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TECH WEEK! Bumper gaurd tail lights

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by slddnmatt, Mar 2, 2011.

  1. Canada Jeff
    Joined: Jan 9, 2003
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    Any word on how these resin lenses hold up after a while in the sun? Do they get foggy with age or loose their colour?

    Great work that I plan to try to duplicate myself, but was curious how they stand the test of time before I take the plunge.
     
  2. mgtstumpy
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    Wow, awesome. I cut holes in my rear 46 Olds overriders and used OEM front park lamp lenses. Not as cool as this though.
     
  3. VictorPaul
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  4. Sanford Graham
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    Fantastic ! Very Impressive Man, Really cleaver idea and looks great..
     
  5. oldrelics
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    this is still way cool
     
  6. slddnmatt
    Joined: Mar 30, 2006
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    Few others. image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg
     
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  7. malcolm1943
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    Matt, The latest pictures you posted the lens have the classic diamond crosshatch pattern, how did you achieve this? You had mentioned in an earlier post you were going to try to get that pattern, really curious how you did it. Thanks for the tech article and your time and effort.
     
  8. slddnmatt
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    Malcolm , you cruise over to Ace hardware or lowes and you buy a kitchen light roof panel, one is a very nice diamond design. Cut to size and set on a cookie sheet. Seal the sides and mix up some silicone mold rubber and pour about a 1/8" coat over the pattern. Then you stretch that over your guard mold and secure it in place.. Then pour you resin. It's all alot of fun. If you look up Palle Johansen on the CustomCarCronicle he built some for his caddy, he got real high tech and machined a mold. They turned out great..
     
  9. NashRodMan
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    Matt,
    Do you have any pictures of what you describe here? I'm a visual learner and not totally grasping what you are saying.
    thanks
    Paul
     
  10. slddnmatt
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    I think I have some pics if not I can take some for u Paul
     
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  11. emiliedk
    Joined: Dec 29, 2004
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    from denmark

    brings back good memories...Paul this thread kept me awake for over a year. i just wanted to do this so bad. i did it over and over again, and used both a wax mold, and silicone.
    heres one try using a rubber inlay for a kitchen drawer. ..but as Matt says, find something with one interesting pattern
    http://public.fotki.com/pallejohansen/my-cars/tail-light-fun/img-2149.html
    as you can see, the rubber and the silicone wasnt that easy to seperate. but spray it with wax or something similar.
    as Matt said, i ended up by having the inner mold cut in aluminum, and the the outer in silicone. using the bumberguard to make the silicone mold is easy.
    i hope these pics shows up. and by the way...i tried at least 10 different colors in the resin..and had Matt help me find the correct one in the US, and we had it shipped over here. good luck..-palle
    http://public.fotki.com/pallejohansen/my-cars/tail-light-fun/img-2615.html
    http://public.fotki.com/pallejohansen/my-cars/tail-light-fun/img-2514.html
    http://public.fotki.com/pallejohansen/my-cars/tail-light-fun/img-2626.html
    http://public.fotki.com/pallejohansen/my-cars/tail-light-fun/20140629-155453.html
     
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015
  12. emiliedk
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    damn that picture stuff didnt work out so well haha
     

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