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    Electric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition

    Electric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpgElectric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpg first attempt at fiberglass repair, there were large cracks & large missing sections. Built up with cardboard&smooth plastic templates.Electric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpgElectric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpgElectric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpg all together, now for adding a few runners "bumpers" as taillights. Might eventually put in blinkers/brakes but for now manual switchElectric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpgElectric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpgElectric Motorcycle fiberglass repair, and taillight mod/addition-image.jpg the battery is pretty weak, might have to replace it, but not bad for a freebie someone was going to toss
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    Fibreglass and concrete are on my list of materials I'd like to experiment more with, although not necessarily together.
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    Thanks again timc_doc! The fiberglass repair went in our Motorcycle category, and of course on your homemade tools page: timc_doc's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    And, the taillights went in three categories: Electrical, Lighting, and Motorcycle, and of course on your homemade tools page: timc_doc's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    This was my first fiberglass repair, I used a mask and nitrile gloves learned a lot from googling first, roughed up plastic with 50-80grit paid attention to (not) fast drying epoxy and the way the fiberglass cloth liked to (or didnt like to) bend, used carboard whetted and bent and dried, and ziplock baggie as forms with clamps ziplock Baggie will stick to epoxy, if you can make molds and use vacuum bagging then you have less of a problem with fiberglass refusing to bend sharply. Trying stuff is probably the best way to learn. Oh and when the epoxy is starting to set up, at some point you have to walk away and stop messin with it


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    Last edited by timc_doc; 03-08-2013 at 10:36 PM.
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