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Just curious if anyone has ever gone to an auto body/paint shop to see how much it would be to have subs or speakers painted? I'm talking fill work and putting a super high gloss black (or any color) on their wood work. I'm thinking about going this route as I doubt I could get a piano black finish that looks like it just came out of JL audio's shop.


Anyone like to share?


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i dont have anything to share about high gloss finishes, but i did want to tell you i love your avatar.


2 nights ago my wife came into my office and one of your replies was up on screen. She gave me an "interesting / what are you looking at honey, kind of look".


i said..." chill out honey, its just some guys avatar picture on the home theater forum"


she said "what does that picture have to do with hometheater"


I said " its about man thing, just like my hometheater room"


i thought the whole exchnage was funny, and wanted to share it with you pretty girl, chocholate banana, guy.

 

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Interesting that this came up. I was toying with the idea of covering my Martycube with that carbon fiber

wrap I've seen somewhere. How sick would that look? LOL. Probably not too high on the WAF for some though
 

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Originally Posted by kevings  /t/1521487/anyone-ever-inquire-about-getting-cabinets-professionally-painted/0_50#post_24453667


i dont have anything to share about high gloss finishes, but i did want to tell you i love your avatar.

I hate that avatar!



i thought the whole exchange was funny, and wanted to share it with you pretty girl, chocholate banana, guy.
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Because I'm so obsessive about the DIY stuff, It's bad enough my wife already thinks of my habit as "speaker porn."

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Re: MDF powder coat: I thought was a pretty good article. I would not have thought of MDF as a good candidate for powder coating. As usual, I was 100% wrong. In any case, it is not a DIY project due to the myriad of special equipment needed to infuse and dry the powder coat. I wonder what the cost would be for a couple of large speakers?

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Re: Carbon Fiber wrap: I think it looks cool, and I'd like to know more about this. Is there a link to find more info on how to apply it, or even where to find it?

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!!! Get rid of the stupid avatar Mr. Saab Racer! I have to look at it everytime you post, and I don't want to look at it! (surely there are some pictures of racing Saabs you could use instead?)

 

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Originally Posted by kevings  /t/1521487/anyone-ever-inquire-about-getting-cabinets-professionally-painted#post_24453667


i dont have anything to share about high gloss finishes, but i did want to tell you i love your avatar.


2 nights ago my wife came into my office and one of your replies was up on screen. She gave me an "interesting / what are you looking at honey, kind of look".


i said..." chill out honey, its just some guys avatar picture on the home theater forum"


she said "what does that picture have to do with hometheater"


I said " its about man thing, just like my hometheater room"


i thought the whole exchnage was funny, and wanted to share it with you pretty girl, chocholate banana, guy.


Haha thanks. It's pretty funny.

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Originally Posted by wassub  /t/1521487/anyone-ever-inquire-about-getting-cabinets-professionally-painted#post_24453688


Even more interesting to me is the possibility of powdercoating MDF. Should be cheaper/faster/better.

http://www.powdercoating.org/18/Store-Resources/Powder-Coating-on-Wood


Anyone up to speed on this technique?

Well I just called the only two places around me that powder coat. One said no and hung up. The other was open to the idea. They said they bake at 400 degrees and aren't sure if anything is specially needed to be done for MDF. I think 400 is too high.
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Originally Posted by kevings  /t/1521487/anyone-ever-inquire-about-getting-cabinets-professionally-painted/0_50#post_24453667


i dont have anything to share about high gloss finishes, but i did want to tell you i love your avatar.

I hate that avatar!



i thought the whole exchange was funny, and wanted to share it with you pretty girl, chocholate banana, guy.
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Because I'm so obsessive about the DIY stuff, It's bad enough my wife already thinks of my habit as "speaker porn."

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Re: MDF powder coat: I thought was a pretty good article. I would not have thought of MDF as a good candidate for power coating. As usual, I was 100% wrong. In any case, it is not a DIY project due to the myriad of special equipment needed to infuse and dry the powder coat. I wonder what the cost would be for a couple of large speakers?

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Re: Carbon Fiber wrap: I'd like to know more about this. Is there a link to find more info on how to apply it, or even where to find it?

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Get rid of the stupid avatar Mr. Saab Racer! I have to look at it everytime you post, and I don't want to look at it!

Umm seriously? Do you really hate it?


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Originally Posted by saabracer23  /t/1521487/anyone-ever-inquire-about-getting-cabinets-professionally-painted/0_50#post_24454074


Umm seriously? Do you really hate it?


Dan
No, not really. Just having a little fun at your expense.


 

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Originally Posted by saabracer23  /t/1521487/anyone-ever-inquire-about-getting-cabinets-professionally-painted#post_24454074


Well I just called the only two places around me that powder coat. One said no and hung up. The other was open to the idea. They said they bake at 400 degrees and aren't sure if anything is specially needed to be done for MDF. I think 400 is too high.
Maybe you should check with a wheel repair company. They do lots of metallic finishes, and they're accustomed to dealing with retail customers on small projects. There are a couple around Atlanta, so I'm sure most cities will have at least one around. http://www.wheelwizard.com/services.html


I'm not sure if my shop get's a wholesale discount or not, but I'd expect the cost to be close to $150 per cabinet, depending on size and such - I'm not sure how much of the cost of wheel finishing is labor and how much is materials. If materials, I guess most speakers would require more than most wheels.
 

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It's a relatively new and different technology than conventional metal powdercoating, but like everything, its availability should increase fairly rapidly.  At present, it will be hard to find shops that do one-ofs but hopefully this will change soon.  Here's a company in the game just to provide a bit more info.

 

http://mdfpowdercoatsystems.com/
 

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I like the idea of having a subwoofer enclosure completely wrapped in Carbin Fiber on each side, and rear. I am not sure that have the baffle also be Carbin fiber is probably not that pretty.
 
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