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Thread: Door pod - to cut or not?

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    Alternative - inject the air bubbles with glue?
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    First off....forget all about the oven. If you mix the resin to the proper ratio it is going to dry the way it is supposed to. Heating it will cause it to warp and be brittle. Your orange resin shows you that. Air bubles need to be ground out and filled. You need to take your time laying out the matt and throughly saturate the material. You can tell that is correct because it will take on the color of the material underneath and have an even color flow...white spots are air bubbles.

    Just a little info. I was using grill cloth and such 12 years ago to make pods, enclosures, and such. It is not the material to use. It takes to long to build up and is too wavy. Using fleece you can cut your times in half. I built these start to finish including the base coat/clear coat in one day.


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    filled with body filler? OK, so noted for the next piece. hey, it's my first project lol
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    Focal Utopias?
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    No filled with fiberglass. Body filler should only be a skim coat. Grind out the air bubbles and then cut small patches of fiberglass matt. Lay the small pieces in the ground areas..when they dry feather them in. I highly suggest on your next project to use fleece....you will notice the difference right away.

    Not Utopias...Power K2's. I prefer the K2's over the Utopias even though the Utopia's are an excellent speaker.

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    I did just that, laid new mat over the large areas, and also glassed from the inside too.
    This is my first ever bit of fiberglassing...and cheers, SickVette, it looks way better now with the bubbles out. I can now kick the pods clean across the garden - something I wouldn't have tried with the bubbles in! Thanks for all the help guys. What is advisabl;e to wad the insides of the pods with, like cotton wool?

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    Cool...there is no need to put anything inside the enclosure like cotton. You could coat the inside with a spray on sound deadner. That would help out alot more then polyfill would. FYI pollyfill is used inside an enclosure when the inside volume is too small for the woofer. Not needed for a mid driver like you are using.

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    What spray on would you recommend?

    And damn, unsanded filler is fugly!
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    I use Stinger products but honestly get whatever you can they are all the same. But it is VERY important that you let the stuff dry for at least two days before you install the speaker. I have seen spray in deadner fumes eat the surround off of speakers. Supposedly that can not happen anymore but I still give it the extra time to air out.

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    Ouch. I NEARLY went an cut my touch out of the dash. Good ole dad....
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