My racing puma build

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:25 pm

Gelcoat can't be to thick as it will crack easily
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 4:31 pm

I see .just so annoying ya fink u finished then a tiny hole caves :evil:
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Dec 08, 2014 5:45 pm

Have you tried filler? I think that might be better option?
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Mon Dec 08, 2014 6:12 pm

Yeah that's what I'm using at the moment I was thinking of getting some stopper.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Ziggy » Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:19 pm

I wont expect any holes in the gel coat, or air gaps between the gel coat and the fibreglass underneath :( Get some cans of filler primer from your local paint supply shop, goes on much thicker than simple primer and can be sanded back a bit.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by RICHARD MANSFIELD2 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:12 pm

Hi
I work in a boat builders all our boats are GRP. It would a appear that you have air voids in the construction between the gel coat and the lay up where the chopped strand mat has not been rolled out in the mold to get all the air out. If you require any advice please pm me.

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:46 pm

Il have a look at getting some of that il try and put some photos on of the front patch on the bumper
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Post by evileye5060 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:51 pm

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Blue3 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:14 pm

ouch, thats really bad, mat not rolled in the mould properly so void formed between gel coat and mat :(
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Bentleya » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:39 pm

Who was the bumper from? I wouldn't be to happy if it was my bumper and i would be possibly sending it back for a refund.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:52 pm

Brought the racing puma kit from kizza
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Davedrave » Wed Dec 17, 2014 4:06 pm

Where did you get your kit from? I got mine a couple of weeks a go, haven't been able to fit it to the car yet, anxious to see what the fitment is like.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:22 pm

Davedrave wrote:Where did you get your kit from? I got mine a couple of weeks a go, haven't been able to fit it to the car yet, anxious to see what the fitment is like.
I got it from Kizza fibrebuild .were have you got yours from .got a bad back so can't do anything to it at the moment .
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Davedrave » Thu Dec 18, 2014 7:36 pm

Ah yes, I have mine from the same place. Hope your back sorts itself out, be good to see the car when its all put together.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:51 pm

Bee good to see some photos of your kit .are you doing a project thread .
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Post by Davedrave » Fri Dec 19, 2014 1:18 am

I will have it on my car in the next couple of months. I am indeed doing a project thread, link is now in my signature thing.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Fri Dec 19, 2014 10:10 am

Be good to see what your wings lookalike on struggling bringing it closer to the door .did u ask for yours to be light weight or thicker ?
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by ally frp » Sat Dec 20, 2014 11:59 am

evileye5060 wrote:Image[/url]
That looks crap. Why would you knowingly send that out? Even a fill and smooth by the seller so it takes original shape would have been a lot better.

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Davedrave » Sat Dec 20, 2014 3:53 pm

evileye5060 wrote:Be good to see what your wings lookalike on struggling bringing it closer to the door .did u ask for yours to be light weight or thicker ?
There always will be slight issues with the fibreglass but hopefully it should flex enough for us to fit it correctly. I asked for mine to be made just to standard spec. Either way its going to be lighter than the standard panels.

Have you spoken to him regarding the quality of your front bumper yet?
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Sun Dec 21, 2014 11:02 pm

No I haven't wasn't to sure if it was normal with all his panels or not are yours like this in places ?
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 10:14 am

ally frp wrote:
evileye5060 wrote:Image[/url]
That looks crap. Why would you knowingly send that out? Even a fill and smooth by the seller so it takes original shape would have been a lot better.

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The filler kizza put there on the bumper it didn't look to bad until I pushed it and it just fell through.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Mon Dec 22, 2014 11:33 am

I'd try putting on some resin. After it hardens you can do whatever you want with it and should be loads stronger than filler
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by Davedrave » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:06 pm

evileye5060 wrote:No I haven't wasn't to sure if it was normal with all his panels or not are yours like this in places ?
Nope mine aren't like that at all but if they were he would definitely know about it. You should speak to him.
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Re: My racing puma build

Post by evileye5060 » Mon Dec 22, 2014 2:18 pm

Davedrave wrote:
evileye5060 wrote:No I haven't wasn't to sure if it was normal with all his panels or not are yours like this in places ?
Nope mine aren't like that at all but if they were he would definitely know about it. You should speak to him.
I have text him il just have to see what he ses .just sanded the other side another big hole and lots of little ones again

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Re: My racing puma build

Post by trublustu » Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:38 pm

The glass immediately under the gelcoat looks very dry.
It looks Ike its not been rolled properly (at all!)
Its also chopped mat rather than a woven mat which gives a stronger and finer finish.
Id have serious words with your supplier.
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