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    Quote Originally Posted by Tenson View Post
    I like the ingenuity but I think it's kind of a waste of expensive material. CF is very stiff for its weight, but steel is equally stiff. Since the weight isn't much issue, use steel.
    That is pretty much the conclusion I came to, CF has been used for CNC machines but only in the ultra high precision ones and I'm guessing the thermal expansion of steel and it's momentum put the CF ahead in those situations. For the size of those machines the labour cost is probably far higher than the cost difference in raw materials.

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    Having said that if the price of carbon fibre comes down I would still consider it just because it looks so damn good!

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    Spray paint your CNC machine then ;)

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    Damn it, why didn't I think of that?

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    That's a great idea Tenson, any idea where I can buy carbon fibre paint ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by martin54 View Post
    That's a great idea Tenson, any idea where I can buy carbon fibre paint ??
    Here it is.
    Old router build log here. New router build log here. Lathe build log here.
    Electric motorbike project here.

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    That's vinyl Jonathon not looking for vinyl was hoping to be able to get a tin of spray paint.

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    No pleasing some people...

    Spray it black and lumpy, it will pass form a distance.

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    No black wouldn't look right, would need to be carbon fibre, looking for tartan paint as well if anyone knows where to get that.

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    Obviously you need two paints; one for carbon and one for fibre. You also need a mask to get them in the right patten.

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