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This was a very easy project to do, well after I got over the fact that I couldn't put the on the B-pillars. :( So, I needed some place to mount them, and that had to be the roof, the headrest are too small.

First I built a frame for the monitors, this was better then the molds I made for the armrest.
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Then I needed to make a base for the project.
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I had to wrap it in fleece after it was dry.Then it was covered in resin and left to sit over night to harden.
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After a little sanding and some liquid bondo poured over it I had to let it cure. Note the pour marks on to one on the right. I had some left over and thought I would do a second coat and I ran out. So if you try this don't leave it looking like that it took some time to sand them out.
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When they were sanded the got painted with the same textured paint the bottom of my armrest got.
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Looking really good man.

You only used one layer of fleece? I've never used fleece, only weave. How much thicker is that than the weave?

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Fleese is thick, it comes out to be almost the same a 3 layers of 2oz mat. I never used weave. I was taught to use fleese, felt or mat.

You don't have to use fiberglass at all. It is the resin that gives it is strength. you just can't sand the fleece to try to make it smooth you need to rough it up so the bondo can hold and then sand that smooth.
 

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As Chris said, the fiberglass is made up of a resin (fiberglass resin) and a hardener. You mix them together in a certain combination, and the hardener activates the resin, which makes it...well, get hard. The problem is that you need to figure out exactly how much hardener to use, as using too little will cause it to not harden, and using too much will not give you enough time to work the resin before it solidifies, and your bucket has a resin plug in it.

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Oh yeah, Chris...where are you from? I wonder if we're any relation...

I'm Joseph Richard Carr...from New Jersey...

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I grew up in Nebraska. I don't think I have an relation in that part of the country
 

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Originally posted by carraudio@Oct 8 2004, 12:43 PM
Fleese is thick, it comes out to be almost the same a 3 layers of 2oz mat. I never used weave. I was taught to use fleese, felt or mat.

You don't have to use fiberglass at all. It is the resin that gives it is strength. you just can't sand the fleece to try to make it smooth you need to rough it up so the bondo can hold and then sand that smooth.
the actual fiberglass weave and matt will add strength to a fiberglass project. however, most projects dont need the added strength that they offer. the FG matte is also good when forming to the floor or a horizontal surface where you can just lay down strips of it and put resin over the top. the glass will assume the form of what it is laid over and will make a perfect mold.

pretty much the only projects that you need to add matte to is a speaker enclosure, either subwoofers, mid-basses, or kick pannels. but for a center console, or TV forms fleece and resin is plenty of strength :)
 

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Originally posted by godspunk32@Oct 8 2004, 11:48 AM
As Chris said, the fiberglass is made up of a resin (fiberglass resin) and a hardener.  You mix them together in a certain combination, and the hardener activates the resin, which makes it...well, get hard.  The problem is that you need to figure out exactly how much hardener to use, as using too little will cause it to not harden, and using too much will not give you enough time to work the resin before it solidifies, and your bucket has a resin plug in it.

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Actually, to clear things up a bit, resin and the hardener combine to form the matrix while the fiberglass is the reinforcement. Fiberglass is a combination of a polymer matrix with glass fibers as reinforcement. The reinforcement is the backbone and provides the majority of the strength in composites. The matrix, also called a "binder," is present to bind the reinforcement members together change the stress distribution in the reinforcement members to allow the overall composite to flex more than it would if only the reinforcement were present.
 

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I just use the screws and the clips that come in the mounting kit of most speakers
 
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