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Old 02-22-2008, 10:38 PM   #1
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has any one here worked with either. i mainly work with standard 3/4" fiber board and carpet. but i just cant do what i really want to do with that. first of all way to heavy to jack with any more. my current box and subs have to weigh like 200 pounds and having to manouver that sucks.

basicly i want to go either carbon fiber to match the GXP interior Theme. but prolly way too much $

But im leaning this way so i can get the flow that i really want. my boxes were never JUST boxes they were always some cool design and shape never just a rectangle.

basicly iv never worked with either so any help would be great. i kinda get the basics of fiberglass. but where to get it or pros and cons anything you got will be helpful
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Depending on how far away you are from Toledo, I'd be more than willing to lend you a hand. Look for my previous posts on a Fiberglass Sub box that I made. I've done plenty go fiberglass projects, and each one I do, I just improve on.
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I repaired some major damage to my motorcycle fairings with fiberglass this summer and had great results. It was my first time working with it and found it had a relatively short learning curve. If you can get the glass to do what you want while it is wet, you will end up with good results. The problems i had with it were keeping the mat fully saturated and getting the air bubbles out in time before it sets. I only had about 10 minutes to work with it before it began to set up, but it was in 85* heat and i probably used too much hardener. Also have plenty of acetone on hand cause the goop is hard to clean up. It cuts and sands easily after it'* cured. Best part: it'* cheap!
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slick94prix, i live more then an hour and a half from you. but thanks for the offer. any idea where a good place to get the stuff i need to do it is.

i also heard you can use flannel inplace of the fiberglass cloth. is this recomended. or maybe just to use on the first couple of layers. my subs are extremely heavy so what would be a good thickness. ill send some pics of the project ahead. not sure when im going to start.

john deere boy. thanks for the advise. im glad your project worked out for you.
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Whatever you do, do not skimp out on the materials. Seriously, I started out on the cheap stuff you can get from any store(Home depot, lowes, walmart, any auto parts store), and it really sucks.

US Composite'* make Excellent fiberglass resin. www.uscomposites.com

As far as body filler is concerned, there is only one to choose, all else can ride the failbus. Buy Evercoat Rage Gold filler. Not only does it sand super easy, it lasts longer and applies 100000000x easier. http://www.crashsupply.com/cgi-bin/csupply/evc112.html That'* about the cheapest you will find it.

And, join www.fiberglassforums.com. It will make your life soooo much easier.
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Whatever you do, do not skimp out on the materials. Seriously, I started out on the cheap stuff you can get from any store(Home depot, lowes, walmart, any auto parts store), and it really sucks.

US Composite'* make Excellent fiberglass resin. www.uscomposites.com

As far as body filler is concerned, there is only one to choose, all else can ride the failbus. Buy Evercoat Rage Gold filler. Not only does it sand super easy, it lasts longer and applies 100000000x easier. http://www.crashsupply.com/cgi-bin/csupply/evc112.html That'* about the cheapest you will find it.

And, join www.fiberglassforums.com. It will make your life soooo much easier.
thanks ill have to look into that.
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