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    Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necessary materials to do it online (uk),and also do you know of any online tutorials on how to do it

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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    Tutorials on this link.
    http://www.madmechanics.com/links/links.php?cat=29

    You will need:

    Mould release
    Gel coat. Spray or brush on.
    fiberglass cloth and mat. Mat is the stands type of fiberglass and cloth is the woven type. Normally I get mine in 1.5 oz wieghts.
    Resin
    hardener that coms with the resin.
    I use surgical gloves when fiberglassing
    mask

    Run through the tutorials and links above and you shoudl get a pretty good idea on how to make moulds. It really is not that hard if you are doing simple shapes but can get a little more complicated when doing complex shapes that require the molds to be made in section to be able to get the part out.

    Good luck

    Don
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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    Elpis,
    Another great source of information is www.fiberglast.com

    They have a free online tutorial section that explains every step in great detail as well as needed materials. Have fun!!

    Bob
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    Bob "Superstang460" is right about fiberglast they are a really good company to deal with. I bought their 5 pack video set that covers anything any everything on fiberglass. And their tech guys are very helpful.

    David
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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the ne

    thank you very much also i have a ferrari 360 key anyone has any ideas how to relpicated it .
    i have made the molds from metal apoxy ,

    any ideas

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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    I have thought of doing this myself. What if you made a mold of the 360 key at the top, buy fiero key blanks and insert one into the center of the 360 key mold, and fill the top of the key mold with black resin which would encase the fiero key into a 360 looking top? You would then have a duplicated 360 key with the key shank of a fiero ignition.
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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the ne

    so what plastic material do you recoment to use and what metal should i use to relpicate the small ferrari horse

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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    I never got that far in the thought process. In all honesty, I am not that knowledged in this field to even know what material would be best for a key duplicate.
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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    AP here on the forum makes replica keys for the 355, he may be able to make a set for you. Here is a link to the 355 key blank thread. I have a set and they look great.

    http://www.madmechanics.com/yabbse/i...hp?topic=153.0

    -Ron

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    Re: Hi I wanted to replicate a car part using fiber class where can I buy the necess

    Ron,
    Awesome link!! Do you still have your keys? Are these the same ones that Dan of Powerhouse can get? I wonder if AP is still doing so, it has been almost a year now.

    Bob
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