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Forum Name: Fiberglass, Fabrication, and Interiors
Forum Discription: Fiberglass Kick Panels, Subwoofer Enclosures, Plexiglas, Fabrics, Materials, Finishes, etc.
Printed Date: October 17, 2021 at 6:13 PM

Topic: Fiberglass Shopping List

Posted By: nutt
Subject: Fiberglass Shopping List
Date Posted: December 28, 2006 at 3:26 AM

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!

Just a rookie out to learn some more


Posted By: maglin
Date Posted: December 28, 2006 at 12:27 PM
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.

Posted By: nutt
Date Posted: December 28, 2006 at 10:54 PM

That should help out alot.


Just a rookie out to learn some more

Posted By: ricoshay
Date Posted: December 29, 2006 at 12:07 PM

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

Posted By: carbon fibre
Date Posted: January 10, 2007 at 10:11 PM
And some for-real laminating and finishing talent, which I doubt the average audio installer possesses.

Posted By: bigpimpin18
Date Posted: January 12, 2007 at 1:19 PM
can't forget paint brushes

Posted By: lathan
Date Posted: February 09, 2007 at 8:06 PM
mixing cups, roloc discs, 90 degree die grinder, da sander, high build primer,

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Posted By: bbb1080
Date Posted: February 11, 2007 at 10:02 PM
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!!

Posted By: auex
Date Posted: February 23, 2007 at 3:00 AM
Easy release FOIL!!! Masking tape, CHEAP brushes, solvents for clean up, and a fan or 10.

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Posted By: spawn12336
Date Posted: March 01, 2007 at 2:49 PM
ANd if you happen to be working in a colder environment like I have been, some small space heaters

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