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Old 03-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #321
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sooooooo, good news bad news....

the good news is the mold is going to work out, but the heat and whatnot generated in the chemical reaction from the gelcoat caused the paint on the wing to bubble and peel.

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Old 03-10-2013, 04:28 PM   #322
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Sweet foglight find man!

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Old 03-11-2013, 07:43 AM   #323
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sooooooo, good news bad news....

the good news is the mold is going to work out, but the heat and whatnot generated in the chemical reaction from the gelcoat caused the paint on the wing to bubble and peel.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v1...ps3e0b6a1c.jpg
Lucky for you that you are handy with the spray gun

glad to hear the mold is going to work for you though
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Old 03-11-2013, 10:55 AM   #324
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Now im not very paint educated, with the gelcoat, what does it offer you in the paint process. I know when ordering replacement parts or most fiberglass aftermarket pieces come with a gelcoat. Do u have to remove it to paint?

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Now im not very paint educated, with the gelcoat, what does it offer you in the paint process. I know when ordering replacement parts or most fiberglass aftermarket pieces come with a gelcoat. Do u have to remove it to paint?

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There are a few different make-ups of gelcoat. the orange pigmented gelcoat in my pic is called TOOLING GEL, meant for use in mold construction to provide a smooth surface that can be "re-tooled" or touched-up through out part reproductions.

I can touch it up with some 320-400grit paper to fix imperfections from the original part that I used to contruct the mold, and then when I make a replica of the original it should in theory be of better quality than that of the original.

That said, I have a couple corners to touch up on this mold and still have to mold the top half of the wing....then I'll be doing a test lay-up in standard fiberglass and hopefully sell a few that way to fund buying the more expensive clear epoxy resin systems required to try making them in CF.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:58 PM   #327
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Gotcha, thats pretty cool. Thanks for the lesson.

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Like the rest of the folks love the build, the progress etc. I just stumbled into it after seeing your Radio bezel for sale, my tabs are broken so mine lifts out heh.

Gotta love M&M u pull it.

What JYS are you digging through? did you notice any with 2.3 engines in them?
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Like the rest of the folks love the build, the progress etc. I just stumbled into it after seeing your Radio bezel for sale, my tabs are broken so mine lifts out heh.

Gotta love M&M u pull it.

What JYS are you digging through? did you notice any with 2.3 engines in them?
there's a 2.3 at M&M, That's usually where I go....that or skyway autoparts. both are self-service junkyards.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:49 PM   #330
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What a fantastic read! Keep up the cracking job your doing look forward to seeing future progress!
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