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02-12-2006 01:36 AM  12 years agoPost 1
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rrApprentice

Phoenix. Arizona, USA

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Hey I have a carbon fiber canopy and I was wondering if it would hurt to put a thin layer of epoxy around the inside of the canopy to help presurve it.

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02-12-2006 01:40 AM  12 years agoPost 2
TAZZY

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Westfield,MA

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i don't see any reason why it would. i would use Finishing Resin which is normally used on fiberglass, it's not as thick as the other stuff.

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02-12-2006 08:16 AM  12 years agoPost 3
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orlando,florida

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most higher quality carbon fiber products use epoxy as the matrix (resin). others use polyester. an epoxy/carbon laminate has better mechanical properties than polyester however polyester usually has adequate stength for cosmetic applications and is easier quicker and cheaper . how do i know this? i stayed at a holiday inn. anyway to make a long reply short either a epoxy or poly coating will be compatible with each other when applying one after the other has curred. scuff the surface with some scotchbrite and apply. mixing and brushing on a resin usually is a little sloppy. i would use epoxy or polyester spray bomb. its better looking and you avoid the posibility of getting any thing hot when it kicks off.

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