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1BadHawk
01-30-2004, 09:30 PM
Ive gone through all the stickys, and seen some prety cool glassing projects. I almost feel like a pro at it and I havent even made one my self :) Only thing is, most of the ones pictured are for kick panels.

Anyone have any larger sub boxes theyve done or seen, that youcan post pics of?

zane
01-31-2004, 02:31 AM
From my Cougar: Simple & Sweet.

http://gallery.caraudio.com/pp/data/2/20cougartrunkleft-med.JPG

BDIDDY
01-31-2004, 11:49 AM
Sorry to jack the thread but do you have to have it basically perfect before you start to lay bondo, in order to paint? Because mine glass project had waves in it even though I layed bondo down. I never really did keep on trying after that...

svtlightning93
01-31-2004, 12:07 PM
Bondo is for fixing imperfections. If there are waves in your box, you did not work the bondo properly. It takes a lot of time to get something to look flawless. Also, Hi build primer is your best friend. Use it to fix scratches, pinholes and other minor flaws and then just wetsand smooth.

#1AlpineFan
01-31-2004, 01:36 PM
Its nothing special. First box i made with fiberglass. I still hit 146.8 with it though.
http://home.comcast.net/~brian.hickman/102_0223.JPG
Never painted it. Its a good thing too cause i think theres a crack in it.
Time for a new one. New subs too.

LoneRanger
01-31-2004, 02:30 PM
Simple and effective....cudos to zane and alpine fan!

BDIDDY
02-01-2004, 02:57 AM
Bondo is for fixing imperfections. If there are waves in your box, you did not work the bondo properly. It takes a lot of time to get something to look flawless. Also, Hi build primer is your best friend. Use it to fix scratches, pinholes and other minor flaws and then just wetsand smooth.



Yeah I just kind of gave up on the bondo issue....

I heard High Build primer was the way to go. It's easy to sand off and you can get it around 1/4" thick...

#1AlpineFan
02-01-2004, 06:48 PM
I should have used hi build primer. Does anyone know a round about price for this stuff.

John P.
02-02-2004, 02:38 AM
Mine, completed recently:
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/493000-493999/493978_75_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/493000-493999/493978_115_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/493000-493999/493978_84_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/493000-493999/493978_104_full.jpg
http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/1/web/493000-493999/493978_110_full.jpg

LoneRanger
02-02-2004, 08:26 AM
that last one was very very ******....i dare say the baddest so far.

NICE WORK MAN!

#1AlpineFan
02-02-2004, 10:13 AM
Yes nice and clean, with some steathlyness to it. nice detail around the amp.
can still use your trunk. always a plus.

sq4me
02-02-2004, 12:15 PM
yeah i'd have to say that last one is sweet

XTRMEASURES
02-02-2004, 12:15 PM
Bondo is for fixing imperfections. If there are waves in your box, you did not work the bondo properly. It takes a lot of time to get something to look flawless. Also, Hi build primer is your best friend. Use it to fix scratches, pinholes and other minor flaws and then just wetsand smooth.

what brand of high build primer you use and about whats the price?
do you get yours in the gallon form?









jamie

John P.
02-02-2004, 12:29 PM
Thanks guys! A lot of work, and glad it's done!

TPABlazer
02-02-2004, 07:24 PM
http://www.freepixhosting.com/uploadedfiles/Picture 1147.jpg

subboxmaker
02-03-2004, 12:28 AM
http://members.sounddomain.com/fishpony how bout this? it was my very first box so give me a lil break k

1BadHawk
02-03-2004, 09:20 AM
Nicely done everyone.

SUBBOXMAKER: What did you use to color it?

svtlightning93
02-04-2004, 01:57 AM
Any brand will work fine for a speaker box. I've paid almost 200 bucks a gallon for ppg before, but that was for a truck body. I use the cheapest I can find for speaker boxes. I pay about 20 dollars a quart with hardner for RM. Also when you are sanding , it doesn't have to be perfect. The panel needs to be flat, you can leave scratches with as low as say 50 grit paper by hand and still put 3 good coats of primer and it will fill the scratches in. There's no need to waste time sanding the hell out of it to get it perfectly smooth. That's what the primer is for. Just make sure it's flat. Here's a link to my first box I built out of fiberglass from just reading on this board.
http://gallery.caraudio.com/pp/showphoto.php?photo=2760&password=&sort=1&cat=2

XTRMEASURES
02-05-2004, 12:05 AM
Any brand will work fine for a speaker box. I've paid almost 200 bucks a gallon for ppg before, but that was for a truck body. I use the cheapest I can find for speaker boxes. I pay about 20 dollars a quart with hardner for RM. Also when you are sanding , it doesn't have to be perfect. The panel needs to be flat, you can leave scratches with as low as say 50 grit paper by hand and still put 3 good coats of primer and it will fill the scratches in. There's no need to waste time sanding the hell out of it to get it perfectly smooth. That's what the primer is for. Just make sure it's flat. Here's a link to my first box I built out of fiberglass from just reading on this board.
http://gallery.caraudio.com/pp/showphoto.php?photo=2760&password=&sort=1&cat=2


thanks
i see your from louisiana also im from the south lafayette area.

can you post a pic of what the can looks like or post a link of the company that makes it.







thanks again
jamie

svtlightning93
02-06-2004, 01:51 AM
I don't have any laying around. Just go to any automobile paint store and tell them you want a 2k primer surfacer. Any brand will work (Transtar, PPG, RM Limco, Rubberseal, Dupont, Omni) . There's really no need in using expensive primer on a speaker box, it's not subject to the abuse of an exterior paint job where adhesion is very important. Also, spray cans have very little build . Also get you some glazing putty to fill pinholes and small spots and use a razor blade to apply.

MXJMR
02-06-2004, 07:33 PM
nice looking box svt! ;)

mattj
02-07-2004, 12:12 AM
All the work is looking awesome guys! Great Job!

subboxmaker
02-12-2004, 12:55 AM
i used the "automotive" GM red spray paint from wal-mart and some automotive clear coat.

hidden_ghost_03
02-12-2004, 11:24 PM
hey thought id show off my box...its not done yet...started on it in nov. but havent had the weath to work on it...and no garage to work on it in...

http://www.superford.org/getfile.php?id=95053&toggle=fullsize&f=trunk_fit_03.JPG

http://www.superford.org/getfile.php?id=95048&toggle=fullsize&f=primer_01.JPG