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mitmaks 08-21-2012 08:27 PM

Molding side skirts
 
Would like to mold some fiberglass parts onto steel body (side skirts) I will rivet these on there and which body filler would be best for this procedure? I was thinking fiberglass based?

tech69 08-21-2012 10:54 PM

you need a cross bonding adhesive that can adhere to both the materials in question. Sort of like a panel adhesive for differing substrates. Since both materials have differing expansion rates you will need to use all flexible materials. Filler will have to be a flexible poly glaze, flex additive to primer or flexible 2k, and most paints nowadays are flexible enough on their own. No need for flex agent in base cause it's too thin, but there's a lot of geeks out there who will add the flex additive to primer, base, and clear, but in my opinion most clears have a tad of flex already and base/sealer doesn't need it. So basically using it for primer and a flexible filler is good enough. I would use the cross bonder (Lords) under the mating surfaces around the rivets and flexible filler to smooth out the transition.

mitmaks 08-22-2012 05:05 PM

I believe Evercoat makes body filler that can go over fiberglass and metal so it should work for that.

tech69 08-22-2012 11:50 PM

you should still use some sort of cross bonding adhesive though and maybe skip the rivets if the head is on the outer surface.

deadbodyman 08-23-2012 05:44 AM

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Why not make them out of steel using a hammer form ? This was my first attempt and I was surprized at how well they turned out..

da34guy 08-23-2012 07:05 AM

Have ya thought about this????:confused:
Can ya get the tire off with the skirts molded on????????

deadbodyman 08-23-2012 07:19 AM

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Originally Posted by da34guy (Post 1585320)
Have ya thought about this????:confused:
Can ya get the tire off with the skirts molded on????????

ILMAO, they do have to be removeable...its not hard just get all the hardware from the junk yard any car should do but I kinda like the caddie hardware. C clamps could work but they are a PITA to get off if the tire is close to it.

da34guy 08-24-2012 11:10 AM

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Originally Posted by deadbodyman (Post 1585326)
ILMAO, they do have to be removeable...its not hard just get all the hardware from the junk yard any car should do but I kinda like the caddie hardware. C clamps could work but they are a PITA to get off if the tire is close to it.

He stated he wanted to mold them on, just askin a simple ???

mitmaks 08-24-2012 11:29 AM

I'm molding side skirts that go on rockers not fender skirts that go over the wheels. :nono:

deadbodyman 08-25-2012 05:44 AM

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Originally Posted by da34guy (Post 1585624)
He stated he wanted to mold them on, just askin a simple ???

Sorry buttwipe.I mistook your serious question as humor,(I should have known better) I just thought it was funny because a few years back I made the same mistake putting skirts on a 60 buick and couldn't get the tires off until I unscrewed them and it was a major PITA....Speaking of which, after your done smelling your own farts you can also use your own as*hole to go F##K yourself...

Mitmark,Sorry bout that... one thing you dont want to do is glass the rocker skirts to the car ,they'll break off if they come in contact with anything. You can make a mold out of styrofoam and shape it with a cheese grater.Before you lay down any glass give it a heavy coat of wax so the glass dont stick to the mold or the carwhen they're done you would glue them on.but fiberglass cracks or breaks so it isnt the best material to use down on the rockers ,are there any urathane (plastic) ground effects available ???

mitmaks 08-26-2012 03:27 PM

Just the fiberglass :( I'm aware of it cracking easily if I hit anything with it but this would be a car that I'd drive on nice days.
I know a guy who molded a fiberglass hood scoop on his metal hood with body filler and it held up pretty good. It was on his drag race car (68 Charger with Hemi hood scoop)


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