Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Subwoofer Box ?'s

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Subwoofer Box ?'s

    Hey everyone, im new here but ive been lookin around for a little while. I started yesterday on a fiberglass subwoofer box. I've got the all the wood put up for the frame but im not sure what kind of cloth to use. Me and a friend tried to use basically just white cloth fabric but it didnt seem to work because the cloth doesnt stretch to the curves, it just over laps and looks bad. I'm wondering what kind of cloth i need to use to get the curves i want. Like is there a certain fabric or mat that will stretch so i can make the curves and bends? Thanks a ton to anyone who can help.

    EDIT: Yes im a noob at this, thats why im getting help from more experienced people. Also if this isnt in the right topic, im sorry.
    Rockford Fosgate 5002 (subs)
    (2) 12" Infinity REF1252
    (2) Pioneer TS-A1681R 6.5
    (2) Pioneer TS-A4670R 4X6
    (2) Polk Audio 2" Tweeters

  • #2
    There's a sticky on the Fabrication Thread, "Fibreglassing Tips". I'd start my reading there.
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=14036
    Carputer Haiku (thanks Ian Hughes)
    Serious error.
    All shortcuts have disappeared.
    Screen. Mind. Both are blank.

    Comment


    • #3
      and you're looking for fleece
      New System in progress:
      M10k
      Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
      Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
      Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
      Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
      Transflective Xenarc

      My Car Pc Install
      My Boat Pc worklog

      Comment


      • #4
        heres a pic, do you guys think the form will work?

        sorry about the pic. it came from my phone.
        Attached Files
        Rockford Fosgate 5002 (subs)
        (2) 12" Infinity REF1252
        (2) Pioneer TS-A1681R 6.5
        (2) Pioneer TS-A4670R 4X6
        (2) Polk Audio 2" Tweeters

        Comment


        • #5
          ...why the speakers so high?

          2006 Mazda 3
          Behringer DCX-2496
          JL300/4 Focal 6W4311B Focal TN52
          JL500/1 JL10w6v2

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by scott_fx View Post
            and you're looking for fleece
            I prefer something thinner and easier to stretch. Spandex is a good one.

            Fleece is a PITA to soak all the way through
            Chris Schempp
            Elemental Designs

            Scion tC in progress

            Comment


            • #7
              just use an old t-shirt or an old be sheet and apply the firs layer of epoxy VERY thin(so that it doesn't leak). after that dries up, the second layer won't get through anymore.
              Xenia & Isabelle, totally in love!

              'T SQiekenkot: VOLVO 740GL 2.3

              CarPC: none at the moment
              CLARION HX-D2
              CLARION APA4300HX => Fountek NeoCd1.0 + TB W4-1337SD
              CLARION APA4300HX => CSS Trio8
              CLARION APA2100 => Dayton IB385-8

              Comment


              • #8
                Yeah, old t-shirts are definitely easier to find than spandex
                Chris Schempp
                Elemental Designs

                Scion tC in progress

                Comment


                • #9
                  Originally posted by Mandos View Post
                  Yeah, old t-shirts are definitely easier to find than spandex
                  .....fiberglass matting anyone? (Fiberglassing sucks)

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    doesn't look sturdy enough. the stretched fabric needs to be pulled tightly and it seems like that enclosure will just topple over. also, as asked earlier...why so high?

                    as far as fleece vs. spandex vs. tshirt material. i found that really cheap fleece (like the fleece 'throws' that you'd find at ace hardware stores) stretch very easily and aren't as thick as the more expensive stuff out there. i had a great experience working with that stuff. I guess it all comes down to preference.
                    New System in progress:
                    M10k
                    Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                    Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                    Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                    Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                    Transflective Xenarc

                    My Car Pc Install
                    My Boat Pc worklog

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      its plenty sturdy, i picked the whole thing up by each side to make sure. Its screwed twice and liquid nailed in between. As for the height its really not as tall as it looks, it barely reaches the top of my rear seat. i drive a chevy s series blazer so ive got alot of room to work with in the back.

                      So fleece or old t-shirts? Will the tshirts stretch enough?
                      Rockford Fosgate 5002 (subs)
                      (2) 12" Infinity REF1252
                      (2) Pioneer TS-A1681R 6.5
                      (2) Pioneer TS-A4670R 4X6
                      (2) Polk Audio 2" Tweeters

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        ah, that makes sense then, and if it's sturdy then it's sturdy...no arguing about that. my vote is still fleece, both are pretty cheap though. go down to a hardware store or fabric store and play with some fleece and see which you think you'll like better.

                        a money saving tip: build up the sides with some mdf. this will save you some time and money because you will only have to glass a portion of the box.
                        New System in progress:
                        M10k
                        Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                        Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                        Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                        Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                        Transflective Xenarc

                        My Car Pc Install
                        My Boat Pc worklog

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          aahhh that seems alot easier then. me and a friend are making a double and a single box together (he has 1 rf p2, i have 2 infinity1252). And we were thinking the fiberglass is the part that would take the longest. Do they sell the fabric you are talking about at lowes?

                          how does seran wrap work out?
                          Rockford Fosgate 5002 (subs)
                          (2) 12" Infinity REF1252
                          (2) Pioneer TS-A1681R 6.5
                          (2) Pioneer TS-A4670R 4X6
                          (2) Polk Audio 2" Tweeters

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            the fabric needs to be able to soak up the resin so seran wrap is out. they sell the fabric i'm talking about at any wallmart, target, k-mart, etc... some smaller hardware stores will sell them too in the houswares section. just look for 'fleece throws' its like small blanket
                            New System in progress:
                            M10k
                            Phaze TD1500 ~> Dynaudio MD130
                            Phaze TD1500 ~> Seas g18rnx/p
                            Zapco Ref 500.1 ~ 12" tc-9
                            Behringer DCX2496 ~ Envision Electronics psu
                            Transflective Xenarc

                            My Car Pc Install
                            My Boat Pc worklog

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              sweet deal. ill keep ya posted if i have anymore questions.
                              Rockford Fosgate 5002 (subs)
                              (2) 12" Infinity REF1252
                              (2) Pioneer TS-A1681R 6.5
                              (2) Pioneer TS-A4670R 4X6
                              (2) Polk Audio 2" Tweeters

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X