Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Re: Handlebar Covers
Check out the HD sites for some nice tall, chrome ape hangers :-))
Look at fiber glass kits, mostly for fiber glass boats.
In theory you should be able to make a ,mold of exactly how you want to configure a new top piece; base is current top cover, add clay to it, something with a little "tooth", just means sand.
Once you get the exact shape you want. let it dry until it is "leather-hard", not soft, but resists rubbing. Take some small smooth object, valve stems, well washed river stone, and rub the surface to further smooth it and make it shiny.
You can them make your mold; have to do that before the clay dries further as it contracts, becomes brittle, easily nicked, and broken.
If you want it to look SEXY look at carbon fiber to replace the fiber glass--expensive!
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