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frogcase2002
07-05-2012, 11:45 AM
alright, just finished building a box inside my trunk for my zcon 15, its 4.4 after port dis. tuned to 32 and now im wanting to fiberglass the inside, but never have done it so im seeing if anyone has any tips or anything good to do, i have some fiberglass cloth and mat and got the resin , any ideas,, should i put alot of the mat or something in all corners and resin over to kinda round off the corners?

Julian
07-05-2012, 11:50 AM
are you chasing tenths? if not no real reason unless your box is flimsy. Personally I'd just 45 the corners instead of fiberglassing.. much more easy

bhsdriller
07-05-2012, 11:54 AM
What he said
fiberglass is a waste of time to me...unless your strictly competing. If the box is built good enough and braced you don't really need it. Seal the edges with silicone and be done with it

frogcase2002
07-05-2012, 12:08 PM
im just wanting it as strong as it can be and i had to build the box inside the trunk with only a inch or 2 inbetween the box and trunk so i had to use a tiny drill bit and wrench to screw all the screws in(******), so im sure its not as strong as it could be, and i have all the **** to fiberglass,

frogcase2002
07-05-2012, 12:09 PM
i just dont want the box to fall apart or something

Julian
07-05-2012, 12:16 PM
I would brace with all thread and fiberglass all the corners and edges.

Kangaroux
07-05-2012, 12:22 PM
I would brace with all thread and fiberglass all the corners and edges.

This. Definitely use threaded rod to brace it at least. If you want to strengthen up the joints make sure to get some fiberglass mat

frogcase2002
07-05-2012, 12:35 PM
This. Definitely use threaded rod to brace it at least. If you want to strengthen up the joints make sure to get some fiberglass mat

would the theaded rod be alot better than them round peices/sticks of wood, cause i have a few feet of that

Flex68
07-05-2012, 12:40 PM
"them round pieces/sticks of wood" (dowel rods) would suffice in most cases...all-thread with washers and lock nuts even better

frogcase2002
07-05-2012, 12:46 PM
when fiberglassing the inside should i just line the whole inside of the box with mat and cover it all up with the resin,,,, maybe more on the corners?

Kangaroux
07-05-2012, 01:00 PM
when fiberglassing the inside should i just line the whole inside of the box with mat and cover it all up with the resin,,,, maybe more on the corners?

Putting fiberglass on just the wood is going to do you nothing. What you want to strengthen is the joints. Put a coat of resin on the joints, cut some mat maybe 3-4" tall and however wide you need it. After you have the first coat down, press the mat into the corner with your paint brush, then apply another coat of resin, making sure to keep the mat as pressed to the wood as you can.

snoopdan
07-05-2012, 01:17 PM
waste of time/money unless you're a competitior.

frogcase2002
07-06-2012, 08:18 AM
ok so i did one layer of mat in the corner and resined all over the mat, you think i should do more layers? and if so should i sand alot in between layers?

frogcase2002
07-06-2012, 08:19 AM
waste of time/money unless you're a competitior.


i like spending my time with car audio and i already have all the stuff so i figured id make the box stonger

Falcons
07-06-2012, 08:24 AM
realisticly you want it as smooth as possible.

frogcase2002
07-06-2012, 09:04 AM
realisticly you want it as smooth as possible.


thats what i was thinking, and right now its a little rough,

Falcons
07-06-2012, 09:12 AM
thats what i was thinking, and right now its a little rough,

then get to sandin boy! lol

frogcase2002
07-07-2012, 11:19 AM
would i be fine to put a couple suports in the port? would it have any effect on the sound cause that would make it a tiny tiny bit smaller

mlstrass
07-08-2012, 04:50 AM
use dowel rods in the port.

x3 on resin/fg being a waste for a daily box. For your corners simple 45's glued in place would have been much easier, cheaper, and stronger...