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custom bumper

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by 02accordex, Nov 14, 2003.

  1. 02accordex

    02accordex Junior Member

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    i designed my own bumper,fenders and hood, does anybody know how i would go about having them molded ????????/
     
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    kyleirwin Retired OG

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    92civicb18b1 The Trisexual

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    make a foam replica of your design, fiberglass it (at least 7 layers), then bondo glass it..sand, test fit.
     
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    Smonkeyboy Senior Member

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    sportlinecrx Banned

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    you need to locate a shop in your area that does custom bodywork. be prepared..it will NOT be cheap.
     
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    Wycked Sniper Senior Member

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    No kidding rixXxceboy! You definately need the help of a professional. As far as this goes
     
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    hcivic.com Senior Member

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    NO you cant glass over the foam it melts the foam.
    second you need to make a mold and lay the glass into that.
    use foam cover in clay.
     
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    SelectProducts.com sells foam that doesn't melt w/ glass on it. I've made a custom bumper by simply making a mold of the stock bumper while it was on the car, make it a one layer mold, then when it dries, pull it of and trim it up. Thicken it up on the back side, then customize it from there.
     
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    Ok, I must be lost here. I've been doing fiberglass for over twelve years and I still don't quite understand what you're saying MaliWho. I understand the part of you using some type of foam from selectproducts to make a mold, but I'm lost when you say "trim it up and customize it from there". The fiberglass I'm used to requires a "perfect" mold in order to create a smooth product. I sort of understand what you're saying, but if you were to take your foam mold off and customize the inside (which would be your front showing surface) how could you possibly create a clean, seam free surface? Not to mention, how could you accurately measure the positive or negative drafts in order for your fiberglass part to release? Post some more so I can fully understand how you made your bumper. Thanks
     
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    MaliWho97 Senior Member

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    My description was a little short. I basically masked off the bumper and applied a removal wax that I get from my local auto body supply store. I made a "Skin" of the bumper, and then thickened up the mold from the back side of it. From there, you can cut into the bumper, mold, remove, do whatever your heart desires. You can get the foam blocks from Select, and make custom vents or whatever else you wish to make, and mold them into the bumper skin you made.....
     
  11. Wycked Sniper

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    Right on :D Now I understand what you were saying, thanks man that made it a bit more clear.
     
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