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it will have to be at least an epoxy.

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Hi Andy

Just checked my Squires catalogue, they sell 1mm (.040) plastic rod. At least they did 1n 2007.

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You will have to key the surface of the carbon rod before glueing it (with 2k epoxy glue like Araldite) otherwise it won't stick...
After sanding wipe off with a cloth with nailpolish remover (degrease), allow to air-dry and then glue it to whatever surface you have/need
 

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Andy,

Squires have a large store just along the coast from you at Bognor Regis. They specialise modelling tools, materials, electronic components etc, but most model stores carry a similar range of plastic materials.

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I bought it from 'Hobby Stores' in Southampton. Funny thing is, it's not listed on their web site.
It's a black rod, about a MTR in length. All sizes. the size I bought was 1mm in dia, £1.98, largest size about 4mm at £11.xx. You cannot bend it like plastic (or Beckham). very smooth. Strong.
Thanks for the link above, may buy some of that STYRENE WHITE ROD.
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Hi,
I use a lot of CF rod and tube in aeromodelling and I usually use CA, ( superglue) the one I use is called ZAP this is VERY strong and comes in a variety of thicknesses I would suggest you use the medium stuff in the green bottle. This is generally availiable from model shops about £5 ish for quite a lot !
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Andy, I wasn't expecting you to travel to BR especially for a bit of plastic rod
, I thought you and Dave may be going back that way to visit the RC shop again. If you want I will pick you up some next time I visit my local HS.

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Very interesting -I can find it easily on the modelling sites but none of them give any information on its composition. Looking further it must be Pultruded Carbon Fibre Rod which is basically carbon fibre strands and resin, in which case it should be easy to stick with CA or definitely 2 part epoxy - maybe it had some release agent on it? Either way I'm going to get some and give it a try as an alternative to styrene.
 

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QUOTE (Keef921 @ 17 Jun 2011, 10:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Andy, I wasn't expecting you to travel to BR especially for a bit of plastic rod
, I thought you and Dave may be going back that way to visit the RC shop again. If you want I will pick you up some next time I visit my local HS.

Keith

LOL,

Sorry Keith, just my sense of humour coming out. It's the sort of thing I would have done years ago. Just jump in the car, travel 10,000miles just to buy something that cost 1p, only to find, that if I looked over my left shoulder, I would have been able to buy it from the building next door.

QUOTE (highbarn @ 17 Jun 2011, 11:30) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Very interesting -I can find it easily on the modelling sites but none of them give any information on its composition. Looking further it must be Pultruded Carbon Fibre Rod which is basically carbon fibre strands and resin, in which case it should be easy to stick with CA or definitely 2 part epoxy - maybe it had some release agent on it? Either way I'm going to get some and give it a try as an alternative to styrene.

I'll try that next, give it a good clean with nail polish remover.
 

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I was wondering if this was to be a roll cage with no bends


Do you not have the Plastruct butyrate covered wire in the UK? This stuff is great for roll cages, because it bends and glues easily. Heavier, I'm sure than Carbon fiber though.

Plastic covered wire
 

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Plastrut, that's the stuff I was on about Andy, if you can't get it from your LHS then I think hobbycraft sell it.

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