Main Motorcycle: Mine of course!!!
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: New York, Long Island - ex London, UK
That is really
starting to take shape. You and sweat are really going to get me into trouble here. She who must be obeyed will not take kindly to me getting into fiberglassing at home
So, what's the plan? Whenever I've done something like this before (many years ago) I've usually got to this stage and realized that it's a lot of work for a one-off. This is how I'd proceed... trim until it's a perfect fit, fill and rub until it's as smooth as a baby's backside, treat the puppy with a release agent and then make a mold from it (the contours look like it will make a simple one-piece mold). Make sure to cover the treated master with a nice gel coat before applying the glass sheets and you'll end up with a nice, smooth-finished re-usable mold. When set, you can either finish off and paint the original, or use the new mold to re-create the seat. That way, you should be able to lay in a nice pre-coloured gel as the first layer to give yourself a good finish. Rinse, repeat and sell
I did it like that for a seat pan... not as large a job as yours, but the principle is sound. As long as the contours are OK, almost anything can be replicated in fiberglass.
'06 Black & check Thruxton - AI & airbox gone, TORs, instruments lowered, YSS piggybacks, prog fork springs, gaiters, kneepads, rear fender bobbed, lucas rear light, Napoleons, custom blue/chrome headers, and a little duct tape...