Oldog. that was a great write up. i have some decent experience with resin. i live in ca so apparently i have to surf and therefor having been fixing my boards for years.
hey oldog,i'd like to buy a seat,how much?
Thanks for the comp!I do have a build thread here> http://dotheton.com/index.php?topic=1470.0
I've been making seats for a few years now,and it's nice to see how it's done the profesional way! and a very nice mould!(and seat) I have basically cheated by dulplicating existing seats,and the process is easy!Borrow the seat, acquire pva release liquid ($20.00) cover it a couple times with a fine brush,let it dry.Then apply your glass and resin over the seat,let it cure a couple days and now the fun part! slowly pull your mould away from the seat,sometimes gently prying with a paint stir stick.Gel Coat is the way to go for nice finish,but you don't have to use it. Now inspect the mould for flaws(air bubbles most common)correct by filling or sanding. apply the release agent to your mould and start laying in the glass and resin There are some nice custom seats being built on this forum,with the use of metal,wood??etc.take it to the next step and use your seat as a mould,just make sure that contours are always decreasing or it won't release from the mould. If you have any flaws, simply fill and sand.....OLDDOG,,start selling seats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! To date I have constructed 4 moulds( sixties cb race seat, ducati hailwood seat,norvil commando seat,and a 18" front fender) I would like to know a little more about building plugs??? anyone?
Great write up olddog. I've only ever made one off pieces and so never bothered to do it this way, but have always wanted to do it. This way saves a lot of time and effort having to smooth out the finished product with body filler. Also, do you mind me asking you what colour that is on your bike, I love it.