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Carbon fibre mudguards #628628
06/04/20 01:12 PM
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I made these mudguards over the winter in Carbon fibre/epoxy, I am not a great fan of the carbon look so they are painted, I have just taken them off for a final polish. They are about a quarter the weight of the originals, heavier than the G56 version but thicker and stiffer.
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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Rog G] #628633
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Very smart Rog.


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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Rog G] #628635
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Gosh - they look superb. notworthy I presume you are now going into full production? I'm sure there wouldn't be any shortage of takers. innocent

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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Rog G] #628638
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They look really good Roger, as you say, more in keeping with a painted finish. A big weight saving and no corrosion, perfect. You can add my name to the list wink

Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Rog G] #628639
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I am curious as to how you made them. Any chance you have pictures with a bit of "how to"?


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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Bunny] #628648
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Originally Posted by Bunny
I presume you are now going into full production? I'm sure there wouldn't be any shortage of takers. innocent


The short answer is no.

The longer answer is also no, because of the way I made them they were very labour intensive, material cost was about £300. A labour of love more than anything else.

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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: rcmatt] #628650
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Originally Posted by rcmatt
I am curious as to how you made them. Any chance you have pictures with a bit of "how to"?

No pictures I am afraid.

I made a male mould which enabled me to make both mudguards from the same mould.

The lay up was 5 layers of cloth 200g twill, 300g biaxial, 650g triaxial, 300g biaxial, 200g twill plus an extra 2 layers of 300g biaxial cloth on the vertical sides. It was laid up wet with epoxy resin and covered in peel ply to give a semblance of a smooth surface, I left off the final layer of cloth so I could lightly sand the finished form before laying up the final layer. The moulded parts were then trimmed to fit.

The finished thickness is approximately 3mm. If I was to do them again, which I am not, I would use more layers of thinner cloth as the heavier cloths I used were difficult to drape over the mould.

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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Rog G] #628656
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so basically a mold shaped like the inside and then epoxy and cloth over the top.


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Re: Carbon fibre mudguards [Re: Rog G] #628666
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Very nice, manufacturers take note !

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