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    Default fiberglass kick panels

    hi.. i have been working on some fiberglass kick panels. this is the 1st time i have worked with fiberglass on something like this and have a question.

    how many layers of glass should i put on the front of the panel? the back sides are a mold of the area the panel is going in it has 8 layers you think that should be good?


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    So whats going on here? You made a mold out of foam, putting fiberglass over it then rip the foam out?? Just wondering, I know nothing about it and need to make some panels for in my car.
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    does the back area flex? u should at least put 2 layers in the front. U dont want it to crack. Are u going to paing or wrap it?

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    i got the idea from this site.
    http://www.ajquick.com/cars/tutorials/fiberglass.php
    made just about like they did the sub box. made a mold of the space i wanted it in and the worked the shape i wanted it.

    sorry to say the kick panels did last long. they took up to much room and 1 of them got cracked from people getting in and out of my beetle.

    i am working on some ideas for some new panels and a sub box. i will take more pics this time when making them.

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    Looks nice

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    Put 4 layers of the 1.5 ounce mat. There are a few ways to build kick panels. Most kickpanels do not have very large sides and I have found that if you can get them to about a 1/4" thick you will be fine. I just finished a pair today. They are a lot of work but are a fun little project. Going foward routing a edge on the speaker ring will give you a small shelf to staple your material to. The initial streteched material sould not go over the speaker ring. It will take a lot of sanding to get it smooth. Better to have the material meet the edges and keep the actual MDF surface clear.
    Last edited by Installer4life; 10-06-2007 at 04:08 AM. Reason: more info

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