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    Superbike Twin
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    Talking Carbon wrapping

    Hi,

    I want to do a carbon tank cover, I've found this post but is the any one else?

    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...k+cover&page=3

    I've bought some carbon and epoxi resin to try to do something like this.

    Could somebody help me? Or tell me where could I find more instructions to do it right?

    This is my starting point










    Thanks

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    Carbon mods website has a video about laminating, and they have a sister site (composite materials) that shows the pressure method. you may be able to get something from them i.e, release materials ect.

    I'm planning on having a shot at laminating a few parts soon.

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    Thanks I'll take a look

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    queens yor starting on the worst part for a beginner ie the curves n wot not practice the wrap on summit small and flat first im getting my guy to do mine me personally i would not attempt the the tank as a first piece

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    well I continue with my project, I only have few moments to do it. I sand it with an orbital sander and 180 grit, then I clean it with water.










    Next step, sand it again with a 80 grit, clean it with water and soap and after this with acetone. And the starting with the CF

    Cheers

    Vsss

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    or scarlatti moto can wrap it for you but is about 550 sterling

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    I think it is too expensive. Here I can do it for 300 by a professional.

    Sand the tank takes 2,5h.

    1m2 of carbon cost 35
    1kg of epoxi resin cost 42 (HQ)

    Cheers

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    bloody bargain :-)

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    some pics of today





    Vsss

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    thats looking great QM - how hard was it to get to fit right (as in follow the curves)?

    Deacs

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    it is very very difficult for a first time, there is a lot of mistakes, but it's the first I will performance my tecnic

    I did a videos of how I did it but in spainish, in a few days will be avaible in youtube

    CHeers

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    The CF with the 'defects'





































    Vsss

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    A CF chaterham with R1 engine






    Some pics of today of my bike





















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