Last edited by negativezeroz; 10-11-2005 at 06:36 PM.
you should use fleece for the first layer because it stretches really well
wel this is my first "attempt" lol so on the box that actually counts I will cuz I did notice the mat is hard to get tight cuz it just stretches and doesnt stay tight...but no holes in the mat tho which is goodOriginally Posted by Moe Lester
I have alot of sanding and bondoing to do...
i think it looks good cause i haven't messed around with fiberglass.
Yeah go for the fleece the next time. I tried just using the matte and cloth the first time i did fiberglass, and i ended up trashing the project. The nextime i used fleece, and the job came out great, i even got it smooth enough to paint
thanks...it is alot easier than I imagined it to be...I wish I would have started it earlier..like last year...hard part is gonna be getting it smooth and symmetricalOriginally Posted by lemans23
thats because fiberglass is not ment to be "stretched" it is ment to either mold around areas or reinforce resin soaked materials. I would just stretch a t-shirt or something over it and resin it then lay mat on top of that. Will be easier than having a 200lb bondo box.Originally Posted by negativezeroz
id strongly suggest you rip that off, and use some hot-glue (high temperature) and glue stretched fleece down, and re-resin.
you will seriously be happy you did. if you dont, you will be spending at least two more hours applying bondo and sanding (possibly more if this is your first time)
well ive made it this far im just gonna sand and bondo away this week so it iwll be a learning experience for me...my next box (within 2 wks will be replacing my current ~1.7ft^3 ported at ~29Hz enclosure for my (3) 804's).....that one I will use fleece and mat...thanks tho guysOriginally Posted by req
hey its ok man my first was a disaster too. just strech fleece next time. it is a learnin thing
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i use 3M spray adhesive (only 3M) it works really well and is easier to use then hot glueOriginally Posted by req
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i still highly recommend tearing it off while you still can. you have no idea how hard thats going to be to fix.
and how heavy caked on bondo weights lol.Originally Posted by req
Getting there brother man. Like was said previously that's gonna take a crap load of filler. Which isn't a good thing. If you really don't want to redo it fleece, t-shirt, grill cloth, trunk liner or what have you ( I personally would ). Instead of plain jane body filler you really should use some glass reinforced filler. A whole lot stronger. body filler by itself that thick is just asking for trouble. Don't get discouraged though your getting it
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