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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more




    Masked off



    TEXTURE!




    Topcoat






    More cld applied to the back of the door cards for added mass and resonance dampening.





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    It looks like you do good work. I wish you were local to me.




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by Bettr n' Revrse View Post
    How is that deadener holding up for you?
    I see that alot with Fatmat, but havent had any issues with it. It's certainly not the thickest or best product to use, but I had about 40sq ft or so of it left over from a previous build so I figured it was better than using nothing. I always use a heatgun when applying it so that I get very good adhesion.

    Quote Originally Posted by kpetree View Post
    It looks like you do good work. I wish you were local to me.
    Thanks, much appreciated. Outside of what Ive done on my own cars, I havent really done work for anyone else outside of the basic head unit or speaker install.




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    that looks really nice man.... how do the door panels feel with that textured paint applied? is it really rough to the touch?




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    I really like that trunk install. Looks good! You do good work.




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    love that paint,thats all i use whenever i decide to paint the enclosure i build. Hides blemishes well and looks good once it dries.




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Incredible build! I feel like everyone is good at glassing, but me. What 8s are those? HAT L8?



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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by MS150 View Post
    that looks really nice man.... how do the door panels feel with that textured paint applied? is it really rough to the touch?
    It has a rough feel , yeah. Thanks !




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    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    I really like that trunk install. Looks good! You do good work.
    Thanks! There's still one more piece to put in which is a trunk mat. I bought some black auto carpet and will have to make one. Once thats done, it will look completely stock back there to hide from prying eyes. Right now I keep a blanket over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ridinhi View Post
    love that paint,thats all i use whenever i decide to paint the enclosure i build. Hides blemishes well and looks good once it dries.
    Its definitely good at hiding the surface blemishes and has an overall even and consistent texture. Decent stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Grimy_One View Post
    Incredible build! I feel like everyone is good at glassing, but me. What 8s are those? HAT L8?
    Thanks
    Hah, I thought the same thing and I've gotta say, the level of work that DIY'ers are doing these days is pretty amazing. Like everything else, the more you do it, the better you'll get at it. Things can look rough at the start, but filler and plenty of sanding can get a project looking really good.
    Yep, those are HAT L8's in the doors.




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    You are a talented craftsmen. I would like to hear how it sounds.


    Did you play with the aiming before you installed the tweets? It seems like it would be a little bright but I guess there's to many variables to tell.




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Wow man.. Nice work.. I keep telling myself I'm gonna finish up my sisters car one day... Then I don't. Lol



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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by sleazebagger View Post
    You are a talented craftsmen. I would like to hear how it sounds.


    Did you play with the aiming before you installed the tweets? It seems like it would be a little bright but I guess there's to many variables to tell.
    There are no tweeters installed currently. 8" midbasses in the doors and 3" wideband drivers in the a-pillars. Because they are aimed on-axis to the drivers seat, I dont experience the drastic roll off of upper frequencies like I would if they were aimed toward the center of the car, or cross-firing. Both of those scenarios would absolutely require a tweetr to be used in addition. As they are, with some EQ added in, they can sound pretty darn good. I did play with aiming and also did so extensively in my last car as well. This setup is not what I will be running in another few months though as I have some other plans for the front stage of this vehicle.

    And thanks for the compliment !




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    Re: Mazda 3 SQ Build: fiberglassing again...HAT, ARC, TC, and more

    Quote Originally Posted by captainobvious! View Post
    There are no tweeters installed currently. 8" midbasses in the doors and 3" wideband drivers in the a-pillars. Because they are aimed on-axis to the drivers seat, I dont experience the drastic roll off of upper frequencies like I would if they were aimed toward the center of the car, or cross-firing. Both of those scenarios would absolutely require a tweetr to be used in addition. As they are, with some EQ added in, they can sound pretty darn good. I did play with aiming and also did so extensively in my last car as well. This setup is not what I will be running in another few months though as I have some other plans for the front stage of this vehicle.

    And thanks for the compliment !
    lol... they looked a little beefy to be tweeters but I don't have much experience in that area other then spending 3 hours aiming my mb qxd's.

    I'm super interested in hearing a pair of these wideband's




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