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    Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    ok so im wondering if anyone has a step by step process they would be willing to share on how to paint a speaker box? im not talking spray paint, im talking about making the box the exact same color as the car, with the same shine, and smooth touch.

    the reason i ask is because i just bought a DD9510g with a carbon fiber dustcap and i think it would look killer in a box the same color as 2006civic ( Galaxy Grey)



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    have fun....



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    take it to a body/paint shop and let them do their thing...




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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    prime it and find a similar color at lowes hd walmart etc.. paint many coats.. find the shiny ones...



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by mlstrass View Post
    take it to a body/paint shop and let them do their thing...
    thats exactly what i was thinking.......i actually just got my car back from a body shop that fixed my car ( tree fell on it ) So i know they could match the color perfectly. How much do u think it would run me?



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    smooth all edges of the box, make sure there are no seams. if there are seams, sand them or fill them with wood/body filler. a simple glaze will do which is cheaper and in a smaller container.

    then hit the box with a high build primer. you would need a compressor and paint gun for this which can both be had on a budget at Harbor Freight. after about 4-5 good coats of primer, you would wetsand the primer to a smooth finish.

    time to get the paint code for your car color which can be found on the driver door jamb sticker. then take that to a local paint shop and get a perfect match. then lay down another 3-4 coats of that color and then shoot a clear over it. you will want 4-6 layers of clear so that you can wetsand and buff that to a high sheen.

    there are more steps inbetween all of that, but for posting sakes I figured I would give you a heads up.



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Rear door speaker pods and sub box color matched to body.

    Pods are fiberglass but the box is MDF top and sides with the base fiberglassed to follow floor contours for added volume. The face was sanded with a belt sander to get the curve.

    Thats automotive paint. 2 part primer, 2 part base and 2 part clear sanded and buffed.










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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by quest51210 View Post
    smooth all edges of the box, make sure there are no seams. if there are seams, sand them or fill them with wood/body filler. a simple glaze will do which is cheaper and in a smaller container.

    then hit the box with a high build primer. you would need a compressor and paint gun for this which can both be had on a budget at Harbor Freight. after about 4-5 good coats of primer, you would wetsand the primer to a smooth finish.

    time to get the paint code for your car color which can be found on the driver door jamb sticker. then take that to a local paint shop and get a perfect match. then lay down another 3-4 coats of that color and then shoot a clear over it. you will want 4-6 layers of clear so that you can wetsand and buff that to a high sheen.

    there are more steps inbetween all of that, but for posting sakes I figured I would give you a heads up.
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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by fshanda View Post
    Rear door speaker pods and sub box color matched to body.

    Pods are fiberglass but the box is MDF top and sides with the base fiberglassed to follow floor contours for added volume. The face was sanded with a belt sander to get the curve.

    Thats automotive paint. 2 part primer, 2 part base and 2 part clear sanded and buffed.








    Thats exactly what im thinking ! how much did the paint run you and how much do think it would cost to have a body shop do it fo me?



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Go to the shop and ask them. Nobody here is gonna be able to tell you how much they are gonna charge.



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by inkfx View Post
    Go to the shop and ask them. Nobody here is gonna be able to tell you how much they are gonna charge.

    i know that. but im just wondering what people have been charged for something like this..... to give me an estimate on how much i should be paying



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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    that box for a Type R! are you kidding me? get a nicer subs bro.




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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    hey man i work in a body shop not a painter but a body man and we would charge 200 to 300 to high build it and spry and color sand




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    Re: Painting a box????? lets make it look like the car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Ellsworthz View Post
    that box for a Type R! are you kidding me? get a nicer subs bro.
    It was my my first attempt at a system for one of my cars. First sub I have ever owned for that matter. Didnt know any better back then. Just wanted Alpine

    One day I will get a better sub and amp. I bought a TC9 12" to put in there. I was going to cut it up and modify it but I wound up using that sub in my shop

    how much did the paint run you
    Cheap HVLP gun 75 to 100 dollars

    Paint was 167 dollars from a buddy of mine. I got enough to paint that box twice plus the pods and enough to do the front pods which I abandoned. The work was good but I didnt like how the design turned out. Into the dumpster they went.

    Your probably looking at 40-60 for primer, 40-60 for paint and the same for clear. Thats for 2 part catalyzed systems.



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