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Old 30th May 2006, 02:49 PM   #1
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Default Fit-Fiberglass subwoofer enclosure!

Check out this tutorial i found on how to make a fit-fiberglass enclosure.

http://diyautomods.com/index.php?topic=13.0
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Old 30th May 2006, 05:58 PM   #2
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I just had a glance through the pictures and it looks alot like what I did, with one exception: a trunk-mount sub NEEDS a grille. I got a pretty thick grille and it's got some bigtime dent action going on.

This is what I did a long time ago; it's the whole thing and picture-heavy, but it describes the work on the sub.

http://webhome.idirect.com/~trini/car/stereo/page1.html
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Old 2nd June 2006, 06:11 AM   #3
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Quick question:
Let's say that I do the back wall in fiberglass and let it cure. How would I join the rest of the walls to it once it is cured? Just lay the mat over and soak it with resin? To me, it doesn't seem like it would stick very well.
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Fiberglass sticks to fiberglass lol quite well.
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Old 3rd June 2006, 11:24 PM   #5
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Fiberglass does stick to fiberglass quite well. It also bonds handily to MDF, just lay up a bit over the MDF if that's what you meant
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3 quick tips for working with fiberglass.

1) The resin + hardner will stink up your car for months unless it can cure. Do your project in the shade on a hot dry day.

2) Once resin gets into cloth you will never get it out. Take your time covering the mold area with masking tape.

3) If you plan on sanding fiberglass, you need a good mask and eye protection. You don't want the dust getting in your lungs or eyes.

Otherwise have fun. My neighbors were pissed at me for a month when I built my kickpanels, because I stunk up the entire neighborhood with resin. It was worth it though.

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