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rcs_888 last won the day on October 28 2019

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    BMW E30 w RB25DET
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    Ryan Smith

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  1. Unfortunatley spare time has been few and far between but i have started mocking up the exhaust that will exit out the side its mostly tacked together just needs to be fully welded and then i think its actually pretty close to go time..
  2. If i widen the flanges could i use PVA for the infusion process? Obviously that will then mean i will need to clearcoat the final product as you will get the pva print through but could that work?
  3. Hey Mate, Just thinking about having another go... the carbon is extremely tempting and im thinking about doing the doors etc of the car aswell... Ive been bitten by the bug. With doing carbon i need the Vinyl ester tooling gelcoat. Ive used polyester currently can i just lay down the vinyl ester ontop and will it bond or how do i go about getting vinyl ester down so i can try the carbon?
  4. Yeah fair enough, ill cut it to the 10mlm and see how it all fits up because the front end kinda indexes on that if that makes sence? yeah im going to be running closer to a -8 hose for the feed line so hopefully there will be less of a pressure drop as i have heard of those issues before.
  5. Its actually looking like i might be heading to kalgoorlie soon so will be in WA, Where abouts are you? Im undecided on cutting it tbh but i have a feeling i will cut it back but have maybe 10mm protruding through.
  6. Cheers dude all my dreams have been coming true!! YEWW yeahhhhhh no time soon this nearly killed me lol. if i could do the carbon in wet layup i would think about it but i just dont think its viable at this stage
  7. Well its been a little while with no updates but if some of you guys are following Wing It Garage on facebook you would have seen some more work done on it.. Well the front is out the mould and i have started trimming it up So has been kinda trimmed and fitted up just needs final trimming and cleanup and it should be sweet!! I love the look of this thing!!! So ive been wanting to run the Power Steering lines all the way to the boot but with funds being abit tight atm i had some hose laying around and if i mounted it on the front splitter i had enough hose so i made up some mounts for it and its mounted and it seems to work pretty well but time will tell!! Then it was onto shocks and wheels and get it rolling again for the first time in months!! Then i got to drive it out into the driveway and give it a pressure clean... I FREAKING LOVE THIS BEAST!! oohhhhh yeahhhh wing and all lol
  8. Carbon is the eventual dream and i was checking out your website the other night and thinking that oneday i might have to fly over and do one the the workshops Do you think this current mould would work for carbon? the surface finish is far from mint and my plan was just to wet sand it but unfortunatey the Gelcoat is too thin so im guessing that im going to need to do the wax styrene to build it back up to sand it out. Whats your thoughts on a rough cost to do it in carbon would you use similar layup layers? just wanting to try and maybe get my head around it and maybe start stockpiling some gear to be able to do it
  9. Yeah on Trojans website they specify 1-10% pigment by weight so i will probs go to around 5-6% just to err on the side of caution. Also looking at the soric data and you said aprox 550g/m2 but its saying it has a resin uptake of 1kg/m2 is that too much of a concern if i stick with the 550-600g? Also what do you recomend for the Double Bias 400g i have seen people saying aprox a 1-1.25:1 ratio of resin so around the 500g of resin per m2? My plan is going to be the 100g in the tight areas to make sure i get good key to the gelcoat, Then a full layer of 100g over the whole lot, 400g double bias, soric with double bias in aresa without soric, 400g double then finish off with 100g again does that sound about right? Sorry for taking up so much of your time but cheers HEAPS
  10. Well it doesnt take long to tip the scales on the $200 for free shipping with trojan lol. So ive got 4L of gelcoat and ive got 500ml of Royal Blue pigment aswell so then hopefully it will come out the mould a similar colour to the rest of the car and i can use less paint when i go to paint it. I cant currently get any 300g twill and in fact that have minimal fiberglass twill of anything so am i able to use the 100g CSM and then ive ordered the 400g biaxial glass in between and just replace the twill with CSM? not ideal but rock and a hard place lol. Also ive seen a couple of people using foam brushes in place of bristled brushes have you had much to do with them or what is the best method of wetting out the biaxial? I have bristled rollers, the solid ribbed rollers and brushes. Sorry to keep nagging you but your have been massively helpfull!!
  11. Yeah okay i will wash off the pva release tomorrow :( Bugger! Im going to order some of the twill and bi axial glass for the next front end that i try. How will the twill and Bi Axial glass lay up in the front end? will i have issues with the front end and the glass rolling around it? Cheers for your help mate
  12. haha nah your all good bro i appreciate it! Yeah ive ordered some from adelaide and hopefully have someone bring it up for me so hopefully soon i will be able to get onto it
  13. Yeah well my weekends been brought to a complete halt.. just opened up the white gelcoat and its fooked... so now i have the front end in pva and no gelcoat to lay down.. YAY Can i use tooling gelcoat instead of standard white gelcoat for the final part? i know it will be more of a cost but i live in the middle on nowhere and just want to get this front end done.. 20200523_152057.mp4
  14. I was getting it locally from Adelaide moulding and casting but of late i have been going through Trojan fiberglass as they do free freight over 200 bucks lol. Yeah as you can see in the vids its too thin in alot of places so im going to lay down the white gelcoat abit thicker and then atleast i have the ability to sand out imperfections where currently i cant with the tooling gelcoat Yeah its going to be just a wet layup. I have been keeping track of the CSM weights as its been going down and keeping to a 2:1 ratio of resin to glass and alot of the time we have been at nearly 1.5:1 so hopefully i will be able to keep the weigh managable. I also have a 2mm layer of Soric Coremat so i have been thinking i will do 2 layers of the 100g a layer of the soric and then a layer of the 300g if its not stiff enough when it comes out the mould i can always add more internally afterwards. Whats your thoughts?
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