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Old 04-02-2000, 01:29 PM   #1
Evil Bahumut
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Question ATTN: Fibreglass and plastic monkeys! Fabricating Rice pieces for your RS and OBS...

Okay.. if you haven't seen Bobuloy's DIY roof scoop, check it out. It's really, REALLY nice.

Now.. That thing led me to wonder. He created an item, that usually would cost us, at the cheapest, $125, and doesn't even look as good as B's! He had no previous fibreglass experience as well...

The question is, is it possible to create bigger DIY parts for our cars that would last, kinda like B's roof scoop. What I have in mind is a waist wing for my wagon (aftermarket or Genuine STi costs $700 dollars..)

How would one go about doing it?
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Old 04-02-2000, 02:48 PM   #2
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fisrt pray to subie goda and fibreglass gods, then make a mold out of foam, and shape it exactly how you want it. Then you go locate the fibreglass supplies needed, and definatly a book, not enough bandwith for me to tell you the procedure exactly. But sumthing like this ,take fibreglass cloths layer onto your mold, let that layer dry, and repeat the process building up layers (enough so it is really strong and won't suffer from that ugly firbreglass cracking) and then, you pry the mold out of the fibreglass and then finish the bottom of the object using a modified process, cut a peice of heavy duty plastic or metal or such, and then fibreglass that onto bottom, then cover the whole thing once or twice more. Then let the fibreglass sit and dry, then you paint....that is an extremely shortend process, and not using many of the right terms either, just get a book, make a mold, and follow the steps in the book, it works when you do it right.

Edit: forgot to mention that it may be easier to use something else for a really big object such as a wing, or at least strenghten the beast with metal inside of it, but it is possible, and good luck if you decide to do it...but remeber to take you time The results are well worth taking your time on.

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Old 04-02-2000, 06:26 PM   #3
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Thank you,

I made the scoop because i couldn't find one under $500.I've been thinking about making a wing, but I'm in on a group buy for one. My next project will probably rear spats.
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Old 04-02-2000, 06:38 PM   #4
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Where's the pic's.

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Old 08-18-2000, 05:29 PM   #5
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Just bringing this to the top....

What kind of paint do I use? And the foam...is that the kind that comes in differnt sphere sizes and grade school kids use to make solar systems? And what's this Spray on fiberglass I that read on the other thread? Will it work as well as the regular stuff?
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