- Fixing Carbon Fibre
Being a clumsy oaf, I managed to damage my carbon fibre tripod the other day. I seem to have fractured the outer layer of fibre, which has left some sharp edges, and obviously compromised its water proofing, but the inner layer(s?) still seem intact.
It doesn’t seem to have compromised its strength enough to be a concern, so what I’m after is a way to seal the crack, but it but be absolutely flush or the leg won’t go back inside its telescopic guide. I had thought about epoxy, letting it cure, then sanding it down with fine paper. Is this a daft thing to do? If so, what are my other options?Posted 4 years agoandrewhMember
A knife may serve as a useful splint…Posted 4 years ago
More helpfully maybe, non-structural carbon issues are easy to repair, even I’ve managed it http://www.andrewhowett.blogspot.co.uk/2012/01/mending-carbon-frame.html A snapped swingarm was sent away to someone who knew what they were doing though.mattzzzzzzMember
Look for fishing rod repair kitsPosted 4 years ago
Hmmm – fishing. Now there’s a thought. The trouble is, any added webbing would mean the leg won’t slide back in telescopically. As it still seems sound enough structurally, do you reckon some of that resin on its own would do the trick to fill in the tracks in the outer layer, then sand smooth?
EDIT – now I’ve read the bike fixing one too, that should do it. Excellent – I knew STW would be able to answer that one!Posted 4 years ago
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