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    1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Ok, so my 2 sets of the Mpyre M65 came in so I decided to get started on my kick panels. Im looking for suggestions and recommendations because I dont have the slightest clue as to what im doing. But what the heck right? Projects are fun!

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    I just put the foil up today and Im going to lay the glass tomarrow. Ill have more pics tomarrow
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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    if you have alot of bass to keep up with selenium st200/st350 tweeters ftw

    im currently in the middle of door pod builds for my 4 mypre mids.




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by here to buy View Post
    if you have alot of bass to keep up with selenium st200/st350 tweeters ftw

    im currently in the middle of door pod builds for my 4 mypre mids.
    lol you bought some sets after watching that youtube video?

    I was going to but a set in each door but I need to start slow before I do something like that. Are going to run a single tweet per side? what car are they going in?



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Jared530 View Post
    lol you bought some sets after watching that youtube video?

    I was going to but a set in each door but I need to start slow before I do something like that. Are going to run a single tweet per side? what car are they going in?
    he has had his for a bit his pods leaked on him..



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by KyleBechtold View Post
    he has had his for a bit his pods leaked on him..
    So hes going with the doors now. I wonder how much space i should give these. Yo here to buy, how much power do you give to these?



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    yeah ive had them for a few months.

    i was sending 125 to each of them in my old pods i made for them when i got them, but they started leaking from bad seals.
    as for space, each pod was probably 1 cubic ft. with two in each pod. they had great extension in those pods for the first few days, then the leaking started .

    now they will be in slightly smaller pods, maybe .8 cubic ft a side, but built a whole lot better.

    they can take alot more than 125 though, they'll take 250!!! they take more power before getting stinky or past their limits than any other mid ive used or heard

    you can cross them very low especially for mids, like 50hz, but to be safe at high power, go with 60, 63 or a lil higher.




    and heres a tip for the kick panel build,

    use spandex for the mold, not fleece.
    i have became a believer in the power of spandex.




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by here to buy View Post
    yeah ive had them for a few months.

    i was sending 125 to each of them in my old pods i made for them when i got them, but they started leaking from bad seals.
    as for space, each pod was probably 1 cubic ft. with two in each pod. they had great extension in those pods for the first few days, then the leaking started .

    now they will be in slightly smaller pods, maybe .8 cubic ft a side, but built a whole lot better.

    they can take alot more than 125 though, they'll take 250!!! they take more power before getting stinky or past their limits than any other mid ive used or heard

    you can cross them very low especially for mids, like 50hz, but to be safe at high power, go with 60, 63 or a lil higher.


    haha ok ill use spanedex then, i havent bought fleece so thats good. Im going to be running a sax125.2 to them. so 125w each. Do you have pics of your previous install?



    and heres a tip for the kick panel build,

    use spandex for the mold, not fleece.
    i have became a believer in the power of spandex.
    haha ok ill use spanedex then, i havent bought fleece so thats good. Do you have pics of your previous install?



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

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    haha ok ill use spanedex then, i havent bought fleece so thats good. Do you have pics of your previous install?
    yeah, heres a link to the build of the old ones,
    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=410440

    and the new build

    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=417832




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    layed the glass and resin today. I used the cloth as opposed to the mat. I was wondering should i add another layer or glass to ensure toughness? I dont want to be kicking myself down the road





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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    im lost here. i think your using way to much mat. am i seeing things?



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    theirs just a single layer or cloth. You can see the thickness of it around the edges where it didnt get resin.

    I think your just looking at the scrap around the edge that didnt get resin.



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Ok the mold dried and i took them out and sanded out the air pockets and extrusions so its was perfectly smooth. I layed like 4 or 5 more layers to ensure toughness. note to self: wear jumpsuit when sanding.







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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Is the cloth portion of it actually part of the finished fiberglass product, or are you just suposed to use the cloth + resin as a mold and discard it after you lay fiberglass?

    What are the steps to fiberglassing.. ?




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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Holy lord man, are you building kicks or sub enclosures? Those things are huge



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    Re: 1st timer DIY Fiberglass Kick Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by ramos View Post
    Holy lord man, are you building kicks or sub enclosures? Those things are huge
    LOL

    what are the measurements on the floor mold?




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