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speaker box waterproofing?

Discussion in 'Audio' started by 3car, Feb 16, 2003.

  1. 3car

    3car 1/2 ton status

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    ok,i have built some side panel boxes,now i must protect them incase i get caught topless!whats the best thing to coat em'with,fiberglass resin,or polyurathane??? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif
     
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    I vote fiberglass resin(polyester, I believe).
     
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    I really don't know jacksh*t about building speaker boxs, but I'll second that fiberglass.
     
  4. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I used polyurethane (3 coats) over the MDF to seal it.

    Don't forget to seal both the inside and outside of the box (especially if it's ported) humidity can still work it's way inside so better to be safe than sorry.

    You could always build to boxes out of aluminum..... /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
     
  5. 3car

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    good deal.i dont like fiberglass too much.its real sticky,and sets up real fast.i make big mess! /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Check out Minwax Indoor/Outdoor Helmsman Spar Urethane. It stands up to weather very well. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif I got it at Home Depot.
     
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    line-X 'em. /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif

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    use rtf(rigid thermal foil) thats what they use on expensive mdf cabinets its water proof and comes in almost every color
     
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    wrap them in duck tape. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif it comes in about every color nowadays. even camo!!!
     
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    duct tape.one more use for the universal tool.i like it! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Duct tape has a lifespan of about a week when exposed to UV light. /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif Cleaning off the adhesive residue after the tape has crumbled away really sucks. /forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif
     
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    yeah,i would have to say we were just having fun with the duct tape thing.i decided to use polyurethane.who would have guessed carpet,3m glue,duct tape,and mdf dont make a good combination? /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gifgo figure.
     

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