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Old Sep 20, 2004, 10:50 PM
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1-2 oz. Carbon Fabric

I've been looking for some light weight carbon for bagging wings and misc. small parts. So far about the lightest I've seen is in the 2-3oz. range. Is there any 1-2 oz. carbon available anywhere?

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Old Sep 20, 2004, 10:58 PM
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Bill, please post the info if you find a source. Outside of the nearly useless "veil", I've found none.
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 11:04 PM
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I've been looking for some light weight carbon for bagging wings and misc. small parts. So far about the lightest I've seen is in the 2-3oz. range. Is there any 1-2 oz. carbon available anywhere?

Thanks,
Bill
The most available tow for lightweight carbon is 1K or 1000 strands of fiber per thread and when tightly woven is about 3oz yd2 so the common way is to weave it with less tows per inch to get the weight down so what you get looks like an expensive screen door with the lighter weight carbon cloth. There is some .75K and .5K but these are rare and very expensive. Currently the 1K 3oz is about 70.00/yd.
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Old Sep 20, 2004, 11:36 PM
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The most available tow for lightweight carbon is 1K or 1000 strands of fiber per thread and when tightly woven is about 3oz yd2 so the common way is to weave it with less tows per inch to get the weight down so what you get looks like an expensive screen door with the lighter weight carbon cloth. There is some .75K and .5K but these are rare and very expensive. Currently the 1K 3oz is about 70.00/yd.
I've seen some carbon that's woven very "open" with 1K. Definetely don't want any of that stuff. I know from what I've seen the price will be high. I'm not going to be using large quantities of it, and the wings and other parts I'll be bagging are relatively small. In other words a yard or two will last me a while. I've searched all over the net, and the lightest I have found is 2.4 oz at around $75 yd. I really need something lighter.
Do you have any info on the .5K tow cloth?

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Old Sep 21, 2004, 07:08 AM
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Carbon Vertrieb in Germany sells 66g which is about 1.8-1.9oz It's not super tight but ok for wings. http://www.carbon-vertrieb.com/
directly to pricelist http://www.carbon-vertrieb.com/pdf/10_pdf_preise.pdf
They have reduced their prices too.
/Antti
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Old Sep 21, 2004, 08:43 PM
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sayno2glo,
Thanks for the link. That looks like something I could use if the weave isn't too open. Price looks good. Only downside is ordering and shipping from Germany to U.S.
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Bill, please post the info if you find a source. Outside of the nearly useless "veil", I've found none.
I wonder why lightweight cloth isn't more readily available. Is it a manufacturing issue, some problem working with low K tow. Or, is it due to lack of demand.
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Old Sep 22, 2004, 12:29 PM
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my local suplier sells 66gram carbon and ive used it with good results.the weave is nice and quite tight. he also sells 8 and 16 gram carbon tissue if you want somthing verey thin.
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Old Oct 04, 2004, 08:09 AM
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Whereabouts is your supplier Charlie?
PM if you prefer chap.
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Old Oct 22, 2004, 08:39 AM
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my local suplier sells 66gram carbon and ive used it with good results.the weave is nice and quite tight. he also sells 8 and 16 gram carbon tissue if you want somthing verey thin.

Charlie, could you please give us the name and contact info of your local supplier?
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 04:58 AM
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fiber tec is the one you want. there in lancing sussex and have a large selection of glass carbon and kevlar and will do mail order.do a serch for there website ad you should find them.
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Old Oct 23, 2004, 09:29 AM
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Is there someone ELSE who knows this place and could actually POST A LINK?
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 08:24 AM
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ive found the link if you want ME to POST it i can or you can wait for some one ELSE to find it for you.
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Old Oct 24, 2004, 08:48 AM
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Ok guys I'll post it.
http://www.fibretechgb.co.uk/
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