Thread: Carbon Fiber
02-20-2009, 09:38 PM #1
So here goes the topic
So who would like to or knows some one who would like to make some carbon fiber parts that would remain stock specs but lighter and stronger...This way anyone racing in almost any class could use them. And you wouldnt have to run a GP class....
For instance on a Sea-doo RXP/X RXT/X
Rear Grab Handle
Seat Base that mounts to hull
Hood that is fully functional with Mirrors back in gauges and a seperate top hood
Seat Pan that you could put original foam and cover back on
Side Fairings that mat to the hood.
I know this all sounds somewhat ( why the hell would you want to do this)
But I haved realized that there is a pretty good market in Eurpoe for carbon fiber parts and all there stuff is $$$$$$$
Why not start making our own over here and try to keep costs down....
Also most of these parts would remain stock spec so a lot of the rules would not matter.
You could also make all your own lightweight stuff as well for unlimited GP
Just an Idea I was looking into trying this myslef, but my mold making abilities are a little on the novice side. I do real well with fiberglass. But to get Carbon fiber to look good with no seams is a bitch. I guess I could do it with seams and not worry about it looking good but that would also defeat some purpose of good looking, Stronger and lighter.....
Just fealing around the forums to see what people think......
Oh yea and any constructive talk will be taken as such.........
02-20-2009, 10:23 PM #2
02-20-2009, 10:25 PM #3
02-20-2009, 10:28 PM #4
You will find, as I learned.. to do this stuff like your saying
first you will need a LOT of time, patience, and you will be spending a lot of money as an initial investment.
02-20-2009, 10:32 PM #5
It depends on the c/f you want to use. If you want to do a dry carbon, wet carbon, vacuum molded, pre-impregnated carbon fiber, carbon/Kevlar, twill, weave etc.
I've done some c/f work before it does take more patience and preparation than fiberglass. I consider myself really good at custom fiberglass work, but c/f is new ballpark.
02-20-2009, 10:47 PM #6
02-21-2009, 12:37 AM #7
i would be definately interested in those parts, in fact all of them.
02-21-2009, 01:08 AM #8
if it cost you 200 to make it and try to sell it for 250, unless it has a big name on it most people will want to pay you 195 for it and ship it for free.
02-21-2009, 01:36 AM #9
built it and they will come!
you don't know until you try! some parts will have a higher selling rate than others due to weight savings.
02-21-2009, 08:11 AM #10
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