Penn Fabrication seems to be the manufacturer of choice for road case hardware down here. Is this the case in the States & other parts of the world?Also, just so you know, Most of the stuff you see on road cases; Corner protectors, edge beading, etc etc. is available from either parts express, or a good local hardware store < not the Ace kind> Corner Caps, proper handles, and the like can really give a very proffesional finish to a speaker project.
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Where are you located ? One of my favorite distributers is G.E. Polymershapes they are a national company with distributers all over. In this region there is TAP plastics, But they tend to be extremely expensive. Yes a lot of the theatrcal dealers carry it also but again they tend to be on the expensive side. PLastics have made an extremely sharp upturn in price as of the last couple of years, the Chinese and Indians have been hording the raw materials driving the costs up. Stay away from Sintra < brand name> it has a sort of "foamish" ABS layer in the middle and does not hold up well under stress. I think you'll be happy with the ABS you'll want the .089" make sure your surfaces are smooth and bump free you can then use a variety of contact adhesives to adhere it with. I prefer a product called "30 Nuetral" with is a Latex based contact adhesive, clean up is easier. but good old Welld Bond works just as well just be sure to stay well ventilated.Thanks for the carpeting tips but since you mentioned.....
Where could I get the "hair cell abs" material? I wanted to cover the speakers with something other than carpet, but I wasnt able to find anything durable enough. Vinyl was the other option but it seemed to stretch and tear, especialy considering the weight of the cabinet (a dual 18" sub).
Ah Sorry I'm a left coaster and I've only spent vacations east of the Mississippi. We'll have to put an APB out on a plastics supplier in the Boston area.Most of the year Im in Fitchburg MA, about a half hour away from Boston (for college). The rest of the year Im in Schenectady NY.
The "herculiner" brand is available in 1 gallon cans, at $99.00 / gallon itis one of the cheapest availible, it's EXTREMELY messy to use Very toxic and Very Stinky. 1 gallon will do most of a standard pickup bed, so it should be more than sufficient for a box that size.I was looking at some of the liquid bed liners out there and have a couple of questions.
1. Is there a spray on that doesnt require a compressor? Maybe an aerosol?
2. I found some brush on bed liner, but only in a five gallon tub. Does anyone know where I could get smaller amounts?
3. How much would it take to cover a cabinet 40"x20"x22" ? Should I just be reading labels, or is there a rule of thumb?