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carbon door card bits!

carbon door card bits!

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andygtt

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8,090 posts

172 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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carrying on my carbon obsession I decided to make the plastic bits on the door cards in carbon... so I took moulds of them and thought Id start a little 'How to thread"

dont worry though, Im going to leave the U tube videos to the experts biggrin

prepared the bit to make, covering it in a chemical release agent.

IF these parts are not stupidly difficult to make (the sharp edges and complex angles are worrying me lol) then I will make a small run of these... if however they are a total nightmare then they will be a one off smile



Heat glued the part into some sheet plastic so that I have large overlap for ease of bagging



After another coat of chemical release agent I painted the gel coat



once the Gel coat goes tacky a sealer layer of vinylester resin goes down with tissue glass



Once the sealer layer dried the bulk layer goes down on mass, this will be 4 very resin heavy layers up to 10mm, it has a special compound that means zero shrinkage, i call this the custard layer



finally next day the parts can be removed from the mould and are now ready for the part to be made...




Hopefully at the weekend I will pull the first part from these new moulds and will update this thread acordingly

Gadgeroonie

5,358 posts

144 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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you are getting quite a dab hand at this carbon stuff

what is the estimated cost ?

mr-manners

185 posts

93 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I'll start the list then smile
mr-manners

951

598 posts

63 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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I can see these ending up as one offs, but just in case smile
mr-manners said:
I'll start the list then smile
mr-manners
951

Craighb

255 posts

75 months

Tuesday 2nd October 2012
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Craighb]

Pah....if Andy can mould an entire rear Clip then these will be a doddle......I hope bow

Add me to the list.
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R0162

2,435 posts

72 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Good work once again Andy..:-)

andygtt

Original Poster:

8,090 posts

172 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I don't thInk making the parts going to be hard.... It's getting the carbon weeve to look nice that worries me

anotherdom

532 posts

76 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Don't worry about the weave - just carbon dip them!

Lucozade

2,573 posts

187 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Count me in please Andy

tonyvan

851 posts

116 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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I tried to make these in carbon,they looked ok,but went perfect so I gave up after a long slog.ended up getting them carbon dipped,and look great.!!

andygtt

Original Poster:

8,090 posts

172 months

Thursday 4th October 2012
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tonyvan said:
I tried to make these in carbon,they looked ok,but went perfect so I gave up after a long slog.ended up getting them carbon dipped,and look great.!!
I want perfect as well, which is why i suspect i will only end up making one set lol

Craighb

255 posts

75 months

Thursday 25th October 2012
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Andy

Any news on how easy these were to do??

andygtt

Original Poster:

8,090 posts

172 months

Friday 26th October 2012
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I made a mistake on the first set I tried to make (so they were scrap) and have been out of te country for last 3 weeks so not had a chance to try again.

Chapppers

4,376 posts

99 months

Friday 26th October 2012
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anotherdom said:
Don't worry about the weave - just carbon dip them!
tonyvan said:
I tried to make these in carbon,they looked ok,but went perfect so I gave up after a long slog.ended up getting them carbon dipped,and look great.!!

TuxMan

8,789 posts

146 months

Friday 26th October 2012
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Chapppers said:
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