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12-24-2006, 02:39 AM
alright guys just went and bought most of my stuff for fiberglassing 2 quick questions

1. do i need the fiberglass mat stuff?
2. how do i make 6.5 flush mount rings

12-24-2006, 02:42 AM

12-24-2006, 02:48 AM

router, or you can buy them from soneone that has a router.

12-24-2006, 02:49 AM
anyone on here that can cut me some ill pay

12-24-2006, 02:50 AM
This site helped me alot, Just read all you can before you start and it'll make your life so much easier. http://www.fiberglassforums.com/

12-24-2006, 02:50 AM
fiberglass matte is what makes the actual strength of the glass.

imagine making paper machae, but without the paper. would that make any sense?

the chicken wire\mesh to make the volcano is the MDF ring and other supports, the paper is the fiberglass\cloth and the machae is the epoxy-resin+mekp hardener.

unless you have those parts, you cant make your project. unless your project is going to be a non-weight-bearing load, but for a sub box it will be. so forget i said that lol.

look at the fiberglass forum, and read the stickies on fiberglass how-to's. you will understand.

and you can go to your local autozone. they have little packs of fiberglass matte (dont use the weave unless you know why you are using it, stick with matte) for a few bucks. like 3 or 4. so its not expensive stuff.

12-24-2006, 02:55 AM
these are going to be pods for dd 6.5 lts any place i can get some flush mount 6.5 mdf rings for cheap

12-24-2006, 01:37 PM
i can make ya some rings... PM me with the dimensions you need (outer diameter and inner diameter)

12-24-2006, 01:51 PM
oh yea the rings.

just get the outer dimension of the speaker, and the mounting dimension.

get some 1\2" plywood and cut the inner dimension and the outer dimension + .5 inches. then cut another ring with the outer dimension and then the outer dimension + .5 inches.

glue them together and voila.

use a jigsaw, with a nice sharp new large tooth blade (spend a few dollars on the blade, it will make life a lot easier than a cheap *** blade!)

so in conclusion.

piece 1;
mounting diamater = inner cut
outer diamater + .5 inches added = outer cut

piece 2;
outer diamater = inner cut
outer diamater + .5 inches added = outer cut

you should have two rings now. (always cut the inner cut first, then do the outer cut) get some nice titebond woodglue, and rough up the sides you will be glueing together and then glue em, and clamp em. 24 hours later, sand the poop out of them. and you have flushmount baffles ready for glassing :)

hope that helped.

and if you are just doing doorpods, if you get THICK fleece - its going to only take a few layers of glass, maybe two at most. and if you get really thin stretchy stuff (my favorite) you will need more like 5 layers in most places. im talking between 4 and 7 oz matte.

lemme find a thread i made a while back, and i will show you how i made mine.

12-24-2006, 01:56 PM
search "drew wilson fiberglass how-to" on google

12-24-2006, 01:58 PM
For those lazy people...http://www.explorerforum.com/fiberglass/fiberglassing.htm

12-24-2006, 01:59 PM
lmao- you have my link, and i don't

i REALLY need to redo that, half the information on there could really be improved by recent experience etc.- know anyone who could help with that? i have time to rewrite it currently, and many many better pictures if someone has a place to put it/can convert word/works to whatever format it needs to be in?

12-24-2006, 02:00 PM
There has to be someone on here that can.

12-24-2006, 02:05 PM
i'm more worried about someone on here telling me i'm doing it all wrong- lol.

12-24-2006, 02:07 PM
Haha Just post some pics of your explorer. Then no one will say a word.

12-24-2006, 02:10 PM
I don't think you've seen it recently- lol. My latest pictures are so "under construction" that people feel they can rip on it. You on aim?

12-24-2006, 02:17 PM
No Im getting ready to leave. Where can i look at them other than aim?

12-24-2006, 02:22 PM
the most current ones haven't been "released" to the net

i'll post some on here maybe soon, or hit me up on aim. some of the stuff i don't want some people to see.

12-24-2006, 02:23 PM
Alright sweet i cant wait to see it. I really wanna do a roll pan like you have. had i dunno what the new stuff looks like. Ill hit you up on there later.