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So it was that time a year it is cold outside and salt lurks around every apex, so i put my bike in a shed, and like most bitten by the bug of personalizing, I started the process of making a negative for a fiberglass rear fairing.
I decided on a shot tail knowing that i would most likely make a version 2 when I got some more experience, since my dad thought it would be better if I spread my own wings in the mold making process.
So I started by making a rough form using cardboard.

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When i was satisfied by the base I used PU foam to create a blob to work my part out of, sadly this got out of hand.

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So i didn't really have the time to take photos but I ended cutting cardboard supports for the foam at the bottom edge, and then later forgot to take a picture of the dry foam.
shaping the blob of PU foam I used a Stanly knife and a hand saw blade(without the saw) the reason i used these for shaping a and not a foam grater, well i don't have a grater, and the next best thing was bendable blades.
slowly cutting it down a layer at a time rough cuts around a centimeter removed at a time, shaping by cutting 5mm at a time, and by some miracle i ended up with this

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Since I was getting close to my desired shape there was only one way to safely reduce mass and make the final shape adjustments, 120 grit sandpaper, I choose 120 because it is fine for foam but not too fine so that i could reduce the mass down to follow the shape of the bike, i sanded the backrest down till i found the cardboard backing so that I could match each side to one another, I ended up with this.

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for making it smooth I just used some dry wall filler.

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but it is drying slowly hindering my further progress.
 

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Cool. It's kinda got the old slab sided look which I prefer to the newer bee stinger tails on sport bikes.
 
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