Building Our First Carbon Fiber Part for the Huracan


Comments • 1 509

  • FlexFinder
    FlexFinder  4 days back

    Next time you use resin, cut in the corners and deep spots, then roll the rest on, or else you get those leveling issues like you had. Also, you want to uv cure resin, whenever possible, for at least 48 hours. The way you let it cure, is a minimum of 1 week cure time.

    • Joseph Colby
      Joseph Colby  4 weeks back

      I totally dig the fact that hes super honest about going to youtube for tutorials. I do the same everytime I have questions about how to do something mechanically. I call it YouTube university. And he drops a plug to the channels. Bad ass 🤘🤘🇺🇸🇺🇸

      • BLBlackDragon
        BLBlackDragon  1 months back

        Yeah.... better to use your original part to make a mold, then lay your CF on the inside.

        • FROGIE 24
          FROGIE 24  2 months back

          To have the confidence to even attempt this is pretty extraordinary... back in the 90s I cut cars in half my dad would go buy Porsches and high-end European cars and that's what I learned on but it took a long time.... gotta give you props though most people would have just had somebody else do it....

          • Julian potatoe
            Julian potatoe  2 months back

            Don't bother clear coating it, just paint it the colour of the car.

            • Charles M
              Charles M  3 months back

              Reading comments is kind of an art form. There are those who actually know something. There are those who think they do because they watched a video. And then there are trolls, posting as soon as the vid drops hoping to get the likes and the 'top comment' spot. I'm sure Chris knows who's who too.

              • JoeyLovesTrains
                JoeyLovesTrains  3 months back

                I guess you could call it....

                A carbon copy

                • jonathan murray
                  jonathan murray  3 months back

                  the gel is just for seperaton then the carbon fiber is like fiberglass close to same fiberglass cloth is a mat just like fiber carbon easy to use but carbon much stronger then do bottom and mold together good thing is carbon strong and you can use small pieces to put them together watch he did a better like1963;splits window the name is tip of my tongue he's short tattoos and has a son Ryan I think I'll think of it let you no I'm getting older to many fumes memory gone

                  • jonathan murray
                    jonathan murray  3 months back

                    cool I have a model a 1930!Ford 3 window coupe body would be cool carbon fiber if your turns out do mine not many model a left

                    • R Nels
                      R Nels  3 months back

                      You have to try to learn...... but you should of spent some more time understanding composites before you went forward with this video.

                      • Cola ColA
                        Cola ColA  3 months back

                        Copying stradman?

                        • Matt SK
                          Matt SK  3 months back

                          Next time hide in even darker corner of your workshop. This is all bad, sorry bro.

                          • andrew19682008
                            andrew19682008  3 months back

                            Check out easy composites uk. excellent video tutorials.

                            • Robin Autoemp
                              Robin Autoemp  4 months back

                              Clear example of to much money and no idea...learn to make a simple interior panel or trim piece.
                              Nope tries to make a full hurrican Carbon body even professional shops would struggle with.
                              Watch this channel for the simple reason of how not to build cars.

                              • andre lopes
                                andre lopes  4 months back

                                These guys from Easy Composite seem to have a good process for it..

                                • Travis Hill
                                  Travis Hill  4 months back


                                  • Victor Guerra
                                    Victor Guerra  4 months back

                                    I would have made a wood and clay boundary, hot my PVA mold release then laid my carbon fiber mat. I would then stick it into my vacumm bag and pull a vacum works so much better. Go to RCgroups and view the vacum bagging parts how to!

                                    • T Rantz
                                      T Rantz  4 months back

                                      You should try your hand at custom headlights/taillights.

                                      • Nigel W
                                        Nigel W  4 months back

                                        PLEASE get just one person that knows what they are doing when it comes to mold making to help your boy PLEASE!!!!
                                        This is killing me 😳
                                        1) Get a Tyvek paper suit and gloves.
                                        2) Use more coats of wax. Forget PVA. Your finish will be 100% better. YOU DONT NEED PVA. All the imperfections you can see in the surface, even after you just spray the PVA will be in your mold surface. Use 3 cloths, wax on, wax off and then a clean polish cloth. We use to use 10 coats of wax in our difficult edged molds.
                                        3) Get some 3” wide thin sheet metal strips and duct tape/silicone to the door edge to form a good wide flat lip to vac off of. Wax edge fully.
                                        4) Use a fluffy 3-4” inch wide “nook and cranny” roller to apply the resin onto the cloth, (not a paint brush) Much faster. Gives you more time to work on the important things before it goes off.
                                        5) Use a Proper solid steel mini roller to roll out your cloth after you put on the resin. It pushes out the air and forms the cloth into the edges.
                                        6) Reinforce your mold with Balsa Core or Foam Core! To help it keep the correct shape.

                                        When Chris is laying back in the hotel room gushing about how great it was to meet Mickey Mouse face to face, would be a good time to suggest he gets someone to help him with this phase of the build.

                                        Have a great time in Disney Land guys,
                                        Cheers 🍻🍷😃

                                        • Adrian Martinez
                                          Adrian Martinez  4 months back

                                          Don't be modest be informed. Can I intrastate you in a channel. Easy Composites

                                          • SfL Me
                                            SfL Me  4 months back

                                            Comment. Cause it helps :-)

                                            • ZGERMAN
                                              ZGERMAN  4 months back

                                              Do it right and make a mold

                                              • hutchingjc
                                                hutchingjc  4 months back

                                                Check out Mike Patey as well. He makes carbon fiber airplane parts but has some quick how to's on some pretty major parts.

                                                • Anthony Jacobs
                                                  Anthony Jacobs  4 months back

                                                  Bothering me man r u able to paint the floor in the garage and just cover the hot water pupes with a hing or something made of dry wall in case of reapair? Just a suggestion theres alot of dust and debris and other contaminants gathered on the floor and moved around alot from the fans no matter how good u clean the car the caras just track dirt mud or whatever else in from the tires

                                                  • WoodGolem
                                                    WoodGolem  4 months back

                                                    Make a bumper

                                                    • Crispy ツ
                                                      Crispy ツ  4 months back

                                                      Yo bro my brother saw you driving this Lamborghini this night on the Highway i5

                                                      • Deftones Dsm
                                                        Deftones Dsm  4 months back

                                                        Hmmm i need to learn this to recreate the st185 celica WRC rally car side mirrors. They only exist in europe so gona have to make my own. Plus a replica TTE st185 celica airbox calos saiz's car used

                                                        • texaswildcat2000
                                                          texaswildcat2000  4 months back

                                                          Just a basic method --

                                                          1. 3-4 coats of wax...
                                                          2. 2-3 coats of pva, and a regular paint sprayer is definitely not recommended...
                                                          3. use something like plastic sheets, corrugated sign board for example, and using hot glue over masking tape so the glue doesn't remain on the actual part you are duplicating, cut and glue them on the underside edges all the way around, using a release tape to cover all the seams...
                                                          4. use a putty type wax around the edge, all the way around the piece...

                                                          5. gelcoat prior to resin...

                                                          6. resin and fiberglass and get your first half of a mold...
                                                          7. do not remove the part from the mold when the resin is cured, but instead leave it in place to create the underside mold in similar manner after removing the plastic edging .....

                                                          Highly recommend the following video series for better info...

                                                          Part 1 of 3 of a company in the UK that provides most all you need to make carbon or glass parts, but the 3 videos go through a very simple mold and part making process:

                                                          • pete
                                                            pete  4 months back

                                                            ucan still use this method, make the same 1 layer hood, keep it on the original part, spray pve on top of carbon and then put some construction foam on top of it to keep shape, when you flip it the shape is still there and you can take the metal hood out and work inside. we did that with other parts and seemed to work.

                                                            • Jason S
                                                              Jason S  4 months back

                                                              You are a hard-working bloke, you are going to be very successful.

                                                              • Zany Wabbit
                                                                Zany Wabbit  4 months back

                                                                When we made the resin to impreg the carbon for Aston martin/Ferrari body parts, we use to mix the resin in a vacuumed mixer otherwise you would get little air bubbles the size of pin holes. Unless spraying over the Carbon, I'm not sure how you would get rid of the little pin sized void.

                                                                • F Rh
                                                                  F Rh  4 months back


                                                                  • cegla cegla
                                                                    cegla cegla  4 months back

                                                                    How to not making carbon fibre parts haha

                                                                    • carstenunderwater1
                                                                      carstenunderwater1  4 months back

                                                             this is the build process when u want to do it right...

                                                                      • carstenunderwater1
                                                                        carstenunderwater1  4 months back

                                                                        Fibreglass mold + Carbon vacuum Infusion. That is the way to go for all the parts on your car.

                                                                        • JohnPaul McCabe
                                                                          JohnPaul McCabe  4 months back


                                                                          • Anthony Diamante
                                                                            Anthony Diamante  4 months back

                                                                            Ok you made a mold not a part. That's what you get when you coat over another part. Next you can actually make a part from your mold. I would use fiberglass instead of carbon fiber to make a mold it would be a whole lot cheaper.

                                                                            • daqqer2k
                                                                              daqqer2k  4 months back

                                                                              If you want to do it unproffessionally and easy and its a one time thing then just do the same process. BUT make a mold first, make the edges stronger, then add wooden blocks on the outside of the form to support it to maintain the same shape and curves nad angles. Then take it off and turn it around. And then make the right piece and it will come out nice and shiny.

                                                                              • inspectorg21
                                                                                inspectorg21  4 months back

                                                                                Considered using dense foam core , like used for fiberglass aircraft wings

                                                                                • Edgars Detlavs
                                                                                  Edgars Detlavs  4 months back

                                                                                  Blcok sand the resin with P180-P320, DA sand the scratches out with P500 and finish with P800 if intend to clear with automotive lacquer.

                                                                                  • Gerardo Alvarez
                                                                                    Gerardo Alvarez  4 months back

                                                                                    Make it right once having to re-do, I think molding is the right way

                                                                                    • Watts
                                                                                      Watts  4 months back

                                                                                      carbon fiber side view mirrors, they're smaller, cheaper to make, but probably much more difficult, it'll allow you to fail and learn more for less carbon wasted

                                                                                      • Benjamin chassé
                                                                                        Benjamin chassé  4 months back

                                                                                        You should try usng your panels as masters to make Fiberglass female molds and then make nice solid panels with these. I would recommend using an infusion process where you suck resin through your part and out from the other side and add a nomex core. It will be much lighter than if you lay resin on top of carbon fibre (which isnt the right way to make carbon fibre parts) and make your panels very strong.

                                                                                        • Quinn Salmon
                                                                                          Quinn Salmon  4 months back

                                                                                          Can’t you make a negative mold of the roof that is solid and lay carbon inside it, that way you’d only add material inward

                                                                                          • Simon Thomas
                                                                                            Simon Thomas  4 months back

                                                                                            This has got to be one of the worst videos on YouTube... was so looking forward to seeing him try and do a proper job and cringed from the start... why even bother trying to trim and clear coat it?

                                                                                            • Greg Kemp
                                                                                              Greg Kemp  4 months back

                                                                                              the wax is will act as a release agent.  You don't need the spray on release agent

                                                                                              • Clubsport R8
                                                                                                Clubsport R8  4 months back

                                                                                                Congrats 1 million subs

                                                                                                • Nick Perreault
                                                                                                  Nick Perreault  4 months back

                                                                                                  Omg... So much things wrong in this video... apply the resin on the hood with a paint roller, you will save ALOT of time, you don't need to apply so much tho. If your mold (your part in your case) is in an angle that could induct the fiber to fall or move, yes you should wait for the resin to be tacky, but if it's flat like your hood, you can apply the fiber right after. The only reason to wait it to be tacky is to help keeping the fiber steady so it don't fall on the floor. Also, NEVER EVER use a squeegee to remove bubbles and lay the fiber down, that's what cause all this imperfections, just use the roller. You should also use a smaller roller than the one you have.

                                                                                                  I work in composites since 4years, we are making flight simulators covers, so I know what I'm talking about.

                                                                                                  • Nick Perreault
                                                                                                    Nick Perreault  4 months back

                                                                                                    And please, make a mold of each piece, that's the only good way to do it