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Old 01-28-2011, 11:07 PM
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Default Where to buy CF/FRP?

Does anyone know where I can buy big (48"x36") sheets of carbon fiber or Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP)?
Doesn't have to be strong or light, but it does have to be real and look real.

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Old 01-28-2011, 11:14 PM
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http://www.dragonplate.com/default.asp
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Old 01-28-2011, 11:20 PM
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Should have mentioned I'm looking for a place that sells it cheap.

Dragon Plate = $400/sheet for what I need.
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CF isn't cheap.. Dragonplate is a good buy.. for cheaper there was CF forsale usually on ebay for a bit cheaper, but Your not gonna find REAL CF cheap... and if you do, let us know.
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how about cf top layer with frp under?
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Old 01-29-2011, 03:51 AM
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Buy FRP -- much cheaper and you don't feel as bad if you screw up when working with it. Also, the dust is less painful to accidentally inhale (don't ask me how I know).
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ive seen ebay have carbon but not sure as to if it was real or not!
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Buy FRP -- much cheaper and you don't feel as bad if you screw up when working with it. Also, the dust is less painful to accidentally inhale (don't ask me how I know).
Got a good source for large sheets?

I looked on McMaster and it's fairly cheap (their FRP is ALOT cheaper than DragonPlate CF), but the texture was ugly.
Considering G10, since it's opaque and you can paint the back side black.
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That frp is fire retardant plastic probably 4x8 used on walls in commercial kitchens.. Very flexible and not want you want.
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McMaster sells black G10 for a great price, it's what I used to build prototype MRCG's. Look harder.
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McMaster sells black G10 for a great price, it's what I used to build prototype MRCG's. Look harder.
so this black G10 FRP is a good plastic for a chassis.. Im asking because i never heard of using it. I am in the construction field and have installed FRP in mcdonalds and other fast food places for years and it seemed to flexible. Do you have a link.. Also your old thread on the other site from when you were making the prototype... Those photos are of the FRP chassis?
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That frp is fire retardant plastic probably 4x8 used on walls in commercial kitchens.. Very flexible and not want you want.
I'm making door panels for my car. Just need something that'll stand up to some abuse and look purty.

Something like this:

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Ok... Even still if im not mistaken at that size the FRP is very flimsy... We glue it onto walls like wall paper.. I could be wrong and maybe there is thicker sturdier sheets of it.
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didnt know there were xmods that had doors that open sweed....got a limited edition there?


Oh wait....thats a real car, isnt it?

So you're buying material for your CRX?

Thought of trying CivicNation or the real car thread?

( I could go on all day with the sarcastic/smartalec comments but thatll do for now)

Just bugging, sweed...i know you wouldnt purposely post a thread in a location that might be better suited somewhere else.
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1.5mm or 1/16" G10 is a bit more flexible than CF laminate of the same thickness, but is a lot cheaper, easier to machine, more durable, etc. so it's excellent for prototyping parts.

And Cowboy's laying down the HATE! lol...
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