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Old 03-02-2007, 04:22 PM   #1
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Cutting fiberglass?

I have this on the way..
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and i need to cut it so my 12 bar can hang out.
how can i do this without fuggin anything up?
what should i use? saws all? band saw? pocket knife?
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:25 PM   #2
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i would think a band saw would work better but then again i never done it. so basicly im adding no usefull info. hahaha
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:30 PM   #4
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not trying to crack it.. im going to have a sexy stunt bike.
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dremel or roto-zip with a spiral cutter
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:37 PM   #7
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dremel or roto-zip with a spiral cutter
that's what I'd use. I've used a dremel with a small cut-off wheel on dirt bike fenders. That worked well, however I'm sure that's going to be a bit harder plastic.....wait...it is plastic isn't it?
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Dremel with a disk cutter, it works great, really fast and supper easy, it goes right through that stuff. Recomend doing it outside, lots of dust, you should really wear a mask, not the cheap little white dusk mask either, they are worthless. I am not saying to go out and spend a bunch on a good mask, but you should wear something. It would help alot also if you position yourself so the dust blows away from you, set up a fan if you need to. Remember that is fiberGLASS.
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that's what I'd use. I've used a dremel with a small cut-off wheel on dirt bike fenders. That worked well, however I'm sure that's going to be a bit harder plastic.....wait...it is plastic isn't it?
fiberglass. its the tail section to my Cheetah race fairing set. but I'm leaving the rest off until i get good. i need the tail though. to much stuff stabing my legs when i hop around on the bike.
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Dremel with a disk cutter, it works great, really fast and supper easy, it goes right through that stuff. Recomend doing it outside, lots of dust, you should really wear a mask, not the cheap little white dusk mask either, they are worthless. I am not saying to go out and spend a bunch on a good mask, but you should wear something. It would help alot also if you position yourself so the dust blows away from you, set up a fan if you need to. Remember that is fiberGLASS.
werd. i smoke menthals.. im used to it. :laughing6

i have a dremel. its sounding like that is going to be the winner.
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fiberglass. its the tail section to my Cheeta race fairing set. but I'm leaving the rest off until i get good. i need the tail though. to much stuff stabing my legs when i hop around on the bike.
oh ok...well in THAT case...I'd still use the dremel.:laughing6
no seriously...you don't have to cut much right? just around the tail light?
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long sleeve shirt, and gloves would be nice, glass is itchy, unless you are really use to it, lol
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oh ok...well in THAT case...I'd still use the dremel.:laughing6
no seriously...you don't have to cut much right? just around the tail light?
tail light? its a stunt bike.. no lights.. im just cutting out for the 12 bar.
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long sleeve shirt, and gloves would be nice, glass is itchy, unless you are really use to it, lol
dont like that .. i had to work on my heater recently.. in the attic.. fuggin insulation sucks.
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Here is your answer, use a dremel or cut off wheel grinder, or if you dont have that use anything to cut it up, cut it a little bit shorter (1/4) than what you need. After you cut it, use a medium/fine grade file to smooth it out and get all the snags off and take out that extra 1/4 you left and make it look nice. Trust me on this one, I have done it before.

And prepare to itch your off when you finish. FULLY CLOTH YOURSELF, kinda like a woman in the middle east. And wear a mask. Any skin showing is going to be itching like a mother ****er.
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tail light? its a stunt bike.. no lights.. im just cutting out for the 12 bar.
I meant, around the where the taillight "would" be...my bad
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Depends, hole saw for holes, cut off wheel for straight, roto zip for curves, umm leave anything out?
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