Pair of WH6 Lites build

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Re: Pair of WH6 Lites build

#91 Post by Seth » Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:50 pm

Thanks for the compliment Howie :thumbsup:

Ya remember that little conversation we had about procrastination? This project has fallen victim too. It's so close to being done. Gotta get on it!

I'm really pleased with the results I'm getting with the thin model cement. Since I don't plan to put grills on these, I want the melded array to be as perfect looking as possible. With the thin cement there's virtually no squeeze out from the joints. Which looks pretty good to my eye. I can still see the seam and I'll see what I can do to blend them all to look like one uniform piece. I do plan to add some bulk to the back of the joints. Not sure what I'll do for that. Probably just gob on some thick slurry.

I watched a bunch of YouTube vids about ABS bonding and it seems MEK may have the same or similar results as the model cement, at a much lower cost per volume of product. Who knows, maybe the cement IS MEK??? Anyway, I haven't created the opportunity to test MEK yet. But, I think it would be best applied with a very thin artist style brush. In the US, MEK can be found at most any home improvement or local hardware store in the paint section... right where the acetone is. I recall reading that there are some countries throughout the world that MEK is not available (illegal to sell retail).

When I get around to doing the DR's, I plan to not use a grill at all. Exposed butt cheeks and no driver visible aught to raise some curiosity and questions, which I like and look forward to. I enjoy unique looking things. I've considered putting a grill down the center, over the melded array. But, I'm not entirely convinced that I don't want that to be visible too. All the contours in the melded array look pretty cool to my eye. Would be a shame to hide it... unless my assembly of them isn't as clean and uniform as I intend. If they're not 95%+ uniform, they'll probably get a grill with A/C foam backer, which I think would still look pretty cool.
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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Re: Pair of WH6 Lites build

#92 Post by howiez » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:14 am

I used to work in a plastic mill when I was young. We had MEK on tap, and we were warned it was badass stuff.
I'll check my local paint section!

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Re: Pair of WH6 Lites build

#93 Post by AntonZ » Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:23 pm

Yep, better use in summer and have ample ventilation. In winter we tend to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed. The strong solvents are not good for ye ole brain.

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Re: Pair of WH6 Lites build

#94 Post by Rich4349 » Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:23 pm

Seth wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:50 pm
I watched a bunch of YouTube vids about...
NOOOOOO, not YOU, Seth! :lol: :lol: :lol: I would pay good money to see your Youtube history! lol
2 DR250s, 2 27" Lab15 T-60s, 2 30" Neo Titan 39s, 1 Autotuba...and looking for more!

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Re: Pair of WH6 Lites build

#95 Post by howiez » Tue Nov 23, 2021 9:33 pm

AntonZ wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 5:23 pm
Yep, better use in summer and have ample ventilation. In winter we tend to stay inside and keep doors and windows closed. The strong solvents are not good for ye ole brain.
At my age I can't afford to lose any more brain cells!

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Re: Pair of WH6 Lites build

#96 Post by Seth » Tue Nov 23, 2021 10:44 pm

Rich4349 wrote:
Tue Nov 23, 2021 6:23 pm
Seth wrote:
Mon Nov 22, 2021 3:50 pm
I watched a bunch of YouTube vids about...
NOOOOOO, not YOU, Seth! :lol: :lol: :lol: I would pay good money to see your Youtube history! lol
Right? LOL

Gonna reply in more depth in the chat thread :thumbsup:
Build in process - 2 WH6, one Alpha 6a loaded, one PRV Audio 6MB250-NDY loaded

Two 2x6 shorty SLA Pro's
One T39, 16", 3012LF loaded
Tall AutoTuba, 20" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421
TruckTuba, 8½" wide, 2x 8" MCM 55-2421

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