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Old 01-03-2012, 12:12 AM   #11 (permalink)
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3dplane, where in Florida are you? There's a fiberglass shop in Daytona Beach called US Composites that has epoxy resin, and for good prices. If you're not nearby, you can mail-order it. Their website is uscomposites.com
I'm in north central FL. Thanks but I did a little experiment with the regular polyester resin and as long as I wrap the styrofoam with more than one layer of masking tape it will work fine!

In the pics:
The pointy piece of foam got chewed up where only a single layer of masking tape covered it. It has stripes because where the tape overlayed,the double layer protected it!

Of the two dome shaped pieces one was covered with clear tape + masking tape= ok. The other was covered with clear tape + alu foil = ok!

Since I already covered the large fairing pieces with alu foil,I decided to put a layer of masking tape on (for a smoother surface)and start fiber glassing them as time permitted. The surface is a bit ugly but that's what bondo and paint is for
See pics.

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Old 04-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #12 (permalink)
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This is a cool project. Subscribed.

See my car's mod & maintenance thread and my electric bicycle's thread for ongoing projects. I will rebuild Black and Green over decades as parts die, until it becomes a different car of roughly the same shape and color. My minimum fuel economy goal is 55 mpg while averaging posted speed limits. I generally top 60 mpg. See also my Honda manual transmission specs thread.

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