Our shopping list for re-sculpting, making molds and carbon-fiber panels

This is in no way a comprehensive list of materials. Your project’s needs will differ. I’m just providing a running tally of the materials we have been using while replacing Seven’s old body with carbon-fiber.

We cannot offer instruction via phone or email. Serious inquiries for in-person instruction are welcome.

From U.S. Comosites, Inc.:

qty description
1 Milled Fiberglass, 5 qt body filler
3 Fairing Compound, 5 qt body filler
1 1/4″ Chopped Strand, 10 # tub body filler
1 1/2″ Chopped Strand, 10 # tub body filler
2 3M Glass Bubbles, 5 Quart body filler
1 Kit 10 gal 635 + 5 gal 556 Hardener 2-EPOX-6355567
1 kit 5 gal 635 + 1.6 gal 3-1 Hardener 2-EPOX-635316
1 kit 5 gal 635 + 1.25 gal 4-1 Hardener 2-EPOX-635415
1 3-1 Epoxy Pumps 2-PX-P31
2 4-1 Epoxy Pumps 2-PX-P41
40 5.7 oz x 50″ 2 x 2 Twl Disc. Carbon
125 4 oz x 30″ S2-Glass
1 3″ Serrated Kevlar Scissors
1 4.5″ Kevlar Shears
1 10″ Kevlar Shears

Other body filler from various sources:

  • USC Autobody Icing No. 26006
  • Pronto Kombi Spot Putty
  • Dynalyte lightweight body filler

From Fibre Glast Developments Corporation:

qty description
5 Pint Deli Style Cups, sleeve of 25
1 9 Mixing Paddles, box of 100
1 Mini Pink Plastic Wedge, 1-1/4 x 4
1 Mini White Plastic Wedge, 1-1/4 x 4
2 Small White Plastic Wedge, 2-1/4 x 6
2 Large White Plastic Wedge, 3 x 10
2 Thin Pink Flexile Wedge, 10″ x 1 3/4‚Äù
1 Thin White Rigid Wedge, 10″ x 1 3/4‚Äù
1 Air Wedge
22 Yellow Sealant Tape
1 MEKP, Gallon
1 MEKP Dispenser
2 Acetone Dispensers
1 PVA Release Film, 1 gal
1 Paste Wax, MGH* 11oz Tin
2 Partall Paste Wax, 24 oz
2 Chavant Le Beau Touche Clay 2# block
1 Duratec Grey Primer, Case of 4 gallons
2 Nomex Honeycomb, 1.8 # density 40x 100 x .210 Thick (+6/-0) Full Sheet
3 Thru-Bag Vacuum Connector
50 Stretchlon 200 Bagging Film / Yard

From Avery Tools:

  • 100 1/8″ (#30) Cleco Fasteners
  • Cleco Plier w/ Molded Grips

From Aircraft Spruce & Specialty Co:

qty description
25 F5000-3 Floating Anchor Nut
50 CR3212-4-4 Cherrymax Rivet
50 CR3212-4-5 Cherrymax Rivet
50 MSP-44 Cherry Rivets
50 MSP-45 Cherry Rivets
1 Avery Plate Nut Drill Jig #10

From Fabric Development Inc.

  • 50 Yards of 1140 denier Kevlar 49, 2×2 Twill, 17 x 17, 50″ wide, 5 oz.

Other assorted supplies:

  • sandpaper (grits from 80 to 1200)
  • plastic razor blades
  • metal razor blades
  • cheap HVPV paint spray guns
  • latex gloves
  • nirile gloves
  • 1 gal acetone
  • US General 2 stage 3 CFM Vacuum Pumps
  • Air line, pvc, pressure gauge, ball valves, bushings, brass fittings for DIY vacuum apparatus
  • Aluminum angle iron and flat plates

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