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    can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    would it be possible to make a subwoofer enclosure out of fiberglass? like an airtight sealed box basically? several layers of course. how many layers would be needed in order for it to not flex?







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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    where have you been?? http://www.caraudio.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=25 i used 7 layers on my last project and it was solid..



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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    Quote Originally Posted by noob with an RS
    would it be possible to make a subwoofer enclosure out of fiberglass? like an airtight sealed box basically? several layers of course. how many layers would be needed in order for it to not flex?
    would it be possible for you to use your brain and click the SEARCH button on that black bar about 3~4 inches away from my post on your screen?

    fiberglass has been used in car audio for YEARS dude.




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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    lol noob with an RS is just that - a noob.

    dude fiberglassing is easy. it just takes

    time
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    a little effort
    ability to NOT mess things up
    willingness to possibly ruin fabrics of your car if not done properly




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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    good luck, if you can't figure out fiberglass with the search, you probably shouldn't try



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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    search? its a friggin sticky on the top of the forum. I think this is a <>< thread.

    Anyways to make something out of this thread, Req you ever try flexi speaker carpet instead of fleece as a first layer? I seen that in one tutorial and was thinking of doing it as it seemed it would make a thick layer for stability.




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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    Quote Originally Posted by ruckus
    search? its a friggin sticky on the top of the forum. I think this is a <>< thread.

    Anyways to make something out of this thread, Req you ever try flexi speaker carpet instead of fleece as a first layer? I seen that in one tutorial and was thinking of doing it as it seemed it would make a thick layer for stability.
    ive thought about it - but its not as strong as fleece because its like a billion cajillion times thinner than fleece. its good for detail work, but fleece ***** up an assload of resin and is good for a nice thick-*** base layer.




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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    where do you get your fleece from? Im gonna be doing my first trunk box probably this upcoming weekend. Since im recarpating my trunk now is the time to do it.




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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    any fabric shop will have it i like to use 80% cotton 20% polyester it takes the resin better




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    Re: can i make a box out of fiberglass?

    the fabric store across the street has tons of it.

    usually like 50" wide by $X per yard (usually between $5 and $10 per yard)




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