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Old 06-30-2009, 09:28 AM   #1
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Carbon Fibre

I have for sale, some carbon fibre fabric 2x2 twill weave, 6k tow and a weight of 11.9oz/yard. This is real carbon fibre fabric. Has kevlar stitching on the outside edge to hold it together. Minimum quantity is 1 yard. $50 per yard plus shipping is the price. I have 5 yards currently and can easily get more. The roll is 50" wide and 1 yard is 36" long. I am located in Hamilton and local pickup is available. I do not make money on this, I simply offer it for people that want it and don't know where to go for it. I am not a business. Here is a pic for anyone interested in seeing what it looks like.






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Old 06-30-2009, 02:00 PM   #2
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Bro why didnt you put this thread JUST ONE day earlier i just got 6yars from a different sourse for a lot more than 50$ a yard DDDDDDDAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMNNNN
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Old 06-30-2009, 02:02 PM   #3
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By the way that is a one poor job on skinning the side mirror lol
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:17 PM   #4
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That one wasnt finished in the pic and considering that mirror was my first time using carbon fibre, it wasnt all bad. Trust me, I wasn't happy with them at that point. They were only on second resin coat and dont have clear on them there, I am a few more parts into it now and am getting better at it. I am no pro by any means but I also dont have a vacuum press so it makes it difficult to do it perfect. I am doing it all by hand only and I am learning. Really, it is just something to do in my spare time. I'm used to doing other things (mechanical, audio) so this is different for me. I assume you do carbon fibre work then? I would love if you could give some tips on laying by hand and getting it perfect.

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Old 06-30-2009, 10:27 PM   #5
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if thats one of ur first pieces then thats a good job, i am begging my self and i am just starting with simpler parts that are more straight or have one simple shape like the trim on the dash, soon iam hoping to start going bigger and maybe even make the hood but we ll c how that goes and for sure i will need the pump for that. By the way do you get your CF on regular basis or is that roll all u have?? Because in the future i will definatly going to need a supplier
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:32 PM   #6
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and out of curiousity what epoxy reisins and combinations do you use?
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:04 PM   #7
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I have access to carbon fibre all the time. I only have a roll right now in my house but I can get it within 2 days. The price may go up $5 a yard in the future but as I am sure you know, that is still real cheap for it. Yeah mirors were a little ambitious for a first time thing. I have layed plenty of glass in the past and thought it would be the same but carbon fibre is way more fragile in its natural state without epoxy. Its nowhere near as rigid. Anyways, I just use the Bondo brand epoxy resin/hardener (2 part) from Part Source because it is cheap. $50 a gallon for it. I could get larger amounts from my carbon fibre supplier (5 gallon pails) but I would never use that amount yet. I am looking into building a vacuum press to do this and fibreglass cause it would make things a whole lot easier.
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Old 06-30-2009, 11:27 PM   #8
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yes i know exactly what you are talking about it is important to handle cf with lots of care so the fibers dont go all over the place, and hey in the future i will definatly give you a shout/pm when i ran out of material
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