how to make a fiberglass fender cover


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how to make a fiberglass fender cover

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Hi guys,
I'm wondering if any of you have made a fiberglass mirror image of any part on your bike.
My right fender cover was lost somewhere while riding.
I'm considering making a mirror copy of the left cover and painting it.
Sure would save some cash.
Any ideas?
Thanks,
Steve
Armstrong, BC



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Re: how to make a fiberglass fender cover

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Find someone with a 3D printer to scan one in and print a copy for you. That seems to be the thing now-a-days.
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Re: how to make a fiberglass fender cover

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If you go through most of the parts warehouses, that part runs about $154-168 new. (Possible justification for a fiberglass reproduction project) But then you will have to paint it to closely match your exact color (PITA).

IMHO, , your best bet is to check out eBay for the correct part and similar color for half the price.

Check out something similar to this; (listed at $56.70 OBO)

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1998-Honda-Gol ... :rk:9:pf:0

Because of the "boss" on the underneath, the fiberglass mold idea is going to be EXTREMELY difficult to reproduce.

Once you've got what you want, MAKE SURE TO SECURE ALL THE TUPPERWARE!!! It'll save you tons of headaches.

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Re: how to make a fiberglass fender cover

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Thanks for the replies.
Great advice.
I already own the fiberglass kit and just might try my hand at it.
Failing that, purchasing the part is the only way.
Thanks again,
Steve

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Re: how to make a fiberglass fender cover

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There is another option.
Cyclemax of Ohio.
Chrome: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... ers/293188
$88.35 a set.
Or
White unpainted: https://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/gl1500 ... covers/766
$75.72 a set
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Re: how to make a fiberglass fender cover

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First you'd have to make molds of the front and back. Then lay up the parts, trim them and join them together. Sand, prime and paint. Matching the color isn't difficult, there are a number of places to get the right color in a spray can. It could be a fun project, but I doubt it would be cost effective-unless you could make a number of them and sell them! I found a used one from a bike dismantler for $20. I had to paint it, but that wasn't a big deal. Don't forget to replace the old grommets with new ones, unless you want to chance yours flying off again!



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