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    Work Harder, Millions on Wellfare Depend On Us! ultramaxracing05's Avatar
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    Carbon Fiber Experimenting.

    so I been wanting to experiment with carbon fiber lately. I got complete acces to unlimited resin & catalyzer, used in fiber glass bonding. my question is does anybody here have any tips/experience on using carbon fiber, I been using fiberglass and know how to work it. but I'm wondering if i can lay scraps of carbon fiber just as you would on fiberglass. I'm trying to build a small box and just experiment.

    let me know where is a good site to buy cheap scraps or fiber cloth. thanks


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    If your planning on cuttin cf you need some really sharp durable scissors... Buy yourself some of these vaccum storage bags for blankets and such as it helps when molding... Pre-preg Cf is the way to go if your experimenting but its not cheap....

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    I worked at a place back in the 80's that built 3 Wildcat bodies for Gordan Johncock for the Indy 500 that were layed out of Fiberglass,Carbon Fibre and Kevalar.

    Carbon Fiber works just like FG,now Kevalar is a whole different beast,it does not stretch out like the other 2.Doing a inside corner you would have to relief cut it.

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    well i just got started on my waterbox, i got a mold made of fibeglass, i attach pvc to make the inlet/outlet adapters. I called a few places about the carbon fiber and they sent me this useful link, maybe it should be a sticky for ppl working with carbon fiber.
    http://www.protechcomposites.com/faq.html
    also i' can use scraps of fabric from carbon fiber to finish my project.
    if anyone has some let me know. I'l buy em.

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