Carbon Kevlar Fabric

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Carbon Kevlar Fabric

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I am look for 3 metres of carbon kevlar fabric to repair the hull on a Radical Moves Giro. Does anyone know a the best/cheapest place to get this from?

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East coast Fibreglass supplies; I’ve always been happy with their service.

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Re: Carbon Kevlar Fabric

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Usually about £20/m from East Coast Fibreglass, Easycomposites or CFS. It is usually a 2+1 plain weave (2 strands of carbon and 1 kevlar in one direction, 2 kevlar and 1 carbon the other way giving a distinctive dumbell pattern), you may also find twill cloth which is 2 over 2 under in a herringbone pattern - this is much harder to handle, although it drapes around curved better when you have the hang of it. Look inside the boat to check which it is built from.

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Thanks both

IThe boat is made from weave rather than twill. Reskinning the hull as the damage/wear is more extensive than first thought.

I was hoping you guys would know somewhere a bit cheaper but £20 seems to be the going rate.

Any thoughts on peel ply v release film to get the best hull finish with minimal sanding and polishing?
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Film would be the way to go for an external repair.

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