okay so i know its been a while since i posted but life has drawn me in several directions that have kept me very busy but, that doesnt mean I havent had time to play in the garage.... You all may recall that I stated that I have a major case of car audio a.d.d well to further prove that point, here is the new list of my audio set up.... lol
Head unit- Clarion vx400
custom front door panels-german maestro status line SV6509 6.5 components
rear deck-german maestro status line SV6509 components
subwoofers- (2) planet audio big bang 12'*.... lol! I told you!
Anyhoo here is how it started:
I decided that I was tired of the poor imaging of the factory tweeter in the a pillar
So i decided to do custom pods to fire the tweeters NOT directly at the ear but past it to widen the sound stage. the first thing I did was mount the tweeter cup on the factory panel at an angle. I just mounted a few small strips of abs plastic under the front lip and hot glued it all into place
then I called out my old friend the green fleece and wrapped the cups and panels together
then I dowsed them in fiberglass
I always try to keep the hole for the speaker free from fiberglass just because it is easier to cut with a definite boundary of where the glass ends and the free fleece begins
then I put on a decent layer of bondo
then I sanded it using a round block for the curves and a flat block for long surfaces. I started with 60 grit
then sanded some more
I repeated the process with 80 grit and then 120 grit and then wet sanded it with 400 grit
I hit both the pods with one of mans greatest creations... high build primer. It fills in pin holes like a champ!
the good thing about flexible surface primer is the fact that it will show you flaws and you can sand them down where needed. Which I did a ton... lol! Finally got them right though!
then I sprayed them with gloss black paint. about 6 coats in all
sexy kinda..... lol! more pics to come so subscribe to my thread if you havent yet. feel free to ask for any pointers. remember this thread is a tutorial not a showcase...