How to Make a Carbon Fiber Car Bonnet/Hood - Part 1/3 : Making the Mould

21.04.2012
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Project page and complete shipping list at:
www.easycomposites.co.uk/learning/how-to-make-a-mould-for-a-carbon-fibre-bonnet
Incredible series of advanced composites video tutorials showing exactly how to make a professional carbon fibre (fiber) car bonnet/hood. In Part 1 of the series we demonstrate the process of making moulds for the inner and outer skin by using the original steel part.
Full details of this project including links to buy all products at:
www.easycomposites.co.uk/learning/how-to-make-a-mould-for-a-carbon-fibre-bonnet
Starter kit containing all of the mould making materials:
www.easycomposites.co.uk/uni-mould-complete-mould-making-kit

Kommentteja
  • Who’s still watching with me?

    Ain Nicy AntayAin Nicy Antay4 päivää sitten
  • Would painters tape work any better than masking tape to remove?

    Sean WellsyaknowSean Wellsyaknow10 päivää sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd 3:43 ...always had issue with residue from masking tape removal was curious is painters tape would have been acceptable

      Sean WellsyaknowSean Wellsyaknow5 päivää sitten
    • Where are you seeing masking tape? Neither painter’s tape or masking tape would make a resin release barrier. The translucent green tape is called Flash Tape, it’s made from PET with a silicone adhesive.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 päivää sitten
  • Wow sangat cantik

    Anak Tok PieAnak Tok Pie20 päivää sitten
  • I'd love to know how you keep your rollers and brushes from getting clogged up while you're applying the resin & gelcoat. Mine keep yanking glass out of the CSM. The roller effectively stops rolling after a few passes. :(

    David LivelyDavid Lively21 päivä sitten
    • A light touch I think. You really have to be very gentle, keep gently increasing the pressure as the mat consolidates.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd19 päivää sitten
  • Hello. I am Andy in Oriental Commerce Vina Co., Ltd Please allow me to introduce who we are, We are manufacturing OEM of Packing Products, Atomative & Contruction Refinishing, Paint Production Products for DIY. Our main products: Overspray masking film, Paint Cup, Stretch Film, Clean Kit, Plastic car cover, seat cover, Steering wheel cover, gear cover.. Pallet cover. I am looking forward to doing bussiness with you. Please contact Andy. Email: occvina.andy@gmail.com Skype ID: occvina.andy Mobile: 0084 90 567 2325 Homepage: occ21.com/eng/Company/facilities03.php

    ANDY NGUYENANDY NGUYENUukausi sitten
  • Doing gun metal chrome oem grills, would I need to Sand or just lay the resin? I am trying to skin these pieces

    Garth BantonGarth BantonUukausi sitten
    • The surface always needs a good key with sandpaper to ensure the basecoat resin can get a good grip to the surface.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites LtdUukausi sitten
  • What is the person in the video's name for reference

    Simon GatuzSimon GatuzUukausi sitten
    • In this video it's "Matt"

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd29 päivää sitten
  • How do you manage fiberglass burn doing such extensive work in short sleeves?

    Calvin YunCalvin YunUukausi sitten
    • Same way a marathoner manages 26 miles; practice!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd29 päivää sitten
  • Can someone create the steps and list it for me

    Simon GatuzSimon GatuzUukausi sitten
    • If you watch the video through our website, we have basic steps listed. You can see it here: www.easycomposites.co.uk/learning/how-to-make-a-mould-for-a-carbon-fibre-bonnet

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites LtdUukausi sitten
  • We can't see any thing properly because of your subtitles

    unique videosunique videosUukausi sitten
    • You can turn them off

      Chicken FoundationChicken Foundation6 päivää sitten
  • Thanks🇵🇷

    Waldo BeneroWaldo BeneroUukausi sitten
  • Should you not have put the fillet wax in before the release agent?

    LEOLEOUukausi sitten
    • No, release agent first, otherwise the wax will contaminate the cloth that you’re using for the release agent. Resin won’t stick to the wax.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites LtdUukausi sitten
  • Easy-Lease... Low lease rates for your carbon fiber bonnets :)

    SilverBullet93GTSilverBullet93GT2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hello guys! Do you though make a DIY CF Doors or Rear Spoiler tutorial? This is insane! ♥️

    Martín OportoMartín Oporto2 kuukautta sitten
  • insane how an 8 (going on 9) year old video series can make me better than newer videos. Videos like this make me happy that i don't have to go to college.

    GauseyGausey2 kuukautta sitten
    • For real.

      Martín OportoMartín Oporto2 kuukautta sitten
  • That pop when he released the mould was so satisfying

    ネプギアGOネプギアGO2 kuukautta sitten
  • Can I use paper instead of chopped fibre mat?

    Nikhil MaliNikhil Mali3 kuukautta sitten
    • No, not really. Chopped strand mat is incredibly cheap anyway and does a superb job or reinforcing a mould. Paper would do almost nothing to reinforce the mould so definitely not a good idea.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd2 kuukautta sitten
    • Fibreglass provides strength in resin casting so I guess no unless you want your mould to be flimsy

      ネプギアGOネプギアGO2 kuukautta sitten
  • Awesome bro tell me one thing how to fix it with chesis and also how to make the points for screws tight

    Rajat SinghRajat Singh3 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd thanks

      Rajat SinghRajat Singh2 kuukautta sitten
    • Hi Rajat, fixing to the chassis in this case would be using the original fixing method. Plates etc can be bonded to the hood using an MMA adhesive or similar. For other hard points/screw threads you can bond or laminate captive metal plates into the component.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd2 kuukautta sitten
  • let me ask what the black substance you put on the inside. thanks

    Hòa WinnerHòa Winner3 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd thank you

      Hòa WinnerHòa Winner2 kuukautta sitten
    • That's our Uni-Mould Vinylester Tooling Gelcoat: www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resin-gel-silicone-adhesive/uni-mould-mould-making-system/uni-mould-vinylester-tooling-gelcoat.html

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd2 kuukautta sitten
  • All those layers won't it be heavier than the metal bonnet

    T_money_ THIRDT_money_ THIRD3 kuukautta sitten
    • That's just the mould not the finished part.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd3 kuukautta sitten
  • Have a kit that can help a beginner remake parts for his aging car??

    X7rocksX7rocks3 kuukautta sitten
    • Well, we have lots of products and tutorials that go along with them which you could use to make replacement parts for you car. Just check out our other videos and our website.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd2 kuukautta sitten
  • THIS is how you make a commercial.

    Gluten Free Gam3rGluten Free Gam3r3 kuukautta sitten
  • thats not carbon fiber.. This is glass fiber...

    NFD NeedfordroneNFD Needfordrone3 kuukautta sitten
    • That's not the part.... it's the mould. It's a 3 part video, keep watching. You're welcome.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd2 kuukautta sitten
  • Wow an 8 yr old video? I wonder how current this info is still.

    StreetMachine18StreetMachine183 kuukautta sitten
    • We still sell the same products so nothing much has changed on the basic resin infusion process.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd3 kuukautta sitten
  • And mould is wrong, too. It is mold. Jesus Christ... Who would buy from analphabetics?

    CollateralcoffeeCollateralcoffee3 kuukautta sitten
    • In the UK and outside of the USA, it is spelt mould.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd3 kuukautta sitten
  • I see why carbon fiber is damn expensive

    Cristian LucasCristian Lucas3 kuukautta sitten
  • Awesome making light wait molds step by step

    Anzac HawkinsAnzac Hawkins4 kuukautta sitten
  • My one thing about carbon bonnets.... looks good on top, but trash underneath.

    john thorjohn thor4 kuukautta sitten
    • Like an actual steel bonnet then?

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd4 kuukautta sitten
  • mate I want a bonnet for my van but weighing up the parts cost and the time to just using my visa for 3 minutes and the bonnet arrives already made next day. Hmmmmmm which shall I choose.....?

    James BarrattJames Barratt4 kuukautta sitten
    • Hi James, we get you! Having a workshop to do this stuff is a privilege that not everyone has. If your situation changes then you know where to find us. Good luck with whatever you choose to pursue.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd4 kuukautta sitten
    • So many things to do in this life and one of them is make everything. Make cool machines. Want to do a bonnet for my renault master truck and want to make a wing for a plane. Also want to make a gyrocopter for my boat. Quick way to get in land as I reach port and cant be bothered to lower the tender dinghy. Just need a workshop. If had one these easy composites guys would have another customer. Might even ise one of my single car garage lockups to do this to start with. Very interested. Hmmmmm

      James BarrattJames Barratt4 kuukautta sitten
    • Hi James, it works for everyone that the world is split into those that want to make things like this and those that would rather just buy them :)

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd4 kuukautta sitten
  • If i have something that wants carbonfibe making can you do it

    Chris McgintyChris Mcginty4 kuukautta sitten
    • Hi Chris, no sorry, I'm afraid not. We just concentrate on the materials, equipment, training and these free tutorials. You could try asking on our talkcomposites.com forum though; a lot of our customers are very skilled composites people.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd4 kuukautta sitten
  • Goooooood💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐💐

    HmdiloiraqHmdiloiraq4 kuukautta sitten
  • good video pretty Ambitious project that you make look a lot easier than most DIYers are capable of doing IMO

    Craig MonteforteCraig Monteforte4 kuukautta sitten
    • Thanks Craig, I guess we don't really aim our content at typical 'put-a-shelf-up' DIYers. From what we've seen, those that do use and follow this tutorial have achieved some amazing results :)

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd4 kuukautta sitten
  • COMPETITIVE Misspelled on the signage behind you

    Kyle AllenKyle Allen5 kuukautta sitten
    • What’s that? Oh it’s just the carbon fiber whispering, it’s telling me this isn’t worthy of a comment but still an amazing catch

      Sam PayneSam Payne4 kuukautta sitten
    • Yes, one of those unfortunate things. Not too easy to go back and change it now but suffice it to say, that sign was retired a long time ago!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • first step with the bonnet shape transfer on the board is total wrong you unable to do that, what about other steps?

    Vitalijus KVitalijus K5 kuukautta sitten
    • Sorry, I don't understand your question. Could you explain what it is you're struggling with?

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • What would you use for ABS Plastic parts? I have a Kawasaki Ninja and was thinking about doing this on some pieces.

    Rock FisherRock Fisher5 kuukautta sitten
    • To get a good bond of the epoxy onto ABS you can 'key' the surface of the ABS and then 'flame treat' it using a blow torch. If you do this it will oxidise the surface of the ABS which makes it much more bond-able. The flame treatment is used to bond ABS in ski and snowboard construction.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • One of the best instructional I've seen across all subject matters, thank you for taking the time to do this!

    Steven SpragueSteven Sprague5 kuukautta sitten
    • Thank you Steven, we enjoy making these tutorials a lot.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • Evry day alot of cars made and if its that hard and long , r.i.p. for car workes(idk who made does)

    lol 31lol 315 kuukautta sitten
  • If it has clip can you carbon fiber that or do you have to overlay the carbon fiber ?

    Royal REvueRoyal REvue5 kuukautta sitten
    • You can make carbon fibre versions of parts that have clips or brackets, often the way to do it is to make the main shape out of carbon fibre and then make the clip separately (often out of metal) and bond it on.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • may i ask you about the material you mix with gel-coat to stop being tacky ? do you have it ? what is the item number. Regards.

    mostafa hafezmostafa hafez5 kuukautta sitten
    • The Wax Additive used is Solution MW and you can find it here: www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resin-gel-silicone-adhesive/polyester-and-vinylester/solution-mw-wax-gelcoat-additive.html

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • Thank you so much for your efforts and expertise in making these videos...🙏🏼

    Harshad SubhashHarshad Subhash5 kuukautta sitten
    • You're welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed i.!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • could you guys do an updated version of this video with your new products?

    A. BitzerA. Bitzer5 kuukautta sitten
    • We're filming a new resin infusion video right now although it's quite a different component. To be honest, almost nothing in terms of materials has changed in how we would recommend making a carbon fibre panel like this. Apart from a slight change to the gelcoat, everything else is still totally current :)

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd5 kuukautta sitten
  • God bless you man!!! It worth every motherfucking second, i must download it!!!

    Milo James ThatchMilo James Thatch6 kuukautta sitten
  • How is that carbon fiber? It just seems to be fiberglass ?

    MBmannMBmann6 kuukautta sitten
    • Easy Composites Ltd O whoops

      MBmannMBmann6 kuukautta sitten
    • That's because it's a 3 part video series, in the first video (the one you're commenting on) we are making the mould, which *is* fibreglass. Watch the next video and you'll see us making the carbon fibre panel.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • What was the approximate total time building the mold?

    Emmanuel B.Emmanuel B.6 kuukautta sitten
    • It could be done over a couple of days.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • Great video's, thank you for sharing your knowledge, we would like to make panels and spoilers some day thank you for the inspiration best wishes from Austin and Fiona and little Tommy from Melbourne Australia.

    Fiona KnightFiona Knight6 kuukautta sitten
  • 18:45 What is this wax additive? is this in your store aswell? please help!

    SGsuckSGsuck6 kuukautta sitten
    • Solution MW is the name of the wax additive. You can find it here: www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/resin-gel-silicone-adhesive/polyester-and-vinylester/solution-mw-wax-gelcoat-additive.html

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • So how much less strong is carbon fiber if you don’t give it the vacuum and heat Cure treatment?

    T Jackson DolphT Jackson Dolph6 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd good to know. So even with a 30% drop it’s still stronger than steel

      T Jackson DolphT Jackson Dolph6 kuukautta sitten
    • Certain strength properties, like tensile strength, are 90% determined by the fibre and so there's not much to 'play for' between different laminating/cure processes in terms of their affect on tensile strength. Other properties, like inter-laminar shear are more affected by the resin system and void content and you might see as much as a 20-30% difference in this property between a hand lay, no post cure laminate vs a resin infused then post cured laminate.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • Thank yous for sharing .... g3 carbon Mr.Eosso

    Nancy SmithNancy Smith6 kuukautta sitten
    • You're welcome, thanks for watching.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • Would you consider doing one for charge for a customer ? I would be interested in getting a hood done on my '72 chevy c10 pickup. Maybe you can give me a estimate possibly ?

    Paul DuPrePaul DuPre6 kuukautta sitten
    • Hi Paul, thanks for the message but I'm afraid we don't do any manufacturing ourselves any more, it's been a long time since we did. We're focused on the materials and training these days. Sorry.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • I don't understand why they don't use PVA mold release spray

    Jim TysonJim Tyson7 kuukautta sitten
    • It's very rare you'll see PVA used these days to be honest. I guess the main reason is the swirls or satin finish (or both) that it leaves on the mould (or component) surface. That all needs to be flatted and polished out. Wax and chemical release agent (or, really, just either of these on their own) are more reliable and leave a better finish.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd6 kuukautta sitten
  • fuk yes lad

    ThvtSyDneYlyf3th0ThvtSyDneYlyf3th07 kuukautta sitten
  • Excellent video. What is the weight difference between the carbon bonnet and the steel please?

    Lesley BLesley B7 kuukautta sitten
    • Carbon bonnet was 20kg, carbon one was 3kg so 17kgs lighter.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • 5:01 Smort.

    SwankeyMonkeySwankeyMonkey7 kuukautta sitten
  • 14:31 wouldn't the wax leave an unwanted large void between upper and lower mold after it's been removed?

    DavidGPDavidGP7 kuukautta sitten
    • No because the 'wax' is only there to extend the edges of the mould. Once the component is demoulded it will be trimmed back to the original component line.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • Why is the molding resin "filled", what's that good for?

    DavidGPDavidGP7 kuukautta sitten
    • The fillers and additives give the tooling resin more dimensional stability and prevents shrinkage.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
    • It's filled to reduce shrinkage. A typical polyester laminating resin cannot be used to laminate 4+ layers of CMS all in one go because it would shrink badly and distort the mould. The filled resin used in the tooling mould system is very low shrink and designed to be applied all in one go. This speeds the process up greatly. It also makes the moulds suitable for higher temperature use as well, if needed.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • what does the coupling coat do?I ask because I have a small peice im doing but all I have is the generic fiberglass resin/hardener found at every autoparts store,will this work good enough?

    Budget Boost DIYBudget Boost DIY7 kuukautta sitten
    • It is for use in our Uni-mould system to join between the gelcoat and backing resin.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • How much does it cost to do this?

    Gary Barbour IIGary Barbour II7 kuukautta sitten
    • From start to finish, including all the tools and equipment (which can of course be re-used indefinitely) and the mould (which can be used hundreds of times) you're looking at around £1600/$1900/1800 euro.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • Great video and very informative

    Rise AutoRise Auto7 kuukautta sitten
    • Thank you, glad you enjoyed it.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm guessing the answer is yes if the roll is large enough but this can probably be done with pre preg right?

    Alex BallAlex Ball7 kuukautta sitten
    • Yes, for sure, although if you're talking about prepreg *moulds* rather than making prepreg *parts* then it's not really possible to use temporary barriers and things to lay up the tooling prepreg onto. You'd probably end up taking a wet-lay 'splash mould' off, laying up a 'splash part' (with all the flange extensions in place) and then taking your prepreg mould off the splash part. Phew! Lot of work.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • Awesome video! 👍 this tutorial although requires a Jedi type patience gives me the confidence to try it out.

    Fasting PinoyFasting Pinoy7 kuukautta sitten
    • You're right, there's a lot of work involved but hundreds of our customers have successfully followed the whole process all the way through. Go for it!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • From what material is the barrier?

    Hendrik PelzerHendrik Pelzer7 kuukautta sitten
    • We used 'fluted signboard', it's a type of low-cost plastic board, the type that is used for 'for sale' signs on houses. We sell it on our website here: www.easycomposites.co.uk/#!/patterns-moulds-and-tooling/pattern-making/fluted-signboard.html

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • Unbelievable. Nicely done.

    Brian KentBrian Kent7 kuukautta sitten
    • Thank you very much!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • 👍👍👍

    阿笨八点阿笨八点7 kuukautta sitten
  • I mean carbon fiber skateboard deck

    Cherif BouzazaCherif Bouzaza7 kuukautta sitten
  • Very nice video, pls,have a video for skateboard carbon deck . Lot of thanks

    Cherif BouzazaCherif Bouzaza7 kuukautta sitten
    • We made a video for a resin infusion of a carbon fibre and flax skateboard deck already, if you wanted it carbon fibre only then the process would be the same but you could add in more carbon fibre and maybe consider alternative core materials. fistream.info/work/videot/qZOZjJKsaqrTkmQ

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • Does cutting carbon fiber do damage to your lungs?

    Ghaemi350zGhaemi350z7 kuukautta sitten
    • Yes It does. Although cured composite is not toxic in its own right, it does present a very real respirable hazard when in a dust form during cutting and sanding. As such we would recommend wearing a suitable mask, as well as using extraction where possible.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • What's with the subtitles? You speak clear English!

    gravy boatgravy boat7 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd yes I fully understand your reasons as maybe people reading English is easier than listening. It's just that the subtitles themselves do obscure a lot of what your doing. Thanks for the reply.

      gravy boatgravy boat7 kuukautta sitten
    • Well, they're optional of course. But, remember that lots of our viewers don't speak English as a first language and yet more still might speak English but not be English; we get plenty people struggling to understand so we're just doing our best to help.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • Fantastic series of videos!!!

    KHM - Project Salty FrogKHM - Project Salty Frog8 kuukautta sitten
    • Thank you, glad you like them!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd7 kuukautta sitten
  • you must hear what's happen at 19:31

    Donny Ali SanjayaDonny Ali Sanjaya8 kuukautta sitten
  • Good job

    Zainul ArifinZainul Arifin8 kuukautta sitten
    • Thanks Zainul.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd8 kuukautta sitten
  • Just use the old Metal panel as the mould. Skip the making a mould part of you are only going to make one part. The only thing you'll have to do is put a finish on the outside.

    Robert CainRobert Cain9 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd Yes, that is a consideration one must make. If it's for the do-it-yourselfer and they only want one they could make a very quick and thin laminate spec but braced very well and take a part out of that. I'd also use PVA as a quick application mould release.

      Robert CainRobert Cain9 kuukautta sitten
    • There are some occasions when you can do this but normally you can't because the part that you'll end up with would then be larger than the part that you started with by the thickness of the material. Often this means that it would either be a poor fit or wouldn't fit at all; a vehicle panel that's 3mm larger in all dimensions that the original is generally not acceptable. It's also worth remembering that trying to create smooth, flat lines on the outside of a rough finished part is quite challenging and often considerably more work than going through the proper process of taking a mould off the (already perfect) face. Plus it would still fit!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd9 kuukautta sitten
  • hi easy composites could you show how to make trunk lid from carbon fibre ore front fender

    Mindaugas BerteskaMindaugas Berteska9 kuukautta sitten
    • Hi Mindaugas, the process for a trunk or a front fender would basically be exactly the same as the process we've shown here for the bonnet. All of these panels are essentially made i the same way.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd9 kuukautta sitten
  • Now I know why carbon parts cost so much. What a pain in the ass.

    rkw juniorrkw junior10 kuukautta sitten
    • Absolutely. You get out what you put in, as they say.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd10 kuukautta sitten
  • Great thor simple and fast

    AddienAddien10 kuukautta sitten
  • How are you going to fasten the part to the car?

    Vijaya bhaskar reddy AllaVijaya bhaskar reddy Alla10 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd Interesting, thank you for the quick answer. That was a long doubt I had. Looking to dig deep into fastening methods for composites. You have any material or videos?

      Vijaya bhaskar reddy AllaVijaya bhaskar reddy Alla10 kuukautta sitten
    • Using the bighead fasterners and loop as shown being bonded into place.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd10 kuukautta sitten
  • Old video, but great explaining!

    JPJP10 kuukautta sitten
    • Thanks! Yes, this one's getting on a bit now compared to our new tutorials but the information and process is still pretty-much spot on and there are so many customers out there following this process and getting good results. We're very proud!

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd10 kuukautta sitten
  • Nice job..but please use air to seperate your molds, you killed me with that chisel...aarrrrgggg

    Geoffrey MillsGeoffrey Mills10 kuukautta sitten
  • How many bonnets could be made with one mould?

    Stefan BaierStefan Baier10 kuukautta sitten
    • @Easy Composites Ltd Thank you very much for this information!

      Stefan BaierStefan Baier10 kuukautta sitten
    • There wouldn't really be any limit Stefan. Realistically, accidental damage to the mould is more likely to limit its lifespan than anything else but certainly we'd expect to be making hundreds of parts using a mould like this and if treated well it could be several hundred.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd10 kuukautta sitten
  • What is the price of all materials in 2019??

    Mysta DimenMysta Dimen11 kuukautta sitten
    • If you drop an email through to our sales team we can send you an email back which has a list of all the products and materials used in the tutorial (from start to finish), broken down into the different stages. This would probably be the best way to get an accurate idea of cost. You can contact us on sales@easycomposites.co.uk.

      Easy Composites LtdEasy Composites Ltd10 kuukautta sitten
  • Why do my parts warp when out in direct sunlight, or when interior gets too hot for interior parts..?

    Paulina De LucaPaulina De LucaVuosi sitten
    • Easy Composites Ltd thank your for the reply! So when you say post cure, do you mean, to put the room temp cured part, out of the mold and into the oven at 120f or should I put the uncured fresh vacuumed layup straight into the oven at 120f and then a post cure while still in the mold? Or should the initial bake at 120f be enough? Sorry for so many questions, I'm having trouble finding the right pointers on my own..

      Paulina De LucaPaulina De LucaVuosi sitten
    • The parts will likely need a "post cure" in an oven. The reason is that epoxy is not fully cured at room temperature for quite some time. Doing a post cure forces the resin to fully cure and also helps improve the heat distortion temperature. Once a post cure is done, the part is unlikely to soften and warp in the sun again.

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  • My friend all ready subscribe how to apply

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  • I have a part I need to get made. Can you help me doing this. Is a celica roof spoiler.

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    • We don't offer a custom fabrication service but we can certainly offer Technical Advise and supply materials. It is best to email these enquiries to technical@easycomposites.co.uk

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  • How to make a carbon fiber car bonnet... proceeds to explain how he uses Fiber glass chopped strand mats to make it...

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    • ::rollseyes..... posts comment about this video showing fiber glass not carbon fibre... without realising this is part 1 of a 3 part video and in this video we're making the (fibreglass) mould, not carbon fibre part; which we make in part 2/3!

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  • video would have been a lot better without all the fucking closed captioning in the way of what he was doing

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  • I can see that you use wax after the release agent,,, should I do that before lamination process ( release agent and then wax ) ?. Or release agent only is enough ?

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  • Thomas had never seen such use of polish compound

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  • 20:25 is me on my first day as a car painter, polishing that fresh painted black hood 😂

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  • I was interested in making a mold of my car hood. Does this damage or cause the original part any problems? I have a jaguar XKE, and would like to keep the hood intact, but I would like a carbon fiber hood for reduced weight.

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    • It is possible you may damage some of the paint during the demoulding process.

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  • How much does the vacuum pump HP use?

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  • This has been brilliant,thanks a lot for making and sharing this tutorial mate

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  • Very nice. On to part two

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  • where is the carbon fibre frm the video description ? this is glass fibre right?

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    • This video shows the making of the Moulds itself

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  • I was forseeing a tragic accident @3:16

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  • 12:20 Y U do dis? Really, though, why? You can fill the blank stud holes after the process in the mold and taking out the latch (if possible, if not, cover it, too) takes less time than plugging in the angle grinder. The video is perfect in every other aspect.

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  • I alway added small clay wedges between the mold half edges to help separating and some keys to get good Registration between the halfes

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    • This is not a traditional 2 part mould in the sense that the parts are made together. You will see in the later video that each half is used separately so in this case, laying up in this way was purely for convenience and ease.

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  • I think that he should have taken the yellow putty of before donning the bottom layer ?

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    • I agree with you regarding the first layer, but there after it would be sealed. If you remove the wax before doing inside layer , you should get a well defined edge of the bonnet and it would be easier to finish the edge. Good video !

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    • The filleting wax is left in place to prevent any resin bleeding under the bonnet and also to smooth out difficult edges.

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  • I recently started working in composites after working with metallics the majority of my career and these videos are invaluable. I just wish I had a big enough garage to do this at home. Thanks

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    • Hello i know it has been 7 months but i just want to say

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    • Thanks very much, it's great to hear we're helping people.

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  • Fantastic! Professionally presented, clear and precise. I wish all FIstream tutorials were as good as this (no naf music or egotistical waffling host). I’ve subscribed and I will be buying the products. 👍👏🏻

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    • well said! I couldn't agree more!

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  • Think I’d just buy the hood.

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  • Nice work..

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