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Old 09-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #1
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Question How to glue Carbon Fiber

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What is the best glue to use to attach a 1/16"carbon fiber sheet to plywood?

30 minute Epoxy, Polyurethene (Gorilla Glue) or thick Cyano.

Should the carbon fiber sheet be sanded or scuffed to increase the adhesion?

The sheets I have are very shiny.

I'm trying to stiffen the landing gear area on my 100cc Extra and I CAN NOT get at the areas in question to screw the plate to mthe plywood.
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Re: How to glue Carbon Fiber

I would scuff it up and use 30 minute epoxy.

The scuffing is because it will mostly be a mechanical connection and a shiny plate of CF wont offer much to adhere to.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:35 PM   #3
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Re: How to glue Carbon Fiber

scuff and clean carbon sheet with alky to remove oils and wax.

use the epoxy and weigh the part down when glueing together.

Also scuff up the ply.
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Re: How to glue Carbon Fiber

What they said!

By the way... Carbon Fiber does not have much "give". While it will certainly stiffen the gear... it will also be more prone to breaking from hard landings.
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