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how would you go about doing this? i kno people shape their own fiberglass bumpers/bodykits (and those things are on the ground, where they can get broken!) so how would i go about makeing a mold/forming my own, how much would it run..and HOW do u do it..just let me kno everything u guys know..i have some idea..but id rather just have somebody tell me strait out! thanks


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have you worked with fiberglass at all, very much???

it's some tricky ****. there are a few ways to make yourself a hood.

#1 you can make a mold. if you have no experience in it, a hood is probably not someplace you want to start.

#2 you can use foam, create a template, and use it as a male mold, and build the fiberglass around it once you have it cut and etched out how you like.

what I am doing for my custom hood, is I am simply taking my current hood, cutting it up, and using fiberglass to smooth it back out, since I am keeping basically the same hood design. I don't want to have to redo the whole hood.

I possibly and thinking about redoing the whole hood, if I change out my bright's, I would make the circles smaller, and then not have the huge bump going up the hood...

but i don't think i want to mess with it

if you are doing a fiberglass hood, and like CF look, you might as well layer it on the top with a sheet of thin cf.

you get the look of it, you will need a big sheet of it though so you don't have lines since the hood is so big. CF is even trickier to work with

but back to square one, have you worked with fiberglass before?


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Well I hate to say it but if you have to ask then you realy are not ready to take a job on of this size. You will more then likely spend way more money on the equipment and mess ups then it would cost to just buy a carbon fiber hood. Then you will probably still end up buying a cf hood cause you still have not gotten the fiberglass hood right.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/disapprove.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>

If you don't like the Cf look then just paint it.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>

If you still want to do it yourself cause you get enjoyment out of it or cause you want to learn how to do this type of work then I would suggest either taking classes or trying to get a job as an apprentice at a place that can teach you how to work with molding fiberglass.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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Oh and if you don't want to go that route but you STILL want to do it then go to Barnes & Nobles and look at any of the books they have on this subject. You can find them in there transportation sectin and possibly a hobby section too. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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you can also buy videos (about $200 for the whole collection that tells you EVERYTHING about fiberclass, nothing really on CF)

you can watch those for about two weeks, then get materials and go at it... but look at this:


on a scale of one to 10, 10 being the hardest. ummm, a new front bumper, like an 7 or 8, side skirts, like a 5 or a 6, the hood, i would have to say it would be a 9 or 10

get some help, and learn the **** first. make your mom a pig cookie jar (use foam as the mold, and then if she really wants to use it, cut the foam outta it.)

hehe... but the hood, again, is a difficult place to start


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