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CRSO
09-10-2012, 10:26 PM
I did a lot of research and the information is somewhat scattered. I figured I'd tap into the regulars to get their insight on what you use.

I want to finish my enclosure with something somewhat durable but not carpet. I'd prefer it to be dark and have the ability to hide imperfections. I used Bondo & sandpaper to smooth over the screw holes and the edges are all rounded off nicely... It's smooth but not perfect perfect...

So, I'm seeing Fleckstone, the Rustoleum Hammered and truck bed liner (Herculiner, etc) as viable options...

I'd like:

1. Something easy to apply
2. Something that will hide small imperfections
3. Something dark
4. Something simple... I don't wanna go crazy.

Spray or roll on... It doesn't matter

RangerDangerV2
09-10-2012, 10:28 PM
bedliner or straight up house paint.

CRSO
09-11-2012, 12:49 AM
Latex or water based?

Boomsday
09-11-2012, 12:51 AM
I use latex on my last too boxes and I think the turned out ok, im thinking of maybe getting some vinyl but im cheap sooo

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/Boomsday/WP_002259.jpg
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/Boomsday/WP_000580.jpg

CRSO
09-11-2012, 01:02 AM
I use latex on my last too boxes and I think the turned out ok, im thinking of maybe getting some vinyl but im cheap sooo

http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/Boomsday/WP_002259.jpg
http://i958.photobucket.com/albums/ae69/Boomsday/WP_000580.jpg

Wow looks nice... Not bad!

Maybe I will go the paint route. I'll use some BIN primer and have at it with a color that matches my interior.

Boomsday
09-11-2012, 01:12 AM
I didnt prime anything I should have im sure it would have looked better, but I just used some cheap martha stewart color match Hi gloss paint

CRSO
09-11-2012, 01:50 AM
I didnt prime anything I should have im sure it would have looked better, but I just used some cheap martha stewart color match Hi gloss paint

That's high gloss? Hmmm. I'll probably do an eggshell or maybe even a textured paint..

Boomsday
09-11-2012, 02:01 AM
That's high gloss? Hmmm. I'll probably do an eggshell or maybe even a textured paint..

Yep, birch wood tho not sure if mdf vs birch makes a difference in how it looks, I thought textured, but again im cheap, so I got a gallon of this stuff for like 9bux so Im good

pro-rabbit
09-11-2012, 10:31 AM
Use cheap spackle to hide some of the imperfections and seems. Then you can use just about anything you want.

bhsdriller
09-11-2012, 11:04 AM
fleckstone