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Old 06-04-2020, 12:56 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Is that picture with the hand in it in front of or behind the wheel? Ahead of the wheel, some taper could help the break-over angle. Curvature would probably help.
It's in front of the wheel. I think if I were to do this for real, I would use ABS so I could bend it, and just make 1 big piece.

I'm also considering finding some sort of "dope" I could use with cotton fabric, sort of poor-man's fiberglass without actually having to use fiberglass.

Wondering if wood glue on cotton, then sprayed with several layers of paint would be weather resistant enough.......

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Old 06-04-2020, 03:31 AM   #92 (permalink)
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Wood glue is the 'folk remedy' approach. Fabric covered aircraft used dope.
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Aircraft dope is a plasticised lacquer that is applied to fabric-covered aircraft. It tightens and stiffens fabric stretched over airframes, which renders them airtight and weatherproof. Typical doping agents include nitrocellulose, cellulose acetate and cellulose acetate butyrate.
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Exactly what I meant---just hoping to find a less toxic/much cheaper option.
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Pretty much anything that shrinks when drying is useable on fabric. I have used acrylic house paint and old fashioned oil based. Polyurethane works too. I also have used epoxied cotton as a poor man's 'glass.

If you use cotton fabric it needs to be raw, 8-10 oz per square yard and not grieged , wetted to shrink. Most fabric shops have a dacron fabric in this weight that also heat shrinks using a hot air gun.
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I missed that you used the word. Guess I'm the dope?
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Who me? I attempt to avoid using the cellulose based paints, but I still have a gallon of tampa green aerogloss, a gallon of nitrate, and some clear with aluminum flakes left over from my Pacer recover. Suprising how fast aircraft covering burns.
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Any updates on the Leaf, Flakbadger?
Lots of stuff in the works but nothing to take pictures of at this exact moment; went through some personal life struggles for the last few months, as seems to be common. Finally pulling through to the other side and getting my life back in order. Over the last week, as a matter of fact.

Most of the work I've done lately has been on my aquarium, not my car!


At this point in time, I'm getting ready to start carving foam into air splitters and boat tails to go in front of, and behind, my wheels. Then I'm going to see if I can find a shop nearby that does vacuum forming for a reasonable price.

My idea is to leave the foam inside for added rigidity. I'm also still trying to source some 5 or 6 inch rubber strips for a price I'm willing to pay to help close up the rear wheel arch, and to extend the proposed boattail/splitter pieces all the way down to within a couple inches of the ground.

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