It’s time to make the carbon hood for Satellite project. Project starts with waxing the mold. This time I was using a new Easy-Lease release Agent (for me) which I purchased from Easy Composites.
Unlike many other chemical release systems Easy-Lease does not require the use of a separate mould sealer prior to application. I have tested this now 2 times and so far looks like I won’t go back to traditional wax.
I will make this carbon hood in 2 steps. First step is make the skin and second step the frame.
I used to skin 1 layer 210g 2×2 Twill 3k Carbon Fibre V Weave cloth and 3 layers 200g /- 45 Biaxial 3k Carbon Fibre cloth.
When the skin part has cured it’s time to desing and fabricate the frame. I used 5mm Closed Cell PVC Foam Core sheet. That is very light and very easy to cut in shape.
After the PVC frame has done and glued to place I used 1 layer 200g /- 45 Biaxial 3k Carbon and the final layer 210g 2×2 Twill 3k Carbon Fibre V Weave cloth.
Then Peel Ply -> Release film -> Breather Layer Cloth -> Vacuum bagging film.
24 hours later 🙂 just cutted to close, some trimming and finishing and job is done.