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PostPosted: Tue Dec 24, 2013 11:21 pm 
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hope these come out good. not bad for a first go round. clear plastic with a dye in it would do it wouldn't it? and what about the reflector part? hows that side turn out?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 6:12 am 
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Prafeston wrote:
Very cool. Gonna be selling these?


Sure if people are that interested. I won't be selling them for $90 a pop though! Haha..

I might be remaking the mold I'm using though. After casting this second piece I've noticed a few imperfections that I'd like to do away with before I go about selling any.

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hope these come out good. not bad for a first go round. clear plastic with a dye in it would do it wouldn't it? and what about the reflector part? hows that side turn out?


That's what I've been doing, however adding a dye to the plastic seems to affect the clarity of it. I think the paint might produce better results, I'm going to give it a try anyway. The reflector part? Do you mean the back of the lens?

Backside of the new lens.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 7:31 am 
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Very nice! definitely keep us informed about these.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:34 am 
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Looks good man, let us know when you have a working product. I'd be interested depending on price.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 10:27 am 
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They look really good so far. well done.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:08 pm 
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Nice work! Please do keep us informed. An affordable option & another option along with Kennedy's.
When you get a chance could you also show us what they look like installed & lit up?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 26, 2013 12:25 pm 
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i also think they look great. since I don't have anything with those side markers, will the back separate from the old lenses?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:47 pm 
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Looks good I was planning on fixing my old cracked lenses and pulling a mold off them also but haven't gotten around to it yet.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:00 pm 
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A vacuum chamber will work wonders to reduce the bubbling, also a slower mixing process to reduce froth in the resin. You don't need to whip it up like frosting, a slower mixing routine where you're introducing less air is all you need.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:42 pm 
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HHaase wrote:
A vacuum chamber will work wonders to reduce the bubbling, also a slower mixing process to reduce froth in the resin. You don't need to whip it up like frosting, a slower mixing routine where you're introducing less air is all you need.


A pressure vessel is actually better for the way I'm making these. With the pressure vessel I use I can whip it up and add as many bubbles to the resin as I want, but none of them will be present later.


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