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Old 03 July 2018, 10:15   #1
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Carbon fibre effect panels

Im after getting hold of a small bit of carbon fibre effect panelling, my main vhf radio needs repairing so im temporarlity putting in an old unit which is smaller and hence need to make some form of blanking panel to fit the old unit into a bigger hole.

The place where I had the dashboard done in carbon fibre effect are being less than helpful (ribshop) as they obviously dont manufacture it there I simply wanted to know where I could source a small amount from, seemed reasonable considering the amount of money I had spent with them over the years...but they wont tell me ... they would rather source it, make up a simple panel and charge me ... nice .....ho hum, wont be using them anytime soon.

so does anyone know of where I can get a small amount of carbon fibre effect panel in the south. ? only needs to be about 200mm by 102mm and probably about 3mm thick.
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Old 03 July 2018, 10:33   #2
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Just buy an A4 bit of carbon from ebay.
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Old 03 July 2018, 10:58   #3
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i've used black acrylic from trent plastics looks smart they have a cutting service too
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If it's only temporary, notwithstanding it needing to be Gucci imitation carbon fibre, you could make it in any old plastic & have it wrapped in CF effect vinyl.
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Carbon panel

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One of the best places is easy composites, here is a link to the web page for sheet. If there is not what you require pm me as I have various bits at work.

http://www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/c...bre-Sheet.html

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ive temporarily used a bit of white PVC panel from homebase, works fine until I can get the other vhf set i removed working again, old vhf unit now fitted.
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Dude, Icom make a part for this: https://www.icomuk.co.uk/files/icom/...3_DIAGRAMS.pdf
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That part is for upgrading from the older icoms to a newer larger one, I need to do the reverse as its the newer icom set which has the screen issue hence ive fitted an older smaller model as a temp measure.
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That part is for upgrading from the older icoms to a newer larger one, I need to do the reverse as its the newer icom set which has the screen issue hence ive fitted an older smaller model as a temp measure.
You're probably better off doing what you did than trying to cut and work carbon fibre panels.
What I did with it when I was making light surrounds on the Ballistic put me off anything other than laying it up forever. Cutting it is like exposing yourself to the itchiness of old glass fibre loft insulation cubed. The dust is evil and I found I had to heat the edge of the cut to make it polish and chamfer properly after, or it looked awful.
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Good old amazon, I have used these people before and can say they were good.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Carbon-Effec...%2Beffect&th=1
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