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orphe
11-21-2006, 07:40 PM
Creating a **** effect and overall better look for L7 box.
Just trying my hand at creating smooth curves (**** effect) on my 12 inch l7 box
Work log for box
Materials
Sander:
Sand paper. Lots of sand paper 100 grit for shaping and rough spots.150 -220 for smoothing and 400 for paint and finish.
Aluminum angle beams ˝ * 1
Needle nose pliers
2 cans of bondo
sharpie Marker
metal shears

the box

http://pix.nofrag.com/70/cc/2ae862485dda3ee89d6f373034b6t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/70/cc/2ae862485dda3ee89d6f373034b6.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/a2/cf/6d70079162a38b1a11daa43580f2t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a2/cf/6d70079162a38b1a11daa43580f2.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/a5/26/cdf54d0157fe55aef5b7b3b2d64f.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a5/26/cdf54d0157fe55aef5b7b3b2d64f.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/7b/e4/43ba98611e50584159142944dbb6.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/7b/e4/43ba98611e50584159142944dbb6.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/a8/52/92466c833daf6d6288c19a4728af.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a8/52/92466c833daf6d6288c19a4728af.html)


Had L7s in the box for a while. So before I took them out I traced around them with a sharpie to outline the borders.

http://pix.nofrag.com/ff/a8/40ea7d5ba948aa8279c652cd33c3.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/ff/a8/40ea7d5ba948aa8279c652cd33c3.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/9f/41/f8919f9d31857c3d03c9499125c1t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/9f/41/f8919f9d31857c3d03c9499125c1.html)

The corner angles that I got were $3 for 3 feet. I used the shears to snip the shorter side every quarter inch or less.

http://pix.nofrag.com/1e/0f/bcca1d33b965266502ac6408188at2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/1e/0f/bcca1d33b965266502ac6408188a.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/5e/37/9bfa3db1d3ce1f787b319aa7fab8t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/5e/37/9bfa3db1d3ce1f787b319aa7fab8.html)
more soon

Pop da Hatch
11-21-2006, 07:42 PM
ok?

LeofromtheH
11-21-2006, 07:44 PM
someone say ****...?



so uhh.. whatare you trying to do? have them protrude outwards?

btw, wat part of houston are you from?

springy101
11-21-2006, 07:46 PM
no clue

saywhat?
11-21-2006, 07:46 PM
what the hell are you talking about.

**** means protruding sack of human normally seen on females. different shapes and sizes.

referring to speakers, its the dust cap, and referring to boxes its like what pimp did on his 15 4hp when his box wasnt tall enough.









you houston people talk in wierd slang though

orphe
11-21-2006, 07:47 PM
when you snip the angles just right the pieces of the corner angle will turn just like so.
http://pix.nofrag.com/82/0e/6456314931f636acd7833037691e.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/82/0e/6456314931f636acd7833037691e.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/b2/78/8daaab1191c8a6a25d803ca18ab3t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/b2/78/8daaab1191c8a6a25d803ca18ab3.html)

use the needle nose pliers to twist off the curved “sniped ” pieces of metal

http://pix.nofrag.com/aa/a4/a5a167ba709e7de24decb6e63545t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/aa/a4/a5a167ba709e7de24decb6e63545.html)

The thing about aluminum is that is easy to bend. You can either wrap it around the corners of the L7’s or you can use your fingers to bend it to match the border outline on the box.
I used clamps to hold the beams in place. You could use glue if you want, just don’t use a lot.

http://pix.nofrag.com/83/d1/9ed331c75eb665af7e673b054d9ft2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/83/d1/9ed331c75eb665af7e673b054d9f.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/57/f7/a203648ac7d7bcb85ba901aa23f1t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/57/f7/a203648ac7d7bcb85ba901aa23f1.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/81/2c/f64e4a06102c4c03604ecbaba6b4t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/81/2c/f64e4a06102c4c03604ecbaba6b4.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/a8/31/451e06b6c80afe5843a172412ecbt2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a8/31/451e06b6c80afe5843a172412ecb.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/00/20/536634843a51c005c2754e05d94at2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/00/20/536634843a51c005c2754e05d94a.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/a9/99/d833198337e345f155de6f13d1b8t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a9/99/d833198337e345f155de6f13d1b8.html)

will post more pics later tonight

orphe
11-21-2006, 07:49 PM
someone say ****...?



so uhh.. whatare you trying to do? have them protrude outwards?

btw, wat part of houston are you from?

YES have them protrude outwards. and Im on the north side

thesandman
11-21-2006, 07:50 PM
looks good so far, but cut your nails.

bdawson72
11-21-2006, 07:50 PM
<-------is confused

LeofromtheH
11-21-2006, 07:54 PM
oh i see, so you're gona put bondo around em or what to have them sit flush.

i'm on the nw side

baseballer1100
11-21-2006, 08:07 PM
i think it will look very good.

kotec123
11-21-2006, 08:11 PM
socks and sandals = ftl

saywhat?
11-21-2006, 08:14 PM
im so confused....

CBFryman2
11-21-2006, 08:19 PM
Nice shoes mang.

ngsm13
11-21-2006, 08:21 PM
Lawl. Socks and velcro sandals.

nG

baseballer1100
11-21-2006, 08:31 PM
Lawl. Socks and velcro sandals.

nG

i just now saw that haha.

orphe
11-21-2006, 10:59 PM
socks and sandals = ftl

Next time I'll put on a suit and tie to work in my garage.... just for you :p:

LeofromtheH
11-21-2006, 11:02 PM
ya man. rock the socks and sandals. its gettin cold down here in texas finally, gotta keep them vienna sausages warm

orphe
11-21-2006, 11:50 PM
and now the messy part


I put the bondo on and it hardened waaaay too fast (clumpy in >10 min) and created a lot of rough spots. More like mountains.


http://pix.nofrag.com/a2/d1/e9a42c5b420fab07b106fdfc212ct2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a2/d1/e9a42c5b420fab07b106fdfc212c.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/70/0a/5d33baa494f47afefef8102aed01t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/70/0a/5d33baa494f47afefef8102aed01.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/e0/52/a08d53698b3203c944f4ce4be6aat2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/e0/52/a08d53698b3203c944f4ce4be6aa.html)

1st sanding with 80 grit sand paper

http://pix.nofrag.com/a4/7d/1588f0ba3403d47b8980983b52cct2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/a4/7d/1588f0ba3403d47b8980983b52cc.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/ae/b9/3a2ba5137ca7491f9a4d5e9fc40et2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/ae/b9/3a2ba5137ca7491f9a4d5e9fc40e.html)

then bondo &150 grit sand
http://pix.nofrag.com/3f/eb/c2bc714921abd2e351c06403fc24t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/3f/eb/c2bc714921abd2e351c06403fc24.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/f0/ad/1312366ae98838b2e97b95f8912dt2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/f0/ad/1312366ae98838b2e97b95f8912d.html)
then bondo &150 grit sand
and got a looong way to go
http://pix.nofrag.com/86/08/835619f6afd383cab95533845fc8t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/86/08/835619f6afd383cab95533845fc8.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/3c/32/87163276d9157837523e363e989ft2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/3c/32/87163276d9157837523e363e989f.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/16/31/8334b2ae997e3f79e46eb96a903at2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/16/31/8334b2ae997e3f79e46eb96a903a.html)

baseballer1100
11-21-2006, 11:53 PM
You going to paint it?

disturbedfuel15
11-21-2006, 11:53 PM
Thats a lot of Mother ****ing bondo. x2 on cutting your nails, unless you are into blow, which is understandable then. Anywho, looks good so far, keep us updated.

squeak12
11-21-2006, 11:58 PM
You test to see if your subs will fit back in the holes since you placed the ring on/inside the sharpie mark? Also I would have made two rings, one of which could be placed inside the other. Mount the larger ring, stretch fabric over the surface, then mount the smaller ring inside the larger, then resin the material. Thats just my way though, Im sure this will work also.

baseballer1100
11-21-2006, 11:59 PM
I would be worried about the bondo cracking...

azbass
11-22-2006, 12:00 AM
hes making the woofers pop out a little from the box :fyi:

disturbedfuel15
11-22-2006, 12:02 AM
hes making the woofers pop out a little from the box :fyi:

so it's itty bitty boobs :eek:

azbass
11-22-2006, 12:03 AM
DD's or bust

saywhat?
11-22-2006, 12:04 AM
the bondo is going to crack. all there is to it.


itty bitty ***** comittee.

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:05 AM
bono and sand bono and sand
bono and sand
bono and sand
Stop. Drink beer
bono and sand
bono and sand

http://pix.nofrag.com/68/a0/e8ae63561451592934874b6a5446t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/68/a0/e8ae63561451592934874b6a5446.html)

say uck it and move up to 220 grit
http://pix.nofrag.com/bb/d9/6a6af5887c5a0104cff2bf4c9bbft2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/bb/d9/6a6af5887c5a0104cff2bf4c9bbf.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/41/3a/e069147c5be5e4717d91b302bc66t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/41/3a/e069147c5be5e4717d91b302bc66.html)

notice all the tiny holes and imperfections
http://pix.nofrag.com/2a/32/4cf7cb819ba5dfdb9f3d2b29283ct2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/2a/32/4cf7cb819ba5dfdb9f3d2b29283c.html)

circle all the tiny holes with a sharpie and started the bono and sand process all over again with 220 grit.
http://pix.nofrag.com/cc/30/f5103e940d296e6f0cec2439de5ct2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/cc/30/f5103e940d296e6f0cec2439de5c.html)
bono and sand
http://pix.nofrag.com/37/a2/2930486d812cded3bdf3a4f83671t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/37/a2/2930486d812cded3bdf3a4f83671.html)
bono and sand
http://pix.nofrag.com/cc/1c/d182a7794573c0a92a21f5924f68t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/cc/1c/d182a7794573c0a92a21f5924f68.html)
bono and sand
http://pix.nofrag.com/7f/02/1f7c62132807fa4ddbc6e984890ct2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/7f/02/1f7c62132807fa4ddbc6e984890c.html)
bono and sand
http://pix.nofrag.com/85/64/035d04e4897949404f11b404e135t2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/85/64/035d04e4897949404f11b404e135.html)

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 12:07 AM
**** thats a lot of work.

vetkilr
11-22-2006, 12:08 AM
nice

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:08 AM
You going to paint it?
as long as I get to paint it black it all good:D

kicker06
11-22-2006, 12:09 AM
Shoulda Fiberglassed?

lincolnls
11-22-2006, 12:09 AM
you do realize that when you put the subs in there and screw it in you will have to drill threw the metal too right?

also if you wnat to remove the sub you will have loads of fun :)

squeak12
11-22-2006, 12:10 AM
I would recommend high build primer, the best you can get.

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 12:10 AM
as long as I get to paint it black it all good:D

Ok just wondering.

azbass
11-22-2006, 12:10 AM
it will probably maybe crack , and not just from the woofers. next time mix the bondo with resin, or use fiberglass.

kicker06
11-22-2006, 12:11 AM
Why will he have to drill through metal? The aluminum templates are vertical to the box..

yne721
11-22-2006, 12:11 AM
**** thats a lot of work.

wouldn't have been that much work had he been not so sloppy on the laying down of it...

looks nice though, what color paint?


and it seems like a lot of people on here go straight from like 120ish to 400ish.

speaking from plenty of experience(mostly high gloss black paintjobs) 120 does make scratches that 400 can't always sand out. i'm not saying everytime, but it's a good idea of getting in the habit of running over the 120 with 220 real quick. just a scuff is usually good enough...

just a tip, and it's just my .02

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:13 AM
you do realize that when you put the subs in there and screw it in you will have to drill threw the metal too right?


the metal pops out. remember I used clamps to hold it in place

maldecido33
11-22-2006, 12:15 AM
it would have been exponentially easier to stretch some fleece, resin it, then use a little bit of bondo to smooth it

yne721
11-22-2006, 12:19 AM
it would have been exponentially easier to stretch some fleece, resin it, then use a little bit of bondo to smooth it

x2

and probably more solid too....

really thick layers of bondo that either aren't prepared correctly or given time to harden correctly usually don't work out too well.


too much hardener and the bondo could crack easily(especially in a constantly vibrating application) and if you don't let the bondo set for a good ammount of time it could still shrink the next day, then it will just look nasty

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 12:20 AM
So sometimes you dont even need fiberglass mat?

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:21 AM
it would have been exponentially easier to stretch some fleece, resin it, then use a little bit of bondo to smooth it
bondo is waay cheaper than resin
$15*2 for 2 cans of bondo, about $12 in sandpaper
vs.
$30 fiberglass resin+ $15 bondo + fiberglass+ brushes and so on and so on and so on

squeak12
11-22-2006, 12:22 AM
For just a frame, IMO, no. I would only use fiberglass for boxes and things that need a lot of structural integrity.

seg_representin
11-22-2006, 12:22 AM
What are the box plans for that? and whats the size and tuning?

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:23 AM
For just a frame, IMO, no. I would only use fiberglass for boxes and things that need a lot of structural integrity.
2x

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:28 AM
more sanding ;)
http://pix.nofrag.com/14/a0/217f03591161848f0ecf28e4746ct2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/14/a0/217f03591161848f0ecf28e4746c.html)

Finished all with the 220 grit sand :veryhapp:
http://pix.nofrag.com/83/5b/8b05067f521add0b36a5c694da0et2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/83/5b/8b05067f521add0b36a5c694da0e.html)
I'll post pics of what Im doing to the port area tomorrow

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 12:33 AM
So its done?

orphe
11-22-2006, 12:36 AM
So its done?
NOPE :D

lilmaniac2
11-22-2006, 12:42 AM
i wonder why nobody else uses 3 inchs thick of bondo on the faces of box?

azbass
11-22-2006, 12:43 AM
its a lot of wasted bondo

reneeb7363
11-22-2006, 12:43 AM
I am sure 20 people on here can tell you 19 different ways to do this, and they all have some validity, from ones own experience.
I am replying to say KUDOS to you for doing something differently, and in your own way! I hope you continue to keep us informed, especially after the project has been completed, and how well your techniques stood up to the test of time, and bass. I know someone is looking at your metal shaping skills and thinking..hmmm, how can I apply that? Good Job Orphe!

j3bus2k3
11-22-2006, 12:46 AM
i wonder why nobody else uses 3 inchs thick of bondo on the faces of box?

*in the Dee Dee Dee voice Carlos Mencia uses*

"...Cause the vibrations of the box are gonna break it loose..."

I don't think that guy understands that...

hoss
11-22-2006, 12:50 AM
i wonder why nobody else uses 3 inchs thick of bondo on the faces of box?

cause there are some slightly better ways to go about this sort of project?


now, a disclaimer to this post... im not saying you did a bad job, you did a good job. but, i do agree that there is a better way this could have been accomplished. and for the amount of work you did, i hope that the pics are not doing it justice. it looks (to me at least) like the visual effect you were going after is slightly diminished due to the build up of bondo in the center. i think that you would have been better off going with wood spacers, and a few layers of glass. then some minimal bondo. the amount of work would have been the same, probably less, and you could have controlled the outcome a little better. plus, this would have been a near perfect intro to fiberglass project.

but, the work is not bad at all. anything where you put some time and effort into it isnt going to turn out bad. but im sure with all the input you have gotten, and looking back at the project, you have learned some things, and maybe next time you might try it a different way. and thats what everyones here for, to learn something :)

snoopdan
11-22-2006, 12:58 AM
wholy shiznit thatsalottabondo


Fabric and resin would of saved you a ton of time, but to each their own....people call my boxes crazy too, so I cant say much.

It will probably hold for a long while and do just fine though, the bondo in this case isnt really supplying any structure and doesnt have to support any weight but its own.....and thats a good thing.

keep it up mang

Wkbdkid
11-22-2006, 01:32 AM
No the woofers is going to sit on the wood and the bondo goes up to the woofer, thats why he traced the outline of the sub. Correct me if im wrong

phantom240
11-22-2006, 01:40 AM
...lotta work. Finishing putty FTW.

Wkbdkid
11-22-2006, 01:50 AM
The orange is a lil groes, but the black is a lot better.

Pyro_By_Nature
11-22-2006, 07:06 AM
Please cut your ****ing nails.

Pyro_By_Nature
11-22-2006, 07:13 AM
*in the Dee Dee Dee voice Carlos Mencia uses*

"...Cause the vibrations of the box are gonna break it loose..."

I don't think that guy understands that...


If you ever get the chance, see him live.Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than mind of mencia.

ramos
11-22-2006, 09:56 AM
getting there man. I like the idea :)

Couple suggestions though

1. Thick non reinforced filler = gonna crack
2. You can do it the way your doing it , but would have been better off using kitty hair , duraglass , or bondo hair to get your shape instead of bondo . Would have been a lot stronger.
3. Your killing yourself on the sanding man , by using to high of grit paper too soon. I would have still been using 80-120 paper up to and probably beyond the stage of your last picture . No where near ready for 220 or anything .
4. Use a body file next time to knock down all the ridges in the bondo as soon as it turns rubbery . Saves an arse load of paper and time

:)

DBfan187
11-22-2006, 10:03 AM
I've done something similar before but I used box carpet instead & resin. It was hard enough that it didn't need any f/g layers or that much sanding. Quick too!


Nice job so far.

CBFryman2
11-22-2006, 10:08 AM
bondo is waay cheaper than resin
$15*2 for 2 cans of bondo, about $12 in sandpaper
vs.
$30 fiberglass resin+ $15 bondo + fiberglass+ brushes and so on and so on and so on

Been buying gold flake resin lately? :)


cheap resin is about $35/gallon...you would need about a quart...

$10 Quart of Bondo Resin
$0 old fleece sleeping bag or blanket
$6 pack of Bondo 6oz cloth
$7 small can of bondo
$12 in sandpaper
$1 pack of doller general brushes

Total: $36

as opposed to your $42 waste of bondo.

CBFryman2
11-22-2006, 10:10 AM
1. Thick non reinforced filler = gonna crack
2. You can do it the way your doing it , but would have been better off using kitty hair , duraglass , or bondo hair to get your shape instead of bondo . Would have been a lot stronger.


x2 if you didnt want to stretch fleece. Kitty hair is good stuff. Just a PITA to work with your first time :)

xtremekustomz
11-22-2006, 10:15 AM
If you want to do ALOT of sanding work use cheap bondo. If you want to do the least amout of sanding possible use Rage Gold Body Filler. It sands much easier. Plus you should really only have to use 1 layer. You shouldn't have any filler that is more than 1/4" thick. You should have used duraglass to build up around the rings. You may have a problem with the bondo cracking. Personally I would have glued the rings one. Then stretched grille cloth or fleece over it to give it a shape, glassed it and put maybe 1 layer of mat on it since it really isn't part of the box, and then sand down high spots with grinder, put bondo on, sand it out and it would make it alot easier to fill those litle holes with spot putty or you can buy some polyester primer and spray it with that. It is a high build primer that works great for this kind of thing. Then sand it down and primer. Sand again and its ready for paint. Other than cleanind of course.

Pyro_By_Nature
11-22-2006, 10:16 AM
Everytime I hear the term kitty hair, I think about shaving my two cats.

xtremekustomz
11-22-2006, 10:18 AM
Also get some practice spreading bondo. You are using a bondo spreader right? It is better to leave a line that is high than one that is low. You can always take off but you will have to fill again if it is too low.

xtremekustomz
11-22-2006, 10:37 AM
http://www.xtremekustomz.net/boxes/frame
http://www.xtremekustomz.net/boxes/wrapped
http://www.xtremekustomz.net/boxes/bondo
http://www.xtremekustomz.net/boxes/primer
http://www.xtremekustomz.net/boxes/painted
http://www.xtremekustomz.net/boxes/painted2

j3bus2k3
11-22-2006, 02:47 PM
If you ever get the chance, see him live.Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay better than mind of mencia.

Saw him live last week along with the dwarf and his brother. :veryhapp:

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 02:52 PM
If you want to do ALOT of sanding work use cheap bondo. If you want to do the least amout of sanding possible use Rage Gold Body Filler. It sands much easier. Plus you should really only have to use 1 layer. You shouldn't have any filler that is more than 1/4" thick. You should have used duraglass to build up around the rings. You may have a problem with the bondo cracking. Personally I would have glued the rings one. Then stretched grille cloth or fleece over it to give it a shape, glassed it and put maybe 1 layer of mat on it since it really isn't part of the box, and then sand down high spots with grinder, put bondo on, sand it out and it would make it alot easier to fill those litle holes with spot putty or you can buy some polyester primer and spray it with that. It is a high build primer that works great for this kind of thing. Then sand it down and primer. Sand again and its ready for paint. Other than cleanind of course.

Rage gold is the **** to work with i love that stuff.

LeofromtheH
11-22-2006, 02:54 PM
that's alota work bro. what kinda vehicle is it going in?

danteBirosel
11-22-2006, 03:11 PM
*Subscribed.*



Looking good so far, we need more pics!!!

Rich B
11-22-2006, 03:17 PM
How are you going to mount it in the vehicle, with adjustable straps?

:D

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 03:53 PM
No...the wonderbra haha.

bumpinit
11-22-2006, 04:40 PM
Looks like it will be nice. Looks like a lot of work too! All worth it though!

ngsm13
11-22-2006, 04:53 PM
Yeah... bondo gonna crack.

Kitty Hair FTW!

nG

Shyne151
11-22-2006, 06:07 PM
Good kuck with it, but personally I think it's going to crack... when you layer up bondo THAT think you're going to have problems.

Alot of kids when I was in high school used to do that... called it "fiberglassing".

baseballer1100
11-22-2006, 06:13 PM
Good kuck with it, but personally I think it's going to crack... when you layer up bondo THAT think you're going to have problems.

Alot of kids when I was in high school used to do that... called it "fiberglassing".

haha.:laugh:

orphe
11-29-2006, 02:03 AM
the memory card in my camera said F___ it and lost about 20-25 pics that I wanted to post.

anyway I made it to the painting stage.
this is the 1st coat before I started wet sanding with 400 grit sandpaper.

http://pix.nofrag.com/8f/bd/dd55addfb2e33afcabc900618fcf.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/8f/bd/dd55addfb2e33afcabc900618fcf.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/39/0d/09b3303d8c44a6e3e8de83b13e11.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/39/0d/09b3303d8c44a6e3e8de83b13e11.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/76/32/9a7d1e42a50f8f92e2afa9c9c14c.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/76/32/9a7d1e42a50f8f92e2afa9c9c14c.html)
yea I was pissed but moved on

http://pix.nofrag.com/54/93/83328025974811e06179b07a798a.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/54/93/83328025974811e06179b07a798a.html)

http://pix.nofrag.com/41/f1/c790fb24e6a74f1580af6d9108e8.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/41/f1/c790fb24e6a74f1580af6d9108e8.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/21/dc/0db18e8c2c4f925151ddda96bff4.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/21/dc/0db18e8c2c4f925151ddda96bff4.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/23/15/0ff24f4bdfd50161bebf92e0f199.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/23/15/0ff24f4bdfd50161bebf92e0f199.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/3c/a5/f445b1c668c3181b21592f62554b.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/3c/a5/f445b1c668c3181b21592f62554b.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/14/cd/09ae79e9db289fb43cffc3d73a8f.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/14/cd/09ae79e9db289fb43cffc3d73a8f.html)

orphe
11-29-2006, 02:09 AM
Started wetsanding with 440 grit sandpaper.
http://pix.nofrag.com/f8/8e/b58028dd961cd51c930a163d400b.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/f8/8e/b58028dd961cd51c930a163d400b.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/b1/a3/f8fd21e5608b46500dce796ccf0a.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/b1/a3/f8fd21e5608b46500dce796ccf0a.html)

Second coat of paint after it dries
http://pix.nofrag.com/97/da/043f3e8bd6f772eed406a54f7eed.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/97/da/043f3e8bd6f772eed406a54f7eed.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/c9/36/f2b9c800a5c5c80a7705a6cf405b.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/c9/36/f2b9c800a5c5c80a7705a6cf405b.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/1d/b9/47d1d3e7c59bf4777b311edf8860.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/1d/b9/47d1d3e7c59bf4777b311edf8860.html)
http://pix.nofrag.com/ec/85/a849925a142c00a788696aff10c2.jpg (http://pix.nofrag.com/ec/85/a849925a142c00a788696aff10c2.html)
I want a super glossy look any sugestions?

I'll post more later. Its getting late

.::DuD3::.
11-29-2006, 02:16 AM
if it chipped after a test fit, not sure the structural integrity is all that great.

NebBlackshirts
11-29-2006, 02:19 AM
if it chipped after a test fit, not sure the structural integrity is all that great.

isn't all that great???

ultimate157
11-29-2006, 02:39 AM
I wouldn't have gone such a dark color, won't make the shape stand out at all.

DragonCub
11-29-2006, 02:47 AM
lookin good, but your definitely gonna have problems with all that bondo. You should have at least made the metal template a little bigger and left it in place.

Goldenknob
11-29-2006, 03:04 AM
GL man I can't wait to see the finished product.

xtremekustomz
11-29-2006, 10:47 AM
I want a super glossy look any sugestions?


Don't use spray paint. Dude....you could spend 2 weeks trying to get it to look half decent. Also every time you sand the paint you are just taking the material off. That is just a waste of money. The primer should have been sanded with 400 to make it smooth and then paint applied on top of that and then clear. Automotive paint is the way to go. It is thicker and stronger than spray paint. As for the cost, yeah it isn't all that cheap, but look at what you will end up spending on "crap" to get it to look half decent. You can probably go to carquest and get a quart of single stage black paint and do it that way. It is harder to spray and make look right than base coat/clear coat but if you are going to be doing alot of sanding and buffing anyway, get it. You will probably end up spending $40 for it. You don't have to clear over the top. Hell for that matter go to O'reilly or Autozone and get the duplicolor automotive paint. It is really cheap. If you lived around here I would paint it for you.

.::DuD3::.
11-29-2006, 07:08 PM
if it chipped after a test fit, not sure the structural integrity is all that great.


isn't all that great???

;) plus your way is a double negative :nono: :p:

azbass
11-29-2006, 08:25 PM
that looks crap tastic

ssj2xxgotenxx
11-29-2006, 08:41 PM
that looks crap tastic

That's messed up....

orphe
11-29-2006, 10:12 PM
that looks crap tastic

just like your mom

Chevyaudio
11-29-2006, 10:15 PM
Yeah...that didnt turn good.

Dtrickz
11-30-2006, 12:43 AM
yea ur gonna have to paint it with some auto paint to get a good finish...spray paint imo almost always looks like ****. i dont think the bondo will crack cause we use alot of bondo on plastic bumpers and what not which bend and it usually does ok.. i would of just used some fibergel to build it up first and make it quicker. I hope your not sanding that all by hand? I would of had to use a da with all that sanding

Army-Killa
12-02-2006, 03:51 AM
the bondo doesnt look like its taking that paint all to well.

Lorinser430
12-25-2006, 05:14 PM
A few things:

1. Your Bondo is going to crack
2. Bondo is a filler, not a structure builder
3. You fill those pits with putty, not more bondo.
4. Your bondo is going to crack
5. You need to be sanding with a block, not your hand.
6. See five to remove the waves in the bondo.
7. You don't sand after every layer of paint..
8. Use shop-vac to remove plaster from carpet when it falls off your box.


...other than those few things, it looks great!! Keep up the good work! :)

orphe
12-28-2006, 07:40 PM
A few things:

1. Your Bondo is going to crack
2. Bondo is a filler, not a structure builder
3. You fill those pits with putty, not more bondo.
4. Your bondo is going to crack
5. You need to be sanding with a block, not your hand.
6. See five to remove the waves in the bondo.
7. You don't sand after every layer of paint..
8. Use shop-vac to remove plaster from carpet when it falls off your box.


...other than those few things, it looks great!! Keep up the good work! :)

its finished and so far, so cracks:veryhapp:
http://pix.nofrag.com/cc/4b/8ee40637b0d55c330d149936975a.jpg
only problem is the L7 on the right is making weird sounds(I think its blown) and I might need to take it out.

BASSMEKANIK
12-28-2006, 07:44 PM
only problem is the L7 on the right is making weird sounds(I think its blown) and I might need to take it out.

typical L7's :)

bballrrt06
12-28-2006, 07:48 PM
its finished and so far, so cracks:veryhapp:
http://pix.nofrag.com/cc/4b/8ee40637b0d55c330d149936975a.jpg
only problem is the L7 on the right is making weird sounds(I think its blown) and I might need to take it out.

while it doesn't look bad, that seems like a shi!t load of work for very little result. but hey props on the effort.

kpozr2
12-28-2006, 08:35 PM
check to see if any of your screws are loose, thought one of mind had something wrong with it, just turned out a screw was loose making the noise.