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Old 06-03-2004, 02:49 AM   #11
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Well I do it the home made way. i used celophane. I just strech it over the part I am making a mold of but it has to be shinny or it won't stick. I will have to go to the auto body store and get me some of that stuff so I can make these more complicated molds.
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Old 06-03-2004, 03:45 AM   #12
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Thats funny I've always used vasoline. Now thats the real ghetto way
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:36 AM   #13
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Any tips for a first time fiberglasser? Actually I might have to plug up some holes from the side moldings on my fo doh.
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Old 06-03-2004, 04:38 AM   #14
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it would be cool to see a body kit made completely out of play-doh heh.
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:42 AM   #15
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I have a lot of experience with glass. Check out the yellow car on my web site www.speedpartsrus.com . I hand layed the whole thing. Couple of things right off the bat. Wear a respirator and gogles. The activator in the glass resin causes pernmanent blindness if you get it in your eyes. The fumes cause all kinds of health problems as well as neurological ones.
The main problem with making parts out of glass is the shrink factor. If you make your mold out of fiberglass it will shrink as it cures so now its a little smaller than the original part. Every part you make in that mold will shrink and be smaller than the mold.This will cause larger parts like fenders to shrink as much as 1/4 inch overall. This is why cheap body kits dont fit. There are some good books on the subject.
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:12 AM   #16
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So you want a guage pod on the steering wheel console and where else. i could make a duel and single there. As far as the lip I am not quite sure what you mean. I would have to have one first to make and exact mold of it. Or I could design on myself. Anyone have a stock bumper that they want to donate? I will work on the guage pods this week sometime and I will see about the $5. I haven't made them yet do I don't know
This would be cool.....and I think you could sell them!
There is a market for it.... HUMMMM??
This might be big, but somehthing to connect the center council and the dash board, right in front of the ''drink holder'' and under the radio Make some inserts, take out the radio and maybe the climate control...
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So you want a guage pod on the steering wheel console and where else. i could make a duel and single there. As far as the lip I am not quite sure what you mean. I would have to have one first to make and exact mold of it. Or I could design on myself. Anyone have a stock bumper that they want to donate? I will work on the guage pods this week sometime and I will see about the $5. I haven't made them yet do I don't know
This would be cool.....and I think you could sell them!
There is a market for it.... HUMMMM??
This might be big, but somehthing to connect the center council and the dash board, right in front of the ''drink holder'' and under the radio Make some inserts, take out the radio and maybe the climate control...
or swtiches for his neons/n20
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Old 06-03-2004, 10:20 AM   #18
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yeah because I have lots of these...
lots of neons and N20
I need more neons so when Travis' mom is in my car, I can light her up like a -----
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Old 06-03-2004, 11:58 AM   #19
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I think that the yellow car is real ugly. Why would you buy that thing. Is for a saturn. But really, I didn't know that the fiberglass shrunk. I have never had it shrink on me. I bet that you use inferior mat like the pressed mat that has randon fiberglass all over it. The weave mat looks just like the carbon fiber weave. It is easier to work with and you can layer it in differnt spots to give different thicknesses.I will make something and show you what I mean. Oh and the parts that I make will be painted black to match your interior. If its any other color then your a ricer and it will still come black. Don't worry you won't be able to tell if it is plactic or painted. I have the right paint to make it look right.
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Old 06-03-2004, 12:13 PM   #20
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what are you going to make?
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