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Old 01-22-2013, 11:54 AM   #1176
theantipaul
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Originally Posted by BigMike40 View Post
Looks great Paul, one question though, why go to the trouble and expense of a billet mould for a plastic fairing when they could easily be beautifully made in composite from an epoxy mould?
Thanks Dimitri and Mike.

There are pluses a minus's to any method, I find the composite route messy, dusty and toxic, way too much touch labor for each copy. With a plastic injection mold, they can shoot hundreds in a day, that are more consistent, durable and less prone to vibration or fatigue, easily and inexpensively replaceable.

Once a composite part is damaged the time and effort to repair it right is pretty high, as long as you don't crash a dirt bike, you're fine, but a plastic part will spring right back in the same impact a composite would be destroyed.

But by far the main reason is that I'm a toolmaker and that allows me to offer a decent part at a decent price.
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