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Old 02-21-2011, 02:23 AM
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Bro if your thinking about putting the fiberglass mat on those DONT theres no need just use the resin on the fleece itself. the mats is going to make it 1000x harder for you to get that smooth.

Your gonan find that this is a learning experience. Your really need to be using MDF, a double ring setup, and a circle jig.
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Whoa guys its a speaker ring for a 3.5" speaker. Its not going to make a big deal if I dont use MDF. If you watch the first video I started off with MDF but it kept breaking because it was cut so thin.

And I would love to fiberglass my entire doors but I'm a high school senior, (no money ), and its still my dads truck technically. So I cant rip it apart. Plus I'm a first time fiberglasser.

I never thought about using just the resin. Ill give it a try if you think it will be strong enough. Would i need a few coats to get a good hardness?

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No worries bro we are just trying to help. The MDF kept breaking because of the saw, if a router would have been used you would have had less problems. But no worries.

NO need for the fiberglass mat. Just mix up your resin and brush it onto your fleece. The fleece is polyester, and the resin is a polyester resin. Just mix and make sure when you are applying the resin you make sure you soak the fleece.

Once this dries you want to cut out the inside circle when your placeing the speaker, and find a way to get the support beam out you put in. Chances are its not going to be easy. Once it's out go ahead and mix up some more resin not alot, and brush the inside of the pod where there might still be some soft (fleecy spots).

You going to go ahead and let that dry as well. Now sand down the outside there are going to be bubbles. once sanded somewhat smooth go ahead and grab yor bonda and hit and holes from the bubbles and low spots. Wait till its dry sand smooth and repeat if necessary.

After this your free to prime and paint, or wrap in leather, vinyl, or cloth.
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Ok cool thanks for the advice. I'm almost sure that the support beam and the fleece will be bonded together by the resin. So I'm going to have to get creative with removing it. I hope I wont have to use a Dremel and sand away the entire thing......
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Video four. Pods all resined up.
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not bad for your first time so far. now for some more advise.

just sand down until the glossy finish is gone, dont try to get it perfectly smooth thats the beauty of the bondo.

work your bondo in smooth thin coats. it should take you 3-4 thing coats to get what you want. you cant achieve a clean look with 1-2 coats so dont try lol lightly sand between each coat and wipe it off before the next coat.

make sure you put more bondo in the low areas and less in the high. if you put even coats on its just gonna make it smooth , but still look uneven, like where your support is you can see the indentation on the outside of the pod.

make sure you also fill in where the staples are. you dont want those to show,

once the part that shows is to your liking and dry, you can use bondo to rill in the bottom as well so those staples dont scratch the dash of the truck.
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Hold on let me take out my note pad! Haha
You probably just saved my life with the Bondo. I was probably going to do one huge coat.... Good to know that before hand.
My nail gun doesn't always do a good job. But the resin was thick enough that they are all covered. The bottom is definitly the worse. Shouldn't have gone so light on the resin there. Live and learn.
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You probably just saved my life with the Bondo. I was probably going to do one huge coat.... Good to know that before hand.
My nail gun doesn't always do a good job. But the resin was thick enough that they are all covered. The bottom is definitly the worse. Shouldn't have gone so light on the resin there. Live and learn.

1 thick coat of bondo equals more sanding than you have ever done in your life. lol also its more prone to cracking while drying. When it comes to anything body filler or paint related its always better to do more thin coast then fewer heavy coats.
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Some progress. But some problems. I layed on the Bondo kinda sloppy. And I forgot to sand in between coats....
So now I have alot of sanding to do. I will also probably need to do another thin coat to smooth it out. (I still need to apply filler around the rings. Thats why they look bare)







The pods side by side. The one on the right I haven't touched yet.

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