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Old January 21st, 2018, 04:10 PM   #1
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Homemade carbon fiber windscreen

This is my first attempt at making carbon fiber parts. It has some imperfections and some texture that I might address later but, all in all, I'm happy. Used 5 layers of 2x2 twill fabric, epoxy resin along with the vacuum forming method. Tried using only 2 layers, it held its shape just fine but once mounted I think it would have distorted at speed. It took a while to decide on a final shape but I feel that it flows nicely. I sprayed it with a few coats of matte/satin acrylic enamel to match the sheen of the bike. It's not fully mounted in pics. Just sitting on the pegs.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 05:15 PM   #2
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Impressive! What was the cost of materials?
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Old January 21st, 2018, 05:47 PM   #3
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Impressive! What was the cost of materials?
Thank you. The resin and carbon fiber cloth was about $50. The remaining material is enough to make 2 more wind screens. I had the pump, bags, tubes and sealing tapes.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 08:40 PM   #4
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Holy crap, that's great work! I wouldn't have known it's your first time.
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Old January 21st, 2018, 08:59 PM   #5
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Holy crap, that's great work! I wouldn't have known it's your first time.
+1 Nice work, really...
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 05:02 AM   #6
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Thank you guys. I'm excited about making more and further understanding the tricks to make it quicker and easier.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:38 PM   #7
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well done, looks great, in fact if your making another, I'll have one providing price is right.
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Old January 22nd, 2018, 04:47 PM   #8
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Thank you. The resin and carbon fiber cloth was about $50. The remaining material is enough to make 2 more wind screens. I had the pump, bags, tubes and sealing tapes.
50 BUX? SOLD!?! I'll take it, just tell me where to paypal the monies! LOL j/k. Nice work tho! I might be interested in one for the right price as well.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 11:49 AM   #9
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Thank you. LOL. But i won't be making anymore windscreens untill I get better at the whole carbon fibering process. There are some weave distortion in the tight areas. Once I figure it all out I might make a few to sell.
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Old January 23rd, 2018, 12:55 PM   #10
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If you're interested, I've got a bunch of prepreg unidirectional in cold storage. I'd rather see it used than thrown out.
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