Build Your Own - Carbon Fiber Part Wrapping Kit w Clear Epoxy

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Model:
1556
$59.99

Selecting materials for wrapping/covering existing parts in carbon fiber just got easier with our pre-made kits. You can also use these kits to produce parts entirely from carbon fiber as well. These kits include all of the materials you need to cover your parts except for the Reinforcement Fabric. This allows you the option to select fabrics different than those that are offered in our other Part Wrapping Kits. We do recommend that you choose a fabric in the 5oz - 9oz weight range because these fabrics offer the most conformability to your parts. You will receive the materials listed below with the kit. We have 3 different kit sizes available to fit your needs.

Please note the Composite Reinforcement Fabric is NOT INCLUDED but can be purchased separately in the Composite Reinforcement Fabrics category of our site.

Line Item Model # Description Small Kit Medium Kit Large Kit 
 1   Recommended Amount of Composite Reinforcement Fabric needed (NOT INCLUDED) 1 Yard (NOT INCLUDED) 2 Yards (NOT INCLUDED) 3 Yards (NOT INCLUDED)
 2 1159-Gallon|1160-1/2_Gallon-Kit 2:1 Thin Epoxy Resin with Hardener 48oz Kit (1 Qt epoxy with 16oz hardener) 96oz Kit (1/2 Gal epoxy with 1 Qt hardener) 144oz (3 Qt epoxy with 1.5 Qt hardener)
 3 667 Black Pigment for Basecoat 1oz 1oz 1oz
 4 496 Partall Paste #2 Wax 4oz 4oz 4oz
 5 409 Nitrile Gloves 8 pair 8 pair 8 pair
 6 966 4" Spreader 3 pcs 3 pcs 3 pcs
 7 402 Measuring Cup 2 pcs 2 pcs 2 pcs
 8 1143 Epoxy Mixing Tub with Measurements 16oz 3 pcs 3 pcs 3 pcs
 9 1997-1" Bristle Brush 1" 3 pcs 3 pcs 3 pcs
 10 952 Mixing Sticks 6 pcs 6 pcs 6 pcs
 11   Basic Instruction Guide 1 pc 1 pc 1 pc

All of the items in the kit are available for purchase individually in our store. If you run out of a certain material all items in this kit can be purchased separately. 

This resin uses a 2:1 hardener. Mixing 2 parts epoxy to 1 part hardener will give you the appropriate final mixture.

The 2:1 hardener has a pot life of 35-40 minutes at 80° F, set time of 5-6 hours and a drying time of 24-48 hours. This epoxy is NON-blushing.

This is considered to be a slow hardener, Our 3:1 and 4:1 hardener epoxies will cure much faster. However this 2:1 hardener will provide you with the maximum working time possible and should not be used in temps under 70° F unless a very long curing time is needed.   Slow hardener should be used at temperatures above 80° F for optimal overnight curing.

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If your epoxy arrives cold during shipment is must be allowed to acclimate to at least 75° F before using. Mixing this product below 75°F will increase the potential for under-mixed epoxy which will create wet or sticky areas on your surface. Cold temperatures will also trap more very tiny air bubbles during the mixing which cannot always be removed with the torch/heat gun. In addition applying the mixed epoxy in temps below 70 degrees F will drastically extend cure times. To warm the epoxy quickly we recommend using either a heat lamp, an electric heater or placing the closed bottles of epoxy in a tub of warm water for 30 minutes. Getting the epoxy too hot will result in a faster reaction time, so pay careful attention to what you're doing.

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PDFPart Wrapping Kit Instructions

PDF Epoxy Mixing Guide

We also have an instructional video available for separate purchase to help guide you through the part wrapping process.

video Secrets of the Overlay Instructional Video