-2009, 11:04 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8040333.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170346.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170347.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170348.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170349.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170350.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170350.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8170352.jpg

I Like Waffle
06-27-2009, 11:10 AM
A pic of it done. Ive had them in for 2 months and in constant sun one spot has came up, when i get enough energy im gonna go put a staple in it.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P9270389.jpg

got_focus?
06-27-2009, 11:26 AM
VERY nice job, what adhesive did you use?

I Like Waffle
06-27-2009, 11:30 AM
Its called sta-put multi purpose adhesive. Got a case of it in a trade for a box i built. Seems to work just as good if not better than the super 77 i was using. That bubble wouldnt be there had i stretched the vinyl more, but that shits a major PITA. The adhesive is ******, i actually almost ripped half a fingernail off trying to pull some carpet off a box i had used that adhesive on.


http://www.folandsales.com/catalog.asp?prodid=487869&showprevnext=1

BassMechkanic
06-27-2009, 03:01 PM
when i vinly a box, i will round over the edges slightly, then on 2 sides when building box sink sides in 1/4 inch, make 1/4 panels to fit, the cover them and incert, looks good, Dap contact cement works good, but you have to spray it will a glue gun,on both pieces let dry to touch then stick, better havr it where you want it, because if it is wrong, you cant save the vinyl.

jerseysfinest08
06-27-2009, 11:39 PM
wow turned out really nice!!! ive used 3M spray on glue and its always worked fine but then i was using thick black cloth on my box

91Chevy
06-28-2009, 12:14 AM
http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y187/drchronic/P8040333.jpg

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