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#1 Joexemm

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 11:23 AM

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Made some fillers in the nose with the extra plastic from the thingy you break the pieces off of.

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Another view.

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Some holes for the epoxy to bite.

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The front same thing but fewer as there is less real estate up there.

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Taped off the wheel wells to shape the inside the way I wanted it.

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Another view.

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Loctite marine epoxy, like $5 at Home Depot.

 

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Lay it on and we will see what happens... here's to hoping!!!

 

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 01:32 PM

So the tape becomes wheel well extensions ?

I don't know much about hard bodies, but that Loctite marine should hold :D


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 02:54 PM

Well i have been doing alot of looking around and the only really in depth "tutorial" did it this way but yes the tape is the extension but more of a mold then anything. the tape is going to come off and ill carve and shape it to what i want. i am hoping this stuff dries hard and not rubbery cause if its rubbery im not going to be able to sand it very well!  :shok: pulling the tape in a few minutes will give some updated pictures and let you know how its going!


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:38 PM

Where is Nesta when you need him?
He did some good ones when he was posting.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:45 PM

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When I pulled the tape off.
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Some shaping done
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Nesta and some other cat were doing this to a camaro a while back which is where I got the idea from but never got any after pics that I noticed.

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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

Oh I see it now, Joseph, the epoxy becomes "wheel well extensions", and the tape just gave it the inner shape.  Cool.

 

FYI, Nesta is alive and well.  If anybody needs help finding him, send me a PM.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 04:59 PM

I would love for some input from him on this i think i'm going to go back and add more on top of these cause there isnt enough to really mold i dont think 


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:27 PM

Probably easiest to reach him on Facebook.


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Posted 07 July 2015 - 06:34 PM

Joesph - you might want to check out the DIY that I posted on fender flares, here:

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They are smaller flares that what you are attempting, but with wider strips of styrene, you can make them as extreme as you dare.


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 08:00 AM

Okay so last night I washed it down with denatured alcohol to remove any grease and residue from the epoxy and laid more on top since it was rather light in some areas. 7770375f599dcc747a90f2852fa7dad1.jpg
Blue tape not ideal too much tack hard to remove. Stick with the tan.
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 08:04 AM

James i took a look at the DIY i like that idea also and its probably way easier! however for my purpose on this particular car i hogged the fenders to fit the big wheels and adding the styrene to this particular one would fill the gap back up. future project no doubt! i would probably just have to make the hogged area a little bigger


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Posted 08 July 2015 - 03:25 PM

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Mean machine! Only issues are some air bubbles that came through in sanding.
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I think that primer layer and some additional sanding would be enough to get rid of them as they are really small. Any ideas???
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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:22 PM

Superglue will fill those nicely.


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Posted 10 July 2015 - 07:41 AM

well the body work came out nicely now i am just waiting to figure out which chassis to put under this car. its for my better half who isnt that much into racing so i need something that will handle really well so she doesnt knock those fenders off that took like...10 hours to make! lmao!!!! any suggestions? im open to scratch building pre made yada yada.


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