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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-29-2007, 11:40 PM   #21
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You inspired me to make some glass stuff, A tail for my blade. I did it foam-core style just wrapping over a foam piece that then gets stuck inside. I didn't have any of the foam we make downhill boards out of so i used some random shit and the poly resin is eating it. I hope it doesnt turn out like shit.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-29-2007, 11:59 PM   #22
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Gotta put some shit inbetween the glass and the foam to keep it from getting eaten!

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-30-2007, 02:38 AM   #23
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do your foam then cover the foam in bondo. firberglass doesnt eat bondo.

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 08-30-2007, 02:41 AM   #24
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Or tinfoil

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very true. but with bondo you can sand it smooth and get a smooth surface. i guess you can with tinfoil if you smash it enough. nemman used that metal duct tape.

"Instead of using plastic I covered everything with painters tape then I covered that with metal duct tape, any hardware store will have those. Then I waxed the metal tape so the fiberglass resin wouldn't stick. I actually used EZPOXY because you can work with it longer before it sets up. The metal tape is easy to form and holds it's shape so you can push it into tight corners and it will stay there. The blue painters tape does a good job of protecting the part. You could take a shape off a painted part and not damage it doing it this way. The downside is if you want to use the tape side you won't have a smooth finish. Using resin to repair bare areas is a great idea. It would also fill any pinholes that bondo wouldn't get into. I usually buy all my cloth and resin from Wicks Aircraft www.wicksaircraft.com"

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You inspired me to make some glass stuff, A tail for my blade. I did it foam-core style just wrapping over a foam piece that then gets stuck inside. I didn't have any of the foam we make downhill boards out of so i used some random shit and the poly resin is eating it. I hope it doesnt turn out like shit.
I've heard epoxy resin doesn't eat at foam (certain types at least) as much. I don't believe I've ever used it though, and I only heard that second hand so don't quote me on it.

When I used a foam mould I wrapped it in saran wrap before laying down the resin. Honestly that method sucked. But it was a first attempt so I'm sure if I put more thought into it I could pull it off better now. Tin foil might be a better option depending on the shape of the mould. It would work well for getting a "rough shape" plug made if nothing else, then you could add to it to get your finished piece.

Like some of my original posts said, theres lots of ways to do fiberglass work, this is just one variation.

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Yeah I use that metallic duct tape when I'm making race fairings fit better, works like a charm

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Yeah I use that metallic duct tape when I'm making race fairings fit better, works like a charm
I didn't know you made race fairings. Any pics or anything?

Are you going to eventually make your own body work for your fighter?

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Old Streetfighter Motorcycle Forum Post 09-04-2007, 03:48 PM   #29
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I didn't know you made race fairings. Any pics or anything?

Are you going to eventually make your own body work for your fighter?
I meant I put race fairings on and they don't fit for jack and I use the metal duct tape because it's easy to keep the fiberglass from damaging other parts with it.

Yeah, I'm gonna make a tail and I'm going to (heavily) modify a stock fiberglass upper, and I'm going to make a race bellypan.

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hey candyman, I'd be interested in buying a solo seat cowl from yah. my little bro has his 250 and I think he would love one. any idea on how much they will cost?

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