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    painting fiberglass enclosures

    can any body help me find a tutorial on how to prep and paint and fiberglass box!

    so it would like all nice n shinny like glossy...ya know what i mean! .... lolol







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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    bondo, sand 80 grit, bondo again if needed to fix pits, sand again 80 grit, 200 grit, 400 grit, prime, sand 200 grit, 400 grit, base coat, 400 grit, main coats, wet sanding 600 grit , 1500 grit, clear coat, wetsand 2000 grit, buff wax


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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    ok this is a start, a lil helpfull.
    are there any other tutorials that are a little more complete...more detailed......
    like products that i should use for prime and types of paint and how to wet sand, buff and products for waxing etc...
    the best would be a tutorail with pics and stuff...
    but anything will be good!

    Thx




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    Seemed pretty **** simple/helpful to me... Just tedious.





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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    LOL but im new to this....
    i want to know what products to use and stuff, how to do it, how many coats of paint, how many of primer etc....




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    Well for products, there are many brands that make sandpaper, bondo, paint, primer. Just use w/e you want. And for how to do it/ how many coats of paint/primer, ruckus pretty much said it.





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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    well hes says :" Main coats ".....how many does the plural in coats refer to?




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    However many it takes to be fully covered and looking good would be my guess.





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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    LOL....i just want a tutorial so i dont screw up...this is my first time after all

    isint there any tutorials out there?




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    Not sure, but then again i am also pretty new to these forums.





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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    hmm maybe some one els than can point me in the right direction....Thx alot any way!


    if any one got a tutorial...plz share




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    There are no tutorials on it located on these forums, just search the hell out of Google, only thing I could suggest. Try to PM ruckus maybe, and see if he will elaborate more on that. Ask him if he has any pics of what he has made, he might have some of the process...




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    ok

    Bondo: use a premium bondo like rage gold or bondo ultimate this will make it easier to work with.

    Primer: a filling primer (if you have a spray gun which I recommend use primer from an automotive paint company

    Paint: use Automotive (spray gun) , or an emamel based spray paint (laquer will give you more of a shine but it is harder to work with)

    Wax: turtle wax or similar. I use mothers show car polish myself.

    layers: I like using 2 coats primer, 4-8 coats of paint, and 3 coats of sealer. this helps prevent chipping and or scratching. It is a little costly but noone said doing it right was cheap and if your keeping it or selling it the quality is on your name.

    I have not done a tutorial I have just used this style for about 5 years. I used it on making custom computer cases before everyone started selling them. and use them on audio projects and home projects like tv stand and stuff.

    but really giving a tutorial on waxing is ridiculous if you ever waxed a car then you know how to wax. as for painint no matter how many tutorials you see you only get good by doing it. anyone that has never painted before will get runs, you learn my doing when it comes to painting.




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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    Try my sig. It may or may not help you.





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    Re: painting fiberglass enclosures

    Quote Originally Posted by dbornotdb
    Try my sig. It may or may not help you.
    you dont clearcoat or wax the box? just buff? how does it hold up to banging into it? wouldnt it would be easy to chip up like that?




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