any know how to make some carbon fiber fairings??

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  1. ryguy461

    ryguy461 New Member

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    i downed my bike and want to change my 2 mid fairings to carbon fiber... i seen some online but its like ovre 200 bucks for one mid fairing.. thats way too pricie for me.. well any help would be good .. thanks..
     
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    oh.. i got a 2003 r6.. and just want the mid fairings to be carbon fiber...
     
  3. oakie

    oakie my ninja.

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    i've laid fiber before, but i wouldnt do all that work for less than $200 per panel... it's a LOT more involved than you think.

    first you need the supplies, then you need to create a mold, then lay resin and fiber together to create a sandwich and let it cure.

    normally the fiber is injection molded to prevent bubbles that can weaken the structure and heat cured, therefore escalating costs for the equipment.

    it's not unlike laying fiberglass, but you're not dealing with bondo, either.
     
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    Um, fiber is not normally injection molded. If it was, it would not be in the pretty weave pattern everyone wants. Usually, the fiber is put into a vacuum so the bubbles get sucked out that way.
     
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    oakie my ninja.

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    my bad, i meant vacuum molded, not injection.
     
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    flynfrog Cool isnt Cheap

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    i could do it for you but it would be more than 200 bucks i would have to make a plug off of your old fairings then paint sand and polish the plug it would also be about $300 alone for just the carbon that i use
    then bag suck and bake
     
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    Do a search. Someone recently posted a "how-to" tutorial on doing Carbon Fiber wet layup (in the main OT forum I believe).
     

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