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Old 01-13-2013, 08:33 PM   #16
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This project looks good so far, earling. I may have to give the DIY epoxy putty a try sometime.
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:08 PM   #17
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This project looks good so far, earling. I may have to give the DIY epoxy putty a try sometime.
Thanks. Your projects are coming along great as well. The clay epoxy is a great thing. Only drawback is the hardness. It is a pain to sand away unused material. Other than that, a great way to build pieces.
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Old 01-14-2013, 07:50 AM   #18
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Very cool!
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:14 AM   #19
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as always.
can't you use plaster of Paris to make the mould?
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:38 AM   #20
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as always.
can't you use plaster of Paris to make the mould?
Yes. You can basically use what ever you have. But plaster is a bit runny, so it is hard to stack it vertical. I enjoy using the clay epoxy, as it is very strong, and takes a while to trim. But it also makes for a very strong mould.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:02 PM   #21
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This morning it was time to dig out the print. Chisel....axe....chainsaw.... what ever you got on hand....




Then the piece was fine fitted to the CF cover....




I then tac'ed it in place using 5 minute epoxy.... Gottalovethisstuff......





Then with the same 5 minute epoxy, i filled the contact edge all around....





I changed direction a little with this one. Rather than just velcro'ing it down, I wanted a bit more factory look, so this one is now bonded with the CF cover, and I will simply lay down one final layer of 6 oz. This is important , just in case I go the way of making a door in the future to use as " glove box".
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:11 PM   #22
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I have those lights!

The red is the one I went with because the blue/green washes out really horribly during daytime.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:31 PM   #23
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I have those lights!

The red is the one I went with because the blue/green washes out really horribly during daytime.
That is good to know..... I will admit to not have tested them in direct sun. Are yours the waterproof ones as well....??
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:38 PM   #24
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The issue a was up against here, is a common one. You usually ends up breaking the natural lines of the bike. As the usb charger is quite long, I had no choice, but I always try to draw upon existing lines, and design. So with the new Renazco seat installed, I wanted the flow of that to continue forward, And although a brutal drop on the top, I am liking it....




On the ER sanded, and ready to go...




On the ER with resin applied.... Before cloth.....




One and only layer down... Note the little blocks of wood, to hold the fabric in place around crazy corners...




This will now cure under the lamps, as the desert is on the way down to 15 deg. overnight....... Brrrrrrr. Tomorrow's gonna be fun...
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:13 AM   #25
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Then the edge is trimmed to match the original piece, and sanding with 80 grit... then sanding with 220 grit.... Did I mention sanding....




Then the inside old part had to be cut off.......Dremel is your friend.





I am starting to really dig how it looks.....




Then the hole for the USB charger was drilled.





Then it is time for a poll. I am thinking about putting the voltmeter in the center, so mas to leave room for future expansion to the right for switches..... Plan B is voltmeter to the right...... Wadayathink...?????

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Old 01-15-2013, 11:32 AM   #26
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Then the edge is trimmed to match the original piece, and sanding with 80 grit... then sanding with 220 grit.... Did I mention sanding....

Then it is time for a poll. I am thinking about putting the voltmeter in the center, so mas to leave room for future expansion to the right for switches..... Plan B is voltmeter to the right...... Wadayathink...?????
in the middle and keep the place on the right =D

Very very very very nice looking! you did that very well
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:44 AM   #27
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I also like it in the middle.
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:09 PM   #28
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Thanks Gents..... It went in the middle.....
Thanks goodness I have this stuff to mull around with, as my attention to detail would have taken me in the direction of model train set's....etc.... But I wanted to make a nice bezel for the voltmeter, so a two stage bezel it was...





So the hole was cut...



And the first bezel was bonded in place....




And then the smaller bezel was bonded........on to the bigger bezel...




Then one layer of 1618 epoxy, to make it look nice.....



Ahhhh....waiting for it to dry.......
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:16 PM   #29
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Things are looking good. You should consider taking it easy and enjoy an espresso as your reward...
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Old 01-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #30
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Things are looking good. You should consider taking it easy and enjoy an espresso as your reward...
Ha ha..... Thanks... I certainly will do just that, as the machine turns on at 2:30 MST..... Time for a delayed lunch, of leftover Danish goodies My brother brought with him for Christmas, then to have a look at one of 4 new prospect X-over vehicles..... Then..... perhaps a dublo......or two.....
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