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    Fiberglassing door panel ???

    I'm getting ready to start fiberglassing my door panels. On the lower part I'll be adding some speakers then the rest of the door will just be glassed. My question is will 1.5oz fiberglass mat be ok for fiberglassing the door panel? I was thinking of only doing like 2 layers of mat and then a layer of 24oz fiberglass cloth. Will this be strong enough? Or are there any other recommendations as far as the weight of the mat and the cloth?
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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    that should be fine.

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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    Quote Originally Posted by iamamp3pimp View Post
    that should be fine.

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    you ever heard of www.fiberglassforums.com?

    thats where i learned a lot of my **** from a dude named epiccenterdesigns (jon)

    very informative palce...
    Hey Robin, I am about to seal my doors here pretty soon (just plugging up the big *** holes). This installer I know recommended going with fiberglass as an alternative to plexi etc. I have never worked with fiberglass. What do you think?




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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    i am actually going to seal up the large holes in my car as well with fiberglass. initially what i am going to do is take soem spandex like fabric and stretch it over the hole ony, as i work the stretch over the hole i'll just hot glue the fabric to the deadener on the door. when the area is covered with the fabric and the fabric is pulled tight cut off excess matirial i'll then add FG. a good 3-4 layers should be good. after the glass is done i'll just add deadener to the edge of the glassed cap to help hold it in place and should be good to go.


    and to the OP. i'd recommed using .5-1.0oz matt instead of. with 1.5 it will be a little more difficult to use along tight curves. though all you really need are 4-5 layers of 1oz and it will be quite strong w/o the need of 24oz cloth.




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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    Thanks for the replies... I was just going to add the cloth at the end because on my past fiberglass i noticed that it provides a more smooth finish which means less sanding for me.. haha...




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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    well i wouldnt do it

    if you mean the metal in the door you may need to service the window some day

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    it might pop right off.

    id use some self tappers and some silicon, and thin plexi pieces if i were to redo it.

    atm i have cardboard and peel and seel...



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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    Quote Originally Posted by iamamp3pimp View Post
    well i wouldnt do it

    if you mean the metal in the door you may need to service the window some day

    or

    it might pop right off.

    id use some self tappers and some silicon, and thin plexi pieces if i were to redo it.

    atm i have cardboard and peel and seel...
    Yeah, that was my original plan. It's just that cutting that plexi is not as easy as I thought it would be. Using a dremmel and it just takes a long *** time.




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    Quote Originally Posted by iamamp3pimp View Post
    well i wouldnt do it

    if you mean the metal in the door you may need to service the window some day

    or

    it might pop right off.

    id use some self tappers and some silicon, and thin plexi pieces if i were to redo it.

    atm i have cardboard and peel and seel...
    cardboard. hm... i wonder if cardboard with polyester resin would work. to keep moisture out of the cardboard..




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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    as long as its covered it would.



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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    use a jigsaw to cut plexi..u just need 1/8 in thick....


    or get a plastic cutting bit...looks like a mini circ saw



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    Re: Fiberglassing door panel ???

    Quote Originally Posted by iamamp3pimp View Post
    use a jigsaw to cut plexi..u just need 1/8 in thick....


    or get a plastic cutting bit...looks like a mini circ saw
    No tools FTL




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    buy a lot

    break till you get lucky



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    Quote Originally Posted by iamamp3pimp View Post
    buy a lot

    break till you get lucky
    Hah, I guess if I am going to be a cheap *** about the proper tools then I just need to be patient with the dremmel.




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    Quote Originally Posted by WhoSayWho? View Post
    No tools FTL
    I am going to buy you a jigsaw for Christmas.




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