New 'Large' version of our popular carbon fibre mould making kit. This large kit includes almost 6 times as much mould making putty, gel coat and mould release agents as our standard sized starter kit, perfect for creating larger moulds ready to make your carbon fibre parts.
If you want to start making your own carbon fibre parts the first thing you'll need to do is make moulds for the parts you want to make. If you're new to composites this can be a daunting task and for this reason we have put together a comprehensive mould making kit which makes use of brand new materials and techniques to make the process of making high quality moulds as quick, easy and clean as possible.
Included in the kit is 5kgs of special mould making 'putty', 1kg of epoxy resin tooling gel coat, their appropriate hardeners, a tin of wax and some gloves.
Please note, this video guide relates to the smaller standard sized mould making kit. In the larger kit all the same materials are included, only in much larger quanitites:
What is this putty?
The mould making putty in the kit replaces the need for chopped strand mat (unwoven fibre glass mat), polyester resin and catalyst normally used in fibreglass mould manufacture. The reason for doing this is that polyester resin and its catalyst are both rather nasty to work with and very difficult to ship. For making smaller parts especially, this new putty material is a fast, clean and highly effective way of making moulds requiring no prior fibreglass experience. Because of the way the putty is ‘formed’ into shape, it avoids the pitfalls of air-voids and blisters that can blight early mould making attempts with traditional fibreglass.
In the kit is a plastic container with 750g of slightly fibrous putty. With gloves on the putty can be handled, pulled apart and pushed back together with ease. Also in the kit is a small container of hardener for the putty which is darkly coloured. With the right amount of putty in your hand for the job you add the appropriate amount of hardener and mix the two materials together thoroughly. The putty is then shaped over and around the gel-coated pattern/part to form the body of the mould. A thickness of 1cm of putty for a small part or 2cm for a larger part would make for a strong durable mould. The process is clean and odourless.
As with all Carbon Mods starter kits, the mould making kit is accompanied by comprehensive instructions that take you through the process of skinning your parts from prep all the way to polish.
- 5kg Epoxy Mould Making Putty (and hardener)
- 1kg Epoxy Tooling Gel Coat (and hardener)
- 100g Tin of Mould Release Wax
- 200ml PVA Mould Release Agent
- Nitrile Gloves and Mixing Cups