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How to clearcoat carbon fiber? #309828 Oct 25, 11:48pm Oct 25, 11:48pm
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How to clearcoat carbon fiber?
Anybody know how to do it? And this isn't for exterior parts like hoods and what not. This is for interior parts that are going to be wrapped. Does the carbon fiber need to be hardened? How do you attain a smooth, level, layer of clearcoat? Anybody done any work with this stuff?


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Re: How to clearcoat carbon fiber? [Re: XxMerlinxX] #309829 Oct 26, 12:02am Oct 26, 12:02am
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the c/f needs to be under pressure when curing in order to come out flat, if it isnt then air bubbles become present. as for the clear, its applied just like clear on paint


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Re: How to clearcoat carbon fiber? [Re: JBing] #309830 Oct 26, 12:31am Oct 26, 12:31am
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Originally Posted by JBing
the c/f needs to be under pressure when curing in order to come out flat, if it isnt then air bubbles become present. as for the clear, its applied just like clear on paint


Are you sure? I've been told I can air cure it with an epoxy matrix.


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Re: How to clearcoat carbon fiber? [Re: XxMerlinxX] #309831 Oct 26, 10:19am Oct 26, 10:19am
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Anybody else ever handle this stuff before?


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Re: How to clearcoat carbon fiber? [Re: XxMerlinxX] #309832 Oct 26, 2:28pm Oct 26, 2:28pm
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I've tried to, but didn't want to invest time in perfecting it. the method I used. I laid down fiberglass resin as a glue and laid fiberglass over it. used a roller to smooth it out. Then you poor small coats of epoxy resin from westsystems(its the clearest. You apply small coats to prevent air bubbles (but you can't get rid of the entirely if done amaturely)The you may have a problem w/ it being smooth, I sanded it down worked up in the grains and then clear coated it. Expoxy is very tricky to work w/. I recommend a lot of practice.


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