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78nova
04-02-2004, 11:55 PM
well i was started thinking today at school, what should i do to make my box look good, i mean the look of MDF just doesnt cut it for me, so i was thinking if i should carpet it, but then,BOOM :idea: i had an idea, i was thinking if i could put linoleum around the box like 2 layers worth and spray paint it red or another color, will this work or are my ideas just stupid, i kinda dont want to carpet for my box because it is to original, what else could i do besides carpet and fiberglass

thanks

Moe Lester
04-03-2004, 12:05 AM
Vinyl, leather, women, truck bed liner?... they would all make it look spiffy

78nova
04-03-2004, 12:07 AM
do you think the linoleum would work

the_flatlander
04-03-2004, 12:58 AM
if linoleum is what I think it is, it will rattle

78nova
04-03-2004, 01:02 AM
why will it rattle

78nova
04-03-2004, 01:31 AM
anybody............
i need responds because my dad went and bought some linoleum today for some project of his, and i was thinking of doing it tomoro if i didnt get any responds, so please help

AsS4Ss1n
04-03-2004, 01:55 AM
use vynil.. not too expensive and looks good

brandonloserkid
04-03-2004, 07:43 AM
vinyl is its not a normal shaped box (like custom fiberglass box)... carpet if its a plain jane rectangle or wedge box...

plyhammer
04-03-2004, 07:54 AM
If you use linolium and try to bend it on the corners it will rip and tear a lot. linolium is meant for a pretty straight surface I beleive.

brandonloserkid
04-03-2004, 07:55 AM
what exactly is linoleum...

carolinaACCORD
04-03-2004, 08:44 AM
Linoleum was invented in England in 1863 by Frederick Walton who coined the name linoleum from the Latin name, linum, which means flax, and oleum, which means oil. Later in the century, Michael Nairn, a flooring manufacturer in Kirkcaldy, Scotland perfected the flooring, introducing qualities such as inlaid patterning a feature seen today.

Linoleum is a flooring that is manufactured by oxidizing linseed oil to form a thick mixture called linoleum cement. The cement is cooled and mixed with pine resin, and wood flour to form sheets on a jute backing. The term, linoleum is often used incorrectly to describe any sheet flooring, when in fact flooring can be made from other materials such as polyvinyl chloride.

brandonloserkid
04-03-2004, 08:56 AM
ohhhh ok... hrmm box covered in linoleum...

78nova
04-03-2004, 12:25 PM
what if i cut out a piece for each side and staple it on, my box is pretty square i would post a pic of the diagram of the box, but my computer ***** and it dont let me post pics

Omarvelous
04-03-2004, 01:30 PM
If ur gonna put linoleum, only to spray paint it, what's the use?

just SPRAY PAINT the box, 4get the linoleum!

I never seen **** linoleum anyway, why would u want it on ur box? I think MDF would look bettter.

78nova
04-03-2004, 03:35 PM
will i have to primer the box if i just spray paint it or what

BooLeaN
04-03-2004, 04:48 PM
I would suggest primer. I just painted the face of my box and it ****** up a lot of paint. It would have been cheaper for me to use primer.

pudgewack
04-03-2004, 07:51 PM
I decided to cover my box with black tweed instead of regular carpet. I have an eD 15a with the flat cone. The weave on the flat cone of the sub kind of matches the weave of the tweed on the box. I think that is looks real good. I like the look alot better than just regular gray carpet. Now I just need to finish the rest of my trunk.

Qckrun
04-03-2004, 08:05 PM
Food for thought.... whatever extra u put on the box(ex: carpet, bed liner, vinyl, tweed, etc) whatever u put on there is going to take a db or 2 away. If u are going to compete spray paint that bish and u wont lose a db.

78nova
04-03-2004, 08:28 PM
how am i going to lose dbs if i put somthing on it

tommyk90
04-03-2004, 08:44 PM
Food for thought.... whatever extra u put on the box(ex: carpet, bed liner, vinyl, tweed, etc) whatever u put on there is going to take a db or 2 away. If u are going to compete spray paint that bish and u wont lose a db.

What???? :confused:

Gauntlet
04-03-2004, 08:49 PM
Food for thought.... whatever extra u put on the box(ex: carpet, bed liner, vinyl, tweed, etc) whatever u put on there is going to take a db or 2 away. If u are going to compete spray paint that bish and u wont lose a db.

http://home.cwru.edu/~pwb4/kill.jpg

Acidburn
04-03-2004, 08:54 PM
hahahahahhaha what the ****?! Gauntlet where in the hell did you get that pic? a simple he's full of **** would have sufficed...

misterio
04-03-2004, 09:16 PM
maybe he works for circuit city

RH108
04-03-2004, 09:49 PM
I've never laughed so hard in my life. Please go ahead and cover that box in linoleum so I can keep laughing. And go ahead pull the trigger Gauntlet.

Qckrun
04-03-2004, 11:55 PM
http://audioforum.termpro.com/cgi-bin/ubb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=4;t=010238 Stating what i read on termpro, from a very well known competitor over here. I personally do not carpet just because its a waste of money to me.

Gauntlet
04-04-2004, 12:00 AM
Association is not causation. There are WAY too many variables when measuring decibels in a car to safely say that adding carpet will take away 1 or 2 dB's. And in that thread....theres no actual experiment to legitimately reach such a conclusion. No sample space. No independent variable. No dependent variable. No constraint. Nothing at all. Just a guy saying "yeah man, I added carpet and lost a precious dB, never ever use carpet!"

78nova
04-04-2004, 12:15 AM
well since ima dumass and a loser, i guess the linoleum woudn't work, so i guess ima spray paint it, can anyone give me some tips on how to do this

Omarvelous
04-04-2004, 12:19 AM
Prime, Sand, Prime, Sand, Paint coat 1, paint coat 2, clear coat if you want.

All the tips you really need.

LimPerT
04-04-2004, 08:49 PM
I gotta new idea... shag carpet