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Want to make a BRAT tail gate trim mold, need help


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#1 s'ko

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 12:36 PM

Ok so I was able to score the much sought after tail gate trim for my BRAT.

It's in pretty good condition and I want to make mold so I can hook people up here w/a fiberglass tailgate trim piece.

Anyone here know what the best way would be to make the mold?

The piece is u-shaped and has a slight bend in the middle. I was thinking I could make the mold by putting wax paper on the inside of the piece and then using bondo/reinforcing strips to get the shape. Then I could layer fiberglass on top of that shape.

Let's make this happen and stop all of the naked tailgates on the BRATs.

BW

#2 VaporTrail

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 01:04 PM

you'd need to put a top coat on the bondo after it was done, as bondo likes to soak up any liquids it can.

good idea!

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 06:55 PM

You lucky dog! I am still looking!:drunk:

#4 BobBrumby

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 07:27 PM

my brumby came with the strips included with only minor dents :)

#5 NorthWet

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Posted 05 January 2005 - 09:02 PM

Probably just do that same making the negative mold as the positive part: Mold release, maybe some gel coat, deck cloth, roving or matt, build the thickness a little. I was also thinking of putting I some stiffener bosses for a removable stiffener... removable so that you can remove the mold from the original and/or the new piece.

(I haven't done this yet, but been planning to try it.)

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Posted 06 January 2005 - 01:19 PM

Have a picture of it? I've made many molds in my business and at work, and could definately help you out.

-Steve




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