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I have three 4Pi speakers and a JBL 4645c that I need to cover in Duratex. Will 1 gallon be enough for all this? I'll be rolling this on.

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I had over a 1/2 gallon left after rolling on duratex on three 4Pi. I went for a smooth finish and used a smooth foam roller. Did two coats.
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I had over a 1/2 gallon left after rolling on duratex on three 4Pi. I went for a smooth finish and used a smooth foam roller. Did two coats.

Awesome, thanks. I was actually just looking at your build over at audioroundtable. Excellend job! I'm hoping mine will turn out as well. I noticed you have yours mounted with the tweeters quite a bit higher than ear level. Was there a reason for this/does it make a big difference in your theater? I'm not quite sure how high to mount mine as it seems most people are using them as 2ch music speakers, not in a theater.

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I bought a gallon and covered four dual opposed 5 cubic ft subs with 2 coats on most surfaces and 3 coats on a few. I also did a 2.5 cubic ft dual opposed sub with two coats. I still have about a pint left.
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I noticed you have yours mounted with the tweeters quite a bit higher than ear level. Was there a reason for this/does it make a big difference in your theater?

When I finished them i stuck them on the stands I had. Not a lot of thought. On tweeter ear level alignment. I have three rows of seating and I suspect having them higher helps get the sound out to all three rows. The highest seating are bar stools.
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If you want to stretch the duratex a bit further paint the enclosure with flat black paint as a base and then add the duratex finish over that. I've done this on countless builds and it's surprising to see how much the duratex can cover.
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If you want to stretch the duratex a bit further paint the enclosure with flat black paint as a base and then add the duratex finish over that. I've done this on countless builds and it's surprising to see how much the duratex can cover.

Interesting, so what's your procedure regarding the various coats of paint? Do you sand the wood before and/or the coats between? I have 4x 2.5cu.ft. MFW-15's, pair of SEOS12 + JBL 2226 mains and possibly surounds to paint. I'm guessing 1 gallon may not cover all of those so your idea is appreciated and noted.

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I had been spraying my boxes with the water based flat black paint with 2 coats and then spray 2 coats of duratex over that. That's it. No sanding between coats needed due to the texture of the duratex. I did roll the duratex on once and it turned out well but spraying is much faster if you're doing that many enclosures. Btw I use a cheapo harbor freight texture spray gun that was less than $20. A gallon of duratex will easily cover the boxes that you listed.
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