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bellsracer 
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Great job, spawn... however I do have one question... I looked up the "milkshake method" and didn't get any results. Mind filling me in please ^-^;

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Im assuming by the looks of the pics that the "milkshake method" is when you dilute the bog wiht fibreglass resin so its nice and easy to apply thin and sand off.

Great build up mate, youve done a great job and im lovin it

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came out great man, really like it, nice work
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Sorry for the late reply, and thanks for the kudos lads. The milkshake is indeed the thinning of the bondo with resin to make it paintable as detailed in Velocity Motors' post How to make a fibreglass enclosureand in speakermaker's post fibreglass trick of the year

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hehe ^-^; Thank you for the information...

Love the install

Arigatou!

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Reeceddogg 
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just want to make sure i do this right but you lay down the tape then put fiberglass mat down then resin on top of that for the base?
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close, after you tape, you will want to lay your first layer down "wet". basically you "paint" on some resin on the tape to get your first layer started. Paint the tape with resin in a small section, lay your matte, repeat. And work from the top down.
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spawn12336 
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This is what happens when I get inspired... Threw this together Saturday. It's been in the works for about a month now. I got tired of being razzed for the big stand that took like 10 minutes to set up. This stays in the ride... permanently... kind of ;) These are pics from the test fitting today. Anyway, pics....

First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.

First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.
First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.
First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.

Fleeced and glassed Yesterday. Trimming and sanding tonight, and maybe getting the filler layer on before bed. The milkshake will go on Wednesday, then final sanding. Thursday will be paint and clear hopefully, if not then it will be friday.

Pics... it is in 2 pieces now as the top is on drawer slides so that it extends out past the bumper.

First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.

First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.
First Time with Fiberglass Santa Fe - Page 4 -- posted image.

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that is a heck of a lot of money and time to spend on a Santa Fe, but i have to admit that craftsmanship is top-notch!

kudos to you for a GREAT install!   :-)

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I'm working on my 1st big fiberglass project and this has deffinetly helped! thanks for the post!
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