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TxZ-GeCkO
03-18-2010, 01:23 PM
Hey guys, working on plans for my new enlcosure. I'll make a build log. I was just wondering what people do besides carpeting their boxes. Carpet looks alright, but Im not a huge fan.

Paint? (I have plenty of paint in my shop, should I primer first?)

Line-X (or whatever) Ive seen boxes that have been bed-lined. Looked great and seems like it would really seal and bond everthing together. (little more $$$)

Any other ideas? Thoughts?

FIMPALASS
03-18-2010, 01:33 PM
If you paint and want it to last I would definetly prime it. I have always liked the line-x but still haven't tryed it. there is vinyl

TxZ-GeCkO
03-18-2010, 01:50 PM
If you paint and want it to last I would definetly prime it. I have always liked the line-x but still haven't tryed it. there is vinyl

Yeah the Line-X looks really nice and probably adds alot of stability to the box. Im gonna price it this weekend.
Im more of a composites guy so dont know anything too advanced about painting MDF. Will oil based primer and some good paint hold well?

FurbiesAndBeans
03-18-2010, 01:51 PM
How bout piano black? That's always ****

FIMPALASS
03-18-2010, 01:58 PM
I don't know much about paint.

chasinSKURT
03-19-2010, 01:01 PM
How bout piano black? That's always ****


this is classy as ****. i love it

Mike465
03-19-2010, 01:14 PM
How about suede, vinyl and paint, change it up a little. :)

302yota
03-19-2010, 02:48 PM
flekstone....i'm yet to do a box in this, but from the pics i've seen on here of boxes painted with flekstone, they alway looks sweet...

kr15
03-19-2010, 02:52 PM
I don't know much about paint.
u sure about that? haha

bhsdriller
03-19-2010, 03:16 PM
suede

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg137/bhsdriller/100_1579.jpg

flekstone is pretty nice also

http://i247.photobucket.com/albums/gg137/bhsdriller/100B0560.jpg

FIMPALASS
03-19-2010, 03:17 PM
u sure about that? haha

Ok spray can yes. Oil base, latex and acrylic it is all the same to me.

kr15
03-19-2010, 03:19 PM
wow, the suede and the other looks very clean

95Prober
03-19-2010, 10:41 PM
a little off topic, but before applying that flekstone, how many coats of primer would you put on?
and would you have to sand the entire box at all, or just primer then flexstone?