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post #31 of 38 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:19 AM
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well i know that you can do vaccume forming with any food grade vacume sealer so depending on the size of the project thats not really unfeasible.

and after some research, the process is basically the same to make a part, it's like paper machete` with superglue, your doing a pretty similar thing but with a stonger substance (obviously NOT the vaccume method) i'm kinda interested in figuring out filler and making a proper paintable surface.
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hey man is this the cf i want...i want it to look as real as can be..(skinning gonna try it out) 5.7oz Twill '1st Quality' Carbon Fiber Fabric


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Weight: 5.7osy
Weave: 2 x 2 Twill
Tow Size: 3K
Thickness: .010"
2x2 Twill carbon, attractive pattern. Gives 3-dimensional/diagonal appearance. More easily drapable than plain fabric, but also more delicate. Commonly used in aftermarket parts where you see the "carbon fiber look" 2x2 twill weave is a two over two under weave pattern.


5.7oz 2x2 TWILL- 50in WIDTH

and how much will i need to do my intearior
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i dunno 10 yards, how much of the intierior do you want to do?

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Weight: 5.7osy
Weave: 2 x 2 Twill
Tow Size: 3K
Thickness: .010"
2x2 Twill carbon, attractive pattern. Gives 3-dimensional/diagonal appearance. More easily drapable than plain fabric, but also more delicate. Commonly used in aftermarket parts where you see the "carbon fiber look" 2x2 twill weave is a two over two under weave pattern.


means basically nothing.
when your skinning, you really only care about it LOOKING like carbon fiber, therefore you could go with black fiberglass (in the 2x2 twill) it's way cheaper per yard, lighter wieght (to get coverage you'll use less.... strength to weight ratio still totally favors carbon fiber, but your not looking for added strength or lighter weight) and it doesn't fade or yellow like carbon fiber, thats important since your doing this for looks.
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Hey Caesar. Guess what i'm going to attempt to wrap??? My roof haha then my trunk. Wish me luck

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ALSO my biggest thing. SUNLIGHT Do i need to soak the CF in UV protectant spray? I dont want it fading


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seems pretty easy to do but is it worth the time
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post #37 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 04:15 AM
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Love all u guys scrambling for answers lol

Try google bro ;)

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I taught my self how to do fiberglass/carbon fiber work

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post #38 of 38 (permalink) Old 10-02-2013, 06:57 AM
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Yeah I'd take his advice^ Idk if you've seen his showoff, but he definitely knows what he's doing with carbon fiber

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