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Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Daniel Kerr (---.mobile.att.net)
Date: February 26, 2019 11:13AM

Has anyone attached carbon fiber directly to the blank? I'm thinking about doing that instead of a decorative wrap. My question is what kind of epoxy to use. Has anyone tried using Prokote or something similar? Thanks, Dan

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Mark Talmo (71.147.59.---)
Date: February 26, 2019 01:58PM

Daniel,
Yours is not a structural but rather a cosmetic application of woven CF sleeving so the results using thread epoxy will be fine. Consider using the thinnest viscosity possible to aid wetting-out the fabric easily and thoroughly. Additionally, thread finish has UV filters which are obviously a good thing. While PG is very thin and may wet-out fabric quickly, it may go-off too fast; hence I have never tried it. I have used composite sleeves for under-wraps and the thin ProKote worked very well. I just built an 80lb stand-up rod and used woven CF/Kevlar sleeving for the butt grip as my rendition of a Slick Butt. Since I anticipate, and hope, it will be subjected to abuse in and out of rod holders, I used laminating epoxy to wet-out and bond the sleeve to the blank but over-coated with four coats of PG for resistance to the salt water elements and UV.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Daniel Kerr (204.145.118.---)
Date: February 27, 2019 11:28AM

Thank you sir

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Daniel Kerr (204.145.118.---)
Date: March 01, 2019 09:21PM

Thanks alot Mark!

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Bob Ginther (162.245.181.---)
Date: March 03, 2019 01:30PM

PG = Permagloss?

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Bob Ginther (162.245.181.---)
Date: March 03, 2019 01:32PM

Just curious, what type of carbon fiber are you talking about? Like the carbon fiber you would buy to build your own grips by wrapping over hard foam?

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: March 03, 2019 06:16PM

Bob, you might want to start a new thread addressing Mark with your questions.

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Re: Attaching carbon fiber directly to blank
Posted by: Daniel Kerr (204.145.118.---)
Date: March 13, 2019 03:01PM

Bob, I'm using the same carbon fiber, 1k, as the grips just in a smaller diameter.

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