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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Testing heating element and fan. Next task is to connect ramp and soak controller then try it out :-)
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Whilst waiting for the final items to arrive for my new oven I decided experiment on how many layers of carbon I can get a way with on my doors and roof. To that end I made two samples using my small oven using one and two layers of 400gm/m2 prepreg carbon. 400gm/m2 is a little bit of a...
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    But it is already too small!
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    New curing oven is coming along. Build cost of materials virtually nil as I am using the old oven timbers and ply. However I am upgrading the controls. The Mk1 oven used a simple, 12GBP PID temperature controller. It worked as intended but there was no way to control the speed of the temperature...
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    After a discussion with the paint vendor I have made another slight change to the paint scheme. I have also ordered some very high quality paint brushes so I can achieve a professional finish.
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    How to: Perform a Compression Test

    Can't argue with any of this :)
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Have you stopped taking the medication? :)
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Paints arrived! Now I just need something ready for paint.
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Now you are just trying to muddy the waters.
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    I thought that was what is was. We call it mud, so similar. Yes, special lightweight aerated filler and most of it ends up on the floor :-) I have used a combination of a filler impregnated with glass fibre strands for small gaps and holes, another with tiny carbon fibre strands which I use for...
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Decided that I wanted the car a little higher so as to make working underneath a little easier. Also, finally, decided on paint and it is ordered.
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Slowly getting there.
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Gosh, what a busy day, I am surprised that I have managed to squeeze in a TC post! First coat of gloss highlighted a few defects I will deal with before second coat. This weighs 6.8kg and would be usable as it is. However, a carbon fibre version should be under 2kg, a saving of over 9kg for...
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    At Last!. I have started on my car ;-) PART 2

    Oh, look, it's lunchtime, better have a look at TC and post something. Driver's door now ready for gloss coat. I could use it as it is, but a gloss finish helps the mould to release.
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