May 21, 2004
068 from Vasek Polak, the hood was not included, so we make
the molds are waxed, they get the famous coat of duratech.
This stuff is remarkable.
two layers of mat on the cross brace and two layers on the
brace popped right out of the mold. Jack is now doing the
brace is indexed to the hood and then they both get sanded
with 36 grit for a better bond.
has a taped edge to keep the mess to a minimum. The cross
brace has now got epoxy cabosil applied to the edges. We use
epoxy because it doesn't shrink during curing. The factory
used polyester. The polyester cabosil shrunk, thus leaving
the cross brace pattern in the hood. This adds great character,
but it's not too pleasing to look at. You will still see the
pattern of the cross brace with epoxy, but not quite as bad.
the cabosil has been applied, we use anything and everything
we've got to hold it down during the curing process.
The mold still
has the part in it for the last cure in the sun. The hood
ends up less than ten pounds.
With duratech as
a primer, the hood will only need one layer of light gray
urethane primer and then final paint. The hood is now sitting
on 068 waiting for hinges.
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