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    plexiglass

    hey im building a box for 4 12'' alpine Swr-1241D and my plan for the box was to make a wall like box with the 4 subs in a square formation and facing the back of my JEEP and the back of the box facint the front of the truck so the back of the box is right behind the front seats. My idea was to put plexiglass ont he back side so you can see the baskets and magnets, how thick should the plexiglass be , each sub will have its own chamber of about 1.45ft^3



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    As thick as possible....1/2" or bigger...dont want it to flex.

    Couple tips...dont drill holes through it too close to the edge or too close together...it might crack on you. Countersink those screw heads.

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    yea definitely drill and countersink where you are gonna put the screws as steve said. also, if you can, find some acrylic cement to seal. its a liquid that you can put where 2 pieces of fiberglass are put together. its the same stuff thats used to seal fishtanks and such. its super strong and its clear.




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    what do u mean countersink the screw heads, im wondering because i wanted to make a plexi box, or have a plexi side




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    countersink

    a countersink is a type of a drill bit that drills the out the material so that the screw head is beneath the surface and is not stickin out. if you do not drill the countersink and drill ur srew threw and try to sink the screw beneath the surface the plexiglass will crack and break, it makes the finished project look alot better.



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    countersinking is a thing that you can do with a drill. it is what will make a sort of dish shaped cut where the screw heads are supposed to go. this is so that when you put the screws in, it doesnt crack the glass, but it fits right into it




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    hey i said it first!




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    i dont think so

    i think mine was up first man,
    ahh who cares im juss messin with you



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    i know so was i




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    hey btw, how much more is plexi than normal mdf? i was thinkin about doin that for my 10 ft^3 ported box bwahahhahaha



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    i imagine that its harder to work with and that it costs quite a bit more




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    Originally posted by BASSBOY
    how much more is plexi than normal mdf?
    At a glass shop close to where i live they sell 4'x4' sheets 1/4'' thick for 70$



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    Originally posted by alpine16
    At a glass shop close to where i live they sell 4'x4' sheets 1/4'' thick for 70$
    told ya




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    Originally posted by alpine16
    At a glass shop close to where i live they sell 4'x4' sheets 1/4'' thick for 70$
    You could build 1-3 boxes out of MDF for that much.

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