Clean the surface you wish to apply the carbon fiber to, ensuring it's free of dirt, grease, and dust.
To cut the carbon fiber fabric:
Place tape on the area where you want to cut. The tape helps to hold the carbon fiber strands together and prevent fraying.
Cut through the tape using sharp scissors or a utility knife, ensuring a clean and precise cut.
Mixing the Epoxy Resin:
In a mixing container, combine equal parts of Part A and Part B of the epoxy resin.
Mix thoroughly for at least 3 minutes, ensuring there are no streaks.
Applying the Epoxy Resin:
Using a brush or roller, apply a thin layer of the mixed epoxy resin onto the surface where you will place the carbon fiber.
Lay the carbon fiber sheet onto the surface, ensuring it adheres smoothly without any bubbles or wrinkles.
Apply another layer of epoxy resin over the carbon fiber, making sure the fabric is fully saturated and there are no dry spots.
Allow the epoxy resin to cure for at least 24 hours in a warm, dry environment. Curing times might vary based on environmental factors. Ensure the material is fully cured before subjecting it to any loads or stress.
Once cured, you can sand any rough edges or imperfections using fine-grit sandpaper.
For added protection and a glossy finish, consider applying a clear coat.
Store any unused epoxy resin in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Ensure lids are tightly sealed.
Use acetone or a suitable epoxy resin cleaner to clean up any spills or tools before the resin cures.