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This is a discussion on Polyurethane within the Appearance Section forums, part of the General Help category; Ok this is a question to help me think out loud. I have built a body kit for my TA ...

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    Ok this is a question to help me think out loud. I have built a body kit for my TA out of fiberglass. My question is how would you take the existing bumper and make a Polyurethane replica? I'm talking old bumper along with new fiberglass ground affects all into one Polyurethane piece.

    First Idea was large box. Put bumper in box. Next add plaster. Left with Negative mold.

    Second Idea large box (air tight) bumper inside cover with fiberglass or something and suck air out to reach desired form. Then cover in Polyurethane.

    Both have issues like how clean will it be as far as the details in the front bumper and things like the side reflectors. bla Bla BLa BLA. Trackin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double0me View Post
    Ok this is a question to help me think out loud. I have built a body kit for my TA out of fiberglass. My question is how would you take the existing bumper and make a Polyurethane replica? I'm talking old bumper along with new fiberglass ground affects all into one Polyurethane piece.

    First Idea was large box. Put bumper in box. Next add plaster. Left with Negative mold.

    Second Idea large box (air tight) bumper inside cover with fiberglass or something and suck air out to reach desired form. Then cover in Polyurethane.

    Both have issues like how clean will it be as far as the details in the front bumper and things like the side reflectors. bla Bla BLa BLA. Trackin?
    no clue....but bumpity

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    No idea how to do it. Make sure you post up some pics of the final product though.

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    Here is a bad picture of my car. You can see the body kit and yes it is a bit to low. I have a little over 3 inches of clearance. That was one learning point of the build. First one I did and next time I think i will just buy one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Double0me View Post
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    Here is a bad picture of my car. You can see the body kit and yes it is a bit to low. I have a little over 3 inches of clearance. That was one learning point of the build. First one I did and next time I think i will just buy one.
    I like!!!

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    I'd like to see more pictures of your custom body kit!
    Why do want it made from poly? For flexibility/forgivability?

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    Here is one more I just took when I went to get my little girl from daycare.

    Yes I need something more forgiving. Rock chips higher than normal speed bumps and the skunk that lost the limbo challange at 80mph.

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    Looks damn nice though bro. Real nice.

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    If I had something like that on the front of our car I could plow my driveway in the winter! Looks a little too low for my tastes, but damn nice work.

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    I second that. I would make it about 1 inch higher if i did it all over again. But man is it nice on the highway.

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    Can you notice better control on the highway or what other differences can you tell?

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    I noticed allot with the side skirts missing. As for the front it feels better at 150 than the original. Doesn’t seem to float. But it could just be placebo too.

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