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Old 04-26-2008, 03:30 PM   #111
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i love your choice of colors on the squilly b picture! are you wanting to paint

paint your car? I want to paint my cars front fender checker like 1 k falcus!!

yes thats truue im an arizona fanatic ,and i know who you are!!!!
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Old 04-26-2008, 03:39 PM   #112
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hey squilly. is it possibe to make a set without he tweeters? id like a pair of those but dont want it to totally drown out the 8" woofer planning to do.
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well i dont think these will drown out your sub, you said you got a 800 watt sub, so im guessing itll do 400rms? and the speaker that im getting is 150watt? plus the speakers are gonna bump like the subs will, or better yet have him cuild you a set like that and do dual 8s 1 on each side so no wasted trunk space, thats what i originally wanted to do
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Old 04-26-2008, 05:26 PM   #114
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^^That's a great idea actually. Not saying you don't have great ideas usually...haha. It'd look pretty sick too.
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ya i was afriad to much weight and pull it off, but it wont, those need a good tug to even come out, plus im doing a floor sub box so wont waste much space at all, only be like 4 inches tall and yeah, to many secrets out now lol, cant wait to get these puppies tho!
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Old 04-26-2008, 10:43 PM   #116
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SquillyB, you look like a buddy of mine that I met in State Lockup. He was good with the car audio too!


Anyways, you are definitely the man! And to think I thought I was good.

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hey squilly. is it possibe to make a set without he tweeters? id like a pair of those but dont want it to totally drown out the 8" woofer planning to do.
Of course. I can make anything you can think up. Any shape, patterns, insets, whatever, I GOT YOU.

And if I was gonna put an eight in my car because I woanted a full sound not to much bass. I would mount it in a box right under your seat, downfire.

Perfect, trust me, I do this all the time.
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LayinLo, where were you @?

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:31 AM   #119
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On to some bondo...


Grab a hand full of the bondo (not literally) and throw it on your work space.



Hit it with the white cream or red depending on the brand. And get to mixing.



When you mix you want it to swirl in. Keep the edge of the spreader fush on the surface and turn it around so the corner stays in the middle of the pile. Smear it down and repeat.



Once you have it all uniform mixed slop it on...





When spreading it, start at one edge and work your way across that edge to an opposite side or angle of the piece.







Now if you have a buddy helping you, as you are almost done spreading this batch out tell him/her to mix another slightly smaller batch for another side of the piece.


don't forget the swirl...

Carefully rotate, and get er' done.






Notice I come from the freshly done side on to the new side. We are trying to build enough bondo over the entire piece so we can sand the hell out of it and make the shape we want complete, so be generous.





Now a large portion of the enclosure is covered in bondo. Its been about ten minutes into your work time hopefully or right about there.

Start sanding now!!!!!!!!!!!

Waiting to long to sand here is going to give you extra HOURS later. I wait until the bondo gets tacky to the touch like old silly putty. Same color BTW. Then lightly hit it in a hidden spot to test it. You want it to kinda ball up into little crumbs, not big chunks, but little crumbs. Going to early will give you larger chunks out of the surface and going to late, well your just to late and your screwed. If the chunks are large count to 30 and try it again. Use about an 80 grit sandpaper for this step. once you have a majority of the rougher stuff off, move down to a 140 grit or so and keep it gentle. Your piece will take shape quickly so be carefull not to take to much out.

These sponge blocks help to get into the curves and if your sides have a slope or curve to them it works wonders.

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Old 04-27-2008, 12:40 AM   #120
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Now I have encluded two very basic problems, mixing to hot with your bondo, and sanding to early. I did this so people could see what their piece will more than likely look like, don't expect perfection if this is your first time with the fiberglass and bondo. These pits you see are going to be easily covered in a single swipe of the spreader in the next section of finishing work.

Also mixing it to "hot" with the bondo has caused the little pits when you sand to early, the bigger the holes and pits the hotter you mixed it, use that as a gauge for next time.



Here is a few of the shape, shaping up...







Lots of pits huh??



^^ see the lines in the bondo, that is from mixing it to hot ...











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