I would like to preface this with PLEASE DONT FLAME. This is my first DIY project and i know its not amazing. but it is a DIY guide from a beginner that i feel would help some people. Also, any CONSTRUCTIVE criticism would be greatly appreciated. Thank you !
So i am playing around with my 2004 coupe's sound system. Bose Blose.
Il spare everyone the details of the system because all that matters for this thread is the fact that the subs are 10" and i am putting one on each side of the trunk.
Now i want to start with a misconception i had going in.
--- it doesnt seem that hard, there are plenty of DIY guides, and its just simple paper macheting with fiberglass.
WRONG- if you remember when you were a kid, yes paper macheting is very easy. BUT if you remember what it looked like when you were done? most likely ****. The actual process is easy to do, but its hard to make look nice.
-Gallon of fiberglass resin (each) ( i used 3M brand which came with the hardener in the cap)
-Hardener ( i didnt realize it was hidden in the cap)
-bunch of brushes
-paint mask ( for the nasty smell)
-lots of scotch tape
-chop sticks (stir the hardener and resin)
to this point, thats all i bought.
to start, i taped the corner of the trunk from top to bottom .
DO NOT DO THIS - First lay down a huge seat of plastic. the put down the aluminum and/or tape. This will allow you to simply pull out the box at the end - see farther down
I went vertical one way, then horizontal the next
Then i taped sections of aluminum foil down
Not the prettiest, I know. But for this part i went with functionality over prettyness
Next i started painting. Mix half a cup of resin with about 25 drops of hardener. 10 drops to an oz.
This is what it looked like after 1 layer. I will be going back and sanding out ugly section and air holes. but i wanted to wait till i pulled it out of the car and could get around all the corners easily.
After about 3 layers i pulled it out of the car. This was not easy because the tape was sticking to the carpet...
So thats where i am now. Tomorrow after work, i am going to sand it down, and fix the inside to make it cleaner, add 3 more layers. while that is drying i will be working on the second sub box as well as installing the speakers (kappa components ) in the front of the car and wiring the amp.
Then il continue with the boxes with the rings and finishing them! Pictures to come.
Please remember, constructive criticism only, its only my first one !