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Default Pod construction - alternative to fiberglass perhaps?

I just saw this video from an installer in Australia who used Selleys Knead It, a putty/epoxy product that I thought worked pretty easily for his tweeter pod project. I thought this could either serve as the actual pod or even as a base that you could then fiberglass over (not sure if that would work or not).

Either way, the most impressive part was how well it stuck to his sail panel and held the tweeter cup until he could position it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FmIUBagX05I

Note, Selleys is an Australian product, so I am not sure if you can get it in the USA, but when I did a Google search and alternative product came up: Locktite Repair Epoxy. Not sure if it is the same, but the details look similar.

https://www.amazon.com/Loctite-19991.../dp/B000BOB8P6

Anyway, not everyone has glassing skills and I thought I would just put this in the technical file...


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Default Re: Pod construction - alternative to fiberglass perhaps?

Cool! Yeah anything that works is fair game. Should try body filler though. It's actually not bad. It just stinks. Typically for that kind of project you'd CA glue the rings, then fleece it with CA glue, fill with filler, sand then finish.


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Funny you mention smell....the aussie complained about the smell of that stuff too. Epoxy does stink...

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Default Re: Pod construction - alternative to fiberglass perhaps?s?

For those in the US, you can buy moldable epoxy at Walmart. It's in the home plumbing/electrical department near the toilet repair kits and dryer vents.

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Default Re: Pod construction - alternative to fiberglass perhaps?s?

That seems to be just like Quick Steel. I use it all the time. Didn't even consider it for tweeter pods.

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Default Re: Pod construction - alternative to fiberglass perhaps?s?

The alternative to Resin is using ABS or Expanded PVC to build it using CA glue and then filler. Less messy and can be done in a few hours if you use the right filler..

But this is just another tool in the toolbox..

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Default Re: Pod construction - alternative to fiberglass perhaps?s?

I've used paper mashe... mix of water and flour and use shredded news paper strips. For smallish it's surprisingly solid. Still need some kind of finish on top to seal it so moisture doesn't get to it...but at least you can do that outside the car so it doesn't stink up the vehicle. It's also easy to sand and cheep to make.
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