Ok, so those that follow my build log know I have to replace the pillars I had built. I have never done any fiberglass work, so I don't really know what to buy and how much. I've watched a ton of videos and read some old forum posts and came up with this this. The plan is to also build a custom sub enclosures eventually, so their may be some things in here that are not necessary for a pillar build. I'm going to buy from Amazon since I don't have to pay shipping and I can get it in a day or 2.
So, here is my list. If there is a better product or if what I have selected isn't necessary, please speak up. If I need more of something than what I have listed, please tell me. I would rather have to much than not enough. I'm also going to buy the materials for the sub enclosure except the resin as it has a shelf life.
* means I bought it and used it.
** means I bought/was given and found it indispensable, I would not build without it.
**Dremel MM50 Multi-Max with 60 and 80 grit sanding paper (This thing saved so much time knocking down all the high spots and contouring my pillars) (There are other brands, I just happen to already have one)
Amazon.com: Dremel MM50-01 Multi-Max Oscillating DIY Tool Kit with Tool-LESS Accessory Change- 5 Amp- Multi Tool with 30 Accessories- Compact Head & Angled Body- Drywall, Nails, Remove Grout & Sanding : Everything Else
*3ea Painter's Tape 2"
**Aluminum Foil Tape (Not sure exactly what brand I used as I already had it, but this stuff works great for shaping and keeping surfaces clean)
Buy MEK Peroxide Adjustable Volume Dispensing bottle 16oz. (500ml): Lab & Scientific Products - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
*32oz Mixing cups (12ea)
Amazon.com: Custom Shop Pack of 12 Each 32 Ounce Paint Mix Cups with calibrated Mixing ratios on Side Epoxy Resinof Cup : Automotive
*2" Chip Brushes (36 pack)
Shop Pro Grade at the Amazon Arts, Crafts & Sewing store. Free Shipping on eligible items. Save on everyday low prices.
1708 Biaxial Mat (Sub Box Material)
US Composites offers a wide selection of fiberglass reinforcements including Biaxial, Woven Roving, Coremat, and Surfacing Veil
*1Gal Polyester Resin + MEKP Hardner
*True Composites 1.5oz Chopped Mat 50"x15' (5yrds) Will 2 of these be enough for pillars and sub enclosure?
**Evercoat Rage Gold 128Fl Oz for finishing filler Please tell me if 128floz is too much, this crap is expensive.
Buy Evercoat Rage Gold Body Filler for Fiberglass, Aluminum & More - Stain-Resistant Filler - 128 Fl Oz: Putty - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
**Duraglas 128FL Oz for bulk filler
*Clean Sheets 12x12 mixing pad (I was using something else and decided to get this, I don't know why I waited as it was super easy to mix the next batch)
Evercoat Keg Blue Hardener
Buy Evercoat Keg Blue Cream Hardener for Finishing Putties and Body Fillers - 4 Oz: Putty - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
Rexco Partall Paste #2 Mold Release 12oz (Sub Box Material)
Shop Wicks Aircraft at the Amazon Arts, Crafts & Sewing store. Free Shipping on eligible items. Save on everyday low prices.
*5" Sanding disks (60 through 320grit)
**Eagle MAXCUT Kovax sanding disks. (Was sent a couple of these by another member, and they are very very good, went through about 10 of the Golds for every one of these)
**Sunmight Ceramic Film (Another item that was sent by a fellow member, and this stuff is very good also)
*7 Mil Nitrile Gloves Large (These kept tearing)
Raven SAS66518 SAS Safety Powder Free Examination Black Nitrile Gloves - 7 Mil Large: Amazon.com: Tools & Home Improvement
Buy Custom Shop - 4 Inch Body Filler Spreaders (Box of 50) for Automotive Body Fillers, Putties and Glazes - Easy, Precise, and Reusable Application - 50 Pack: Dent Removal Tools - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
**Plastic Cards (better than the Bondo Spreaders, especially on curved surfaces)
Amazon.com : ID Zone Premium White Blank Plastic CR80 30 Mil PVC Cards for ID Badge Printers (100 Pack) : Office Products
*Grill Cloth (for shaping pillars)
**CA Glue (I already have this on hand, but adding to the list)
Buy MITREAPEL Ca Glue with Activator (2 x 3.5 oz - 2 x 13.5 fl oz), Ca Glue for Woodworking, Cyanoacrylate Glue and Activator for Wood, Plastic, Metal, Leather, Ceramic and Craft - Instant Bond - 2 Pack: Cyanoacrylate Adhesives - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
*Precision Bottle for CA Glue application (Once I started working, I found that I wanted more precision with the glue application)
*Wooden Dowel rods
Buy 50PCS Dowel Rods Wood Sticks Wooden Dowel Rods - 1/4 x 6 Inch Unfinished Bamboo Sticks - for Crafts and DIYers: Unfinished Wood - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
*Sanding Mouse Mini Detail Sander
Sanding Mouse Mini Detail Sander with 50 Pre-Cut Gold Sanding Strips • 10 each of The Following Grits are Included: 80, 120, 150, 220 and 400 - - Amazon.com
*5 inch Sanding Mouse
5 inch Sanding Mouse with 20 Sanding Discs For Woodworking, Furniture Restoration, Home and Automotive Body. Hand Sander Accepts 5 inch Standard Orbital Sanding Discs w/Hook and Loop Backing - - Amazon.com
**Dura-Block Round Sanding Block (This was great in combination with the Sunmight Ceramic for shaping curved surfaces. Mine was cut in half to fix the Sunmight perfectly)
Buy Dura-Block AF4404 Black Round Sanding Block, 11" at Amazon. Customer reviews and photos may be available to help you make the right purchase decision!
*Dura-block Sanding Block 5.6"x2.6" (Also used with the Sunmight Ceramic Film)
Dura-Block Sanding Block Holder Pad - 5.6in Ultra-Flex Scruff Pad Fit Wet Dry Sandpaper and Scuff Pads for Auto and Wood - - Amazon.com
**Jumbo 6 Inch Wooden Multi-Purpose Popsicle Sticks (Multipurpose, but mostly use for mixing resin)
Shop Comfy Package at the Amazon Arts, Crafts & Sewing store. Free Shipping on eligible items. Save on everyday low prices.
200 Pcs Natural Wooden Food Grade Craft Sticks
Shop APREMONT at the Amazon Arts, Crafts & Sewing store. Free Shipping on eligible items. Save on everyday low prices.
*1/4 inch Chopped Fiberglass Strands (Used with Cabosil to make a paste)
1/4 Inch Chopped Fiberglass Strands - 100% E-Glass Fibers for Bulk Molding Compound and Filler Reinforcement - Epoxy/Polyester/Vinyl Ester Compatible: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
*Cabosil - Fumed Silica Thickener (Mix with Resin and chopped glass to make a paste that can be used for build up or milkshake alternative. The paste will add strength when mixed with chopped glass)
Cabosil - Fumed Silica Thickener in Quart Tub: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific
*Mellotone Premium Black Speaker Grill Cloth
*3M Hi-Strength 90
Carbon Fiber Material List
3M Hi-Strength 90 Spray Adhesive, Permanent, Bonds Laminate, Wood, Concrete, Metal, Plastic, Clear Glue, Net Wt 17.6 oz, Will Spray Upside Down: Sealant Adhesive Spray: Amazon.com: Tools & Home Improvement
Adding this section based on work and instructions from @OCD66
You can find his sub enclosure build here. Spare Subwoofer
If you want to join his discussion on "Composites", it can be found here. COMPOSITES
Epoxy Resin "Below 600" Will try and update with a specific resin to use but looks like the 635 should work
Wholesale/retail sales of composite and fiberglass materials, including epoxy, adhesives, carbon fibers, urethane foam, urethane casting rubbers
Carbon Fiber Twill Mat 2x2 3K
This 2x2 twill weave is our most popular carbon fiber fabric. This 3K tow (3000 filiments per fiber) fabric provides outstanding structural strength with a signature appearance that is highly desirable for modern composite parts in the aerospace, auto, marine, and sporting goods industries...
Carbon Fiber Twill Mat 2x2 6K (Holds it's shape a little better. Plus, twice the weight.)
This fabric features a tight weave and a cosmetically perfect 6K, 2x2 twill pattern. As a mid-weight carbon, it is twice the thickness as 3K, making it slightly stiffer and less drapable than our 3K version. It's best suited for flatter surfaces requiring less conformability. It retains the...
Carbon Fiber Fabrics (US Composits)
36in x 48in! EXTRA LARGE Self-Healing CUTTING MAT
OLFA 9mm Stainless-Steel Utility Knife
OLFA 9mm Stainless-Steel Utility Knife (SVR-2) - Multi-Purpose Retractable Precision Knife w/ Stainless-Steel Snap-Off Blade, Replacement Blades: Any OLFA 9mm Blade - Utility Knives - Amazon.com
OLFA 9282 AB-50S 9mm Stainless Steel Snap-Off Blade, 50-Pack
Amazon.com: O L F A OLFA 9282 AB-50S 9mm Stainless Steel Snap-Off Blade, 50-Pack (2PACK) : Tools & Home Improvement
OLFA 60mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter
Buy OLFA 60mm Ergonomic Rotary Cutter (RTY-3/DX) - Rotary Fabric Cutter w/ Blade Cover & Squeeze Trigger for Quilting, Sewing, Crafts, Replacement Blade: OLFA RB60-1: Rotary Cutters - Amazon.com ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases
Krylon K07020007 10.25-Ounce Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive Spray
Krylon K07020007 10.25-Ounce Easy Tack Repositionable Adhesive Spray - Repositional Spray - Amazon.com
Anything I am missing? Thanks in advance.
Pillar build log can be found here:
Well, the time has come to start on my pillars to replace the crappy ones that were built by a local shop. For that story, you can start on post 130 of my build log https://www.diymobileaudio.com/threads/2022-ford-explorer-st-helix-mosconi-morel-raven.455811/page-7 A preliminary post to...