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Has anyone contacted acrytech about the possibility of duratex speaker in quarts? I've got a project that is probably too big for the trial, but I know I won't use close to a gallon. Any other options folks can think of?

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buy a gallon, sell half of it to the next guy who is in the same boat.
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Do they even sell Duratex in Canada? I asked at a few hardware stores and they looked at me funny lol..
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Do they even sell Duratex in Canada? I asked at a few hardware stores and they looked at me funny lol..

It's just bed liner, they definitely sell it here but you'll rarely find Duratex locally.
I called Canadian tire and they wanted 40 bucks for 1 liter of the stuff eek.gif

This is where I bought mine.
http://qcomponents.ca/home.php?cat=95
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Duratex is not like any bedliner I have used. I love duratex, and at this point I don't know an equivalent product
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buy a gallon, sell half of it to the next guy who is in the same boat.

This. Or you might like using it so much you will "find" new projects to do just to use it again. biggrin.gif

I'll be ordering my 3rd gallon soon enough. So far I've done 4 x dual opposed sealed 18 boxes, 1 pair SEOS surrounds, 3 x Fusion-15 SEOS LCR build, 1 single 15" sealed duramax sub build, and 4 x single 18" sealed boxes with 2 gallons. 2-3 coats on everything. biggrin.gif
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Duratex is not like any bedliner I have used. I love duratex, and at this point I don't know an equivalent product
+1! I love that there is nearly no smell while the product is being applied or drying, making it easy to apply indoors without any concerns.
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Just out of curiosity, as I'll be painting some subs soon, is there really any advantage to applying Duratex vs. a traditional "flat black" paint if you're just going to set your sub in the corner of the room and not move it about?

Isn't Duratex more aimed for the guys that are roading their speakers and gear from gig to gig and want a tough finish?

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I bought the trial size for a 3 cuft flat pack and it covered it 2 twice with thick coats. plus I still had about 3 or 4 oz left when I was done.
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Just out of curiosity, as I'll be painting some subs soon, is there really any advantage to applying Duratex vs. a traditional "flat black" paint if you're just going to set your sub in the corner of the room and not move it about?

Isn't Duratex more aimed for the guys that are roading their speakers and gear from gig to gig and want a tough finish?

-Suntan

some folks construct "better looking" cabinets than others. The latter can use duratex to hide some less sightly seams and surface qualities.


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Yes, it would be wonderful- and profitable- to sell Duratex in quarts. Just as virtually every decent-sized paint and finish manufacturer makes 99% of their products available. I would imagine it will happen eventually, it may just be imperfect with most of their client base right now.

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Yes, it would be wonderful- and profitable- to sell Duratex in quarts. Just as virtually every decent-sized paint and finish manufacturer makes 99% of their products available. I would imagine it will happen eventually, it may just be imperfect with most of their client base right now.

James

You are probably correct, the DIY'er is most likely a very small % of their sales. I'll most likely just get the gallon - and have an excuse to build other projects!
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Is Duratex different than other polyurethane paints sold in hardware stores? I have assebled 2 flatpacks of 4 cuft each & planning to assemble 2 more soon. Wondering if Duratex is easier to use than the polyurethane paint sold at Homedepot or Lowes. Also I have used plastic wood filler to fill gaps in the cabinet. Does Duratex go over well with plastic wood fillers?

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Is Duratex different than other polyurethane paints sold in hardware stores? I have assebled 2 flatpacks of 4 cuft each & planning to assemble 2 more soon. Wondering if Duratex is easier to use than the polyurethane paint sold at Homdepot or Lowes. Also I have used plastic wood filler to fill gaps in the cabinet. Does Duratex go over well with plastic wood fillers?

yes, it's basically very similar to rino truck bed liner....

and yes it goes really well over wood filler
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if I'm considering going flat black paint, vs duratex, I usually dont end up putting anything on the box other than a black bed sheet and sticking it in its spot cool.gif

duratex is sick. I hope leland at speaker hardware restocks soon (he sells pints btw) as his shipping price is much better than acrytec
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At the intersection of DuraTex and bedliner lies this stuff, I've been waiting for someone to try it... wink.gif

It's an acrylic loaded with rubber they say. And it's less than half the cost...

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I would imagine the fumes from that product would be much more intense.

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I can use duratex in the kitchen of my small apartment and not smell it at all, I love it!
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Duratex is not really like the bed liners you buy at stores. I've sprayed a ton of them, duratex is much less durable than any half decent bed liner. That being said, it's still pretty durable but just not as bed liner. I've found the best bedliner you can buy in stores is Raptor Liner. It's extremely tough and is comparable to Line-X with a smoother texture. I use lots of different brands at work.
As for Duratex in Canada, I buy mine from here : http://qcomponents.ca/search.php?mode=search&page=1

I've bought quite a bit of stuff from them as well as almost 20 gallons of Duratex.

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I would imagine the fumes from that product would be much more intense.

It's a water base acrylic, it happens to be on par with interior paint. VOC is listed as 46g/l and coverage is rated 600-800²' per 2gal container, it goes for $44 a bucket locally...

Now that I look the VOC content is lower than DuraTex 51 vs 46 g/l...

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I would imagine the fumes from that product would be much more intense.

It's a water base acrylic, it happens to be on par with interior paint. VOC is listed as 46g/l and coverage is rated 600-800²' per 2gal container, it goes for $44 a bucket locally...

Now that I look the VOC content is lower than DuraTex 51 vs 46 g/l...
Impressive.

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