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Old 07-17-2003, 07:59 AM
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Voids in carbon fiber

Hello,

While grinding some carbon fiber for a knife handle, I have encountered some fairly large voids in the edge of the material.

Does anyone know if you can fill these and with what material.
Does super glue look right after it is cured and finished??
This is only my second knife and I have never used carbon fiber material before, so all of this is new territory for me.:confused:

Thanks for all the vaulable information everyone shares here.
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Old 07-17-2003, 09:45 AM
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Super glue should work just fine, but it might take a few coats. The thicker stuff is better at gap-filling than the water-thin stuff.


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Make sure you use a good respirator when grinding that stuff.


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Also, there are many grades of carbon fiber that you can buy. Make sure that you're buying from a source that understands finish grade material. The key to producing high grade carbon fiber sheeting is the layering of the weave and the void removal process.

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Old 08-19-2003, 05:55 AM
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Also, there are many grades of carbon fiber that you can buy. Make sure that you're buying from a source that understands finish grade material. The key to producing high grade carbon fiber sheeting is the layering of the weave and the void removal process.

Alex
Alex,
Any suggestions for a supplier???

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