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shake this
12-17-2013, 11:48 AM
Iíve been playing around with vinyl wrap and decided to try it as an alternative to paint, carpet or the typical vinyl. So let me know what you think. Could it replace the standards or should we leave well enough alone and stick with the common ways to dress up sub boxes?

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/DSCN0276_zpse0f30303.jpg

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Amped%20Up/DSCN0264_zps85b52a70.jpg

This face is cover in hot rod red vinyl with a brushed aluminum boarder and a carbon fiber speaker ring.

http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a125/BrandonBlount/Amped%20Up/DSCN0259_zps2921aa41.jpg

michaellane
12-17-2013, 11:52 AM
looks good

shake this
12-17-2013, 11:56 AM
I can promise you, the vinyl is much faster than paint.

GLN305
12-17-2013, 12:04 PM
How well does the vinyl stick to wood (MDF in particular)? Was there any prep work required? I LOVE the idea of using lettering vinyl for wrapping sub enclosures/amp racks. Looks great BTW!

shake this
12-17-2013, 12:12 PM
I put down 3 coats of polyurethane because I was worried that it might not stick well to the MDF. However, I think I could have gotten away with just using it on any area that was actually cut. The face of the box would have been fine without any sealer, just a damp rag to pick up any dust. The reason I would still recommend coating any of the cuts is the vinyl picks up any imperfections and would probably show the roughness from the cut. A good sanding might give you the same results but I'm lazy and don't like to sand if I can keep from it.