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Old 10-26-23, 10:42 PM
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Carbon fiber mold

Hello, I want to reproduce some parts from clay to carbon. Do you think any silicone will work if I ma de a mold out of it?
any other recommend material for epoxy+carbon combo?
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Will the parts construction require some compression of the lay up? Andy
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Watch some of the tutorial videos at;
https://www.youtube.com/@easycompositestv/videos
Their compression molding of chopped fibers might be particularly useful if you are making small, solid parts from CF.
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart
Will the parts construction require some compression of the lay up? Andy
sure i know but in this case the parts are just aestetics, so i don't need it
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I've used plaster. But you need to seal it with paint.
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Can you describe the part and your proposed method of reproducing it?
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Was the initial reference to silicone for a molding release agent or for the actual mold's material? Andy
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Originally Posted by Canaboo
Can you describe the part and your proposed method of reproducing it?
not related to bikes but it's a cap similar to handlebar's one.
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart
Was the initial reference to silicone for a molding release agent or for the actual mold's material? Andy
for the mold itself, for the release i think i'am going to use different agent.
also for silicone i mean the glue-look-alike used for bathrooms and stuff.
Yea sound weird but in the past i made a few vintage levers covers out of it (silicone mold and another type used as main material), here how my idea was born

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