So recently I’ve been looking at how much the cost of carbon fibre cloth is, and its really reasonable. It also does not look all that hard of a process to do, at least for the wet moulding. I’m just going to lay out my plan for doing it, and see what your opinion is on it. I’d also like to learn how to do this to make carbon parts for other projects.
So first things first, I want to make a design of a winglet for the front bumper of my car in AutoCAD. It’s essentially a small vertical wing about 10cm tall that generates turbulence down the side of the vehicle. Once the CAD design was done, I would have it 3D printed and test fit it on my car. The next step would be to make a fibreglass mould. I would do this by first laying a gel coat on the model, and then laying progressive layers of fibreglass mat and resin, flip it and do it on the other side. Once that’s dry, pry them apart, and start laying the carbon cloth along with the epoxy resin. After combining the moulds together, and letting the part dry, I would pull the mould and trim the finished part with a Dremel and a file.
Let me know what you guys think