No longer a ''budget" race GTV

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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by MD » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:27 am

Kevin, you used silicon didn't you ?? !!
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Post by Mats » Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:27 am

He'll learn, next time it will be Sikaflex like the rest of us. :wink:
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by kevin » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:10 pm

MD , not yet. Going a bit slowly but I will take rear window out now that it all fits and all bolt hole line up. So plan is to loosen it all up and put a thin wipe of silicone around the edges and then retighten - wipe excess away.
(Ps MD - I still have not got headset for skype) . My first attempt of making lightweight rear bumper was not good as its looks bent. It does weigh 3kg though.
Plan is to make the whole front bumper and spoiler(GTV 3.0) into one unit. This will look 100% real from a few metres away. I have to make the car look totally origional. It will also enable me to lower the car more without having to remake a trailer I just bought as I can just remove t with four bolts. To keep its rigidity i will put that expansive foam in it.
By the end of this project I will have the moulds for every panel of a GTV 3.0 L.
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by Mats » Thu Aug 20, 2009 12:55 pm

Maybe MD's subtle style didn't work so I'll give it a go:

FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, DON'T USE SILICONE!!!

Use Sikaflex, please. You will be a happier man if you do so.

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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by kevin » Thu Aug 20, 2009 1:02 pm

Mats, [size=150][size=150]WE DONT GET SIKAFLEX HERE[/size][/size], I have to use silcone. just a thin wipe - pleeease. Only to keep rain water out. Whats alternative !!
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Post by MR2 Zig » Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:46 pm

Silkaflex is a brand name of a polyurethane sealant. Try the hardware store and look for roofing sealants. Paint won't stick to surfaces that have seen silicone and i don't think stripping to the fiberglass will help.


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Post by Mats » Thu Aug 20, 2009 11:00 pm

Boat yards, roofers, and probably about 20 more lines of work that I've enver heard about, just as Ziggy says it's PU-based.
Silicone is for bathrooms, maybe. 8)
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by MD » Fri Aug 21, 2009 12:38 am

Silicone is for bathrooms, maybe. 8)
Also reputed to be used by JK for repairing his damaged condoms I have heard... :mrgreen:

Doin' a great job Kevin, keep up the good work mate. If you get a brand called "Selly's" over there, they also make a generic polyurethane cartridge. You probably have it in you building game inventory but you don't know it. Various formulations are used in expansion joints in the construction game. Anyhow I am absolutley positive you now have the message.. :lol:
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by Theunis » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:51 am

Kevin,

We DO get Sikaflex in South Africa. Try http://www.sika.co.za for contacts. Maizey Plastics also sells the stuff. http://www.maizey.co.za/content/view/17/156/. They have a branch in Edenvale somewhere. I have used it a lot to secure aluminium labels to machined enclosures. (we now use an acetone activated contact glue).

Just make sure to wear latex gloves when you work with it, because it's difficult to clean it off your hands once it is on (experience).

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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by kevin » Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:01 pm

Geez, I definately have no excuses now . Thanks Theunis. I gues silicon has other good uses :P
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by kevin » Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:32 am

Mats ,MD thought I would post this for you. Just to let you I have been listening in class.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mnGhf64WwMk
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by Frost » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:13 pm

He he Kevin when u and Conrad gonna come to my house and help me with race prep,seems like your place is his second home :lol:
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by ar4me » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:17 pm

kevin wrote:I gues silicon has other good uses :P
And that would be for semiconductors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicon :wink: :lol:

Oh, that wasn't what you meant? :wink:

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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by kevin » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:55 pm

Jes, and all along I only thought silicon had two uses.
Frosti bring your car along on Sat mornings. Working on race cars with your mates is a lot of fun . You actually stop procrastinating and get stuff done .
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Re: No longer a ''budget" race GTV

Post by Zamani » Sun Aug 30, 2009 3:58 am

Kev,

This your friend with the super light and super fast Nord Giuli? Amazing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AgbsmT9fs7U
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