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  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

    Looks well handled. I have made up large differences in what-was vs. what-is-desired by spraying on insulation foam, grinding it to shape minus a bit then 'glassing over that.

    Sooner or later one of these cars is gonna turn out so good that you'll wanna keep it...
    it'll be purely accidental, I assure you ;)
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      chop out some flat stock, tape so the fiberglass doesn't stick too badly.
      probably aware of this, but if you use duct tape the fiberglass won't stick at all (I've had it stick to painters tape when I've spread it further than planned.....) I've lined simple molds with duct tape in the past when I was too lazy to do it the right way lol.

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        probably aware of this, but if you use duct tape the fiberglass won't stick at all (I've had it stick to painters tape when I've spread it further than planned.....) I've lined simple molds with duct tape in the past when I was too lazy to do it the right way lol.
        I didn't think about it, but I'd worry about residue.... that said, I may give that a shot when I fill/blend the back corners.
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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          it'll be purely accidental, I assure you ;)
          Yeah Right.... spoken like a true litigator...

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            we?

            the hummer is getting replaced with a new, diesel, Z71 colorado 4 door truck... black. I didn't want black, again but black was value priced so there we go.
            Oh nice, I considered the Aussie version until I discovered Z71 here means usless plastic body trim and oversized black rims with low profile tires. And a rather painful wallet experience, and I was getting a special price.

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              Oh nice, I considered the Aussie version until I discovered Z71 here means usless plastic body trim and oversized black rims with low profile tires. And a rather painful wallet experience, and I was getting a special price.
              Z71 here means rear locker, skid plates, larger tires and a nicer interior (seat heaters and leather). You'd also fall over at how much less we pay for our vehicles....
              Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; February 16th, 2018, 08:31 PM.
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              • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                got a bit further today


                seal the back side




                I'm weird, I kind of find this fun






                a couple of layers


                then more gluing





                and glued

                same with the other side


                now it just has to dry, while I'm waiting, I'll take the other fender off
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                  might as well glue the rest on - since I have to keep the shop 70 degrees anyway for at least 2 hours....


                  more of the same on this side


                  line up the front


                  remove


                  clean up


                  the blue tape made taking the holding bits a snap




                  like this


                  more fiberglassing


                  yes, it's not green like the other side.... that's all so 60 years from now some punk kid on TV (or whatever they're watching) can bitch and moan about how terribly I did.... eff em.


                  and glue



                  and installed


                  and installed again


                  fortunately I burn waste oil otherwise keeping an uninsulated shop 70 degrees in 30 degree weather would be an expensive challenge
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                    Sounds like I'm supposedta be seeing pictures...

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                      I see pictures
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                      • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                        OK - You're weird (you said to call you weird.....). I like to do stuff that makes the project different from any other car in the world so I can relate - but I'm weird, too. I have the pics on my screen and they look great.

                        Dan

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                        • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                          ....i see um too.... Click image for larger version

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                          • Re: Plastic Fantastic tew

                            Fantastic work as usual, what products are you using for the epoxy/cloth and "glue" interesting indeed. This thing is going to be wicked when you're done.
                            There's always something new to learn.

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                              fiberglass resin came from Napa and Home Depot (bondo brand). without going into the argument, fiberglass resin is fiberglass resin... yeah, there are some who'd consider those fighting words, but I don't care - it all holds the same.

                              the glue is 3m 8115 - which bonds pretty much anything to anything, it's for metal to plastic but it's also good for plastic/plastic or even metal/metal. It comes in two forms - quick dry for production and what I used - the 8115 which takes a couple hours to set at 70 degrees, then 24 hours to reach full strength
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                                Good info to have!
                                Patrick & Tammy
                                - Long Haulin' 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014...Addicting isn't it...??

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