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yeah i was wondering if it was possible to make your own body kit... ive seen some pics of kits being made, but i dont know if it was done professionally or just by someone who sorta knows what hes doing... if so how hard is it to make your own body kit with ur own thoughts of designs?
 

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Easiest would be adding on to the existing bumper. Just use some kinda foam (Great stuff or glue on styrene foam) and wrap it with glass. Mold it into the plastic and paint it.
With some more creativity and patience you could do a full replacement bumper.
The hard part is sculpting, mainly. The rest is just effort and patience.
 

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Easiest would be adding on to the existing bumper. Just use some kinda foam (Great stuff or glue on styrene foam) and wrap it with glass. Mold it into the plastic and paint it.
With some more creativity and patience you could do a full replacement bumper.
The hard part is sculpting, mainly. The rest is just effort and patience.
would the add on bumper hold?? ehh seems hard but looks interesting
 

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Yeah people mold fiberglass to plastic all the time. There's a couple of people on here that use glass to mold the accord lip onto the bumper. Holds up just fine.

And wow that Hyundai in the link within the link is fugly. But props for making the kit look professional.
 

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yea his hyundai wasnt the best looking, but making your own bodykit is about 100 times cooler than buying one that other people have.
 

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trying to put fiberglass directly onto foam wont work...the chemical reaction in the resin breaks down the foam and dissovles the shape you've worked so hard to get.

Bondo will also do the same exact thing to foam.



IF YOUR TRYING TO MAKE A MOLD.......

THey make this resin specifically made for going over foam prototype items that has a mold release agent in it also so after your done applying it to the foam....& you apply some layers of fiberglass ......the fiberglass will not stick to the original work....


Theres another resin made that basically does the same thing except this one promotes adhesion allowing the fiberglass resin & mesh to adhere better and to stick permanently.
 

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Oh I read somewhere you can just use duct tape :D
 

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93a_si_an_boii said:
would the add on bumper hold?? ehh seems hard but looks interesting

and you think building a new one is easy??????
 
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