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Duratex alternative

#1 Post by himhimself » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:20 am

Anyone ever use Rustoleum bed liner to cover their cabinets or racks? Wondering how it compares with Duratex. Pretty good deal right now at Rural King on the Rustoleum product.
thanks

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Re: Duratex alternative

#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:39 am

himhimself wrote:Anyone ever use Rustoleum bed liner to cover their cabinets or racks? Wondering how it compares with Duratex. Pretty good deal right now at Rural King on the Rustoleum product.
thanks
The prices I looked up on it were more expensive than duratex.....but, I didn't see Rural King.

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Re: Duratex alternative

#3 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:40 am

Bed liner stinks to high heaven.

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Re: Duratex alternative

#4 Post by dswpro » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:15 am

Bill Fitzmaurice wrote:Bed liner stinks to high heaven.
Stinks as in "smells", or has a terrible odor?

Or Stinks as in : not suitable protection for speaker cabinets?

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#5 Post by Bill Fitzmaurice » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:39 am

It stinks, I smell it.

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Re: Duratex alternative

#6 Post by himhimself » Mon Jul 10, 2017 10:55 am

Thanks for the quick replies. Duratex it is, then.

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Re: Duratex alternative

#7 Post by NukePooch » Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:38 pm

I did a pair of tiny monitors with coaxial 8" drivers with Herculiner truck bed coating before I found this forum and heard about Duratex.

The truck bed coating is super stout, as you'd imagine, but...Duratex beats it in almost every other area...

Duratex is cheaper, MUCH easier to apply, looks better, MUCH easier to touch-up, tintable, sprayable. I've still got the other part of the quart of Herculiner left. Never opened it again... Duratex is where it's at.
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Re: Duratex alternative

#8 Post by chris_c_ » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:07 am

What's a "competitive alternative" to Duratex, in other words,
1. same or similar Polyurethane Acrylic paint formula,
2. from a different brand,
3. for a cheaper cost per gallon.
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#9 Post by Bruce Weldy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:27 am

chris_c_ wrote:What's a "competitive alternative" to Duratex, in other words,
1. same or similar Polyurethane Acrylic paint formula,
2. from a different brand,
3. for a cheaper cost per gallon.
Based on all the guys building cabs on this forum over last several years and constantly looking for an alternative ..... I'd say there isn't one.

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Re: Duratex alternative

#10 Post by chris_c_ » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:21 am

Bruce Weldy wrote:
chris_c_ wrote:What's a "competitive alternative" to Duratex, in other words,
1. same or similar Polyurethane Acrylic paint formula,
2. from a different brand,
3. for a cheaper cost per gallon.
Based on all the guys building cabs on this forum over last several years and constantly looking for an alternative ..... I'd say there isn't one.
I believe I've found several good brands worth trying out.
It's called "synthetic stucco", "acrylic stucco", or "elastomeric stucco".
$40-$50 per 5 gallon bucket.
100 - 300 square feet depending on how thick you apply it.
http://thestuccoguy.com/acrylic-stucco-info/

1. Omega Products "Omega Flex" and "AkroFlex" :
https://www.omega-products.com/product- ... -finishes/
2. Sto Stucco
http://www.stocorp.com/coatings-us/#learnmore
3. LaHabra - click drop down on right to select only acrylic products.
http://www.lahabrastucco.com/products.pl
4. Western Blended Acrylic Products:
http://www.westernblended.com/products.php?category=31
5. El Rey Acrylic Products:
http://www.elrey.com/products.pl
6. Parex Acrylic/Synthetic Stucco products:
http://www.parex.com/products.pl
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