View Full Version : how many layers of glass?
03-02-2010, 01:38 AM
gonna be starting my first glassed sub enclosure soon, and i need to figure out how much mat to buy.
How many layers of glass mat should i do? its for a 15, on 1000rms.
I bought a sq yd of mat from the autobody shop here, but thats ALL they had (wtf?)
03-02-2010, 01:40 AM
i usually just over buy on the matt. i do 3-5 layers and wont put something in a car until ive stood on it and it dosent move at all.
03-02-2010, 01:54 AM
know where to buy bulk glass mat?
the largest quantity i can get locally is 1sq yard, and i bought the only package of mat they had.......
03-02-2010, 01:58 AM
do you not have any hardware stores? or hobby stores?
03-02-2010, 02:00 AM
auto body places, like napa has fiberglass, and kits and ect
03-02-2010, 02:00 AM
walmart sell mat, the one by me sells 4oz mat but you may only find 1.5 or 2 oz mat. if you are having trouble finding mat, try a paint supply store and get kitty hair.
03-02-2010, 03:30 AM
the mat i bought was from an autobody store, Northwest Auto and Paint.
Besides, i found it MUCH cheaper online, so i think im just gonna ebay some. Im busy the next two weekends anyways
03-02-2010, 03:33 AM
oh, and as far as other products go, i got polyrester resin, kitty hair, and some finishing filler that came in a big ol' tube that the guy at the auto body place reccomended.
resin was $60 for a gallon, kitty hair $17 for a quart, and the finishing filler $17 for a quart :crap:
03-02-2010, 04:04 AM
Make sure you work in a well ventilated area. Or even get a respirator. The fumes will get in your longs and harden. It can hurt and i'm sure is bad for you. Plus you'll get a wicked cough.
And yeah, materials add up on you. But it's better than paying 100's-1000's at a shop lol.
To the original question: I would guesstimate ~3-4. Standing on it is a pretty good way to find out. Just don't crack it by trying prematurely.
03-02-2010, 06:32 AM
03-02-2010, 10:09 PM
hrrmmmm, they'll be getting an acrylic sheet purchase from me in the near future.
although i did just pick up 12 sq yards of 1.5oz mat on ebay for $33 shipped :D
03-03-2010, 11:10 AM
dont waste your time just order from here
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