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AF Kustoms

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Decided to do a down and out bag. Well they were already down and I wanted them out. Decided on 3" out. I wanted them to be subtle.







 

Bill

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So do you just fiberglass the inside then use filler on the outside? Show me the way oh fiberglass master...
 
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AF Kustoms

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LOL. Ya I glassed the inside up first. Then i came back to the outside and back filled it with glass. Its not a good idea just to fill it with body filler. The filler could crack. You don't have to back fill it totally but close. Filler will do the rest.
 

Bill

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So do you lay glass over the edges on the inside but cut the glass to the exact dimension on the outside? The little bit of fiberglass that I have played with 15 years ago was not pretty and I can't understand how you guys make it look so smooth.
 
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AF Kustoms

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Ya big on the back side and Really close on the outside. Beveled edges are the key on the outside. You don't want a square edge. The glass will blend good and it will be strong.
 

Bill

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Is the glass in a mat form that you dip in resin? How do you bevel the edges on that?

Sorry for the stupid questions but I am fascinated by the body work that some of you guys do and would like to learn.
 
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AF Kustoms

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Well you can do it two ways. You can wet it out before you apply it to your work area or you can wet it out on the part itself. Usually depends on if it is in a area that you can work. Tough area maybe wet it out prior.

Beveling can be done with any type of sanding tool. Just helps the glass to lay in nice and helps to provide surface for the new glass to adhere to.
 
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Bill

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Oh, I think I understand. So you actually beveled the existing bag near the cut lines "before" laying in the glass.
 
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AF Kustoms

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Thanks Bro! I wasn't sure if I would like it but it turned out good. Glad I like it. Would be an expensive deal if I didn't. LOL.
 
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Nautical Customs

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Thats part of the game taking the risk and hoping it come out good :) I like the lid will u be mass producing those? What did u do for the fender?
 
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AF Kustoms

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Ya David from California baggers will be producing the lids. He will be making the bags too.

The fender will be next. I have to Retro that too. I will post pics of the rework when I start it. Probably some time this week.
 

dynomit72

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Nice work on this bags if there was a nice looking replacement fender that could be use with them I"d be all in (price of coarse).
 

traveler

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This is great! I was wondering if anyone would do this....on the fender, I would think you could pie cut and match it to the bags if you wanted.

That's cool you went to the trouble of cutting the matting to fit the space...alot of guys would have have just cut up a bunch of it and mix it with resin to pack it in and bring it up level.

It would really be cool if you dropped these bags in a mold.

EDIT: I re-read, you have cali baggers doing just that.....I will keep an eye on this. ;)


~Joe
 
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