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Cutting Carbon Fiber? #386473 Jan 28, 2:34pm Jan 28, 2:34pm
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Cutting Carbon Fiber?
I am getting the carbon fiber dash kit and wanted to make a stencil type of cutout in the material. What is the best way to cut through carbon fiber without fraying the material? I was about to get a X-acto blade and do it myself but im told its going to be extreamly hard to cut through the Carbon Fiber with a X-acto blade. I was considering getting it laser cut but im still searching for options. Any assistance or advice is apriciated.


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Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: PH3NIX] #386474 Jan 28, 3:23pm Jan 28, 3:23pm
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Dry fiber, like just the cloth (not resin-treated)? Sheers...big ass scissors will cut carbon fiber cloth.

If you're talking carbon fiber that's been epoxied and hardened, a dremel tool will work. (Use a cutting bit and goggles to protect your eyes when the cutting disk shatters.)

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: L3M1315] #386475 Jan 28, 3:56pm Jan 28, 3:56pm
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I messed with epoxied carbon fiber for my gas door, heatshield, and behidn licenseplate and jsut used new sizors smile jsut go really slow or the epoxy cracks. No prob with carobnfiber though.

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #386476 Jan 29, 9:40am Jan 29, 9:40am
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if its a cloth, try putting masking tape on where you want to cut and cut along the masking tape. It'll keep most of the frays intact


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Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: Jtultra] #386477 Feb 7, 1:32pm Feb 7, 1:32pm
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well the piece of Carbon Fiber that being cut is the dash kit sunglass/storage unit. so how would i start cutting in the middle of the material?


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Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: PH3NIX] #386478 Feb 7, 1:36pm Feb 7, 1:36pm
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dremmel. use the cutting disks. Worked best for me. Just take your time. You can drill a hole in the middle 1st

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #386479 Feb 7, 8:57pm Feb 7, 8:57pm
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
dremmel. use the cutting disks. Worked best for me. Just take your time. You can drill a hole in the middle 1st


if you use a dremel..use a real 'gas mask'. when you dremel carbon fiber it obviously makes carbon fiber dust..which is dangerous to say the least.

they sell carbon fiber sheers, u.s. composites sells them as well as practically any place that sells carbon fiber for fabrication purposes.

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #386480 Feb 7, 9:00pm Feb 7, 9:00pm
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Yea i assumed a mask was goiung to be used wink Same with fiberglass. Ya know i have nver hed of the shears. Find some pics. Maybe interested.

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #386481 Feb 8, 12:31am Feb 8, 12:31am
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^^ they look basically like scissors (as all shears do)

pics, info, & prices for u.s. composites:
http://www.shopmaninc.com/cutters.html

Re: Cutting Carbon Fiber? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #386482 Feb 8, 12:10pm Feb 8, 12:10pm
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lol yea look the same smile Well i think it depends on waht stage carbon fiber your cutting. I think those are for if its still cloth. If you buy pre epoxied or clear coated scizors crack it. Thats waht I found out. I ued pre epoxied for my heatshelf, gas door, and rear licenseplate and i had to cut it really slow with scizors or the epoxy woudl crack, the carbon fiber was fine though.

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