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I made my fiberglass enclosure too short, therefore I need to raise it up about 3/8" or so. Instead of using "all that" fiberglass, can't I just adhere a board (wood) to the bottom to raise it up?

If so, how?

Dumb question, right. ..just coat the board w/ resin & apply a layer or two of shredded fiberglass matt between the board and the fiberglass enclosure. Find something heavy & lay it over it so it smooshes the board and enclosure together.


Well, this is for another person & I don't want to f*ck it up. The bottom of the enclosure is bondo'd, but from my understanding both bondo and fiberglass are polyester so that shouldn't be an issue.

Drill holes in the board & than "route" the tips out & pour resin in them? It'd act like screws.

I just don't want the board all of a sudden one day vibrate off when he's jamin out to Eazy E.

Or should I suck it up & waste like a half gallon of resin and a lot of fiberglass matt to "raise" it up.

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I'm off like 3/8" all around the enclosure. I know I have 1/8" or so give with the carpet alone, but can't I get like carpet padding or foam to put under so I can cheat it?

My problem is how would I adhere it? I have contact cement and 3M spray. Even if I can adhere the foam padding, how am I guna adhere to carpet to the foam?

I'm only "off" around the edges of the enclosure. Should I just cut strips of foam padding and run them around w/out adhereing them and just carpet normally, but don't put contact cement where the foam padding runs?


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for raising it if you can screw through the fiberglass box into the board with epoxy between the two. You will never get that apart.
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for raising it if you can screw through the fiberglass box into the board with epoxy between the two. You will never get that apart.

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I was actually trying to hide it so I can't screw it together. There's tooling gelcoat on the bottom so u can't see it.

Yeaa I popped it out of a mould and used gelcoat. I cured it too warm and it got all wack. Was that an issue that I bondo'd directly over the tooling gelcoat? The pva was washed off and well the wax was just on the mould so that's not an issue.
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Gotchya
I was actually trying to hide it so I can't screw it together. There's tooling gelcoat on the bottom so u can't see it.

Yeaa I popped it out of a mould and used gelcoat. I cured it too warm and it got all wack. Was that an issue that I bondo'd directly over the tooling gelcoat? The pva was washed off and well the wax was just on the mould so that's not an issue.
Hmm... got any way to bring the bondo down a bit? I've used an angle grinder to smooth (well, more like "chip") bondo away before. As for the glass itself adhering to wood, it will make a very strong bond. I was just trying to pull MDF away from some glass work earlier today and it de-laminated the MDF instead of pulling apart cleanly.

For the foam, attach it with the contact cement and then upholster over it just like you would to bare wood. Don't use carpet padding or anything that will shred off, as it might cause the upholstery to release over time.
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Thanks guys I will upload some pics tonight!
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