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    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
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    You will probably need more resin and/or more mat. That little container will barely do one speaker pod. If you go to home depot, they have gallon sized cans, and as I've learned in my failed attempt at a fiberglass sub box, fleece is thirsty. You might also want to get some of the Glad plastic containers, the disposeable kind, so that you can mix a batch of resin in one, and as it's drying and curing, you have a new clean container for the next batch. Once the resin is kind of cured, you can just crack it out of the container.
    Lastly, you might want to get some drop plastic (the kind used for painting to protect the carpet) to protect your interior if you plan on doing any resin work in the vehicle. Blue painters tape wouldn't be a bad idea as well.
    Good luck with your fab work.
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    thanks man for the tips that little can is what was purchased to learn with (small projects here and there) i notice somethign missing form my picture too! [checking recipt] ... dang it i think they charged me for my plastic spread but it never got put in the bag... go figure ehh... nexson recommended the paper cups for the small projects but the glad plastic ones prob work best on the big stuff huh?

    any other tips on that subject matter (even thou i know there is a great fab forum) are welcome here too

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    Wants to make it harder monkeyracer's Avatar
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    aren't the spreaders in the pic between the mat and the resin?

    budget more time and money than you think to get the project done. I didn't do this and is probably one more reason I didn't finish the sub box.
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    That is awesome man! Can't wait to see your updates.

    I want to build something similar.

    I also own a VW. A VW Polo 2007.

    See you!

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    AWESOME! i was looking for something to start an amazing audio project in and was thinking of an old bus, but you got a new one im going to wait till this one is done of course but i can help but think about new projects

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    I'm in seattle too so if you need any tools or a helping hand PM me.

    BTW I have a couple of staple guns you can borrow.

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    you might want to wait with your mobo, there are a lot of new boards comming up,
    for instance the D201GLY2TA

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    dude ive already got the board installed in the case playing tunes in the car, its been installed "ruffly" (nothing mounted perminatly) for about two weeks. im going to do an intro video right now and post it when i get to work
    Quote Originally Posted by rijk View Post
    you might want to wait with your mobo, there are a lot of new boards comming up,
    for instance the D201GLY2TA

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimmyM View Post
    I'm in seattle too so if you need any tools or a helping hand PM me.

    BTW I have a couple of staple guns you can borrow.
    AWESOME dude it didnt look like we got much response on the seattle meet up thread, when are you free id make a day to come out there for a few hrs if you wanted to work on some stuff together, what are you currently working on? or are you already done with your project

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    I've got nothing going on Sunday. I've finished the overhead console for now:
    http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/fabr...rglassing.html

    And now I'm starting a mount for a radio in my work van (Before you had to reach through the steering wheel to use it!) which might work out pretty good since it has all my tools in it. I have two places, Shoreline and Federal Way. Where are you?

    I also have some scrap 1/4, 1/2 MDF and some 5/8 plywood. Both places are close to a Home Depot and Lowes if we need supplies.

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