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Carbon overlay

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So, I want to do a carbon overlay of my helm station. The helm station holes are all going to be cut out today. Panel size is about 32x32".

I think I need to do the carbon overlay on a table.

So, I will make a carbon panel and then trim it and then fit it to the helm. I can also spray it with a uv finish inside.

I am getting cold cure epoxy from bbc.

If I put a layer of thickened cold cure resin down; then I ought to be able to tack the carbon on, right?

Forseeable issues...

1. The carbon is too fragile in a single piece to take over to the boat. I could make the carbon panel over the top of a sheet of 12 oz biax or 6 oz woven...thoughts?

2. The layover gets lumpy. This could happen if the underlying material isn't on smooth or moves during curing. I plan a 1/16" vee trowel.

3. I get epoxy on the finish. I suppose I can get some clean release tape and plastic the panel before laminating it on.

Other concerns?

Any discussion is welcomed. Thanks.


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I jist realized the carbon over biax is a horrible idea because it will probably transfer the stitching. So, I will go with woven.
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Wouter used carbon fiber on his helm panels, also used it for some other areas:

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i went out today and decided to do another lift so I could sand it flatter than it looked..
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Pretty neat. What is it for?
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Cool FallGuy!!! Jeff
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I was told I did it wrong and that it should have been done on the mould side with sun shield in mould.
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