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    fiberglassing my box after i build it

    im gonna be building a standard type of square subwoofer box, but i wanted to give it a glassed look, would fiberglass stay strong and not crack on these flat surfaces?




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    Re: fiberglassing my box after i build it

    use bondo, not fibre if u want, but do u really need any of that? just make it smooth and prime, paint, etc




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    Re: fiberglassing my box after i build it

    What are you going to do?

    For the record, fiberglass is much stronger in curved shapes, and if you can use MDF for a flat surface, then do so.



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    Re: fiberglassing my box after i build it

    are u going to build a trim ring(s) for the subs(s)?

    if so, then when u strecth the fleece, it'll have that nice arched look. plenty of resin and some cat hair should make it plenty strong. just remeber to wrap some around the edges of the box to tie it all together. i think it would work fine!


    what do u think ppl? will it work? i think so..that's how mine is done!





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    ^^^ into this....the white marks are from scratching it putting it into the trunk..




    but basiclly i did exactly what you're talking about...i just did just like i typed...so far..so good!!





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    Re: fiberglassing my box after i build it

    ****... i like how that looks alot




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    Re: fiberglassing my box after i build it

    Quote Originally Posted by LimPerT
    ****... i like how that looks alot

    thanks...it's in my wife's ride...2004 grand prix.

    now if only my truck had beats..hehe


    the sub is a soundsplinter rl-p..check em out here


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    Re: fiberglassing my box after i build it

    That looks awesome, mrray. :cool2:

    If you are looking to simply smooth out the box, fill in screwholes and gaps, I've got a few installs on my personal page that essentially walk you through that process:
    www.betteraudio.com/geolemon

    Look in particular at the Projects Index, the Isobaric 6th Order Bandpass, and the Crazy Eights enclosure for some pics on the process.

    Also, I don't use Bondo for that (or for anything, for that matter).
    I use Plastic Wood brand (by DAP) filler, for it's good adhesion, low shrinkage, and easy sanding. It's meant for use with wood.

    If body filler is in order for some project (such as actual fiberglassing) - skip Bondo brand, it's generally regarded as the worst of the worst. Use another lightweight body filler, such as White Lightning, or even Dynatron... really just about anything else sands easier and shrinks less over time than Bondo.




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