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dappa5
03-23-2009, 09:57 AM
:confused:Ok I am considering attempting to make my own aero's just want to experiment. any sugestions i kno some of you do in fact make you own and some of you even make xl flares. just figgured " why not " all opinions appreciated

dman4486
03-23-2009, 09:59 AM
they are cheap....why not just buy them:confused:

dappa5
03-23-2009, 10:09 AM
want to play around with larger than 6 in

rickymac21
03-23-2009, 10:17 AM
i made my own flares. they arent perfect but they are flared. i just used 6" pvc pipe. a heat gun , and a mold type deal... just heat up the end of the pvc then push it onto the mold and keep it there till it cools and it stays flared out.

dappa5
03-23-2009, 10:19 AM
what did you use for the mold?

bustaplz
03-23-2009, 02:14 PM
You could probably use anything with a cone shape. You could probably do it with the bottom of a bowl. I'm not sure what happends to PVC when you heat it but it may be sticky so I would use some sort of lubricant or cover your molding object with painters tape or something. I'm also not sure how safe it is to heat/melt different types of PVC so I would look into that and probably wear a respirator.

grimreper912003
03-23-2009, 02:23 PM
I recall a long time ago seeing a site on google of how to do them. This was before I was really into car audio so I dont remember what forum it was on :crap:

l7runner
03-23-2009, 02:25 PM
Just try to get thin-wall PVC, the thicker pressure rated pipe is hard to mold

dappa5
03-23-2009, 02:34 PM
ty all i heard use a metal mixing bowl
but do not know what to use for release agent pbobaly try foil or tape

grimreper912003
03-23-2009, 02:40 PM
ty all i heard use a metal mixing bowl
but do not know what to use for release agent pbobaly try foil or tape

gasoline :confused:

dappa5
03-23-2009, 02:50 PM
???

grimreper912003
03-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Heres one:

http://www.mobileelectronics.com.au/forums/index.php?showtopic=35639
http://www.subwoofer-builder.com/flares-25mm.htm

dappa5
03-23-2009, 03:25 PM
ty ty ty ive bee looking for a concept i could wrap my thick head around
i get that one lol ty again

gotparts90
03-24-2009, 05:13 AM
i like the oil heat method just not to shallow not to deep and push easy. mostly just make the flare in the wood, get a huge roundover bit

dappa5
03-24-2009, 08:49 AM
tried huge bit is ok but would like to experiment with x-tra large aeros so might give that oil method a try any links??

pd8731
03-24-2009, 01:03 PM
they are cheap....why not just buy them:confused:

Yeah 45 dollars is cheap for a piece of plastic pipe. :rolleyes:

Especially when you need 4 or more of them.

dman4486
03-24-2009, 01:04 PM
Yeah 45 dollars is cheap for a piece of plastic pipe. :rolleyes:

Especially when you need 4 or more of them.

hm...maybe you should kill yourself

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?searchFilter=flared%20port%20tub e%20kit

Corey J.
03-24-2009, 01:07 PM
want to play around with larger than 6 in
Thats what she said ! Sounded fitting :laugh:

DDeitz
03-24-2009, 01:08 PM
they dont sell 10 inch aeros though!

bjfish11
03-24-2009, 01:15 PM
hm...maybe you should kill yourself

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?searchFilter=flared%20port%20tub e%20kit

Got to add shipping... So $38 plus shipping is real close to $45.

pd8731
03-24-2009, 01:20 PM
hm...maybe you should kill yourself

http://www.parts-express.com/wizards/searchResults.cfm?searchFilter=flared%20port%20tub e%20kit

I don't think so, Tim.

EDIT: It's actually $46.56 shipped to my area.

Game--Blouses.

SubNit
03-24-2009, 01:24 PM
Not sure if it's been posted yet but this is the setup I used (http://www.subwoofer-builder.com/flares-25mm.htm)

Biggest problem I ran into was the flanges not sitting flat....that seemed to happen alot for some reason:(

dappa5
03-25-2009, 08:37 AM
sub I am gonna make a positive mold w/fiberglass once I make the neg w/bondo
that way once the flare is made I can flatten the flange edge

dappa5
03-25-2009, 08:39 AM
I'll try to take lots of pics

rickymac21
03-25-2009, 08:46 AM
what did you use for the mold?

like someone else said. the mold was just a piece of metal that was in a cone shape.. anything like that will work. ... somthing that should work could be a metal mixing bowl. like for cooking dinner.... just heat up the end up the pvc slowly until its like rubber. then press it over the round edge of the bowl and keep it there till it hardens and itll stay flared

dappa5
03-25-2009, 08:49 AM
thanks rick I am Making permenant molds cuz I wanna make a bunch of these thing so I can play around w / diff sizes ad such

stevew007
03-25-2009, 08:58 AM
Got to add shipping... So $38 plus shipping is real close to $45.

yup when i got my 2 i paid $91 but they messed up and sent me 4:D so it was worth it

dappa5
03-25-2009, 09:00 AM
lol steve you got that guy in shipping's #???? I'll just call him lol

dappa5
03-25-2009, 09:32 AM
Bump

PUREAUDIO
03-25-2009, 11:44 AM
just make the flare in the wood, get a huge roundover bit

thats what i was thinking

PUREAUDIO
03-25-2009, 11:44 AM
I'll try to take lots of pics

yes please do

dappa5
03-25-2009, 11:48 AM
no doubt