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HOAX_1
10-07-2005, 11:04 PM
I am looking for a site that shows how to fiberglass in kicks either from scratch or using the factory kick panels. Thanks!

req
10-07-2005, 11:46 PM
http://forums.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?t=38665

:uhoh:

as far as using the stock kick panels - just sand them up with some 20~40 grit paper, clean them real nice and pretend they are made of wood. MAYBE reinforce them from behind a little first (just sand the back and put a few layers of glass back there)

iceteebone
10-07-2005, 11:50 PM
**sigh** i remember when i was all giddy and gonna do some fiberglass kicks. anywho there are a couple good links stickied in this forum.

req
10-07-2005, 11:53 PM
lol ice. i tried to help

:bawling:

HOAX_1
10-08-2005, 12:00 AM
lol yeah, another moment of ignorance for me. I have been reading this over and over for the last hour.... I know I can do this.

req
10-08-2005, 12:13 AM
lol yeah, another moment of ignorance for me. I have been reading this over and over for the last hour.... I know I can do this.

yea its really quite easy. once you do your first fiberglassing jorb, you can usually understand how the material will stretch without actually doing it and you can picture in your head what will look crappy and what wont.

just try not to make ANY sharp edges on anything (edit: UNLESS ITS FACTORY) and you should be off to a good start.

HOAX_1
10-08-2005, 12:22 AM
The only major concern that I have to overcome is the baffles. I do not have a router, so either will have to go buy one or come up with other genious idea.

Ayrton
10-08-2005, 12:25 AM
You can rent a router, or buy a cheap one.

HOAX_1
10-08-2005, 12:29 AM
Im the pawn shop king, so I think I will be shopping on my lunch break tomorrow lol... Ok, one more concern, imaging... but im going to try the laser pointer deal on that one.

iceteebone
10-08-2005, 10:27 AM
lol ice. i tried to help

:bawling:


lol it wasn't that. i ran out of money and had to sell everything. if i build kicks now, i won't have anything to put in them. :crap:

req
10-08-2005, 12:17 PM
Im the pawn shop king, so I think I will be shopping on my lunch break tomorrow lol... Ok, one more concern, imaging... but im going to try the laser pointer deal on that one.

just use a jigsaw with some sand paper and a bit of elbow grease. :P:

thats all i do and they come out great.

i usually try to aim them about 3~5" in front of the OPPOSITE passangers chin twoard the window. but try whatever sounds best. just stick them aiming that way sitting in a blanket to soak up the backwaves and play them at low volume levels and aim them differently - AND SWITCH THE PHASE ON EACH SPEAKER, both (driverside+)(passangerside+), then (driverside+)(passangerside-), then (driverside-)(passangerside+) then (driverside-)(passangerside-).

basically just make both speakers hook up correctly to the amp, look at the terminals and hook them up like they should be. then listen for a while. then take the passanger side speaker, and flip the terminals so the speaker is "negative" and listen some more. then flip the driver side, and listen, then flip the passanger side and listen. and go back to what sounded the best :)

that will tell you how to aim them. you are trying to make it sound like the music is comming from in front of you (like on the hood of the car) and up from the "mid windshield". have fun :laugh:

HOAX_1
10-10-2005, 10:37 AM
ok guys, I decided to do a smaller project first. I took out my passanger side air bag and mounted my dvd player in the hole in a lexan box. but I have no cover for it so I figured I would make a face for it and possibly reconstruct the whole deal. I took the old cover, taped it off and sprayed it with WD40. Next I followed the sticky directions on fiberglassing regarding dixie cups, brushes with a stabbing motion, etc.. I took some fiberglass mat I got from cheeseburger on here, cut it into 5" strips, layed it, stabbed it and ended up doing 4 layers so far (differant directions). I will post pics tonight, so far so good. small project i agree. but please keep in mind I was the retard who glued his fingers to a GI JOE when I was 8 LOL

ramos
10-10-2005, 01:19 PM
as far as using the stock kick panels - just sand them up with some 20~40 grit paper, clean them real nice and pretend they are made of wood. MAYBE reinforce them from behind a little first (just sand the back and put a few layers of glass back there)


I'll let ya in on the way I have done them for years now. I usually leave the stock panel in place. But I don't actually glass the kicks to them. I cover the factory kicks with tape, foil, what have you. Once everything is done, I either attach the new kicks over top the factory using the original factory attachments if possible. Or I simply attach the new kicks to the factory kicks. Looks like they are built together. But if needed the custom kicks can be taken out with little to no repair to the existing factory kicks. Big plus when you change cars like underwear :D ( most of my customers do, d@mn rich kids :D ) :)

HOAX_1
10-10-2005, 02:51 PM
Yeah, I just used mine as a mold for the bass, this way the wires running under tham have a lil room. Besides, I dont know how much longer I will keep this car.

HOAX_1
10-10-2005, 11:02 PM
Kind of an update on the airbag cover. After four layers of glass, I think it needs four more... It is much more flimsy than I thought it would be. So Wed. I will add four more then move on to the casing for the dvd player.

Spaceboy464
10-10-2005, 11:49 PM
iceteebone,

Off topic but could you please explain that picture in your sig. It's bugging me.

ramos
10-11-2005, 08:24 AM
Kind of an update on the airbag cover. After four layers of glass, I think it needs four more... It is much more flimsy than I thought it would be. So Wed. I will add four more then move on to the casing for the dvd player.


Dang man, what weight mat are you using ? 8 layers for a trim piece ?? :)