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Carbon Fibre Repair Kit - 75g Epoxy Resin with Carbon Fibre - Accessories Included

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When a pole has been cracked or broken, it's generally better to add at least some strength in the 'hoop' direction. if this is needed, if want to be sanding out layers everywhere new fabric is going and then ultimately sand back the overbuild to match the original tube profile.

If you do, the resin will stick to the good pole and you could have a lot of trouble getting it out again. New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging . I looked at other carbon fiber repair kits like this one from Predator Cycling, and realized I needed shrink release tape — a highly-specialized type of tape used in composites. In terms of the structural integrity of a repair to bike frame tube (like a seat stay) the key principle is to add as much carbon to the damaged area as has been compromised by the damage.g., UV radiation, moisture ingression, erosion) as well as instances when the mechanical properties of the composite are exceeded. This is often a non-destructive inspection (NDI) which is a combination of visual and non-visual methods.

Matrix cracking is believed to occur as a result of low- and medium-energy impact in a direction parallel to the fibre arrangement. Considering that the original tube probably uses predominantly undirectional carbon fibre in its construction, depending on the nature of the damage, you may even choose to add still more thickness to compensate for the fact that the carbon fibre kit is woven and not unidirectional and therefore adds only half its strength in the direction of the original fibre. The carbon fibre used in today’s modern bicycles offers very good tensile resistance, enabling to produce light and tough frames, but it is inherently not good on impacts.

There is plenty of epoxy resin and other materials in the kit to cover all eventualities of repair size. All materials are supplied in high quality, re-sealable containers and shipped in protective packaging. It wasn’t broken all the way round so even with the bulk of the cracked fibres sanded out it still had enough stability to stay in shape during repair. It includes carbon fibre reinforcement, fast-curing high-performance epoxy resin and all ancillaries. The kit also had some polish the repair looked great after and I didn’t feel the need to fill and paint.

I’ve got a lovely super light Scott frame with a crack all the way round a chain stay right next to the cable stop. It would be possible for you to use this same reinforcement in your home repairs, in fact we do sell unidirectional reinforcement, although there would be some extra considerations if you use this format of reinforcement. Carbon fibre parts are expensive, so a repair is often preferable if the original properties of that part can be matched in the repair. The resin system has also been updated to EL2, please be aware that the mix ratio has now changed to 100:30 as displayed on the bottle.

Mix the resin and apply the layers of cloth, this is a similar process to fibreglass work (or paper-mache! This can introduce more defects than would be seen with such techniques – or with prepreg – in the form of higher porosity levels and greater resin requirements. In addition to checking for compatibility and undertaking a feasibility assessment, it is crucial to ensure that extensive surface preparation is conducted beforehand. But if you want to gamble on a small repair and need a little expert input, Ruckus is an open channel for advice. A tutorial video is included on this page and full printable instructions, including jig plans, are available in the downloads section.

CONTENTS - This kit includes a 4 oz bottle of Epoxy, a 4 oz bottle of Hardener, and a 36" x 6" Carbon Fiber Cloth. Read more about the condition New: A brand-new, unused, unopened and undamaged item in original retail packaging (where packaging is applicable). You likely already found out that epoxies are certainly not equal in the field and there is a huge variety in the market tackling different things and many can and will do the job well enough, but frame repair shouldn't be something you have to repeat every few years. Sandpaper: Sandpaper is used to roughen the surface of the damaged area and create a better bond between the repair and the existing fiberglass. The Peel-Ply is used when the finished repair needs to have a fine textured surface finish (ideal for bonding to) it is used as the last layer on the repair and is torn off after the resin has cured.The dual syringe Gorilla epoxy seems good, - I just pulled the tape off a small patch I did with Gorilla and carbon cloth on some old carbon S-Works cranks I wore holes in from shoe rub.

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