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ideas for covering a cab cheaply?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by mollin man, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. anybody have any ideas on how to cover a cab on an extreme budget? (mind you, i can't find any local sources for carpet or tolex) paint? household carpet? anything?
  2. jarrod cunningham

    jarrod cunningham

    Apr 24, 2007
    sylacauga alabama
    spector basses
    i bought a do it yourself roll on bed liner kit from a auto parts store . 35.00 total out the door . re did my beat to hell 69 ampeg 810 . now she looks as good as she has always sound ....
  3. spraypaint....
  4. teej

    teej Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 19, 2004
    Sheffield, AL 35660
    Find a fabric shop with upholstery vinyl.
  5. Jazzman


    Nov 26, 2002
    Raleigh, NC
    I have used black carpet that I purchased at an autoparts store (Advanced Auto Parts). IIRC it was very cheap. It appeared to be similar to what most cabinet companies use and was very easy to apply.
  6. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Not being a truck owner...

    Does that stuff cure to a hard finish, or rubbery, or something in between?
  7. I think it cures pretty hard, just kinda course so things won't slide.
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
  9. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    Chia amp?
  10. knarleybass

    knarleybass Commercial User

    Apr 6, 2005
    Tustin, CA
    Owner of Ulyate Instruments
  11. If you want to do free and don't mind ugly... find a local carpet store and make a friend - ask for remnants that they are going to toss, or just dumpster dive when no one is looking. A shag carpet cab would kick ass!
  12. It wouldn't be ugly, it' would be artsy!!:D
  13. greenboy


    Dec 18, 2000
    remote mountain cabin Montana
    greenboy designs: fEARful, bassic, dually, crazy88 etc
  14. fender3x


    Mar 12, 2006
    For simple, easy and relatively good looking, nothing beats Duratex. I used an open celled paint roller to put it on my DR250, and it came out really nice:


    It's available online:


    It's roughly the same cost as DIY truck bed liner. Just a bit more expensive than regular paint. Very durable, and MUCH easier to use, since cleanup is with water.
  15. K2000


    Nov 16, 2005
    If you guys were going to use Duratex, how would you deal with dings, gouges, chipped areas and so on?
  16. vinny


    Apr 3, 2006
    Las Vegas, NV.
  17. ^^ a bondo cab, too funny!

    Oh, you could do a duct tape cab - that would be frickin' sweet.
  18. duct tape, I think that's the way to go.
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