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Old 02-04-2008, 11:25 PM   #21
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That would be awesome. I am going to start working on some fiberglass work this summer with the hopes of eventually making some of my own body panels. Should be an adventure. It will take a while before I will get into cf though. I still can't figure out how they get the seamless transitions in cf while making it look like it is all one piece.
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That would be awesome. I am going to start working on some fiberglass work this summer with the hopes of eventually making some of my own body panels. Should be an adventure. It will take a while before I will get into cf though. I still can't figure out how they get the seamless transitions in cf while making it look like it is all one piece.
they lay it up just like fiber glass, but then the last sheet or two is laid over as a single large piece so you get a uniform pattern. then you just vacuum bag the **** and smooth out any wrinkles/bubbles.

It's surprisingly easy to work with CF, but thanks to the aircraft industry the price has gone through the ******* roof. It used to only be 2-3X more expensive than fiberglass.
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CF is easy to work with. I just helped the CalPoly Formula SAE team finish our 08 tub, which is a dry carbon monocoque with a nomex core.
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Too bad you are almost 8 hours away from me. I could use some expertise. I think I am just going to try out some shapes on the car with some and see how it turns out. I am really interested in making a fastback hardtop. Not sure which car I want to model it after though.
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