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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-31-2016, 06:47 AM Thread Starter
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Fiberglassing exhaust cutout

I was wondering if anyone has added exhaust cutouts to fiberglass extended bags that came with no cutouts? I got a good deal on a set of bags but need to add a cutout for my exhaust and never fiberglassed before. Has anyone seen a tutorial floating around on this? Thanks in advance.
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that would be a pretty challenging job for a first time attempt, there are special tools and materials to use to make that all work as planned.


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Thanks roadhawg. I figured it won't be easy. Luckily I only need to do one side. I figured I would use a piece of PVC pipe for a form to make a patch, then glass the patch into the bag from the inside and fill the outer seam with bondo. It will be mostly hidden since it's on the bottom side of the bag, but I'm a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my bike. That sound like a good plan to start?
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Thanks roadhawg. I figured it won't be easy. Luckily I only need to do one side. I figured I would use a piece of PVC pipe for a form to make a patch, then glass the patch into the bag from the inside and fill the outer seam with bondo. It will be mostly hidden since it's on the bottom side of the bag, but I'm a little bit of a perfectionist when it comes to my bike. That sound like a good plan to start?
Would be easier to just put a turn down on the exhaust and look better in my opinion.

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That's a good way to make a patch piece, just wrap the PVC pipe in foil and glass away, trim off the surplus and mold it into the bag.
Evercoat makes a nice SMC filler that works great on fiberglass jobs like this. You can find it at your local autobody supply jobber.


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I have the dragula 2-1 and am really happy with it so don't want to make any changes there. I'll have a look for that body filler. Thanks for the input gents!
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