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itsblown
10-28-2012, 09:28 PM
What do you guys use paint, carpet, something else, trying to get an idea on what to do with mine

KyleBechtold
10-28-2012, 09:29 PM
carpet looks the best.. people who say paint usually can't carpet so they just paint.. I feel paint looks cheap and out of place inside a car..

splwj47
10-28-2012, 09:30 PM
paint. i dont like the carpet look personaly.

mylows10
10-28-2012, 09:30 PM
i like to glass the outside then paint

gckless
10-28-2012, 09:33 PM
I stained my first box, made of birch ply. Looked good, but was way too much work, won't do it again most likely. Carpet works fine for me.

double 07
10-28-2012, 09:33 PM
Do both.....

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w513/pwdrblucivic/DanielsXLbox/20121019_205445.jpg


or just carpet if it's done right

http://i1079.photobucket.com/albums/w513/pwdrblucivic/kevinsxl10box/1007121642a.jpg

fasfocus00
10-28-2012, 09:35 PM
depends on rest of install

RangerDangerV2
10-28-2012, 09:36 PM
either glass the outside and paint. stain if its birch. but if I dont have glass around or I dont want to glass it I just bondo the seams and paint. paint looks very nice inside of a vehicle, but that also depends on the interior.

nkrell11
10-28-2012, 09:37 PM
Paint, Carpet, Vinyl, Bed liner etc.. personally I think carpet is over done.

dunerider650
10-28-2012, 09:54 PM
krylone stone it!!! worked awesome.

Falcons
10-28-2012, 10:01 PM
For a trunk style build I like the carpet look to match the interior. SUV's with leather or vinyl seats I would use vinyl, and for a truck I would use a glossy paint.

kushy_dreams
10-28-2012, 11:29 PM
Some guy at a comp told me he gained 2db from removing his carpeting.


I use this on about 95% of the boxes I build, $7/can at home depot iirc and it hides imperfections pretty well too.

http://i.walmartimages.com/i/p/00/02/00/66/17/0002006617256_500X500.jpg

goingdef
10-28-2012, 11:37 PM
I like spray on bed liner, but then again I can't carpet so?
http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x81/animalnut1310/P5260056.jpg

04murdalanche
10-28-2012, 11:41 PM
Fleckstone paint can look pretty nice too

dunerider650
10-29-2012, 12:29 AM
Fleckstone paint can look pretty nice too

That's what the Krylone make it stone is.....hides any imperfections and looks great too.

butterMilk
10-29-2012, 12:38 AM
I dont mind paint, but its generally not as durable as carpet. So I like carpet.

UnderFire
10-29-2012, 12:56 AM
I like the look of carpet, even though I **** at doing it. I will be trying bedliner on my next box because it will be pretty big for carpet.

N8er
10-29-2012, 11:25 PM
This is whats keeping me from finishing my box, I can't decide on a finish.. I know I want it white, but thats as far as I got.

Boomsday
10-29-2012, 11:31 PM
Carpet is for sissies, and lazy ppl who cant paint

Dirtrider4eva
10-29-2012, 11:33 PM
here's my box in the making. (stilll need to cut aero port fitment and sub mounts, not glued) im doing the sides black. and then will be staining the other faces a dark brown followed by a nice clear. itll match my interior and will look good. i carpeted my last box. just didnt do it right for me. but im sure with more skill it looks good like DOUBLE 07's enclosures.
for now this is where it sits.
And i did lose 1.3 DBs from going carpeted.


http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/664937_10151124987537196_1138067140_o.jpg

pro-rabbit
10-29-2012, 11:36 PM
We do everything here. Personally, I like doing what ever looks best once installed. I hate having to wrap/paint something that just looks as if it don't belong.

mklett33
10-30-2012, 01:56 PM
And i did lose 1.3 DBs from going carpeted.



What?

pro-rabbit
10-30-2012, 02:04 PM
What?

This is a common issue with some applications. I had to rip off carpet before between my 1st and 2nd runs to get my 1.1db back lol

Dirtrider4eva
10-30-2012, 02:08 PM
What?
i was doing 146.9s then dropped to 145.4-5s after carpeting my box. id reccomend going with some sort of smooth finishing. vinyl, paint, whatever

pro-rabbit
10-30-2012, 02:09 PM
i was doing 146.9s then dropped to 145.4-5s after carpeting my box. id reccomend going with some sort of smooth finishing. vinyl, paint, whatever

I wouldn't say to avoid carpet all together. It is application specific and many factors play into the carpet situation. I have wrapped enclosures plenty of times with no loss of SPL.

Dirtrider4eva
10-30-2012, 02:15 PM
I wouldn't say to avoid carpet all together. It is application specific and many factors play into the carpet situation. I have wrapped enclosures plenty of times with no loss of SPL.
it is. i had port and sub facing my hatch wall. so alot of the sound had to reflect off the hatch over the carpet. equating the loss. sure it doesnt need to be avoided. in daily applications its nothing worth worrying about. but for chasing numbers thats the other side where the smoother the better.

pro-rabbit
10-30-2012, 02:24 PM
it is. i had port and sub facing my hatch wall. so alot of the sound had to reflect off the hatch over the carpet. equating the loss. sure it doesnt need to be avoided. in daily applications its nothing worth worrying about. but for chasing numbers thats the other side where the smoother the better.

Even with number chasing though, it is not always a hindrance. It really depends on how the application and install is. I have had some where carpet did help, all though that only happened twice lol.