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Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Postby zob » Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:14 pm

Getting rid of Air bubbles on the bottom is the toughest for me in building process. And they only get bigger in the heat of the sun.
Doing it with a Isosport sheet will only result in way way worse result. ;)

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Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Postby phuqit » Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:03 pm

re bubbles: I'm more or less convinced, that the dry spots were caused by me leaving the pump on for long time after injection - it simply sucked out some more resin than was required.
re soric: this actually looks like a good idea. I might buy some and try it out.

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Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Postby phuqit » Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Warren @ easycomposites says the following regarding dry spots on the bottom:

>Yes I suspect you are right that leaving the pump running caused the dry spots. Even with a resin break it can still dry out. When we infuse, we always ensure we have a leak tight bag as after the infusion, we turn off the pump. We clamp the vacuum line, allow the resin feed to stay open another 20 seconds or so, then clamp the resin feed as well. However it only works if you have a good bag hence why we recommend carrying out a proper leak test before you begin.

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Re: Airex/carbon kiteboard build

Postby rynhardt » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:13 am

zob wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:14 pm
Getting rid of Air bubbles on the bottom is the toughest for me in building process. And they only get bigger in the heat of the sun.
Doing it with a Isosport sheet will only result in way way worse result. ;)
Depends on your prep work. If you have enough channels and holes you can get rid of the dry spots very effectively.
I've had excellent results with Isosport 6000.


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