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Flexible Carbon/Kevlar #236857
08/27/11 09:26 PM
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Is there an epoxy resin, or other adhesive, that will adhere strips of uni carbon and kevlar to a sheet of mylar, while letting both remain pretty darn flexible? I'm thinking of some weird sailmaking ideas here, sort of similar to North's 3dl, but with a homebuild spin on it.


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Re: Flexible Carbon/Kevlar [Re: Nacra5.8NA1386] #236859
08/28/11 04:56 AM
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clear bathroom silicone sealant
clean any grease etc off of the mylar first


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Re: Flexible Carbon/Kevlar [Re: TEAMVMG] #236861
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Nuclear Sails - mylar backing and fiber reinforced packing tape. Light fast, but not the most durable product on the market.

Re: Flexible Carbon/Kevlar [Re: mikekrantz] #236869
08/28/11 06:45 PM
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Are nuclear sails actually just Mylar + packing tape reinforced with fiber? It looks like maybe they're more advanced than that, but I can't tell. Also, would the bathroom sealant be strong enough to hold together a sail? If so, it looks like the way to go.
Thanks.


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