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Registered: 02-2004
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Thing you gotta remember about "splicing" or adding on fresh resin to cured resin is that there WILL be no chemical bond. I would suggest that for a more long lasting joint that you make the outside of the fins a separate part of the mold(difficult to put in words, I'd have to draw a picture) then gel that part, glass it, then trim it back, slop on some resin on the edge, and clamp it into the rest of the mold. so you do this while you are glassing the rest of the car. REAL critical is that once you start glassing you should not stop until it is done. If you press your finger in the resin, and its completly dry -- You're done. Other wise over time what will happen is that if the pieces flex any, you will hear little cracking noises, then eventually it will separate. All that laminating resin and gel coat stuff will not make a chemical bond once it goes completely dry.
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Registered: 08-2004
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well see it works out for me, the top i will lay by hand, its not gonna be that thick of an outter shell just enought to hold it, there will be a bounding box built around to help support it, when i flip it over and cut it i will use my fiberglass chopper and spray a nice thick coat, the idea i thought of since the outter caot will be nice and smooth is to add a relase agent to it, that way when im done spreying the inside i can go back and cut off the thin outter layer and then i wont have an extra outter layer, some would say why not just go ahead and cast it, becasue that will cost more if all i end up building is one. my methods may seam illogical to some, but i have thought everthing though to the point where i dont foresee any probs other then modeling. but i have done multi layer on other test props, such as ghostbusters, stargate and a few otehrs and havent had no real problems yet wtih my methods.
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Registered: 08-2004
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Hmmm, I haven't thought about using a chopper gun for that area... I'll have to give that some thought.


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chopper guns are fun, i love mine, its a eletrical one, but after i get a new aircompressior i want to get a reguler air one.
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They're about $300 but would be nice to have for quick lay-ups.

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they are well worth it, i got my first one 2 years ago, befor that i did all fiberglass by hand, when i first used my chooper i was like spiderman using his spiderpowers for the first time, by the way havent had time to e-mail u lately but watned to say love the progress u made on ur bat-cart
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Thanks, buddy.
I've been checking your site everyday as well. Can't wait to see some new pics!

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