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I just got my new car today, Scion tC, and i noticed and felt the texture of the A-pillars its actually a very very short soft hair type material, not sure what to call it, but its very nice looking fabric, and i was planning to do some tweets up there, but i'm really concerned about preserving what is already there and just making something out of glass with the same type material that i could blend it in very easily, to keep a very stock look. What ways could i do this.....it sounds somewhat like my other thread about how to make the detatchable a-pillar pods but this is after i found out what they look like and all......

Also when someone normally glasses something and makes a mold of a floor or something how do they normally keep from ruining the interior area, as i will be doing this most likely be making the sub enclosure over the rear carpet, as i don't want to cut the carpet or anything like that. Or should i just remove the rear hatch floor carpet if it is in sections and mold straight from the metal or what....what would be the easiest best way to make a mold, as well as securing the enclosure to the car, same question really applies to the a-pillars as well, how can i mount them without making holes or anything like that.

Sorry if these questions are really vague, but i want a nice simple but clean install that i could revert back to normal if i decide i don't like it.

Thanks,

Thomas.
 

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Kind of hard to match factory grain. I like your detachable pod idea the best.


To protect your carpet just put a plastic drop cloth down. then use aluminum foil to cover the area you are going to glass. Spray some cooking spray or some mold release on it and glass right over it. Should peel right off once you are done.
 

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How about doing a simple skeleton for a box, as i'm wanting to do a ~4cf ported fiberglass box, how i'm going to do the porting yet i've not decided, but i was thinking of making a MDF skeleton something i can wrap the fleece around to make the whole process much simpler for me, as i'm new to glassing.

Also will most likely have a flat bottom to the box and i need some way of securing the box to the car, but there is a spare tire well right under the area with another 4-5" of room to the actual floor metal.....do i need to make the box there or can i make the box to sit where i have though about it sitting, as i'm not sure if i'm going to be going spare tire in or out yet. If i go spare tire out, i will have a decent amount of extra room. The car is also a hatchback so i'm trying to keep good airflow along the top of the rear of the car, b/w the window and where it meets the metal, so i can maximize the amount of airflow.

I'm still trying to figure out a way to do the detachable pillar pod, yet i'm coming up short on a mounting way without ruining the existing pillar.......Any idea's?
 
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