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  • My DIY Rear Tire Hugger

    Been working on my hugger for my ZZR1200.

    Started with a cardboard frame glued together with hot glue.

    I had traced the rear tire profile and made a bunch of framing, then cover it with aluminum tape.

    I used silicon spray so the fiberglass wouldn't stick, then started laying fiberglass.

    I'm still working on filling all the little holes and low spots using epoxy glue.

    Once I smooth it all out, I'll paint it with fiberglass resin with black dye so I don't have to spray paint it.

    dinky

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    Looking good. You have way more patience then I do!
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    • #3
      Cool Bro.

      I jacked up the fiberglass front splitter on my car when I came in too hot and hit a curb. I was able to use fiberglass resin and filler to repair it. The repair itself turned out pretty good. The issue I had was trying to get the paint to match the rest of the undamaged splitter. Ended up taking it to a shop to be resprayed. You shouldn't have that issue though.

      Post up some pics as your project continues

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      • #4
        Originally posted by BIG O View Post
        Cool Bro.

        I jacked up the fiberglass front splitter on my car when I came in too hot and hit a curb. I was able to use fiberglass resin and filler to repair it. The repair itself turned out pretty good. The issue I had was trying to get the paint to match the rest of the undamaged splitter. Ended up taking it to a shop to be resprayed. You shouldn't have that issue though.

        Post up some pics as your project continues
        Must have been a pretty tall curb!








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        • #5
          Originally posted by jimmymac View Post

          Must have been a pretty tall curb!








          You know how low the Vette's sit. Then add the front splitter and it's worse.
          I have neither the time,or the inclination, to explain myself to a man, who rises and sleep under the blanket of the very freedom that I provide, and then questions the manner, in which I provide it. I'd rather you just say 'thank you' and go on your way.

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          • #6
            Just need to fine tune the shape.

            I can't see space gap between the tire and the lip of the fender since the massive stock fender is in the way.

            I'm thinking on getting another rear fender and doing a fender eliminator look.

            I was originally going to add black dye to the fiberglass resin so I didn't have t paint it, but it's not turning out as I planned.

            The resin holds onto the brush stokes and never really settles and I wind up having to sand it smooth again.

            It did retain some of the black, but I'll have t spray paint it.



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            • #7
              Indeed I do. Hence Mr Green. I'll bet I've got three and a half Inches of clearance, tops. A dead squirrel could take out the splitter. Mine is pretty worn from dragging, and it even drags pulling out of the garage.
              KN, this ride's for You.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by BIG O View Post
                Cool Bro.

                I jacked up the fiberglass front splitter on my car when I came in too hot and hit a curb. I was able to use fiberglass resin and filler to repair it. The repair itself turned out pretty good. The issue I had was trying to get the paint to match the rest of the undamaged splitter. Ended up taking it to a shop to be resprayed. You shouldn't have that issue though.

                Post up some pics as your project continues
                Big O and Luke Duke kinda too hot......













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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dinkyguitar View Post
                  Just need to fine tune the shape.

                  I can't see space gap between the tire and the lip of the fender since the massive stock fender is in the way.

                  I'm thinking on getting another rear fender and doing a fender eliminator look.

                  I was originally going to add black dye to the fiberglass resin so I didn't have t paint it, but it's not turning out as I planned.

                  The resin holds onto the brush stokes and never really settles and I wind up having to sand it smooth again.

                  It did retain some of the black, but I'll have t spray paint it.


                  I like that look,DG, especially if it is going on a silver bike


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