Throughout this site we have had discussion for almost all type of fibers and different uses of them: fiberglass, carbon fibers (like the ones used in automotive) and pretty much anything in between. In fact, if you go back to some of these articles, you can find some very educational articles about how these are made, the use of them etc.
What I want to talk about in this article, is the importance of fibers in any technology and in any industry. Think of a ropes or any thread for that matter, and how everything interlinks between. The power is just amazing, so that you can’t really snap that material by just pulling it. I am pretty sure if the thread is thin, you can snap it, but you pretty much get my point. Fibers are like knots and have just incredible capabilities. It’s like a chain with multiple connections, only in this case, even if one part of the “chain” fails, the chandelier will not go down with it.
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If you are looking for part 1 of this topic, feel free to go here. Today we will continue the discussion about fiberglass roofs and kind of a “do it yourself” tutorial.
Place on another section of trim, bring up the edges again so that they sit together nicely and keep marking and cutting in the same fashion explained in part 1 of this subject. It’s always nice to mark and cut one trim where it meets another. This is purely for aesthetic reasons only. It may not be important two stories up but if your roof is at low level and possibly visible from an open window, you may want to do this just to make it look nice. When all the courts on the miter joints look right, secure the trims into place (again without bashing the nails all in.) Now it’s a matter of working your way around repeating the process until the whole bay roof is pinned into position. Once everything is in place, you can nail the trims down fully and put in the rest of the nails.
Now it’s time to form your rope stand on to the rear fascia. On a very small roof, there is no real need to worry too much about expansion gaps. I would simply allow something like 10 mm behind the trim and up against the up stand. Once the wall up stand is complete, nail all PU adhesive into position. Ready for taping the joints but do not fix it into the rotten facial behind as this will not allow it to be placed at a later stage without damaging the fiberglass roof. Good quality duck tape is quite acceptable on small roofs. On larger projects 100 mm fiber glass bandage would be used instead to strengthen the joints.
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Well, let’s keep on pushing shall we? Lots and lots of things we can discuss in regards to carbon fibers since they are so widely used in many different industries and our daily lives. When it comes to automotive, it’s really one of the fundamentals to make a car strong, very light, safe and have fantastic performance. It creates massive rigidity but does not add any extra weight (which is crucial if you want to make it fast, efficient and a fun sports car to drive.) As far as we’re aware, our cars are the most carbon fiber intense cars in production right now as we have over 400 different carbon fiber pieces.
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I would like to welcome everyone to this brand new blog that I have launched. In case I didn’t make it clear yet, my name is Daniel and I’m an expert on all things fibers. However, in this blog site we will be focusing on really two types of fibers and those are carbon and fiberglass fibers.
Why are we just focusing on those 2?
Well, because those are the ones that fascinate me the most and I consider to have the best applications and uses in our every day lives. I don’t have a lot of things to say with this first post expect: thank you for making this happen!
I look forward to meeting you all and providing you with the best information about carbon & fiberglass fibers.