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    does anyone know the heat tolerances for Fibreglass anyway?

    i could never find any..

    but like others have said, it catching fire, probably not, theres hundreds of plastic parts in the engine bay, and many others have put fibreglass pieces..

    i just want my ventilation dammit!, lol

    but yeah, if anyone can point out the tolerances for fibreglass that'd be great

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    refrence the MSDS sheets

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoHybrid View Post
    Also take a good hard look at the MSDS for whichever resin system you decide to use. That should give you some degree of flammability information that you can use to decide if you're safe or not
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    Also look at www.matweb.com, they might have your particular brand of resin or plastic listed there along with it's properties.
    does anyone actually read the posts, or is there just an echo in here?
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    ahahah, that figures, i didnt read that whole post =_=

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    Do you mean an engine cover like what you'd find on newer cars (Audi, Mazda, etc etc).

    The one in my mazda just looks like basic plastic, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Maybe the thermal properties of FG is significantly different than that plastic, but it's worth a shot.

    Try mounting it so the FG isn't physically touching anything hot, and maybe use some tin foil to reflect some heat away from it.

    The McLaren F1 uses solid gold foil to reflect the heat off it's carbon fiber panels, but then again, that's a 6064cc V12 (aluminum alloy block and head no less)

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    wow thanks for the response

    Thanks folks, what im trying to do is make this

    http://www.fordlaser.com/garage.php?...od&image_id=49

    look more like this

    http://www.mazdausa.com/MusaWeb/disp...10&photoVal=02

    well thats the idea anyways...

    hope this sheds some light on my QUESTION

    Regards TC

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    Why don't you just buy that engine cover?

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    hahahah

    i think he wants something a little more..., unique

    anyway, yeah, after reading about FG's properties, you should be able to put something on the engine, i doubt it would be a problem at all, as the other guy said, some engines use plastic.. (although a lot of plastics have a high melt/burn rate)

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    there's always papier mâché...
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoHybrid View Post
    there's always papier mâché...


    i wonder what would happen if you used paper with fibreglass resin.. fire?

    if not, then that would be hilarious "look guys, my new newspaper engine cover!"

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