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    Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    My box is in the trunk of my car, with the back seats up. And when I pop my trunk sometimes and check out my box, the moisture from the rest of the trunk just seems to gravitate onto it, and just cover my box and subs. Is there any way to prevent this? My box isn't carpeted, would that help? Any input on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated!



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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    You should probably figure out where all the moisture is coming from. Personally I wouldn't care so much about the box, but would be very concerned about the amp.



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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    You should probably figure out where all the moisture is coming from. Personally I wouldn't care so much about the box, but would be very concerned about the amp.
    this, find the leak in your trunk and put a stop to it



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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    sounds like you have a bad gasket somewhere.....maybe the trunk seal is bad and is letting the night air in and then it condensates on everything......




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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    Or tail lights




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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    You should probably figure out where all the moisture is coming from. Personally I wouldn't care so much about the box, but would be very concerned about the amp.
    Yeah, that's my big concern as well. I don't want the amps to get wet and spark or something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by double 07 View Post
    sounds like you have a bad gasket somewhere.....maybe the trunk seal is bad and is letting the night air in and then it condensates on everything......
    Are those easy fixes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kushy_dreams View Post
    this, find the leak in your trunk and put a stop to it
    Where would a trunk usually leak from?



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    Quote Originally Posted by alec14 View Post
    Yeah, that's my big concern as well. I don't want the amps to get wet and spark or something.

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    Are those easy fixes?

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    Where would a trunk usually leak from?
    window glass, body seam, rubber gaskets, tail lights, there are many places.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kushy_dreams View Post
    window glass, body seam, rubber gaskets, tail lights, there are many places.
    Okay, thanks. I'll be checking all over pretty soon.



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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    Good luck, I used silicon around the light mounts and any other place it could leak in from. I ended up pulling everything out and using a can of undercarriage coating on the whole trunk before it stopped.




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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    What kind of car is it..??? And have you ever been rear ended???




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    Re: Box gets a lot of moisture on it.. Any ideas on how to prevent it?

    Note that moisture is sometimes in the form of condensation, think about the inside of your windows when they fog, there is no leak but moisture is created. To prevent the wood from degrading you can give it a coat of fiberglass resin.



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    Quote Originally Posted by mklett33 View Post
    Note that moisture is sometimes in the form of condensation, think about the inside of your windows when they fog, there is no leak but moisture is created. To prevent the wood from degrading you can give it a coat of fiberglass resin.
    My box has had 2 layers of clearcoat applied to it, think that will help?



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    Quote Originally Posted by tc300 View Post
    What kind of car is it..??? And have you ever been rear ended???
    It's a 2007 Chevy Malibu, and it hasn't been rear ended, but the person I bought it from had backed into a light pole, and the bumper is a little off, and the original taillight was cracked, so I replaced it.

    .... I think what I just said may have answered my question, lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynjoy2008 View Post
    Good luck, I used silicon around the light mounts and any other place it could leak in from. I ended up pulling everything out and using a can of undercarriage coating on the whole trunk before it stopped.
    How did you cover your whole trunk in it? Did you tear out all the carpet to do it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by alec14 View Post
    It's a 2007 Chevy Malibu, and it hasn't been rear ended, but the person I bought it from had backed into a light pole, and the bumper is a little off, and the original taillight was cracked, so I replaced it.

    .... I think what I just said may have answered my question, lol

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    How did you cover your whole trunk in it? Did you tear out all the carpet to do it?
    Yeah I pulled everything out, sprayed it all, and let it set for a few days before I put it back together.




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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklynjoy2008 View Post
    Yeah I pulled everything out, sprayed it all, and let it set for a few days before I put it back together.
    And it worked good after that? I might try your silicone idea, I have quite a bit of that at my disposal.



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