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cortina 
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yeah the primer sticks to the stucco.

now the enclosure is finished and i used a 10:1 stucco : white glue mixture over 6 layers of matting.

Had no problems after 3 weeks! The secret is the white wood glue which makes the mixture very strong. This is being used with an 800W subwoofer.

I m not sure how long it will last considering that where i live reaches 40 degrees celsius almost daily now in summer which may result in expansion problems ???? or not?? and will there be expansion problems with any other types of fillers?

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pictures?
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I 2nd those pics..
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great build, because of you im currently building one right now, i have my frame up now i just need to cover it in fleece, will post pics when finished.
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judgedread, thanks and post any questions if you have. I'm working on another project right now and will post some of these pics when I have time. It involves a custom how-to for guage pods and redesigning a center dash section for a Saturn SC2.
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folks you are some of thw kindest people around. i am very new to this the only way your tutorial will be any easier if you actually build it for us thanks for the insite. great patience
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oleagle, your VERY welcome and thanks for the praise. If you need anything along the way on your project, please post.
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mbaumann4 wrote:
Well im new to most of this and Im still pretty young but i know a few things about electronics, and enclosures.
I just am wondering about how much the equipment costed you to make this enclosure.You see i havent done any fiberglass work,yet but am verry anxious about starting.I would just like to know an approximate cost that it will cost me.
Thank you (and i love the original post and the pics)

I'm also New to Fiberglassing and cant wait to start my first piece and would like to know what exactly i need...Does anybody have a list of what i will need to get started.

Thanks

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Materials
* Fiberglass Resin & Hardener (MEKP)
* Fiberglass Cloth/Mat
* Fiberglass Roller
* Body Filler
* Fleece or Stretchy Fabric
* Acetone
* Cheap Brushes
* Latex Gloves
* Measuring Cup
* Aluminum Foil
* Masking Tape
* Mixing Sticks
* Mixing Bowl
* 1/4" MDF Board
* 1/4" Wooden Dowels
* Plastic Spreaders
* Sand Paper
Tools/Equipment
* Staple Gun
* Fiberglass Mask
* Hot Glue Gun
* Dremel or air reciprocating saw
* Sander or sanding block
This list may vary depending on what you are doing (sub box, making a mold, door panels). I prefer to use the matting for all my projects regardless of size and complexity. One note about the matting is that you should pull the matting apart when separating the matt because this allows the edges to matt together better when glassing opposed to using scissors and having a clean edge.
Jeff
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Anyone wanna come help a girl out and build a wheel well sub box for me? LOL! just kidding! I really appreciate the generous sharing of VERY valuable information. I am almost brave enough to try fiberglassing myself. I will take pic's while I am doing it so ya'all can keep me from making mistakes! right?! HUH?-- lol! ... more soon (as soon as I get my DVD on fiberglassing since no one will come help! <giggles> How to Make a Fiberglass Enclosure - Page 6 -- posted image.)
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