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    fiberglassing inside box

    alright, just finished building a box inside my trunk for my zcon 15, its 4.4 after port dis. tuned to 32 and now im wanting to fiberglass the inside, but never have done it so im seeing if anyone has any tips or anything good to do, i have some fiberglass cloth and mat and got the resin , any ideas,, should i put alot of the mat or something in all corners and resin over to kinda round off the corners?







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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    are you chasing tenths? if not no real reason unless your box is flimsy. Personally I'd just 45 the corners instead of fiberglassing.. much more easy




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    What he said
    fiberglass is a waste of time to me...unless your strictly competing. If the box is built good enough and braced you don't really need it. Seal the edges with silicone and be done with it



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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    im just wanting it as strong as it can be and i had to build the box inside the trunk with only a inch or 2 inbetween the box and trunk so i had to use a tiny drill bit and wrench to screw all the screws in(******), so im sure its not as strong as it could be, and i have all the **** to fiberglass,




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    i just dont want the box to fall apart or something




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    I would brace with all thread and fiberglass all the corners and edges.




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

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    I would brace with all thread and fiberglass all the corners and edges.
    This. Definitely use threaded rod to brace it at least. If you want to strengthen up the joints make sure to get some fiberglass mat




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    Quote Originally Posted by Kangaroux View Post
    This. Definitely use threaded rod to brace it at least. If you want to strengthen up the joints make sure to get some fiberglass mat
    would the theaded rod be alot better than them round peices/sticks of wood, cause i have a few feet of that




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    "them round pieces/sticks of wood" (dowel rods) would suffice in most cases...all-thread with washers and lock nuts even better



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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    when fiberglassing the inside should i just line the whole inside of the box with mat and cover it all up with the resin,,,, maybe more on the corners?




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

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    when fiberglassing the inside should i just line the whole inside of the box with mat and cover it all up with the resin,,,, maybe more on the corners?
    Putting fiberglass on just the wood is going to do you nothing. What you want to strengthen is the joints. Put a coat of resin on the joints, cut some mat maybe 3-4" tall and however wide you need it. After you have the first coat down, press the mat into the corner with your paint brush, then apply another coat of resin, making sure to keep the mat as pressed to the wood as you can.




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    waste of time/money unless you're a competitior.




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    ok so i did one layer of mat in the corner and resined all over the mat, you think i should do more layers? and if so should i sand alot in between layers?




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    waste of time/money unless you're a competitior.

    i like spending my time with car audio and i already have all the stuff so i figured id make the box stonger




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    Re: fiberglassing inside box

    realisticly you want it as smooth as possible.



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