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Old 12-09-2006, 01:36 AM   #1
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Anyone know who can repair carbon fiber?

I have a carbon fiber rear wheel hugger thats cracked and wanted to know if anyone knows a shop where they repair this stuff? Let me know please!!!
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:41 AM   #2
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I have a carbon fiber rear wheel hugger thats cracked and wanted to know if anyone knows a shop where they repair this stuff? Let me know please!!!
use can use the resin they use on fiberglass and do it your self....
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Old 12-09-2006, 01:43 AM   #3
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where do i find that stuff? Does it work?
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where do i find that stuff? Does it work?

its clear resin i think wally world has it i know most autozone type places do
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how bad is the crack?

cf is unrepairable. well the weave is at least. you can remold the structure together, but the weave will always be broken and it won't have the same strength as before. however, if the weave and strength aren't important to you anyone competent working with fiberglass (or other fiber/resin combos) should be more than able to repair a slight crack. try either a stereo shop that does custom enclosures, a boat shop, or a body shop.
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Yea I've noticed boat shops do alot of fiber glass and carbon fiber.
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Secret Agent is right the fibers are not repairable and it won't be as strong as before-but this isn't a load bearing part right?

Typically, I've found resins available at boat repair stores. You have to buy two products typically and combine them. You should be able to perform this work yourself. Just don't pour the excess down the drain-dispose of it properly, and if you are going to be sending get one of those mask things-you don't want to inhale this stuff.
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you could always get a new piece of cf and lay it over the hugger and then resin it... If you are competant with fiberglass you should be able to pull this off. If not, it's already broken.
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u can buy fiberlass resin at homedepot and it comes with the hardner, most auto shops have the same stuff.
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just drill two holes and use a zip tie..
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just drill two holes and use a zip tie..
And then Carbon can paint it Kawi Green for you.
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