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cjvictoria

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Making carbon fiber parts/wrapping interior pieces and things of that nature?

I have wanted to learn this stuff for a whil and got a sweet deal on some materials, so It's time..;)
 

E_SolSi

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i made a CF leg brace so i could rollerblade with my busted leg

if you can work with fiberglass, you have some level of attention to detail, and you're not a complete chimp, you can work with CF
 

cjvictoria

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i've never worked with fiberglass either, so, I'm a complete newb when it comes to this.

I have however read alot about the processes, and it seems pretty easy in contrast to my prior assumptions. All I really need to do is find out where I can get some gel coat, and the appropriate epoxy resin. If I get good I'll maybe make custom part for people, but for now I just want to learn and make stuff for personal use. I have a deal in the works to get a USDM type R valve cover which I want to wrap after I learn some good technique.
 

88dxhbdaily

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Another option would be vacuum forming plexi glass or lexan for interior panels. It is not that expesive to make or buy a setup. pretty easy to do and a lot more forgiving than cf or fiberglass. the only drawback is it would not work well in high heat situations.
 

cjvictoria

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Oh dude my first test piece will be an xbow 360 hard drive shell, then after that i'm getting an Integra dash clock block off plate, and I'm gonna see if I can make a cf replica!
 

cjvictoria

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well, i got a 3 foot X 4 foot peice for 32 bucks... but i cant find anywhere local that has the gel coat... maybe a boat shop would??
 

OGMatt

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I friend came into work a couple of months ago with an AE86 and a CF hood that he hand made from scratch. So I asked him how much did you buy that for (before I knew) and he said "500 hours" and I was like OMG to the max! It was dope.:)
 

cjvictoria

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I put my skills to the test yesterday, by wrapping a dvd tray bezel from my 360, and it went horribly.... not the wrong materials or anything it's just that when I wen to cut off the excess, I cut too deep and fucked up the edge, so I'm gonna redo it till I get it right... Then try bigger stuff
 

cjvictoria

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lol i can't do it for a few days, cuz we just got a real nice humid cold front today.. .... it was all sunny and dry for the last couple days, but wouldn't ya know, it get cold right when i need it to be warm. i could post pics of the fucked up dvd bezel for now though lol
 

cjvictoria

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the part with my finger on it is what I should have been more careful with lol :eek:

Also, note the zig-zag carbon... It's nothing special, just the way I layed it down and moved the top one way and bottom the other... I thought it was kinda cool, but then it got very shitty. :)

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cjvictoria

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Yep... I'll try again tomorrow, that is, if it's a sunny day. Also, as far as patience... I'll be able to let the shit dry longer between resin coats since RE:5 will be here! WOOT!!!

I'm gonna wrap up some late 80's to early 90's Honda emblems I have laying around too.

I'll post pics and if anyone likes I'll sell them to ya!

Also... if I get good... there will be a JDM Type-R valve cover coming too. Carbon wrapped of course.
 

cjvictoria

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Still waiting on a good deal for a Type R vc.... and might have an update tomorrow... i hope
 

cjvictoria

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I need some tips on wrapping a cylinder... a shift knob is what i'm trying to do here... and at the point where it comes around and meets the other end of the fabric, i kinda keep fucking it up... :eek: HELP!
 
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