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Default Fiberglass for enclosure???

Anyone have success with a solid fiberglass enclosure for loud daily?

How thick what's the deal on it?
I want to do a good daily wall that's light still
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The main thing with glass is that it is only rigid when it has lots of curves, otherwise it needs to braced more than wood. Otherwise, the structural rigidity is suboptimal. I did a spare tire well build up for 2 12s, and after four layers of 2 oz may the tub was bulletproof. So I did 2 more layers, totaling 6. Joining it to MDF was easy, too. I'm not sure whether I'd want to invest the time into a whole wall of glass. You'd want to design it with enough layers, curves, and bracing to handle the subs with no flex, which will be a challenge. More so, the amount of time for the layup of thee closure will be considerable, so you may need a loaner car to run errands in. Also, cost of QUALITY glass components may be a factor - you are looking at epoxy resin, which is stronger but almost three times more expensive. Then bracing, deadening, finishing, and a year's worth of sanding.

If money is no issue and time is of no consequence, go for it! Otherwise, plan carefully, read a lot, and get your supplies from US Composites in Florida - great product and very, very fair prices.
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wall out of nothing but fiberglass?....not going to happen lol
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I wanted to do like 1/4" mdf then brace it and glass the shit outa it.
I just can't give 300lbs for a double baffle third row wall.
Or I will just keep the 7ish cf box for 2 15's and let it roll.
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Here's the link if money is no object, I made boxes from a similar composite (Penske composites that went out of biz) for a CA&E project car. The glue is almost as much as the material. It's almost as strong as aluminum plate and used as bulk heads in yachts and boats.
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Sounds like a lotta work going that route.
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Sounds like a lotta work going that route.
LOL I didn't get famous building MDF enclosures
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I don't think I'm going with the expensive ass foam stuff although that would be ideal,

So nobody has done a full glassed enclosure or at least minimal wood with glass and bracing?

We will see how it goes if I decide to just wing it.
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The problem with your logic is that a fiberglass panel would have to be pretty thick and wouldn't be as lite as you think. I suggest using Baltic Birch instead. It's liter than MDF and stronger too. I have glassed over boxes for more strength and made built up FG enclosures. In fact I invented my composite after building the Lightning Audio CRX which had a built up FG enclosure that weighed at least 200lbs Here's more lite weight material but this stuff is way more than the other I shared...http://www.acpsales.com/Sandwich-Panels.html
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