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post #31 of 44 Old 05-27-2011, 08:08 AM
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Great Job Jeff!

I think you will fine if it gets wet as long as you have a few coats of paint on it.


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post #32 of 44 Old 05-28-2011, 10:05 PM
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Jeff- That's awesome! I'll save your thread for my future use.

You can also brush or roll gelcoat. If rolled it will dry with an orange peel texture. Use a short nap roller. You mix it just like you mix the resin. You will have maybe 10 minutes to apply it before it hardens. Sand lightly and paint. You can also get pigments for it so that you may avoid having to paint it.

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Looks good Jeff!

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post #34 of 44 Old 05-29-2011, 07:11 AM Thread Starter
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Great Job Jeff!

I think you will fine if it gets wet as long as you have a few coats of paint on it.
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Looks good Jeff!
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Jeff- That's awesome! I'll save your thread for my future use.

You can also brush or roll gelcoat. If rolled it will dry with an orange peel texture. Use a short nap roller. You mix it just like you mix the resin. You will have maybe 10 minutes to apply it before it hardens. Sand lightly and paint. You can also get pigments for it so that you may avoid having to paint it.
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post #35 of 44 Old 05-29-2011, 07:43 AM
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I'm wondering how paint will hold up (thinking rattle can) in that area where it will go for long periods of hot and dry? I don't know enough about paint... maybe someone will comment. Will it fade, peel, flake due to heat, etc?

Maybe some high build primer and some acrylic enamel?

IF you go gelcoat, expect to make two coats.

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I'm wondering how paint will hold up (thinking rattle can) in that area where it will go for long periods of hot and dry? I don't know enough about paint... maybe someone will comment. Will it fade, peel, flake due to heat, etc?

Maybe some high build primer and some acrylic enamel?

IF you go gelcoat, expect to make two coats.
I think I will just rattle can it flat black. Lots of paint.
We will see how the glass and the china-mart paint hold up!

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post #37 of 44 Old 10-01-2011, 11:26 AM
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Hey Jeff, It's been a few months, can you give us any feedback on how the fan shroud is holding up? Is there anything that you would have done different at this point?

I'm not sure what tomorrow will bring, but it can't be any worse than what I've already been through.
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post #38 of 44 Old 01-17-2012, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry to be so late in responding,
I missed the post I guess.
I only found it when I was showing a friend how we did the shroud.

It seems to be holding up quite well with no problems so far (over 2000 Miles since the shroud install).
My jeep is not my daily driver, but it does get driven in the rain.
I have been checking it and can find no soft spots or anything of that sort.



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post #39 of 44 Old 01-04-2014, 10:45 PM
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Hey Jeff, sorry to drag up a old post, but Im about to copy your fan shroud and was hoping for a quick update after 2 years of usage of yours.
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Looks good and a great way to build new skills. For those of us more lazy, there's always the Ford/Merc double fan upgrade, I did mine last summer and yielded a 70* difference in my coolant temperatures when fans switch to high.

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Hey Jeff, sorry to drag up a old post, but Im about to copy your fan shroud and was hoping for a quick update after 2 years of usage of yours.
Sorry for the late reply,
I've been working allot and missed your post.

The shroud is doing fine. I'm thinking of building another to go with a
fan with a thermal clutch setup.
The fan that I used is noisy and a clutch setup would be quieter.

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...I'm thinking of building another to go with a
fan with a thermal clutch setup.
The fan that I used is noisy and a clutch setup would be quieter.

Jeff
I've been thinking that very thing since I saw your pic with that blasted direct-drive, adapter chingus. You'll love a quiet clutch.

I'm not sure how I missed this thread but you did a sweet job here


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I've been thinking that very thing since I saw your pic with that blasted direct-drive, adapter chingus. You'll love a quiet clutch.

I'm not sure how I missed this thread but you did a sweet job here


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Shawn,
My original thinking was that I would be putting around our hunting lease so it would cool better in the summer.
My old truck (with a thermal fan clutch)has no issues in the summer so I think I will change it.

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