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Fred Kiehl

Fred Kiehl

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PostSubject: carbon fiber moon style hubcaps   carbon fiber moon style hubcaps Icon_minitimeMon May 24, 2021 9:53 pm

Tuesday I am endeavoring to make 4 moon style hubcaps from carbon fiber, and 12 flanges to mount them. I will use a hand layup without bagging, so I hope I get them smooth, and bubble free. They are going to be 2-3 plies of 5 oz cloth in a polyester resin. A couple of coats of clear satin paint will make them match the color of the wheels.
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Fred Kiehl

Fred Kiehl

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Join date : 2009-11-13
Age : 72
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PostSubject: Re: carbon fiber moon style hubcaps   carbon fiber moon style hubcaps Icon_minitimeThu Jun 17, 2021 12:03 pm

My second effort was not right either. I could not get the bag to seal, and therefore did not get a good molding. I found some large ziplock bags that will fit over the whole mold, so I will try again when I get them. I did try it with 4 plies, and it is really light, even compared with aluminum. The stiffness is incredible as well.
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