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    fiberglass matting or cloth

    Hey guys need your help. I am going to try to make my first fiberglass enclosure this weekend, but I have a question. I went to a shop to buy everything and the guy asked me if I wanted the ffiberglass Cloth and fiberglass matt. The guys says the cloth is easier to work with and cleaner. What do you guys think
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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    I find the cloth easier to work with as well.

    I alternate the layers ... cloth, matt, cloth, matt and so on and so forth.



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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    i dont think the cloth is as thick as mat. I could be wrong but that may be the only other difference




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    Depending on what you are doing one may make it a bit easier. If you are free forming somewhat mat would be the better choice. I would get some of both.



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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    I wouldn't alternate, I would do 5 or six layers of mat, then one layer of cloth. The cloth finishes smoother therefore making your bono work easier. Also the biggest pieces you can, I don't recommend the small strips.




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    ^Agree, Do a good 5-8 layers of matt and then a final layer of cloth,




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    I would use mat for boxes and cloth for dash pieces like they said cloth finishes smoother. but mat is easier to free form. Im actually using mat for my speaker pods and im gonna use cloth for my dashboard cover.




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    MAT MAT MAT CLOTH MAT MAT CLOTH MAT CLOTH... Thats what i used for my enclosure... but im running high pressures so i wanted to make sure.. like they all said Cloth makes things easier to finish off however a single layer of cloth is much easier to bend than a single layer of mat in my experience but it won't break apart like that matting will when bent beyond it's limits... Of cours a sub enclosure shouldn't bend. But that's just what ive seen and i **** at fiberglassing.




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    i actually bought 4 square yards of Fleece this morning. IMO, the fleece is better, stretches, holds more resin. Fleece for life.




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by AznRevlAzn
    i actually bought 4 square yards of Fleece this morning. IMO, the fleece is better, stretches, holds more resin. Fleece for life.

    The Fiberglass is the strength of the combination. the resin just holds it together. If your making a sub enclosure out of fleece and resin it wont hold up well under pressure.




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by nametaken
    The Fiberglass is the strength of the combination. the resin just holds it together. If your making a sub enclosure out of fleece and resin it wont hold up well under pressure.





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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by nametaken
    The Fiberglass is the strength of the combination. the resin just holds it together. If your making a sub enclosure out of fleece and resin it wont hold up well under pressure.
    Well you would just use the fleece to make the general shape, then you would lay 5-6 layers of mat over that....




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    Quote Originally Posted by mobileaudio219
    Well you would just use the fleece to make the general shape, then you would lay 5-6 layers of mat over that....
    Yeah, thats common practice, but the other guy sounded like he was JUST using fleece




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    I never use fleece or fabric... only LOADS and LOADS of masking tape

    Really i do.




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    Re: fiberglass matting or cloth

    i think that cloth is much weaker but it is smoother, do a search and you 'll find many opinions on this. i had the same question a week ago and found out about this stuff thats biaxial matt/cloth. check it out




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