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    Question fiberglassing meterals

    hello im new and i want to know what is the complete list of materials i will need to start fiberglassing a sub box and where is the cheapest place to get it at

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    -2-3 rolls of packing tape and some masking plastic
    -8 meters of light weight chopped strand mating.
    -10 liters of unwaxed polyester resin
    -500 mils of Catalyst, cheap weigh scales (or old measuring cup), measuring syringe.
    -dozen mixing cups
    -dozen cheap 2" paint brushes
    -old rags
    -latex gloves
    -acetone for clean up

    Some vasoline will give you a release alternative to wax to help remove the tape. Give me your location in the world and I can help you find a supplier.
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    chattanooga,tn 37411

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    I was talking about country, I have no idea what TN means... a US state?

    try..
    http://www.uscomposites.com/
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    Yeah, Tennessee is in the southeastern USA. We're not very international-minded here in the US; we think everyone knows all about this country, even though we know surprisingly little about other countries. A lot of Americans operate on the theory that there are two places in the world: (1) USA, and (2) Other.

    I was in Sydney a long, long time ago, but I have no idea where in Australia The Whitsundays is. How about a geography lesson, or even a map?

    And, by the way, thanks for the materials list. It'll help a lot of us. It might be good to note for the American -- non-metric -- crowd that meters translate roughly to yards, liters are quite close to quarts, 500 mils is just about a pint, and that an Australian dozen is 12.
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    Here you go. Airlie Beach to Brisbane is roughly 1400km. The coast of Queensland is well over 3000km long.

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    Thanks, BiGGy, that helps a lot. I Googled "Airlie Beach" and read about it a bit. Sounds lovely. I live in Florida, so it appears we live in somewhat similar climates, but you have the advantage of being surrounded by Aussies.

    I guess we'd better un-hijack this thread and let it go back to fiberglass materials . . .
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    Whiule the list above is a good beginning, alot depends on how you want to make the enclosure.

    Do you want to do something contoured like this:



    Or a simple spare tire well "drop in":



    Or some other type of install?

    Off the top of my head, you can add fleese material (to form the shapes) and some type of body filler.

    You can create some wild enclosures with 'glass, but it's a long process and involves alot of work.

    Good luck
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    i was gonna make sumthing like the first picture in a 1984 chevy caprice and i was building 3 12" ported enclosure and im sorry i really didnt know what he meant and sorry for giving you some information that you didnt need to know and yeah nearly all americans dont know where this place and that place is in other countries are and thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by elo View Post
    i was gonna make sumthing like the first picture in a 1984 chevy caprice and i was building 3 12" ported enclosure and im sorry i really didnt know what he meant and sorry for giving you some information that you didnt need to know and yeah nearly all americans dont know where this place and that place is in other countries are and thanks
    Here's a couple good primers on the subject. Should be enough to get you started:

    http://www.girlsnmotors.co.uk/car-modifying/

    http://www.speakerbuilding.com/content/1044/

    http://www.mobileelectronics.com.au/...howtopic=33394

    Google can provide many more tutorials if you need them.

    Good luck.
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