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flag316
03-12-2005, 02:24 AM
Those of you who've left your boxes unfinished(ie, in raw MDF), have you had any problems with the wood cracking up due to moisture/cold weather/etc, with the box just sitting in the trunk? How cold is it where you live?

Just curious, and a little worried, that's all...Thanks for all and any input.

Slody4Futbol
03-12-2005, 02:26 AM
no

VOA_NIGHTMARE
03-12-2005, 02:31 AM
nope and im in upstate ny and if you seen the weather channel for this area its been showing like in the - teens below.

SPL140.2
03-12-2005, 03:07 AM
way upstate NY, below zero most of the time, lol. Never had any problems with enclosures and the cold, but noticed the subs slow down a bit.

JAZN
03-12-2005, 05:50 AM
the danger of leaving ur box uncovered is itll look ugly and degrade ur cool points.

Nikuk
03-12-2005, 09:18 AM
the danger of leaving ur box uncovered is itll look ugly and degrade ur cool points.

nah, sometimes the box is sexier when raw... so long as you didnt doodle all over the fricking thing. :p:

No real dangers. It will last years with common sense.

-Nick

tj'sProbe
03-12-2005, 10:09 AM
where upstate new york do you guys live?

Nikuk
03-12-2005, 10:27 AM
<-- Buffalo (incase you couldn't tell).

tj'sProbe
03-12-2005, 10:35 AM
yea i am from plattsburgh i dont know if you know where that is or not.

Nikuk
03-12-2005, 12:07 PM
yea i am from plattsburgh i dont know if you know where that is or not.

yep. y?

FOSGATE JOE
03-12-2005, 12:26 PM
nah, sometimes the box is sexier when raw... so long as you didnt doodle all over the fricking thing. :p:

No real dangers. It will last years with common sense.

-Nickwell me to^and it a cool sunny 75 in cali ;)

VOA_NIGHTMARE
03-12-2005, 01:07 PM
im up between syracuse and rochester

tj'sProbe
03-12-2005, 01:09 PM
yea i go out that way for the college hockey games. Oswego, geneseo, buff st. ect. Nice place out that way.

JAZN
03-12-2005, 05:06 PM
nah, sometimes the box is sexier when raw... so long as you didnt doodle all over the fricking thing. :p:

No real dangers. It will last years with common sense.

-Nick
i dont question how long itll last, cuz i also dont think covering a box makes that big of a diff when it comes to protecting it. i had my box naked for a good couple months and i just like it so much more now that its covered. much more pleasing to the eye, in my humble opinion of course.

SPL140.2
03-13-2005, 02:24 AM
Im near potsdam, NY

tj'sProbe
03-13-2005, 07:56 PM
yea that is only about 2 hours from me. I didnt know there as many people as there are in upstate ny on here.

hdave
03-13-2005, 08:35 PM
my trunk has a problem of a lot of mousture in it (peice of **** 95 neon) so 2 corners of my old box were messed. the mdf like ****** in ater and it deformed and there was salt all over it lol.

Strecker25
03-13-2005, 09:01 PM
yea that is only about 2 hours from me. I didnt know there as many people as there are in upstate ny on here.

Rochester here

djjdnap
03-13-2005, 09:06 PM
Do trees die in the cold?
Oh well the stuff you got is dead anyway, + its probably covered in some type of protective coating..

shltplease
03-15-2005, 12:05 AM
I guess you could seal it before you put the carpet on. Use tung oil or polyurethane.

Exaran
03-16-2005, 12:15 PM
I always thought moisture would be the real enemy, but I'm in VA where we go from jungle-like heat+humidity in summer to 10 deg in winter, and it rains all year...

I just keep em from getting directly wet, except for a few stray raindrops, and I havent seen any degradation of the wood, except the outside turns a little darker brown/orange over time. But still very structurally sound.