This Ford Flex ground effects kit will, in the future, be part of a product line made available to the public through Mocata's dealers. Not to overlook the obvious, CGS Motorsports is also marketing an exhaust and cold- air intake. Blue styrene was perforated with small gripping holes to help the Chavant modelling clay dig- in and adhere to the styrene. A dedicated sculpting clay tool was used to reshape the Flex's new front fascia. Hundreds of pounds of Chavant clay were rough- moulded to the modified front valance, closing holes smoothing depressions and extending ground effects closer to earth. During the process, Casey pointed out that the ground effects not only have to be pleasing to the eye, but must also have reliefs so that the product will be able to be removed from the eventual moulds. The modified front fascia was completed then shaved and blended smooth. " Blue styrene was perforated with small gripping holes to help the Chavant modelling clay dig- in and adhere to the styrene"
Finished clay model Fast- forward a couple of days and some sleepless nights, and the ground effects in clay really starting to take shape. The clay's finish had to be smooth and slick to create perfect moulds. The Mocata Autosports team got busy applying mould release to the front fascia, rear bumper, and side skirt splash moulds. The mould release will allow the new fibreglass parts to be separated from the splash moulds. The saturated fibreglass cloth was then draped onto the front fascia and worked onto the surface splash moulds' contour surface using a small pin roller, eliminating any air bubbles. The entire front fascia was covered with two laminated- layers of fibreglass cloth that actually makes up the splash moulds backing. The front fascia was completely coated and all of the air bubbles were removed. The splash mould on the facia was allowed a day to cure. After pulling the splash moulds from the modified front fascia, a new part was then made and pulled from the splash mould. The fresh white gel- coated front fascia part was then aligned and mounted onto the Flex's front end. On delivery of the freshly painted and polished front fascia from the paint booth, it was aligned and mounted, and the transformation was complete. THE VEHICLE REVIEW more information? click here!