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  • Custom Fiberglass Box Clone

    This is what i want to do
    This is my Project.

    and these are the specs of my speaker

    I would like to build a list of things i will need to build 1 box, If i like how it sounds i will build a second unit, this will be my first time fiberglassing and its not rocket science but i think i can do it. any help will be apreciated.

  • #2
    hey, if you look in the sticky there is a tutorial on how to do this. it is very helpfully. and tells you what you need.
    Design: {0000------}40%
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    Fab/Install: {000-------}30%
    Front End (RR): {0---------}10%
    TOTAL: 33%

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    • #3
      Originally posted by kleicl View Post
      hey, if you look in the sticky there is a tutorial on how to do this. it is very helpfully. and tells you what you need.
      Thanks you.

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      • #4
        I need help With how much material i need .

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        • #5
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fabr...x-vibe-gt.html
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fabr...lkthrough.html
          http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fabr...sing-tips.html

          There are so many threads that show how it's done.

          You will need all the materials in those threads.
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          • #6
            ill give you some help on what you need. i did a sub box for my car but it had an amp and computer rack. i used

            8.5 sq meters of 450gm choped mat about 9 sq yards.
            20 kg or poly resin the 20 ltr drums.
            500gm or the cat
            paint drop mat
            heap of 70c paint brushes
            gloves
            fleece
            tape

            all this is on websites and they tell you how much you will need.

            i bought a heap of stuff so then the left overs can be used for pc case top and other things.

            hope this helps.
            Design: {0000------}40%
            Parts: {00000-----}50%
            Fab/Install: {000-------}30%
            Front End (RR): {0---------}10%
            TOTAL: 33%

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kleicl View Post
              ill give you some help on what you need. i did a sub box for my car but it had an amp and computer rack. i used

              8.5 sq meters of 450gm choped mat about 9 sq yards.
              20 kg or poly resin the 20 ltr drums.
              500gm or the cat
              paint drop mat
              heap of 70c paint brushes
              gloves
              fleece
              tape

              all this is on websites and they tell you how much you will need.

              i bought a heap of stuff so then the left overs can be used for pc case top and other things.

              hope this helps.
              Thank you.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by kleicl View Post
                ill give you some help on what you need. i did a sub box for my car but it had an amp and computer rack. i used

                8.5 sq meters of 450gm choped mat about 9 sq yards.
                20 kg or poly resin the 20 ltr drums.
                500gm or the cat
                paint drop mat
                heap of 70c paint brushes
                gloves
                fleece
                tape

                all this is on websites and they tell you how much you will need.

                i bought a heap of stuff so then the left overs can be used for pc case top and other things.

                hope this helps.
                is there like 1 place that i can get this from
                ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kleicl View Post
                  ill give you some help on what you need. i did a sub box for my car but it had an amp and computer rack. i used

                  8.5 sq meters of 450gm choped mat about 9 sq yards.
                  20 kg or poly resin the 20 ltr drums.
                  500gm or the cat
                  paint drop mat
                  heap of 70c paint brushes
                  gloves
                  fleece
                  tape

                  all this is on websites and they tell you how much you will need.

                  i bought a heap of stuff so then the left overs can be used for pc case top and other things.

                  hope this helps.
                  which one would be good from here http://www.fiberglasssite.com/servle...ped+Strand+Mat

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                  • #10
                    for chopped strand mat, it all depends on the complexity of your shape, the thicker (read heavier) the mat, the harder it is to contour, but you will need less layers to get to the thickness you desire, whereas the thinner (lighter) mat will contour well, but you'll need more to get the thickness.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by monkeyracer View Post
                      for chopped strand mat, it all depends on the complexity of your shape, the thicker (read heavier) the mat, the harder it is to contour, but you will need less layers to get to the thickness you desire, whereas the thinner (lighter) mat will contour well, but you'll need more to get the thickness.
                      can i use both the ligh to form the back them reenforce it with the thicker one , how many layers should i do with the thin one befor it is safe to remoce the mold?

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                      • #12
                        almost every single question you have or may have has been asked and answered before.

                        You can use both light and heavy mats, the end thickness should be around 1/2" or thicker. The box when done and cured should be strong enough to stand on.

                        For making the mold, usually 2-3 layers is acceptable before removing the mold from the vehicle.

                        For how much to order, measure the length and width in ft., and multiply by 1.25, then multiply this by the total number of layers. This will be the minimum that you would need to get to make the box, get a little more than this, and you'll be fine. On the fiberglassite.com website they have a link that shows how to calculate how much resin you will need. It will seem like a lot, but you will need a lot. As a beginner, I'd also recommend getting the roller that they sell too, it will help get the bubbles out. (Bubbles are trouble in fiberglass boxes.)

                        Hope this helps more. And BTW you don't need to quote the previous thread if that's what you are replying to, quoting threads helps when the quote is from a few posts back... Just trying to conserve...
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                        • #13
                          Thanks will post pics if i ever finish.

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                          • #14
                            do you want to give us a couple of pix to se how you are going.
                            Design: {0000------}40%
                            Parts: {00000-----}50%
                            Fab/Install: {000-------}30%
                            Front End (RR): {0---------}10%
                            TOTAL: 33%

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                            • #15
                              I have not had time to compile a list of things i need jl audio sais it need to be 5/8th of an inch to handle my sub how much mat, resin, is that.

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