Nothing much tonight... Sanded the front moldings to prepare them for patching and priming. There are a couple small nicks that I want to fix.
Can't wait for this to part to be done. I really want to drive the car again soon. I've decided to do the front in SEM trim black. The side moldings and back bumper will get the same treatment. The hood and rear wing will wait until I can finish the body work on the rest of the car ( this winter ). Plan to have the car painted factory color by the end of March.
I was planning on using this plastic to make patterns so I could lay fiberglass to make end caps for this bumper. Quickly, I realized that this method isn't going to work. The plastic just isn't firm enough and is going to be a PITA.
I have two options left....I could make molds of the rear saleen bumper corners to fit on the cobra front...or... I could use foam to make a form to cast a mold out of.
The latter is my best option because it allows me to make it exactly the way I want to. However, it's more involved. I'm going to lay plastic wrap on the portion of the bumper by the wheel well. Then I'll shape it and smooth it.... cover with aluminum foil, Pam pan spray it, lay fiberglass, pull the mold off, coat inside with foil, spray, lay glass, release part, smooth part, install, bodywork, and paint. This is going to take some time.
The 12 year old was right...I used too much the first time. It's been a long time since I used spray foam. I used to use it way back in the days to make body kits. Back then we left it on and covered it with a horrendous amount of body filler.
Here's the results so far...
I'm sanding it with 60 grit sand paper and using a steak knife to cut down high spots.
Once this is shaped I'll lay some filler. After that I'll lay some Pam coated aluminum over it and glass up a mold. This should be interesting.
The bondo is spread all over this thing. Sometimes I wish I was young and dumb again. It would be so easy to just smooth this out, prime it, and paint it. The older experienced me says that it would cause the corner to crack at the blend point.... making the bumper look like pure tish in a few weeks to months.