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    From another thread....

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    Quote Originally Posted by AJ Quick
    I have created a fiberglassing tutorial that I created after my expirences of making a dash for my screen, and to hold my subs. Here is the tutorial, and I hope you guys get some use out of it! Spread it around!

    http://www.ajquick.com/cars/tutorials/fiberglass.php
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    That AJQuick tutorial rocks.

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    Rob_Quads, what two ppi amps are those?

    I like the looks of the 2 the same size. I have a pcx-1500 and wouldn't mind having a 2ch/4ch amp the same size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streetknight
    heres a question i went to home depot last night and was looking for fiberglass resin. i ask some one and they send me to the wood department. after abotu 20 mins of asking about 5 ppl in different dept.s no one knows where to get it from. and one know what dept. they got it from and whats a good brand to get? thanks sam
    It's in by the paint section. It'll most likely be burried, but it's in the paint areas. Bondo sells fiberglass mats and resin
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    OMG, i just did a test run on fiberglassing, and JESUS christ. OK, i was using fiberglass matt(there HAS to be an easier way) and the threading just brushes off with more brushing. Then i have a big hairball of matting. THEN my brushes are destroyed every time i do it, etc etc. NOW, what are easier methods than using matting, i was reading about foam, that seems very intresting and a lot easier than matting. Any suggestions?

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    fiberglass is easy, heres the easy way to get anything smooth and nice. take 100% fleece staple or glue it over your frame. mix your resin and hardner. cover all the fleece. 20 minutes later youshould be dry. take 50% bondo 40%resin and 10% liquid honey. (its a fiberglass thinner) mix with hardener pour over the fiberglass. do this 2 or 3 times and youll have a smooth finished product.

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    hrmm bondo? they make a lot of products, my fiberglass resin is bondo, so which bondo. And fleece? can i goto a fabric store and buy fleece, or is there a special fiberglass fleece i need? and what about complicated projects like my indash frame for a touchscreen?

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    Any fleece is fine, the higher the poly count the better. I got mine at a craft store.

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    Ok, I have a question. I've glass'd a few things, and used a thinner peice of material, like that used on a white undershirt or thinner like panti hose type of material. But here's one of my projects, the trunk behind the engine is pretty much just a deep rectangular hole with a few round area's, and it is carpeted, under the carpet is metal. how would you make this space a fiberglass space instead of carpet? Would you use the carpet thats allready laid and just start brushing the resin/bondo stuff onto it? or what?
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    you could do that. just put tape under the carpet if you plan on ever taking out the piece. as for teh fleece, go to walmart. i got 100% poly fleece for like $1.25 a yard. never use fabric with more than ~25% cotton(sucks too much resin, and shrinks like a mofo) you can also use speaker grill cloth, old t-shirts, almost any fabric thats streachy. fleece will prob be the best tho.oh, and when peeps say bondo, most of the time they refer to auto body filler(pink stuff you see on the sides of ghetto-*** cars) there are better options than bondo out there tho. google for rage gold, its more expensive, but its easier to sand(and the easier to sand, the better.)on a small piece, you'll prob spend about 1-2 hours just sanding(if not more)

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