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post #41 of 293 (permalink) Old Dec 4th, 2014, 9:53 am
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Nicely done! I've done some carbon work on RC stuff, but haven't done any mold making. I'm going to give it a try!

Thanks for the tutorial!

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Beautiful work on a great bike!

And a great read as well,keep up the great work.
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great thread for sure!
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Spray Tack Question

@ 848. When you use the "light coat of Spray Tack" does that allow you to slightly reposition your first layer if necessary? Does using it compromise the resin finish against the mold? That's essentially your "gel coat" finish, correct? I really like the technique of tightly securing the first layer against the mold. I've had problems with that on a previous project. Does that make wetting it out easier? I'm using a wet layup process. Great project BTW.
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@ 848. When you use the "light coat of Spray Tack" does that allow you to slightly reposition your first layer if necessary? Does using it compromise the resin finish against the mold? That's essentially your "gel coat" finish, correct? I really like the technique of tightly securing the first layer against the mold. I've had problems with that on a previous project. Does that make wetting it out easier? I'm using a wet layup process. Great project BTW.
Re positioning the material is possible but you don't want to in order to keep the weave pattern perfectly aligned.

Yes, spray tack will leave a slight texture in the resin. However, unless you have access to an Autoclave you cannot pull enough vacuum to get all the bubbles out. So, these will need to be fixed with light sanding and then a clear coat, sand, clearcoat anyhow.

It does not make wetting out the material any easier, same. It once again helps keep the weave aligned while brushing in the resin.

Glad to hear some people want to give carbon work a shot. Pretty fun making your own parts.
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Got a new shock from an ie. I think it is a little longer which should be good for a little better handling (what I like at least) I did not measure it, this is just what I read.

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I thought the same, but have found both shocks to be exactly the same length, 330mm.
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That would be funny if it was the same. But everything on the Internet it true right? Haha
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hejira858 had this question about the shock as well so I went through my collection and found the ones pictured above. oem ones measured at 330mm and my shock that is the same model as the one on the right in the picture measured 36mm. measured with a vernier caliper on both.
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thank you for posting all this! I have a 1970 Triumph that I am in the process of restoring and it has given me some great pointers. I was planning on tossing all the original hardware and replacing with stainless, but I may just clean up all the originals and have them replated.

Looking forward to seeing the finished product!

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