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Posted: March 22, 2006 at 8:49 AM / IP Logged  
bobditts wrote:

I mix resin and bondo together all the time. Its great for coating the inside of boxes. We call it water mung. I havent tried the 5:1 ratio. We usually do 1:1. But again, that s for coating the inside of boxes.

Wow 1:1.... that would be mung water How to Make a Fiberglass Enclosure - Page 2 -- posted image.. You don't want that kind of consistency on any part of the enclsoure where you want to be able to sand to a smooth surface. I use a 5:1 because it give me a paintable consistency with the mixture, but if you want to play around with the ratio if you want it thicker, just use less resin or more body filler. Any type will do as long as you mix the hardeners with the mixture.

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thanks for the help velocity motors...Im in the process of making a box right now for my wifes car...
http://www.cardomain.com/ride/202827/3 heres on of my vinyl wrapping projects i did for my tiburon a while back...Tell me what you think of it...
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lukeyn, Look great so far. Hope the how-to will help you with your installation and I will be working on a 2000 Tiburon this spring. The customer wants me to do a wrap around installation and remove the rear seats of the vehicle in place for stereo equipment. All MTX stuff with Pioneer HU & Audio Control processor with Street Wires for the interconnects. All of it will be fiberglassed and wrapped with vinyl on parts of the installation. I will be doing another how-to with this project and wrapping with vinyl as well on this forum.
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That sounds like an awesome setup....I dont really have that much money so i try to do everything myself, so I hope this fiberglass project turns out good. BTW How do you prevent the whole place from stinking up...We have an attached garage and my wife has been complaining about the smell lol.
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Depending on the time of year, just open up the garage door and if you have a back door, open that up too to allow the fresh air to blow through the garage. Other than that, there's really nothing else you can do aside from plumbing in a air makeup unit into your garage, but this is normally out of the question. When I do stufff at home I just make sure that I have fans blowing in the work area to circulate the air and have the garage door open a bit.
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hey this may be a dumb question but why did you make the cover? and also how did you attach it to the original box?
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dang nice jop really help me out. hey did you really need to make a cover or could you have just prepared the base and painted that? would the cover add to some rattling?
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Good write up, this will help me out alot.
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I think he made the cover so the amp wiring would be hiddin also making it appear flush into the box...Also if you notice the second ring around the subwoofer to give it that flush look, If he didnt make the covering, you would be able to see a wooden mdf ring..
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tbone31 wrote:
hey this may be a dumb question but why did you make the cover? and also how did you attach it to the original box?

More or less what lukeyn said. I made the cover to cover up the wiring & also the amplifier the customer brought to us was an older Alpine unit & the mounting holes were on the outside of the heatsink so we didn't want the amp screws showing.

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