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5/1/2012

How to patch a racecar

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The current state of the art in automotive CFRP repair borrows heavily from experiences gained in the aerospace/aviation and racing fields.

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The current state of the art in automotive CFRP repair borrows heavily from experiences gained in the aerospace/aviation and racing fields. This repair was made to a car owned by the Swiss Formula 1 race team, Sauber (circa. July 1997).

 

Step 1
Damage (white scars/scuffs) sustained by Formula 1 car when wheel was pushed into the CFRP chassis during brush with a wall during a race.
 

Step 2
Outer skin and core removed from damaged area. Outer skin is chamfered with a 30-mm/1.2-inch wide beveled edge prior to being joined to patch.
 

Step 3
Repair patch is a precured outer skin with honeycomb that will be bonded in with a paste adhesive.
 

Step 4
Repair patch is a precured outer skin with honeycomb that will be bonded in with a paste adhesive.
 


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