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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Quote Originally Posted by sammy1
    this is awesome Gaulent!! I plan on fiberglassing in the veyr near future and this will help me out tremoundsly!!!
    x2 very nice







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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    u might wanna tell people to wear a resporator when sanding or cutting... that powder u see is very very bad jew jew if it gets in ur lungs.. im not sure exactly what it does to ur lungs, but it basicaly tears the **** out of em. i mean its fiberglass... i used to work for a boat company, so ive done alot of fiberglassing myself, mostly on the newer jet boats. ive never done it for speakers before, i was wondering what the fleece was for? sound deadener? oh an cudos on the guide, i saved it an might just try that someday..




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Quote Originally Posted by graffix989
    ive never done it for speakers before, i was wondering what the fleece was for?
    It ultimately forms the overall shape. You lay fiberglass over it for added strength.

    You better fiberglass your entire vehicle ... since you probably can get the materials a little cheaper than the rest of us

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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    lol ya i made a hood for my 626, it looked ****** till i rolled it in a drunken stupid episode... an its a whole lot easier to fiber glass with a gun an 20 gallon tanks then wit brushes :P




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Yeah the resin fumes cause nerve damage, and the fiberglass can cause serious damage to the lungs. I would use a respirator or at least a particle mask. On another note this post was very good. I just found this forum and I plan on doing a kick panel and could not really find a good tutorial, great job Gauntlet. And I really like your idea about putting the grill mounts in the baffle and using poster board for bondoing, great idea.




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    Good luck.



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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    neato.




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Quote Originally Posted by pj_chevy03
    i have never had any experience (or even a chance to hear speakers in kickpanels) so i have a few questions.

    Wouldn't your legs seem to "block" the sound from the speaker in the left kick panel. It just seems like your leg would be in the way.

    Considering that a kickpael is an enclosure, would it give you better midbass response, like around 80 hz or so?

    Would the left kick panel have to be pointed up more toward the drivers seat than the righ one?

    Can the difference in air volume of the 2 kicks give a different sound from the speakers?

    thanks for any help...

    Good questions




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Just a few things that I would like to add in my current fiberglassing experience...

    (1) DREMEL. DO NOT FIBERGLASS WITHOUT IT. I would also recommend getting some carbide cutting bits - they are strong as steel and incredibly smooth cutters.

    (2) Meguiars MOLD RELEASE WAX as a mold release agent. works **** well.



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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Quote Originally Posted by pj_chevy03
    i have never had any experience (or even a chance to hear speakers in kickpanels) so i have a few questions.

    Wouldn't your legs seem to "block" the sound from the speaker in the left kick panel. It just seems like your leg would be in the way.

    Considering that a kickpael is an enclosure, would it give you better midbass response, like around 80 hz or so?

    Would the left kick panel have to be pointed up more toward the drivers seat than the righ one?

    Can the difference in air volume of the 2 kicks give a different sound from the speakers?

    thanks for any help...
    i was wondering this myself




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    hey what tool can i use for the making of the wood piece? can i use the dremel..or do i need some sort of wood cutter?




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    A router is the best, a jigsaw could work if you have a steady hand




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    at adidas.......


    dude builds one set of tweeter pods and a pair of kicks and becomes the glass expert


    pshhhffffffffffffff




























    just kiddin dude.




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    Re: The newbie guide to custom kick panels

    Quote Originally Posted by BeanII
    at adidas.......


    dude builds one set of tweeter pods and a pair of kicks and becomes the glass expert


    pshhhffffffffffffff


    just kiddin dude.

    lol, its because i talked to him about it for like 2 weeks straight until he knew every step by memory

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