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What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« on: June 04, 2010, 12:56:01 pm »
HI guys. Has anyone used any of the vinyls from partsexpress.com? It would cost me 20$ to do a cab from them opposed to $90 for kings oak from arcadeshop.


http://www.parts-express.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?Partnumber=261-614



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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2010, 01:00:23 pm »
Everyone raves about it.  It's always recommended by those who have used it.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2010, 01:11:59 pm »
Nice, I was worried it might not stick very well. I'm trying to keep my budget low without having a crappy looking cab in the end.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2010, 02:10:22 pm »
I got mine through Amazon (still from Parts Express) for pretty cheap.  It's thin, but sticks HARD.  As in, forget repositioning anything if you get a corner wrong!

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2010, 02:18:42 pm »
I got mine through Amazon (still from Parts Express) for pretty cheap.

THIS.

I bought it from them through amazon and saved money.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2010, 02:44:40 pm »
I've used it on a control panel and I would recommend it. It is very durable and sticks extremely well.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2010, 04:30:36 pm »
It works great on CPs but I wouldn't use it to cover a side panel or anything.  Make sure to use some 3M spray glue when you apply it so it sticks in place forever.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2010, 05:04:25 pm »
What cabs was King's Oak vinyl used on?

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2010, 05:29:17 pm »
Haven't used their vinyl, but I've been ordering stuff from them for years. I use their speaker box carpet a lot for car audio projects. good prices, good quality, and usually fast shipping

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2010, 06:06:52 pm »
I did the front of my MAME and my Centipede with the stuff and it looks fantastic.
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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2010, 06:16:39 pm »
I like others, ordered my Parts Express vinyl through Amazon to save a few  bucks.
Its fairly easy to apply but you only get one shot  (least on mdf) . Trims like butter with a new blade.
Going on a year on my cab and no lifting or separation  problems.




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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2010, 09:07:48 pm »
I like others, ordered my Parts Express vinyl through Amazon to save a few  bucks.
Its fairly easy to apply but you only get one shot  (least on mdf) . Trims like butter with a new blade.
Going on a year on my cab and no lifting or separation  problems.




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is that cab only 24" wide? Sweet!!!!!

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2010, 12:19:43 am »
Yeah only 24"  wide and 27" deep if I can recall ....  build thread http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=93563.msg999998#msg999998  in case anyone is interested. Nothing fancy just a basic cab  :)

Managed to cover it only using one roll of vinyl too




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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2010, 09:39:44 pm »
This may be a stupid question but they rolls are only 2ft wide, how do you cover the side of a cab without a joint between sheets down the middle ?

Edit: I think I see the joint now!

Is there anywhere you can get the same stuff which is wider than 2ft ?
« Last Edit: June 05, 2010, 09:49:55 pm by Nacimroc »

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2010, 01:45:09 am »
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This may be a stupid question but they rolls are only 2ft wide, how do you cover the side of a cab without a joint between sheets down the middle ?

Edit: I think I see the joint now!

Is there anywhere you can get the same stuff which is wider than 2ft ?

Same question.

I would also like to know if there are any Europeans here who were able to get their hands on a roll of that stuff... Getting some to Belgium would cost roughly 6-7 times the amount of the price of 1 roll... There's supposed to be a German reseller, but they don't respond to email.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #15 on: June 06, 2010, 07:40:41 am »
You can always get full-width from a Happ reseller -- the stuff is awesome, but it ain't cheap.
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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #16 on: June 06, 2010, 08:54:58 am »
I would also like to know if there are any Europeans here who were able to get their hands on a roll of that stuff... Getting some to Belgium would cost roughly 6-7 times the amount of the price of 1 roll... There's supposed to be a German reseller, but they don't respond to email.

I recently came across a supplier based in the UK. Have a look in the thread below for details.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=101290.0
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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2010, 10:52:29 am »
Definitely good stuff - I use it on all my removable control panels. Going on 2 1/2 years and the original panels are still holding up great!

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #18 on: February 08, 2012, 12:44:38 pm »
Can someone link me to parts express vinyl? I can't find it on Amazon. I need it at least 24" wide.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #19 on: February 08, 2012, 12:52:04 pm »
Can someone link me to parts express vinyl? I can't find it on Amazon. I need it at least 24" wide.

http://www.amazon.com/Vinyl-Speaker-Cabinet-Covering-Black/dp/B0002ZPN9Q

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #20 on: February 08, 2012, 12:56:47 pm »
Well that was easy.

Thanks.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #21 on: February 08, 2012, 01:12:57 pm »
Can someone link me to parts express vinyl? I can't find it on Amazon. I need it at least 24" wide.

http://www.amazon.com/Vinyl-Speaker-Cabinet-Covering-Black/dp/B0002ZPN9Q

That's thick, cloth backed material vinyl like you'd find at a fabric store.

They are talking about this peel n stick stuff:
http://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-VL218-BT-Textured-Laminate/dp/B000HKJ2EI/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1328724805&sr=1-2

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2012, 01:17:43 pm »
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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2012, 01:26:23 pm »
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I would think the thicker stuff would be less prone to tearing, etc.  I haven't used any of that type of stuff.

I did once use black marble contact paper on a control panel I made!  :dizzy:
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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 03:15:25 pm »
I think the thicker stuff would be more prone to tearing because it is fabric backed and would be much softer...almost like having a pillow effect to it.  Objects would catch on it.  Just my completely uninformed opinion.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #25 on: February 08, 2012, 03:25:35 pm »
If you go fabric, you have to go all the way.  Make your cabinet huggable.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #26 on: February 08, 2012, 04:39:41 pm »
The PE vinyl used to be fantastic.  It was stiff (would hide surface imperfections), heavy duty, had a surface that was almost impossible to dig into and the adhesive was crazy, even on bare MDF.  You had one chance to put it down right.

However, a few years back, they suddenly started shipping a different product. It was softer, you can see imperfections through it, and the adhesive, while not terrible, is nothing to write home about.  It wouldn't be my first choice for a quality job, but it's definitely better than contact paper.  I really wish the original product was still available.  :(

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #27 on: February 08, 2012, 09:36:55 pm »
Hmm, I'm trying not to laminate and I don't want to paint. Any other suggestions? Anyone use this stuff recently?

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2012, 09:52:17 am »
For those wanting vinyl over 24 inches wide, I would suggest looking at This Old Game.

http://www.thisoldgame.com/categories/vinyl

Their vinyl looks great and sticks well but there is a catch....it shows surface imperfections.  With this in mind, surface preparation is critical....if you invest the time, this stuff will look great.

While we are on the subject, if anyone can recommend a nice rigid vinyl to hide minor surface imperfections I would appreciate it.  It doesn't need to be very wide.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2012, 11:02:07 am »
If you go fabric, you have to go all the way.  Make your cabinet huggable.



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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2012, 01:24:29 pm »
Hmm, I'm trying not to laminate and I don't want to paint. Any other suggestions? Anyone use this stuff recently?

I use it all the time. Covered some cabinet sides with the black ash variety on the weekend. Looks very professional.

I recommend running an iron over it to really bond the adhesive. Wrap the iron in an old pillowcase or t-shirt. ;)

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #31 on: February 10, 2012, 08:45:20 am »
I've used it and it works amazing.  Thin and sticks strong.

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Re: What do we know about partsexpress vinyl?
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2012, 09:07:39 am »
Hmm, I'm trying not to laminate and I don't want to paint. Any other suggestions? Anyone use this stuff recently?

I use it all the time. Covered some cabinet sides with the black ash variety on the weekend. Looks very professional.

I recommend running an iron over it to really bond the adhesive. Wrap the iron in an old pillowcase or t-shirt. ;)

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