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oadamo

posted on 24/12/09 at 04:23 PM Reply With Quote
diy carbon fiber

anyone had a go with this.
adam


http://www.carbonmods.co.uk/Products/Carbon-Fibre-Laminating-Starter-Kit__CMCFLK300.aspx

[Edited on 24/12/09 by oadamo]

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blakep82

posted on 24/12/09 at 05:38 PM Reply With Quote
i was tempted, but i think its a bit expensive for what you get in the kit





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MakeEverything

posted on 24/12/09 at 05:46 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by oadamo
anyone had a go with this.
adam


http://www.carbonmods.co.uk/Products/Carbon-Fibre-Laminating-Starter-Kit__CMCFLK300.aspx

[Edited on 24/12/09 by oadamo]



Cool, but Pricey.
Could buy the components for a fraction....





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marcjagman

posted on 24/12/09 at 06:27 PM Reply With Quote
You find all the bits, except the moulding putty, on ebay at a lot cheaper price and you get more for your money too. Excellent videos though.
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jacko

posted on 24/12/09 at 06:43 PM Reply With Quote
Is the resin the same as fiberglass resin?
can you use f/glass resin on carbon fiber?

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MakeEverything

posted on 24/12/09 at 07:06 PM Reply With Quote
i would think so.





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flibble

posted on 24/12/09 at 10:00 PM Reply With Quote
I thought fibreglass used polyester and CF used epoxy?
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Avoneer

posted on 24/12/09 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
Yep - epoxy for cf - it's more expensive, but clear when it sets.

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RK

posted on 24/12/09 at 10:35 PM Reply With Quote
Just the colour, but otherwise, you can use both. Not much point in painting the CF, so most of us have used epoxy I would think.

The good thing about the kit is that everything is there, and you can fool around before you go spending a fortune on it later on. In theory it looks easy, but my experience has been a disaster every single time. Glass fibre, less so, because you can paint it afterwards if you get pinholes etc.

The John Dickens book from Complete Kit Car explains everything very well.

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richmars

posted on 25/12/09 at 08:56 AM Reply With Quote
Yes, you can use either for either, but epoxy has better mechanical properties, so it's a bit of a 'waste' using polyester with CF, as CF is normally used for it's stiffness etc.
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rusty nuts

posted on 25/12/09 at 10:31 AM Reply With Quote
Check out clairtoo's post in the tools section of the forum if you haven't seen it.
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