It is possible to make the intake and separately, and then install it on the hood of the car. Here, as someone more convenient. If you are not confident in their abilities and are afraid to stain the surface of the car, it is better to do separately, and in the end to attach the air intake by the same method as described above.
The size and shape of the air inlet depend only on your imagination
Now the next stage is shaping. After solidifying a block of foam, you need to use all their imagination and get them away from all forms of excess. This is a purely creative work, very interesting and exciting. Experts advise to start shaping from the bottom of which is adjacent to the bonnet as it is more complex and in case of an error all you can start over. Shaping is carried out in several stages, the first involves the grunt work. Then you must cross the surface forms fine-grained emery paper, then carving again. All until then, until you achieve the desired result. Often it is recommended to check with the photograph of the finished intake, you are going to do.
Next, give the product strength by laminating with fiberglass. Take this cloth and pasted over the workpiece. Remember that the more complex the shape of the product and its sharper angles, the thinner must be the fabric. You can even glue material 1-2 mm. In the process of laminating the fiberglass cloth cut for a snug fit to attain more distinct outlines. Depending on the thickness of the material, the fiberglass fabric is applied in several layers so that in the end the product was covered by 4 mm.
Fiberglass is the only material that can paste over half the intake. Epoxy resin and an ordinary medical bandage can also replace your own material. Blank just need to apply some glue, and wet the bandage. In the process is necessary that the bandage completely saturated with epoxy glue. Then overlay a layer of glue on top and bandage again. Do several layers and leave to dry.
When the glue is dry, begin the process of grinding. Already rough like sandpaper all the surface is polished. Where you put the layer of putty and namasivayam. It is desirable to use automotive putty, made on synthetics is they dry faster and give a hard coating. In addition, such a putty when it dries, it is easier to grind.
Again, the putty should be applied in two or three layers. After applying the initial layer of putty and sanding found for smaller flaws, which again applied the putty. Finally, make good the surface of the air inlet.
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Remove the inner part of the product. Cut all the extra and made a hole. The inner space is not necessarily to be abraded and if desired even can simply have the skin on those places that are easier to get.
The next stage is impregnation. It is believed that this is the most difficult part of the process, because in this case you will need to stock up on great patience. Made from the quality of impregnation will depend on the final result. As an impregnation material, it is desirable to use a mastic with fiberglass. It is sold ready to use, but it is recommended to add part of a normal mastic. 3 parts mastic 2 parts taken body putty and everything is mixed. Impregnated with this mixture, the product in several layers that will give the future strength intake. Because of this the product will withstand large load exerted on it at high speeds by the wind.
Before you apply the product to the paint and lacquer to cover the pre-degreased surface layer of the soil. Also the paint is applied in several layers, making a break between them in 15 minutes. It is recommended to first paint the inner part of the air inlet and, preferably, in black color, which will give the desired depth. Same paint and cover the outside. After drying, the paint varnished, again in multiple layers and with similar timescales. Leave to dry thoroughly.
Installation of mesh is mostly applied to ensure that the extra items were not included in the intake. About it need to remember at the stage of manufacturing the air intake, allowing for the grid projection. Measuring and cutting the mesh, you need to consider a small margin of 1 cm, which is needed for fixing. The net is attached using silicone, but you can use other formulations. The grid is also possible to make black, to match the intake and presented a more attractive appearance.
Self-made intake looks better than factory
In the end you need the finished product to properly secure. For this we need to fix the intake bolts, and then putty the joints.
Install the air intake the second way
To do the air intake you can do it differently. We need to cut the bonnet hole, as when you cut the hatch. This is the hole, it is advisable to do between the ribs, using a grinder or jigsaw. Edge necessarily processed by the anticorrosive material and fasten made yourself or purchased the intake. Be sure to tighten the bolts. This setup will enable not only the entrance of cold air, but hot.
As you can see, nothing complicated. The intake is ready, and its production does not take much time and effort. It’s simple. Although this does not exclude the fact that you need to stock up considerable patience, because not everything will go the way you want. If in the course of work will be found deficient, they can be easily fixed with a mastic, which is perfectly all disguise. Knowing how to make the air intake on the hood, you can give your car a unique and incomparable view.