Anything goes in the world of fiberglass and plastic
you can make a mould from plaster ( the kind that is powder and u mix with water, believe its called plaster of paris?) coat the part in candle wax or something and fill a bowl with the plaster. then set the part in the plaster. then when its done u can lay the carbon fiber / resin in the mould. only thing is that its really difficult to do complicated pieces or pieces with lots of curves
I won't discourage you from doing it; the videos and tutorials make it sound and look simple but it is anything but. You will see
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this place has everything you need.
they also have how to videos on youtube.
they even have a great learning center.
this place also has some good instructions on a lot of different mold making along with fiberglass etc.
and they also sell the stuff.
anyone can you give me the cheapest seller of carbon fiber
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I get my epoxy resins from here: http://www.westsystem.com/ss/ They also sell carbon fiber tape but I couldn't find any larger sizes.
I bought some on a roll last time but cannot remember where I got it. LOL
You will have to search for the type of weave and the quality of Carbon Fiber you want. This places sells the unidirectional cloth: http://www.tapplastics.com/shop/product.php?pid=99
Lots of places sell it but you have to read up on what a quality cloth is and how the weave itself plays a part in structural strength.
http://www.oppracing.com/opp_pages.php? ... _fiber_101
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Your posted videos were like watching AutoBody 101, "How it's Made" !!!
That was exceptional information.
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Link to build pictures
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