Last night thought I would try reinforcing my Mutazu DMY trunk.
Talk about easy! Checked it this morning and the improvement in rigidity is nothing short of astounding, and that's only with one layer of fiberglass in each of the corners and a sheet at the top and bottom. I ran out of material, so I'm off to the store this morning to buy another sheet of cloth and another can of ABS solvent so I can finish it up, then smooth it out and paint it.
Process is simple, all you need is
- fiberglass cloth
- ABS solvent cement (Black is preferable, but in Ontario you can only buy the yellow due to plumbing code)
First thing I did was remove all the hardware, seat and luggage rack from the trunk.
Then I gave it a light sanding with 100 grit paper, then wiped it down with acetone.
I took a metal parts tray and used it as a place to soak the cloth with ABS cement.
Cut strips of cloth 3-4 inches wide and long enough to fit the area you are reinforcing.
Put the cloth in the tray, then daub and spread cement on it.
Once it's coated, place it on the trunk and press it in (wear gloves!)
Repeat until finished.
This photo was taken as I was just about finished my first night's work. This morning I took a razor and cleaned up some of the scraps and bumps.
Tonight I'll cut another full sheet to reinforce sides completely, as well as add another full layer to the bottom and top.
Then all I need to do is re-drill the holes, paint the inside to look pretty, mount the hardware and it's ready to rock.
I think this is a "must do" with these trunks - even what you see in the photo has increased the rigidity remarkably.