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Old 8th February 2018, 08:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone know of a durable "pebble" finish that a home builder can use?

I'm looking to replicate the pebbly black finish found on many professional products, such as touring loudspeakers.

I'd also prefer a 2-part paint in a rattle can, if possible. I do have good spray equipment, but cleaning out 2-part epoxy paint is not y idea of fun.

I was about to order Eastwood's 2K paint:
Eastwood's 2K AeroSpray™ Ceramic Chassis Black

- but then I realized it was a smooth finish, and so would not match my other gear.


So, any ideas?
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Old 8th February 2018, 09:10 PM   #2
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Can Warnes paint be an idea?

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Old 8th February 2018, 09:17 PM   #4
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Looking into Warnex now, thanks.

In the meantime, I just found this:

Speaker Cabinet Coating - DuraTex(R) Roller Grade: Black 5 Gallons - Acry-Tech Coatings


Anybody ever use this stuff?
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Old 9th February 2018, 01:44 AM   #5
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Durable, "Pebble" finish?
If you are in the states Parts Express carries it
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Old 9th February 2018, 04:46 AM   #6
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If you are in the states Parts Express carries it
Thanks.

Have you used this stuff?

It definitely gives the look I want, but I wonder if it can be as durable as a 2 part paint.
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Old 9th February 2018, 06:33 AM   #7
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Are you sure you are not looking at tolex? I have of course seen painted cabinets, but by far the majority of pro audio gear I see is covered in tolex, or tolex-like covering.

tolex for guitar amps and speaker cabinets
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Old 9th February 2018, 07:06 AM   #8
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Well, I think you couldn't beat truck bed liner - I've used the professionally-applied version (hot sprayed, 2-component gun-mixed, I believe some kind of urethane), and it's really "tough as nails". For a home builder, there's the DIY version (I've used Hippo-Liner brand) which is (was?) 2 component, and applied with a texture roller. Certainly not as good as the pro stuff, but - for what it's worth - I've used it on a plywood yard trailer, and that has been out in the weather for a lot of years and still looks pretty good. Oh - I think you can also get the DIY stuff in a tintable base to colour match your truck (or speaker cabinets!). We can get this stuff at Canadian Tire stores; your local automotive supply store should have it as well. Worth a look?
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+1 for Warnex.
Warnex Structure Paint Black 1Kg – Thomann United States
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Are you sure you are not looking at tolex? I have of course seen painted cabinets, but by far the majority of pro audio gear I see is covered in tolex, or tolex-like covering.

tolex for guitar amps and speaker cabinets
Good heavens no. Tolex would rip to shreds.

- Similar look though, for sure.
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