View Full Version : door panels from scratch?

10-14-2005, 12:53 AM
hey whats up. im making my door panals from scratch. i plan to make a mold, mdfs, stretch fleece, bondo, sand, prime, paint. wud that work. another thing. anyone from ohio. preferably southern? thankz guys. peace


10-14-2005, 10:35 AM
First off welcome to the forum. There's a couple of bretheren on here from Ohio. Can't remember who right off hand ( I'm old give me a break :D ) Let's see some pics of your progress when you get started. :)

10-14-2005, 11:04 AM
well all ive done is started on teh mold. heres a pic. http://photobucket.com/albums/b23/need4speed01/?action=view&current=DSC01548.jpg

10-14-2005, 12:13 PM
Weee, got some serious sanding to do there my brother. Especially if that's your mold. A mold has to be super smooth to ease popping the panels out. :)

10-14-2005, 12:29 PM
I'd say build off that. Molding will be a B***H!

UNLESS u plan on selling custom panels.... because u can't use the same mold for passengar door.

10-14-2005, 02:07 PM
y does it have to be sanded? no ones gonna see it.

10-14-2005, 02:37 PM

Is that part of the mold ? :)

10-14-2005, 05:05 PM
before doing anything I'd check JL audio's website for the tutorials...they will run you through something that will help you out...from those pics, im not seing anything custom...except a bad bondo job. work on some small things before you jump into a project like this....IMO not to knock your work, but you dont want to waste materials and time on something like this. It looks like theres about a half gallon of bondo on that thing. haha i dont even know what it is. explain some more ;)