Advice 1: How to make a carbon hood

Carbon fiber hood is one of the elements of exterior styling. Fans of Carboniferous appreciate this material for its lightness, high strength, beauty, and other unique features. By the way, if you want to make a carbon fiber hood can be in the home.
How to make a carbon hood
You will need
  • - clay;
  • - cardboard;
  • - gypsum;
  • Polish;
  • - food film;
  • polyurethane phenogenetic;
  • - foam;
  • - Lac;
  • brush;
  • - fiberglass;
  • - epoxy;
  • - putty;
  • - sandpaper;
  • - Hairdryer
  • paint.
Determine the shape of the future carbon fiber hood. For example, it may be the hood with lateral gills. Make a matrix as a mold of the hood: on native hoode complete all "growths", which will copy a carbon fiber hood.
Make a plaster matrix. Dilute a small portion of plaster to the consistency of sour cream and pour it on the hood with a layer of 5-10 mm. Below the matrix is moved away from the hoodand apply a Polish and in those places where the moulding, lay the cling film.
Wait a few days until the plaster dries. To increase the strength of the product, take the sheet of foam and polyurethane phenogenetic. Then squeeze phenogenetic not thick carpet through the hood, and then make a few more tracks from the middle (50 cm), apply on top of the foam, level it and let the day to stand.
This sheet will be amplifier carbon fiber hoodand a support for the matrix. In small sections, blow out the spaces between the "shells" and Styrofoam sheet (pause in the blowing out of the individual parts should be approximately day, otherwise the matrix can strongly lead).
Wait a few more days (phenogenetic needs to harden and the plaster to dry). Then separate the matrix from the hood. Since the selected modification is the bonnetand the Central part deepened, stick to his growths (clay, paper, plaster or any other material).
Before you start to glue the hood, do the anti-adhesive coating of the matrix. To do this, cover the surface with varnish, and the top Polish.
Perform cutting fiberglass in several layers. One layer is put into the matrix, dissolve the epoxy and apply it from the top with a brush. Then put the second layer of fiberglass and a Hairdryer heat the entire surface: epoxy impregnate the entire fabric.
Subsequent layers of fiberglass are put in the following way: apply the epoxy and cover it with fiberglass, all warm Hairdryer, then wipe and wait. Ideally, there should be five glued layers. Do not remove the hood from the sensor, wait a couple of weeks, otherwise, if you withdraw prematurely, the workpiece will be discarded.
Carefully separate the hood from the matrix, cut all the rags and try on the product instead of the native hoodand car. Then start grinding: first grind sand paper 40-60 grit, then apply a layer of putty with fiberglass, let dry and sand again, and finally apply a coat of regular putty and prostituate.
Paint a carbon fiber hood and when it dries, install it instead of the native hood.
Try to keep the dust during the sanding did not get on exposed skin, otherwise severe itching you provided.
Useful advice
Dilution of the gypsum is taken into account one important caveat: if it is made watery, enough to cover a larger surface area, and if thick, it will be solid and durable.

Advice 2: Foam: how to make it at home

The foam can be done independently at home. You do not even need special equipment. However, as such, self-made, foam may be very mediocre.
Foam: how to make it at home
You will need
  • polystyrene
To make foam, take a lot of polystyrene balls and fill their container. (Apparently these little balls resemble beads).
To the polystyrene balls were glued together, heat them very hot steam. The heat the bulbs produce until, until they begin to swell. After the balloons are inflated, they will approach each other, coalesce and take the form of a container.
After cooling, the resulting mass of foam can be considered ready. If you have produced any shape, remove the foam from the tank (capacity in this case will have to dismantle or break). If the foam is suitable for insulation, then leave it in between the walls.
To get a real, high quality foam, you will need special equipment and a workshop. Easier and more profitable to produce urea foam.
For manufacturing prepare solution, having dissolved in water at room temperature a blowing agent and a curing catalyst. Start the installation. Pour the foaming agent solution and the resin in the tank. Feed the input of compressed air. Turn on the pumps. Open the taps with the words "solution" and "resin". Pour the resulting penomassu in a special form. Cut and dry foam obtained (this may take up to three days).
The room must be well ventilated as in the production of foam formed toxic substance formaldehyde.

Advice 3: How to make a noise isolation hood

Nearly all the cars in the original equipment not provided insulation hood, which significantly reduces the noise of the motor and keeps heat in the engine compartment, which is very important in the winter time. Make noise by yourself, as it is a very simple process.
How to make a noise isolation hood
You will need
  • sheets of Vibroplast;
  • construction Hairdryer;
  • - a set of metal rollers;
  • - degreaser;
  • - cotton gloves.
Driving the car into the garage. If you don't have a garage, then find some indoor space so as to install the insulation in the open air is not recommended. If you want you can disassemble the hood to get a free access to its back side, which will be applied insulation layer.
Wash the inside of the hood with warm water and technical means to remove the dirt and dust. If you wash the hood without removing, close the engine compartment with plastic wrap so that the water does not leak on the transaction, and other units. Allow to dry the washed surface.
Cut-out, noise insulation material parts according to the size of the recesses on the back side of the hood. It is divided into separate areas by ribs. In any case, don't stick a solid piece of insulation! In this case, the pasted layer will be no good. The more you pick up pieces of insulation, the less you will hear the motor running.
Thoroughly degrease the surface. Remove the protective layer from the back side of fibroplastic. Stick a piece of adhesive side on the metal and press down. Hire a building dryer. Turn it on maximum power. Heat of fibroplastic circular flowing movements. At the same time smooth the applied layer of the metal roller. Use cushions of different colors, so you can do fibroplastic even in the most remote places.
Make a overlay, if you want to hide the brilliant insulation. For the manufacture of lining, use only heat-resistant material. Mount the pad on the rubberized caps that the motion she is not rattled. You can also put avtoodeyalo, if the machine the problem starts at negative outside temperature.
Useful advice
Work with the construction Hairdryer very carefully to not accidentally burn your fingers! Before gluing put on cotton gloves.
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