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      06-04-2012, 11:02 AM   #23
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Thanks for the very nice write up and nice pics to go with it. May I ask how much time did you wait between each task as I am not very experienced with working with fiberglass and bondo etc.. Also do you recommend any best temperature to work in for best drying, fastest drying etc? Thanks
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      06-04-2012, 11:08 AM   #24
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So are you gonna make some of these or what. I want one
Unfortunately I don't have the time to produce these... sorry
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Thanks for the very nice write up and nice pics to go with it. May I ask how much time did you wait between each task as I am not very experienced with working with fiberglass and bondo etc.. Also do you recommend any best temperature to work in for best drying, fastest drying etc? Thanks
Well, I don't know if there is an optimal temperature to work with fiberglass. I assume the warmer it is outside the faster it dries.

Fiberglass hardens faster when you put in more catalyst, but you don't want to put in too much it gets hot! I'd say about an hour between coats of fiberglass should be enough if it's warm outside. It may still be a little tacky but that's ok. The Bondo is about the same.

My advice is to use patience and try some tests first. Working with fiberglass is messy and permanent so take it slow. Wear gloves, a long sleeve shirt, and shoes. Cover anything you don't want ruined.

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      06-05-2012, 03:53 PM   #26
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Beautiful work! I'd love to see it and hear it sometime. Good job!
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      07-28-2012, 11:50 PM   #27
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Nice work.
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      08-05-2012, 09:43 AM   #29
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I bought an enclosure similar to this from another forum member
After I mounted my sub, and tested it
It had some air leaks, which affect the sound
Went to home depot
Bought 2 cans of plasti dip, the liquid kind, not spray
Poured it into the enclosure, from the subwoofer hole
And used an old kitchen sponge to make sure I coated the entire insides of the box, including the back of the terminal cup
Let it dry for the whole day to get rid of the smell
After it dried I tested it
Super air tight
It basically forms a rubber layer on the inside of the box, sealing all leaks
Total cost $12
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wow. bravo. I like what you did.
I have 2 OZ subs that I was thinking of installing. I think they are 10". I was thinking on mounting them under the rear deck.
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      09-20-2012, 04:06 PM   #31
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you should do a write up of how you wired it up since I imagine the car is quite complex.

where did you hook it up to ?
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      09-20-2012, 05:16 PM   #32
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you should do a write up of how you wired it up since I imagine the car is quite complex.

where did you hook it up to ?
There are several threads already regarding wiring up amps and the LC2i. That's why I didn't include it with the DIY.
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      09-20-2012, 05:33 PM   #33
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There are several threads already regarding wiring up amps and the LC2i. That's why I didn't include it with the DIY.
ahh okay ill search for them. thanks !
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      09-20-2012, 11:29 PM   #34
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starting on this tomorrow .. just got my xd600/1 , 10w6
awesome write up

i had the 4080 enclosure in my old g35 sound awesome

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      09-21-2012, 12:05 AM   #35
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=]awesome starting on this tomorrow .. just got my xd600/1 , 10w6
awesome write up

i had the 4080 enclosure in my old g35 sound awesome
Nice... Enjoy!
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      09-24-2012, 10:39 PM   #36
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i spent 180-200 on material .....lol my back driver side has a lil tray that open for the oem amp, so i started molding on the battery side lol



no room on left side (drivers)

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      09-24-2012, 10:58 PM   #37
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so now i started on battery tray side


applying cloth, i had a fan blowing in my face to blow the fumes away



after about 4-5 layer of cloth and matt


jigsaw and air grinder



this is where i had to do different from your setup

i use wood rod, sold at walmart 94cent

wood glue took too long so i use gluegun worked perfectly

i use a fleece sold at walmart to help create the shape


test fit


applied resin till it harden then added my first layer of fiber cloth


to be continue, still applying layers lol
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      09-25-2012, 12:10 AM   #38
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Sweet! It's coming along nicely!
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      09-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #39
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im done!!!!!

lol never again, too much work and messy

re sex10 ( waiting for my 10w6v2)
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      09-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #40
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Hell yes! Nice job!

It's funny that you say never again... this is the third time that I've said that. Then a few years later a get a new car and I get excited to do it again. It's a lot of work but it is a very rewarding project.

I hope you enjoy it!

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      09-27-2012, 12:33 AM   #41
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yeah it was pretty cool experience

thanks to your diy i would have not even attemp to do this!
box with RE sub sound amazing, bass sound nice and tight like my 4080 enclosure with w6 in my g35.

i will post pix of the mount i have to hold the subs box in place
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      09-27-2012, 08:24 AM   #42
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anyway to build this without the car as a template? Im dying over here waiting for the car to be built/ ship something like this could definitely keep me entertained
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      09-28-2012, 11:21 AM   #44
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anyway to build this without the car as a template? Im dying over here waiting for the car to be built/ ship something like this could definitely keep me entertained
I don't think that's really possible honestly.

I feel your pain on the wait. I did Euro delivery which means you get to wait twice!
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