This lightweight, strong composite can be used with polyester or epoxy resins. Used in building America's Cup boats, this great composite material can strengthen any project while adding minimal weight. This style is also commonly used by automobile manufacturers for their stock carbon fiber appearance. Plain weave is a one over, one under pattern, checkerboard-like.
Uses: Boat building, automotive parts, aerospace supplies, hobbies, bikes and motorcycles, and much more.
Carbon fiber cloth is 50" wide, and is sold by the yard.
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Strand size is 0.012 Inches
Hi,I have some small rust areas on a vintage car that I've cut out and want to fix with epoxy and carbon fiber cloth/tape. I don't need a wide piece, tape 2"-3" would be preferred. Do you have anything (carbon fiber) I could use other than this fabric?..thanks
It looks like Jamestown has West system carbon fiber tape up to 3 inch width: (< a href="http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1443&familyName=WEST+System+Carbon+Fiber+Tape." target="_blank">http://www.jamestowndistributors.com/userportal/show_product.do?pid=1443&familyName=WEST+System+Carbon+Fiber+Tape.< /a> However, since your weight savings will not be significant on a metal auto panel, I would use fiberglass. It is cheaper and should provide equivalent strength.
Is this cloth water proof, and if it is can you tell me were to get some that isn't water proof?
The carbon fiber cloth is a loose weave of flat ribbon like threads of carbon fiber in a weave pattern (kind of like an old lawn chair). Somewhat like fiberglass cloth. The water proof question confuses me somewhat. In its raw state there are air gaps that fluid or air could pass through. But in use a resin in applied making the cloth rigid and strong and very water proof once the resin cures. It can be applied in layers along with fiberglass cloth for different appearance and strength characteristics.
I'm repairing my carbon fiber kayak. A section of seam where the combing attaches to the deck is split. I have to go around a 90 degree bend. I want to match the dark fiber of the combing, but am concerned that carbon fiber may not be flexible enough to make the corner. Are my concerns valid? If so, do you have another product that would work better and still retain the dark color of the carbon weave?
CF should be fine, it wets-out nicely and is more pliable than fiberglass around tight radius areas.
what is the resistance per square inch ?
if you're referring to electrical resistance, 3k plain weave CF typically has an in-plane resistivity of 0.020 ohm-cm, or 0.00787 ohm-inches. Again, this is in the plane of the fabric and keep in mind that the resistivity along 0/90 will be different than at 45 degrees. If you want a higher resistivity look to mat instead of woven. Thermal resistivity is trickier because it depends on the resin. Adding graphite powder to the resin will greatly increase thermal conduction. If you really want to get technical, here's a master's thesis on thermal conductivity in composites from a MAE student at WVU: http://wvuscholar.wvu.edu:8881//exlibris/dtl/d3_1/apache_media/L2V4bGlicmlzL2R0bC9kM18xL2FwYWNoZV9tZWRpYS8yMDk0Nw==.pdf
I have no idea what he' asking, I use it to stiffen guitar fingerboards and it does that.
I want to build a foot brace. I have made one from fibreglass but need to have the stiffness and strength in a thinner material so can be worn inside shoe. Suggestion?
I do cars and use carbon fiber. Unfortunately it is easy to burr withscissors which probably wouldn't matter to you. However, TAPE isby far the easiest to work with. Since Jamestown does not offer 4"wide carbon fiber, I would get the minimum order of Kevlar Tape 4" andcrisscross it for a total of four layers. If you don't have enough stiffness.add lengthwise until you do. Use epoxy. Carbon fiber will do but you'llend up with "splinters". Roger
CF is great as it's light and stiff and uses very little resin; epoxy on my case as I used it building new amas(pontoons) on my sailboat . IMO it should be excellent material for your foot brace..Ron
can i use this to make a jetski hull? If not, what? I am looking to shed some weight on my pwc or parts of it. thanks, Dan
I used this matrieal to build Kayak braces and rudder assembly. I used West Systems epoxy. It would have to be layered up or used in combination with fiberglass clorth to obtain the desired thickness and strenght. By substituing carbon fiber for fiberglass a lot of weight can be saved but but the same can't be said for money. Hope this helps.
Is your price per lineal yard of 50" wide material or per quare yard of material?
The price is per lineal yard.
how wide and thick is this specific product?
Width is a function of how much you buy. I needed only a small amount, so I bought a single square yard. It was as advertised: a full square yard. Thickness was about half what a comparable amount of fiberglass material. It's been super strong, very lightweight and relatively easy to work with (actually easier to apply to a form than fiberglass typically is.) This was my first time working with CF, but I've been very happy with the results.
It is .011 thick and come 50" wide.
Hi Jacob, I have use this, it is about as thick as 3 or 4 sheets of paper. JAson
The CF is 50" wide , it is thin but 3 times as strong as E glass, very light ,strong, and stiff; uses a whole lot less epoxy than glass, great stuff..
Hi Jacob. Don't remember the exact width and weight but seems like it was about 2 ft or so. the weight has worked real good. I put it on the bottom of my strip built kayak because on the rivers here they take a beating where all the rocks are. It has been about 2 years and nothing has gone through the bottom just a bunch of scratches on the surface.Hope this helps a little.James
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Is this carbon fiber apealing as far as looks???
YES IT IS
This has the 'classic' carbon fiber look.
Yes, this cloth looks great.
It looks great when trimmed and the epoxy is applied properly.
Provided care is take laying up the cloth with resin it look very good. Best practice is to poor resin on as opposed to brushing, and then use conventional fiberglass mat lay up roller, lightly, to avoid stretching the cloth and to aide air removal from resin and cloth. Vacuum bag air evacuation even better.
yes it looks good but needs to be protected from UV light. The epoxy will trun a yellow color and start to break down after being in sun light to long.
carbon fiber cloth
I use to reinforce rc boats hulls.
Didnt expect it delivered the next day. Quality looks excelent. Very happy with my order. im covering my engine cover and looking for a very good look and your product is looking mighty promising. Thank you very much!
I will continue to use this product
I build custom hydroplanes and have had excellent results with this cloth. The quality is consistant with each order.
Grants Pass, OR
Carbon Fibre cloth -
I used your carbon fiber cloth to build a coaming for a kayak I am building. your product worked nicely.
Strong, easy to wet out, but expensive
We've used this 0-90 and the uni for a variety of projects. It works well. We used both for this custom buzzards bay 25, "Skylark" built at NEB in Portsmouth RI. We used MAS epoxy as well.I'd recommend using carbon when you are looking for a very light and stiff part. Be careful, sometimes using carbon can make your part too stiff.JD does a good job having a variety of carbon products in stock. if you are not sure what you need, call them and talk to them about what you're trying to do.