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    Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    Finally got round to doing the tweeter pods for my Ford Focus properly after the first attempt with filler only.

    Removing filler:


    Filler removed. Back to mirror casings with laser cut MDF rings supported with matches:



    As I didnt have any proper fleece and didnt want to go out and buy some especially as I didnt need a huge amount i looked round the house for something. Ended up using socks as they were nice and stretchy and so easy to get the right shape.



    After first layer of resin:


    Drivers side casing contains a joystick for moving the electric mirrors. Pulled material down into hole using some cotton through it:


    Joystick:


    To ensure area around joystick was flat a lid was taped on to hold the cloth against the plastic of the mirror casing.


    Sorry about quality of pics, taken on phone.

    Going to put more layers or resin on now...
    How many do you reckon I will need?

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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    Those look dope.



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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    in such a small project i would say two layers of fiberglass will do, but once they dry. you should push on the surface with your finger, if it budges add 2 more layers to make it stiffer.
    looking good. so far.
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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    Cant wait to see them done! Good work so far.




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    Looks nice!



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    nice work, keep us updated





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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    Got 3 layers on them now.

    Havent been putting glass on, just the resin.
    Im thinking one more will do. 4 layers or resin enough???

    I sanded them down after the first 2 layers and got them nearly perfectly smooth. Going to sand down again and put another layer on tonight and then hopefully tomorrow I will sand them down completely and they will be flat enough to paint without any filler. We'll see though...

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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    sweet. but blurr!




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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    thats cool. I used to have a focus.
    For that tweeter pod just cut real thin strips of fiberglass cloth, dip them in the resin and brush them on the pod just like paper mache. The resin alone doesnt provide strength.
    I could show you an easy way to do bolt in glass pods for the grill sections of your doors if you ever want to do them.




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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    Going to sand them down tonight and hopefully get them flat enough for paint.

    Will update tomorrow evening with some good quality pics.

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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    UPDATE:

    Drivers side pod after rough sanding of 4th layer of resin:



    Passenger side pod after final 4th coat resin sanding, ready for paint:



    Another view:



    After final coat of paint. After doing 2 coats I decided the finish wasn’t flat enough and so sanded right back down to the resin and made it flatter. The paint was helpful as it showed the low spots up. The photo below is after 4 coats with a light sand after the 3rd coat:



    And with tweeter housing in place. These push fit inside the rings as are tapered and the rings were laser cut to the exact size needed for them to be a push fit, i had four attempts!



    And without the flash if its easier to see:



    View of the back. Plastic original pod cut out to allow tweeter to protrude through:



    And with tweeter housing installed (note small holes to allow filler to grip into pod on first attempts):




    Will get more photos up as I progress, not much further to go now.
    These will be finished by the end of Monday and installed as I am going away if you are wanting to check back.

    Better quality pics this time

    Comments?

    Cheers, Leo




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    DAM! Those came out looking excellent!



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    good job, glad to see you put the mirror adjusters back in



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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    That paint looks familiar.. is it called graphite? Thats a lot like duplicolor's wheel paint color graphite, which im doing my tweet pods and many plastic pieces in my interior with. A+++ for you!



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    Re: Focus Tweeter Pods - Worklog - PICS!

    No glass, just resin? Am i seeing that right?




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