A carbon fiber intake for the CRX
With the mould finished and prepared, it’s time to think about producing the first carbon part. Before starting the intake itself, I need to apply a “release” agent on the mould and yes, I must say this with the right word : this is so fuc**** long !! You need to apply the wax in thin layers … apply one, wait, polish … apply, wait, polish … and so on a few more times :(.
This is really important as if you skip this step or go too fast, you will destroy your mould when removing the finished part.
The intake itself is made using 4 real layers of real carbon fiber (200 grs per square meters) and low speed drying epoxy resin. The part receives 2 more layers in some reinforced areas. The finished part is so light !
Inside view. It seems that there is blurr and embossed layers of carbon when in the reality the inside is close to perfectly flat. This rendering is due to the camera flash and close-up.