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    Hey everyone, ok I bought this stuff at lowes today and i thought it was the right stuff but now im not so sure. Im gonna be using this for a subwoofer box so please tell me if its the right stuff. Ok on the bottle it said All-Purpose Fiberglass Resin, so i thought that that was the stuff. But now i just got back from work and on the top in way smaller writing it says "bondo-Home Solutions". Is this "Bondo" or is the fiberglass resin that I thought it was ? thanks everyone, Seabass

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    It's Bondo *BRAND* Fiberglass Resin


    Bondo is only a brand, the stuff commonly referred to as "bondo" is plastic body filler, kind of like saying like I'm going to the store to get a coke and you come back with an RC cola or something
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    sweet cuz i was gonna be ****ed cuz i spent $25 on this Thnx, and ummmm i read somewhere that if you want a very smooth finish(and shiny) kinda like a piano then you would only use resin(3-5 layers) combined with a color pigment(the color you want it to be) and then sand it down A LOT and wax it if you prefer...is that the way they usually do it....?

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    Originally posted by Seabass
    sweet cuz i was gonna be ****ed cuz i spent $25 on this Thnx, and ummmm i read somewhere that if you want a very smooth finish(and shiny) kinda like a piano then you would only use resin(3-5 layers) combined with a color pigment(the color you want it to be) and then sand it down A LOT and wax it if you prefer...is that the way they usually do it....?
    the best way to get a nice glossy finish is the following...
    make a frame of fg carpet or fabric that is as smooth as possible to begin with. stretch it as tight as you can over subwoofer rings (u did make and use those didn't you?). apply the resin, apply another layer of fg fabric, apply resin...etc util you have at least 1/4-1/2in of fg. let it dry. sand the hell out it, then apply a layer of bondo (the original stuff). smooth this out completely and let it dry. sand the hell out of that. when its as smooth as you can get it, apply a primer like you would when staining wood, only for this type of surface. airbrush painting is preferred for coloration, but anything you can put on nice and smooth is ok. let it dry, apply a glossy finish coating, and let that dry...easy enough

    NOTE: 1/4 in of fg is PLENTY!!! 1/3 is overkill for sure, and 1/2 is only for the weak at heart that want their fg to be as strong as possible

    most people use less than 10 layers, often 5-6 which is mor like 1/8in, but i recommend going the extra mile and putting 12 layers or so on
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    If you want a really prefoessionaly looking sub box, some people use truck bed spray liner and spray the box. It gives it a hard textured look, its not smooth and shiny, but looks really nice.
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