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    This is not my thread, but I thought the how-to was nicely done and has some good information in it. I am not sure how many people want to make clear parts, but it is worth a look.

    http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=1236593

  • #2
    hmmmmmmmmm, wonder if you could make a fiber glass mold of your car, then use this to make a clear molded sub box... or would it be no where near strong enough?

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    • #3
      Thanks, this is good to know.
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      • #4
        i don't think the fiberglass resin itself would give enough structural integrity to actually make a subbox out of it... as for other fiberglass parts that aren't load bearing, go for it... but for a subbox i would say no go.

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        • #5
          ...it uses fiber glass resin? I thought this used a different type of resin "casting resin", thought it may have been stronger, and yeah, no way is fiberglass resin strong enough for...... anything, lol

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          • #6
            ugh, guess my post didn't go through bleh. i just wrote a long response to that. But working with standard all purpose fiberglass resin, the fiberglass matting adds the strength paired with the resin itself, using JUST a type of resin to itself with no structure i really wouldn't trust it


            then again, i honestly have never worked with Casting resin, so i'm not 100% sure how that would work out. I jsut re-read the post and realized it wasn't any type i've ever worked with

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            • #7
              i've actually used that exact resin and it's tough, not tough enough to make a box nor is it cost effective but for smaller parts it works great. i recommend using smooth on for your molds since it's so easy to work with then use that same clear resin for your clear part (it's pretty cheap compared to smooth-on's clear resin) you can also buy dye to change the color of your parts.

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              • #8
                ^^guess that figures it for us not possible for a sub enclosure

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                • #9
                  eh woulda been cool, oh well...

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                  • #10
                    i agree... that would be a very nasty sub box... completely see through... and when you blow your sub, you can get a nice smoky mix in the subbox that you can see


                    we had this kid come in with his sub one time, completely blown in a MDF box with 1wall plexi, he messed up the install and was like "Is this sub bad?" All you could see was smoke...

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