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PostPosted: May 21, 2008, 5:32 pm 
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just ordered my C.O.L.D. +4 Nose
chris seems a likeable person.

anyone know the quality and thickness of the glasswork?
I'll make it work any which way just want to know what to be prepared for.

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Mines a COLD +4, nice quality, flat yellow gel coat, pretty thin fiberglass. Good overall quality, didn't need much finish work.

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PostPosted: May 22, 2008, 1:42 pm 
I didn't get a nose, but I did get front fenders from him. Not terribly thick, so not terribly heavy, but thick enough to do the job nicely, and in general the quality seems good. Should be easy to finish. Hope that helps. And, yes, Chris is a good guy to deal with.


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PostPosted: May 23, 2008, 12:23 pm 
I have 2 of them. As others had said...Chris is A-OK. Fiberglass is thin, but gel coat is thick enough for decent finishing.


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I recieved mine today, and I find the fiberglas to be very thin.
it'll do, but I really would have expected the glass to be thicker. a weight savings I guess.

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Does it appear to be made of glass cloth or mat? You don't really want it to be heavy, that subjects it to beating itself against the frame.

That's the thing with high strength materials, they tend to make thin parts which then suffer from flexibility. One reason wood is such a good material for boats and airplanes.

If you want it to be stiff, light and strong you need a core material like foam, balsa or honeycomb. Typically people use glass mat, but that really adds the weight.

The problem you are fighting is that the stiffness goes by the cube of the thickness. It's easy to make fiberglass body parts very strong, stiff is another issue...

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