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Where to get carbon rod?

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Jilles
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by Jilles » 13 Aug 2018, 05:32

Just a note on carbon in general. there is so called carbon rod or strip around but it is in fact black fiberglass. This does not have near the strength of carbon.
You can check this by sanding the end a bit. If you get grey sanding dust it is glass fiber, black dust is carbon.

Jilles
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by Jilles » 13 Aug 2018, 05:32

Just a note on carbon in general. there is so called carbon rod or strip around but it is in fact black fiberglass. This does not have near the strength of carbon.
You can check this by sanding the end a bit. If you get grey sanding dust it is glass fiber, black dust is carbon.

Chris Wynn
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by Chris Wynn » 14 Aug 2018, 11:14

Regarding rod sizing, and this may well be blindingly obvious to all but me, is it acceptable/safe to reduce over size rod by sanding please?
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Chris Wynn
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by Chris Wynn » 14 Aug 2018, 11:21

Jilles wrote:
13 Aug 2018, 05:32
Just a note on carbon in general. there is so called carbon rod or strip around but it is in fact black fiberglass. This does not have near the strength of carbon.
You can check this by sanding the end a bit. If you get grey sanding dust it is glass fiber, black dust is carbon.
Thanks Jilles, one to watch out for!
Chris.
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mick a
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by mick a » 20 Nov 2018, 10:07

i got mine from ebay , there is a guy who supplies for motorbikes etc -carbon bits etc
i got inner and outer , perfect fit and more or less any size you want
try it , i will try to find the link
“ carbon products “ seem to ring a bell

mick a
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by mick a » 20 Nov 2018, 10:09

i got mine from ebay , there is a guy who supplies for motorbikes etc -carbon bits etc
i got inner and outer , perfect fit and more or less any size you want
try it , i will try to find the link
“ carbon products “ seem to ring a bell
try this number
07424 532367 it’s a business number
mick

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glideher
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by glideher » 07 Jan 2019, 18:55

i find a little search on ebay and you can find great deals on carbon rods from china, protruded mostly but if buying in bulk some good competitive prices.

Chas Smith
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Re: Where to get carbon rod?

Post by Chas Smith » 14 Jul 2019, 02:30

Chris
I have been buying my carbon rods, tubing and square stock from AlieExpress. Just bought 7mm x 5mm tubing 500mm length 8 peices for 18.24 USD. Shipping is free and no tax for us here in US.
Charles

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