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Old 12-29-2012, 12:08 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Looks awesome! Anxious to see the final result and benefits.

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Old 12-29-2012, 12:13 AM   #42 (permalink)
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A thought:

I would put coroplast or something weatherproof beneath the fleece to support the fiberglass on the horizontal area.

Experience with my kammback: the glass eventually sagged a bit on the top of the structure over time. So give it lots of support now (or make it many layers thick so it is completely rigid) so you don't have to fix/re-do it a year or 2 from now.
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Old 12-29-2012, 12:33 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Thanks Brian, me too! I'm happy with how it's looking so far, I'm hoping most people won't even notice it's not a factory part.

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With the fleece wrapped tightly around the frame, it was sagging down in between the supports. I was originally just going to use the coroplast to hold the shape until the resin was on, but decided that I will leave it as extra support.


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Old 12-29-2012, 01:19 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Subscribed. I like the technique for the kamm. I hope the fleece and fiberglass looks as near as OEM as you plan.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:29 AM   #45 (permalink)
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Subscribed. I like the technique for the kamm. I hope the fleece and fiberglass looks as near as OEM as you plan.
Me too. Ha ha.
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Old 12-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I put it back onto the car and it didn't move or shift at all which is great. I was afraid that it might since I moved ot around so much and stretched the fleece all over it and flexed it.

With it back in place I started putting the resin on it. It was tougher than I imagined it to be, since the resin was so thick and sticky, when I tried to put it on the fleece it kept wanting to stretch the fabric. It was pretty tough to get the resin even all across it, but I'm pretty sure it is okay. Once it cures a little bit I can see if I missed any spots. I need to do a bit more resin anyways where the clips are, so of there are any spots that I missed, I will add some more resin then.

Here are a few more pictures of where I am at now.



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Old 12-29-2012, 02:15 PM   #47 (permalink)
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I love it!! I'm big into the oem look. I don't like the look of boat tails and most kamms but yours is very pleasing to the eye and flows with the body lines very well. Looks like a Honda factory accessory. Make me one!!
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:33 PM   #48 (permalink)
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Looking good. Did you replace the VX wheels or are those just for winter?
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:35 PM   #49 (permalink)
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Thanks! I appreciate it. I couldn't decide how to do the back edge, and whether or not to make it vertical. I had it mocked up coming straight down vertically but I don't think that it looked as good.

My resin is not curing very well, just too cold I think. When I do the actual fiberglass I am going to bring the piece into my brother's shop where it will be warm enough.
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Old 12-29-2012, 02:36 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Looking good. Did you replace the VX wheels or are those just for winter?
These are just my winter wheels. I still have the VX wheels for the summer.

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