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my futurit fenders

Postby MeelisV » Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:35 pm

ok like i sayd i live in middle of nowhere "Estonia" and i couldnt find any normal fenders in our stores, yes we have fenders but they are Jeep like squared fenders - i like round ones.

what to do - make self :roll: 8) :lol: :thumbsup:

how :thinking: :thinking: :thinking:

i had possibility get some materials for free and start was given

its where father helps me

we take tire with same parameters and build "fender form" from gypsum on it, sheped and polish and .....

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next phase was make fender mould on that gypsum fender from fiberglass matt and resin ....

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now we need smoothing that mold from inside and only then we can make first fender in it ...
thats what we didnt done jet.

hard work - i can say only that :? and just in case when we already making we make more then one pair of fenders. :D :D
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Postby angib » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:24 pm

Excellent work! Now we have a fiberglass expert....

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Postby Steve_Cox » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:37 pm

Pedaal,

Very nice example of mold making, you should be proud of your effort. Lots of work, but it will be worth it. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Postby davel » Sun Apr 09, 2006 1:40 pm

Nice process, great ingenuity. :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Postby Classic Finn » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:00 pm

Pedaal

you are a craftsman for sure, so now can ya make some Kit fenders?
Cmon over and make a cast onto one of mine... then your set..

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Nice work... :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Postby mikeschn » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:05 pm

Pedaal,

Very cool fenders. Kerry is going to have some questions for you... :lol:

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Postby toypusher » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:09 pm

mikeschn wrote:Pedaal,

Very cool fenders. Kerry is going to have some questions for you... :lol:

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Yah! There's something very familiar with this thread! :lol:

Pedaal, very nice work, can't wait to see how the finished product turns out!!
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Postby Melvin » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:10 pm

Interesting technique. Looks like you'll get a good result.
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Postby PaulC » Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:26 pm

Hi Pedaal, As a self taught boy myself(not with fibreglass) I must say I'm very impressed. Can't wait to see the finished products.
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Postby MeelisV » Mon Apr 10, 2006 1:15 am

wow what a interest 8) 8)

ok some tips for those who want make fenders self

the gypsum must be very dry before smoothing, painting, fiber-forming ...
the gypsum must be very smooth, very very smooth ...
the pain must be that kind what dosnt react with fiberglass resin
the gypsum form edges cant be turned inside that means tahat gypsum form must be down wider then top side

these are mistakes what we did - some smaller some bigger
we didnt smoothing very well the gypsum,
our paint wasnt good enaugh - that means it react with resin and the resin moisture ruin gypsum form - we had to wash out gypsum from fiberglass mold,
before wash we tryed pull out mould but no the form was wrong - edges turned little inside
next time better :R

PS that wasnt first try to do fenders
first plan was take one number bigger tire cut it half secure edges with bolts and make fenders inside that mould.
it didnt work well because the tire inside isnt smooth and the tire isnt hard enaugh it can jiggle and may be hogged :thumbdown: :thumbdown:
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Postby Nitetimes » Mon Apr 10, 2006 8:27 am

Pedaal wrote:PS that wasnt first try to do fenders
first plan was take one number bigger tire cut it half secure edges with bolts and make fenders inside that mould.
it didnt work well because the tire inside isnt smooth and the tire isnt hard enaugh it can jiggle and may be hogged :thumbdown: :thumbdown:


Seems to me using this method one could theoretically get what you want by doing something like... Use a tire one wheel size bigger and several sizes wider leave the tire mounted on the wheel, air it up hard, wrap saran wrap around it. Apply glass, after it's cured leave the air out of the tire leaving enough wiggle room to get the fender off.
Like I said, sounds feasible in theory. 8)
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Postby Mark » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:18 pm

Very nice and impressive job. Keep up the good work.
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