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plexiglass for sub box?

Discussion in 'Car Audio / Security / Electronic Accessories' started by ssl2k, Jul 27, 2004.

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  1. ssl2k

    ssl2k Senior Member

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    I am just wondering what/if plexiglass will work for making 1 wall of a sub box(top of course) and how thick it should be? and roguhly what im going to spend on it...

    it will prolly be like 35" by 15" or so?

    nathan
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    about 1 inch for a piece that size
     
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    ratherbewalking Junior Member

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    from what ive seen that stuff is expensive, id avoid it and do fiberglass
     
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    im doing fiberglass for the rest of the box w/ mdf base

    it needs to be clear so you can see the subs, but offer protection against shit fallin on them

    nathan
     
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    tab Super Moderator

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    I'd ask a glass shop, or utilize a piece that you already have from another box.

    BTW, since you're getting setup for painting.............You can buff out old glass and plexiglass using the same supplies. Let's say, if you find a piece that has a scratch in it or something. ;)
     
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    you can buff plexiglass to a shine?

    lol...thats' funny :)

    nathan
     
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    YouKnowWhoIBee my avatar is better.

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    i used to work at home depot and they sell it and cut it for you. It is roughly 25 dollars for a 2x2 1 inch thick peice.
     
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    I would stay away from plexiglass. The presure will make it crack I have seen it happen. It looks great just dont run too much power to your subs. :)
     
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    it will not crack it if you get thick enought plexi
     
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    1 inch thick plexi will not crack

    especially on the minimal span he's talking about
     
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    jesus christ

    im fuckin make base of the box out of mdf and sides with plexglass and bonod/resin

    the plexiglass is going to be a cover over the subs to protect them
     
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    yeah, I thought that was obvious



    but apparently some people on the board have a problem reading and comprehending
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    not shit and there all noobs too
     
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    hahah 1 inch thick plexiglass will NOT crack. Do you have any idea how thick that is?
     
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    exactly, that's what i'm trying to tell these dudes, and this dude is only talking about making the top of his box out of it
     
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    Shit, I bet you could make the whole box out of 1" plexi and it wouldn't break. It'd take a 20 lb sledge hammer to crack plastic that thick.
     
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    exactly- people fail to realize the thickness of the material we're discussing and the strength of plexiglass

    yes a 1/8" piece of plexi will crack by bending it- that doesn't mean a 1" piece will do the same :)
     
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    LOL, yourpiece of shit honda's cant even handle the weight of a decent sound system, piece of shit cars. get a real car hahahahaha ....honda!.....rofl pieceofshit assholes
     
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    hey dumb ass this thread is over 3 years old.:newbie::ufucktard::ban:
     
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    Hehehe...and I was about to reply to it with plexi info (I've built aquariums before) before I read this post...oops...

    John
     
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