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#1 (permalink) Old 10-11-2004, 07:05 AM
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I've gone crazy....
been looking around for some sweet skrits round the whole car and bumpers also...havent found any...so my little wicked mind started thinking..."I know, ill make my OWN!"

this shouldn't be too hard should it...from what i know carbofiber should be approximatly like working with a liquidplastic which you can pour into a form and let it dry...am i right or wrong? anyone here have any expirience with carbonfiber or alike? would be very pleased....whats better than a personalised ride?

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Originally posted by Saggis@Oct 11 2004, 06:05 AM
I've gone crazy....
been looking around for some sweet skrits round the whole car and bumpers also...havent found any...so my little wicked mind started thinking..."I know, ill make my OWN!"

this shouldn't be too hard should it...from what i know carbofiber should be approximatly like working with a liquidplastic which you can pour into a form and let it dry...am i right or wrong? anyone here have any expirience with carbonfiber or alike? would be very pleased....whats better than a personalised ride?
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I rember looking into it and carbon fiber is alot harder to work with than fiberglass or plastic.

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Carbon fibre is usually built up into a mould in thin layers - And is bloody expensive. I might be wrong but I doubt you'd get as good a result as AC Schnitzer.
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well...maybe not...but it will be mine and uniq and hopefully not that bad:P as long as it is symmetric...
yeah i thought soo too...but does anyof u know where to find the mold and not only ready parts?

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For obvious reasons, a company will not sell their mold.

This is part of the project, make your own mold. It's really not that hard. Also - work with fiberglass. The thing is, your not gonna get your skirts very stylish. Making a mold with a lot of curves isn't easy. I often work with fiberglass, so trust me on that one. I'm sure you could get pretty decent results if you were to do something like the stock BMW skirts, though. They are simple enough.

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Ohh yeah well i guessed so too but but ...ones gotta start somewhere:P
ill talk to you privatly about it
Thanks alot the rest of you!

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Aren't there skirt kits made from stretched or extruded plastic (not FG) that you can cut and trim to fit and them paint? Are those not made anymore? used
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It would be easier to buy some and adapt them.

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A lot are ABS plastic, but then again, a lot are fiberglass too.... Just depends on the company's preference.

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Use fiberglass....I'm starting soon on a custom front valence that will bolt or rivet onto the stock valence. The forms will be key. Stay away from carbon fiber unless you know how to work with it. Once you have your forms ready you can pop these things out all day long.

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