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Member spacespace
Joined: November 23, 2006
Location: Canada
Posted: December 28, 2006 at 3:26 AM / IP Logged  
Im looking into customizing my door panels for new component speakers and further on i will be attemptin my first sub enclosure construction and i wanted to know exactly what i need. (resin,fiber matting etc..) if someone could let me know exactly what it is so i can go off on my own and price it up and get'r done that would be great!
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Joined: June 30, 2004
Location: United States
Posted: December 28, 2006 at 12:27 PM / IP Logged  
Glass Mat or strips
Hardener (you might buy extra just to be sure)
MDF (for shaping geometric shapes
any tools you need for cutting curves into said mdf
hot glue gun or screws to attach mdf
cloth (stockings or fleece or cloth that stretches in all directions)
staples to hold cloth to mdf frame (or glue it in place)
some sort of material to deaden where you bolt the speaker box to the door to get rid of the rattle
clips to attach the box (GM door panel clips - they call em christmas trees around here - work wonders)
paper and pencil to draw the idea up a dozen times so you don't waste materials.
bondo to smooth it out, sand paper for that
paint. unless you're covering it in some sort of finishing cloth (suede, velvet, airplane carpet, whatever you desire)
yeah. heh. i'm sure there's more. thats a great place to spend all your money to start with. you could ProBABLY do without some of it... but then again, takes a little extra to make the project really stand out as quality instead of jerry-rigged.
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Member spacespace
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Posted: December 28, 2006 at 10:54 PM / IP Logged  

That should help out alot.


Just a rookie out to learn some more
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Joined: March 23, 2006
Location: United States
Posted: December 29, 2006 at 12:07 PM / IP Logged  

latex gloves, mask, goggles, plastic floor cover, wd-40 (spreay on gloves to keep everything from sticking to you)

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Member spacespace
Joined: January 10, 2007
Location: United States
Posted: January 10, 2007 at 10:11 PM / IP Logged  
And some for-real laminating and finishing talent, which I doubt the average audio installer possesses.
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Member spacespace
Joined: December 09, 2005
Location: United States
Posted: January 12, 2007 at 1:19 PM / IP Logged  
can't forget paint brushes
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Joined: May 23, 2003
Location: United States
Posted: February 09, 2007 at 8:06 PM / IP Logged  
mixing cups, roloc discs, 90 degree die grinder, da sander, high build primer,
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Member spacespace
Joined: January 12, 2007
Location: Canada
Posted: February 11, 2007 at 10:02 PM / IP Logged  
acetone to deal with any resin that got on you.  a broom to deal with the 300$ worth of rage gold on your floor as dust!!
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Location: Arizona, United States
Posted: February 23, 2007 at 3:00 AM / IP Logged  
Easy release FOIL!!! Masking tape, CHEAP brushes, solvents for clean up, and a fan or 10.
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Joined: July 11, 2006
Location: Canada
Posted: March 01, 2007 at 2:49 PM / IP Logged  
ANd if you happen to be working in a colder environment like I have been, some small space heaters
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