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HomeLite
01-08-2012, 04:56 AM
Hey folks,
I'm finishing a couple of boxes and I'm wondering which kind of carpet to get...

HomeLite
01-08-2012, 04:58 AM
these are the two that I was looking at:

30'L backed BLACK CAR SPEAKER BOX CARPET TRUNK LINER | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/30L-backed-BLACK-CAR-SPEAKER-BOX-CARPET-TRUNK-LINER-/270738871022?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f094b52ee#ht_693wt_665)

30'L BLACK DJ CAR SUB SPEAKER BOX CARPET TRUNK LINER | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/30L-BLACK-DJ-CAR-SUB-SPEAKER-BOX-CARPET-TRUNK-LINER-/270765238254?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f0adda7ee#ht_708wt_665)

The_Grimy_One
01-08-2012, 05:01 AM
I think the backed wont stretch as much, but should be more durable. I think...

double 07
01-08-2012, 10:34 AM
I use Install Bay trunk liner on a lot of mine and it shapes well and has a little plushness....It's not like the stuff pre-fabs are usually covered with.

pro-rabbit
01-08-2012, 10:43 AM
The type of carpet you use depends on a few things. One main thing being your ability to wrap and seem carpet. Different methods of "seeming" or actually hiding them in some cases, will require different types of material.

HomeLite
01-08-2012, 02:12 PM
I seeeee... Well I have a super simple box to cover. No crazy curves or fiberglass, just 90 degree wood angles. And I was going to use this method:

Carpet a speaker box - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHKOtUPKwME&feature=youtube_gdata_player)

In the video the guy suggests avoiding non-backed carpet at all costs, however, bcae1.com suggest to avoid rubber backed carpet. I'm definitely confused lol

Dirtrider4eva
01-08-2012, 02:14 PM
i used black felt from walmart... turned out amazing.. hid the seems by using an iron on high and slightly melting them together. can even tell.

double 07
01-08-2012, 02:16 PM
26529763On mine....Its a lot easier to recess the enclosure ends just a little to allow material to fold over....then cut out end pieces....Looks really nice and you dont have all the seams on the end to fool with....

KTMrida4life
01-08-2012, 02:42 PM
I like backed. The stuff I use has some kind of backing that is clear, almost like one side of it is sprayed at the factory with some kind of glue and let dry.

I dont like the thick rubber backings.

HomeLite
01-08-2012, 02:47 PM
That's a pretty **** box you got there! I might try that next time. Unfortunately, I've already built mine

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Haha really? You can't say S-E-X-Y?

double 07
01-08-2012, 03:02 PM
Thanks.....yeah give that a try next time.....it turns out nice

iamamp3pimp
01-13-2012, 12:00 PM
you could always add the lip to it to be just like his by cutting 1/2" strips of MDF and gluing them onto the edge of the enclosure.

I use non backed, and I buy it by the 50 yard roll.

pro-rabbit
01-13-2012, 12:23 PM
That's a pretty **** box you got there! I might try that next time. Unfortunately, I've already built mine

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Haha really? You can't say S-E-X-Y?


1/4" inset makes it easier to carpet for sure. You can also rabbit cut the sides to hide the seem in there. I find that they are all a bit easy once you do which ever method a few times. The method in the video works great if you have basic carpet. If you get any colored carpet then forget it, it won't work like that.

iamamp3pimp
01-15-2012, 03:17 PM
I'm thinking I might start selling the carpet that I use on here. I have enough of it to go around (in small sections of course)

jeremyg1
01-18-2012, 12:06 PM
26529763On mine....Its a lot easier to recess the enclosure ends just a little to allow material to fold over....then cut out end pieces....Looks really nice and you dont have all the seams on the end to fool with....



This is also incredibly convenient when moving the box around as it gives you a very nice handle to work with.

CAT MAN
01-18-2012, 12:22 PM
if i EVER carpet a box i go to walmart. they have some very nice carpet , its fuzzy and very soft for 8.88 a roll. usually a roll will do your average 4 cube box.

jeremyg1
01-18-2012, 12:33 PM
if i EVER carpet a box i go to walmart. they have some very nice carpet , its fuzzy and very soft for 8.88 a roll. usually a roll will do your average 4 cube box.

I have never seen box carpet at my local Walmart. Is it labled as something different? What section?

CAT MAN
01-18-2012, 12:34 PM
I have never seen box carpet at my local Walmart. Is it labled as something different? What section?

its in the auto section. i forget what its labeled as. i just pick it up lulz. i just get the manager to hold 10 rolls for me when i need it

iamamp3pimp
01-18-2012, 01:54 PM
I promise you if you used the stuff that I use, you would never use anything else again, it conforms so nicely.

CAT MAN
01-18-2012, 01:55 PM
I promise you if you used the stuff that I use, you would never use anything else again, it conforms so nicely.

Whaddisit rob...i just hope its under 40$ a box to carpet because people here hate paying for carpet unless its gucci lulz

iamamp3pimp
01-18-2012, 02:00 PM
None of my enclosure leave bare, theyre all wrapped.

:)

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I could send you a sample if you were interested for a few bucks.

CAT MAN
01-18-2012, 02:02 PM
None of my enclosure leave bare, theyre all wrapped.

:)

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I could send you a sample if you were interested for a few bucks.

tell me a price of 40 sq feet to 27027.... that should do a few boxes ;)

iamamp3pimp
01-18-2012, 02:06 PM
thats only 3 and a third yards, will do two boxes or so.

YGPM

CAT MAN
01-18-2012, 02:07 PM
thats only 3 and a third yards, will do two boxes or so.

YGPM


thats all i need right now to make sure locals will want it.

pro-rabbit
01-18-2012, 02:09 PM
Whaddisit rob...i just hope its under 40$ a box to carpet because people here hate paying for carpet unless its gucci lulz

That is why you carpet for "free". Basic carpet is very cheap and is very "workable". Even the various options we offer as standard options are easy to work with.

CAT MAN
01-18-2012, 02:11 PM
That is why you carpet for "free". Basic carpet is very cheap and is very "workable". Even the various options we offer as standard options are easy to work with.

its become more and more of "just build teh box mayne" so i keep nothing in stock. come FEB i plan on buying a bunch of carpet from him for tax time and do free probably because ill have enough profit to play with