Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: carbon fiber

  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    145

    carbon fiber

    hello my fellow ibis owners, just a quick question about carbon fiber in general. has anyone heard that sunlight can slowly ruin carbon fiber without proper paint protection. not sure if this is true or not???

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mordor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Posts
    114
    From my understanding of the problem, it was when carbon fibre was a new technology and the epoxies used were also new there were issues with the epoxies turning yellow and cracking when exposed to ultraviolet light and thereby in different cases going from being a cosmetic problem to in some cases being a structural problem. With technology advances both with caronfibre and the epoxies, this is not really an issue anymore when dealing with carbon fibre produced by knowledgable producers.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    871

    Smile

    I have a 1995 ellsworth absolute truth that the swingarm is carbon fiber with a clear coat.
    It has yellowed and a bit battered up over the years, but is just fine otherwise.
    all the bikes are sitting these days except my orange mojo.
    Mitch
    Boise

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •