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just some pics of how my progress has been going

when i was sanding the old paint down..



frame in primer



one of my designs



some of the old parts.. this bike was really fucked up



first coat of fiber glass on the tank





after about 6 coats of fiber glass and a layer of fiberglass cloth in there somewhere...all ready for bondo



and the first coat of bondo

 

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Looks wicked Matt! You still havent sold your rickshaw? I say throw some apehangers, whitewalls, and a springer fork and that badboy and ride the crap out of it!
 

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Originally posted by Ryan K@Jul 28 2005, 02:23 PM
Looks wicked Matt! You still havent sold your rickshaw? I say throw some apehangers, whitewalls, and a springer fork and that badboy and ride the crap out of it!
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i ride it around a lil bit but only with out the metal box on the back (this thing came with no instructions and it just donest mount on there right)

im gonna keep it and whenever i finish my van, im gonna get my debt with my dad paid off and im gonna build my own box for the back with a better seat and of course a nice audio setup :biggrin:

i changed out the handlebars and have some mirrors and streamers on there right now
 

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updates! :0

im goin with his design..
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some pics of it on the bike

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when i do fiberglass....here's how i do it (gets it done quick)

first..you need to get a little air sander..and some 2 or 3" sanding pads.

After you get your bondo on..let it harden and hit it with some 36 grit to knock it down fast. then 60..then 80. don't worry about the pinholes and stuff...the primer will fill those

when you prime it..use a high build polyester primer..and just spray it on THICK..let it run and sag and stuff...it'll fill any pinholes you may still have.

after it's dry (don't wait more then a day...just a few hours). sand it with some 80 grit. (air sander...don't forget) the primer will sand like chalk on concrete...wait more then a day and it'll be too hard to sand.

so sand the primer with 80...120..200..all the way up to 400. then wipe it down with some grease remover and let that dry..then your ready to paint!!



That's just what i've found what works when doing fiberglass work in car stereo, i'm sure the same can be applied to a bike frame. i can have a sub box done within a day easy
 

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Originally posted by I-beam@Aug 2 2005, 08:12 PM
is fiberglass as hard to use as they say
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who says it is?

they probably tried it once and it was too hard for them. the more you do it...the easier it gets. :cool:
 

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Originally posted by I-beam@Aug 2 2005, 08:15 PM
just when I see it on TV people say it's a bitch to work, and I'm not patient at all so I'd probably fuck it up no?
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like i said..the more you do it..the easier it is..and the faster you can do it.
 

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i think that it is pretty easy to work with.. just a little messy though

i wish i had something better to sand with

now im just having trouble getting the bono on justt he way i want it

its taking a lot more than just a day for me
 
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