View Full Version : first fiberglass work log...pics...

07-03-2006, 03:54 AM
This is my really first eva fiberglass box. It was tough to start, but after the 1st layer, thing went alot better.
-in the process of taping- this was actually tough b/c the painter tape didn't stick to well to the plastic surround:
http://img152.imageshack.us/img152/9056/fiberglasssubbox0029kg.th.jpg (http://img152.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fiberglasssubbox0029kg.jpg)

-tapping completed and trunk tape ready to go -
http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3088/fiberglasssubbox0138yg.th.jpg (http://img214.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fiberglasssubbox0138yg.jpg)

-supplies - I used both mat and cloth, cloth was much easier to work with around the curves - the mat seem stronger:
http://img45.imageshack.us/img45/8647/fiberglasssubbox0229ra.th.jpg (http://img45.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fiberglasssubbox0229ra.jpg)

-after 3 or 4 layers - I will pop it out when this dry up:
http://img117.imageshack.us/img117/1337/fiberglasssubbox0333hg.th.jpg (http://img117.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fiberglasssubbox0333hg.jpg)

- guess what....
http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/1651/fiberglasssubbox0375ui.th.jpg (http://img153.imageshack.us/my.php?image=fiberglasssubbox0375ui.jpg)
it was tough to pop this sucka out! I think I might bend a few edges, but I happy with the way it turned out.

- another view:

I made my speaker trims during drying time. 2morrow will be fleecing, a few more coat, carpeting, and I think it should be good. Only freaking thing is waiting for the LOC so I can sort out my signals for the amp.

Big thanks for this forum, i knew nothing about fiberglass. After reading ALL of the tutorial, i felt confident enough to try it out. It not really that hard after the first layer!:toast: :thankyou:

07-03-2006, 03:52 PM
Looking good. Here's a tip that worked great for me to add some thickness and strength to the enclosure. After each layer of mat & resin, dust some of the sawdust fom the mounting ring on the wet resin.