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GCAdidas13
03-21-2005, 04:04 AM
Please take the time to click the following link. It is a link to a lengthy fiberglassing tutorial I just wrote about how to fiberglass tweeters into sail panels by means of fiberglass reinforced body filler, also known as kitty hair. I've spent about four hours so far on this project, and it is turning out great so far, I just don't have my camera to take a picture of my current work, only last night's work is shown.

GCAdidas13's Sail Tweeter Pod Tutorial (http://www.caraudio.com/vb/showthread.php?p=811687#post811687)

Thank you all!

GCAdidas13
03-21-2005, 12:22 PM
bump

GCAdidas13
03-22-2005, 04:10 AM
bump - come on let's see some support, ... maybe

Naxis2k1
03-22-2005, 04:22 AM
looks good to me bro should be real nice once your done.

req
03-22-2005, 08:50 AM
your welcome :)

THUNDERBIRD
03-22-2005, 12:55 PM
i am about to start mine on the A pilliar after reading this i just poped them out of there mount and held them at a different angle and it sounds so much better

MetalMaxima
03-22-2005, 01:21 PM
What angle should they be aimed at in the sail panel?

GCAdidas13
03-22-2005, 01:33 PM
They should point towards the other side's passenger's chin. It turns out to be about 30 degrees, but you should check to make sure. :)

req
03-22-2005, 02:59 PM
definatly get a hot glue gun and play with the aim. you will be surprised at how different they will sound.

GCAdidas13
03-22-2005, 04:57 PM
Yeah, really. That's the best approach, to tell the truth. I used double-sided tape, and found a little bit of difference in slightly different angles, but not much.

THUNDERBIRD
03-22-2005, 11:29 PM
i started mine today and i used the hot glue gun. that kittyhair is some of the messiest stuff i have ever used. how many layers of that did u use? i have only used one and then started to use bondo kuz i am a bondo wizard

GCAdidas13
03-22-2005, 11:59 PM
i did one medium coat, then one thick coat, then i filled in big problems with it after that in small quantities. have fun, they're really fun to do, i finished mine today. :)

req
03-23-2005, 12:51 AM
if i were you - id mix in a little bit of acetone to thin up the hardner\hair solution. that way its eaiser to work with.

for me- it wasnt really messy at all :confused:
also - try putting some PAM cooking spray on your gloves while you work with it.

GCAdidas13
03-23-2005, 01:20 AM
well my pods are finished, if you want to look at them check out the new posts over at my project log, clickable down in my signature. Thanks :)

If you liked the project please tell me, so i know about how many people would benefit from me writing a tutorial... it's a pretty easy project, but let me know :)

ANeonRider
03-23-2005, 01:26 AM
I like, stretching is a pain in the *** to do, I tried it once. Filling > stretching for small things.

req
03-23-2005, 01:39 AM
thats what ive been trying to tell everyone mang. but so far, everyone is like :no wayy:

to each his own :p: