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Custom Carbon Fiber Work

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Taco Gunner, Apr 5, 2012.

  1. Apr 5, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    Taco Gunner

    Taco Gunner [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, I am looking for someone to make a carbon fiber panel for me. It is for an experimental airplane. I have the original panel but am working on a project where I will need a spare panel./


    Anyone know someone who can do this work?
     
  2. Apr 6, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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    Zombie

    Zombie I miss my Taco

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    I have actually played around with C/F a bit. Not enough to do what you are talking about though. I just made some chinsy interior pieces, mainly door panels, glove boxes, etc. It is very expensive, and very hard to work with. And very freaking sharp, I still have scars. Sorry for rambling, good luck with your search.
     
  3. Apr 6, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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    F75gunslinger

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    If you're handy and the panel is a simple flat one or not overly complicated you can buy carbon fiber cloth and the resin to make it yourself. It isn't really a complicated process,only time consuming from what I know of it.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2012 at 12:02 PM
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    Aw9d

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    The OP says this is for an Airplane. If I wasn't sure on how to handle carbon fiber correctly, and the part he wants made is somewhat important, then I'd go to a pro. If it's just some interior panel for looks, then give it a shot yourself.

    Like Zombie said, its a pain in the ass material to work with and very unforgiving.
     
  5. Apr 6, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    0uTkAsT

    0uTkAsT Gunslingin' Gearhead

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    Stuff that makes it easier to run over other stuff.
    Try RC fabrication. Guys I used to race with had them do custom fiberglass work but they also lay carbon fiber. Everything I saw from them was top notch... Mostly mounting/blending scoops and custom hoods/decklids, etc.

    Avoid Carbon Fiber Creations in Glendale, I've heard a lot of horror stories from guys and I understand they recently changed ownership.
     
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