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Old 08-10-2007, 09:14 AM
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I have these front parking light indecator lenses/ parking light lenses on my McBurnie Daytona Spyder Replica. They are craked and to replace them costs $1000.00. I have been researching molding plastic. I have bought the materials and I feel I can do it myself with this product. Has anyone here made lenses and have any lit tricks to help me out. I have reseached and know all the tricks that is found on the web. I know to poor the materials in a long thin line to let the air bubbles pop and things like that. Any help before I make the two part mold and start this part of my project will be greatly appriciated.

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I don't know if you have ever seen the show Classic Car Restoration on DIY but not last week they showed how to cast these and had some pretty useful tips.

Again, I have never done this but it looked simple enough. This might help. Good-Luck

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/ab_aut...494404,00.html
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thanks for the web site, I have not seen that one before. All research and info is helpful. I will be using the following company's product:
http://www.eagerplastics.com/sil.htm
My lenses are amber, but I will make the new ones honey brown. I have to do some body work on the old ones, because of the cracks. Before I take it off I will sand w/ 80G and apply some fiberglass resin and fiberglass to keep it together. Then I will remove and start smoothing the fiberglass and applying bondo over it. I will make it look as perfect as possible and then 2K primer and sand w/ 400g. I guess this procedure will work. I have never applied fiberglass to a lens, anyone got a better way to fix the old lenses to make them into a perfect plug for the mold?
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it worked

Well. I finished the lenses and they are perfect. Not a hard job really
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Just time consuming i guess? last post date was 8-10-2007 :
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Well I learned how to paint on my S10 first. Then I finished the daytona bodywork and paint and got to the lenses. It is all finished and I call it a 2/0-10. Two feet away at 0MPH it is a 10. LOL
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