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 Post subject: Re: What material?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:07 am 
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Sand paper is the last thing you want to touch aramid with.
I cut off with a hot cutter blade and put a few drops of resin to seal.
Always cover them fancy fibers with a last layer of glass. That'll save you a nightmare or two.
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 Post subject: Re: What material?
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 5:02 pm 
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I have experianced the joy of sanding kevlar into tufts. I was wondering if the heat cut kevlar creates any bumps? Simple solution is as you said put the kevlar under a layer of glass so you can sand that down. Kevlar is the dupont trademark for a it's aramid fabric.


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 Post subject: Re: What material?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:38 am 
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Thats new to me.
All kevlar I have delt with is yellow in color and does not react the same as Aramid to the hot cutting process.
All aramid I have worked with is white like fiberglass.
I was under the impression that aramid was a sort of coktail of kevlar and other synthetics.
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 Post subject: Re: What material?
PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2011 6:28 am 
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Nico wrote:
Thats new to me.
All kevlar I have delt with is yellow in color and does not react the same as Aramid to the hot cutting process.
All aramid I have worked with is white like fiberglass.
I was under the impression that aramid was a sort of coktail of kevlar and other synthetics.
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Nico


Yes Kevlar is the yellow stuff. An aramid fiber is a usually carbon kevlar weave. Black and yellow.
You can get Kevlar now in Blue,Red,Orange.


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