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    Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Alrite..im lookin to build a carbon fiber box for two 15" subs.. about how much does it cost, how much trouble was it to make..and does any1 have pics so i can get an idea..

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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    like the whole thing made out of CF?




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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Yes..




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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    good luck carbon fiber isn't as flexible as fiberglass, and most times (all the time as far as i know) the object needs to be vaccum formed

    also there is currently a carbon fiber shortage so prices have gone up....alot



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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Ah..so you think i should go with Fiber Glass?




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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Its like $30 and up for a yard of CF. And yeah theres a bad shortage for some odd reason.

    Stick for fiberglass IMO.



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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Let's see here my man.

    It would be ungodly expensive for one thing.
    True structural carbon fiber doesn't take to tight curves and such. So it would be a complete pain to try and mold an entire enclosure out of it.
    Structural carbon fiber isn't all pretty like the cosmetic stuff.
    Gotta use epoxy resin. Polyester don't cut it.
    Did I mention it would be ridiculously expensive ??

    If you want the look. You could always make a fiberglass enclosure. Then do an outside layer of cosmetic cf and use clear casting resin. The way I have always done it . Lot cheaper, lot easier



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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    To much work and it will be expensive to do it all CF.




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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Alrite..thanks guys..class is almost over..i guys ill look into Fiberglass




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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Quote Originally Posted by ChiSoX516
    Ah..so you think i should go with Fiber Glass?
    Neither…

    A box made solely out of composite will not really be strong enough and will ring like a bell.




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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Quote Originally Posted by Ayrton
    Neither…

    A box made solely out of composite will not really be strong enough and will ring like a bell.

    It could be strong enough, and the resonation could be dealt with. But it would be a lot more cost effective to go other routes such as fiberglass



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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    How do you plan on making it out of CF? I imagine it would be pretty complicated.....







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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    Quote Originally Posted by B&W_EE
    How do you plan on making it out of CF? I imagine it would be pretty complicated.....

    Unless he knows something I don't. Vacuum forming is the only way to get it to conform like it would need to



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    Re: Carbon Fiber Box.................

    just make it out of fiberglass and mdf. then just use CF on the outside.




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