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Carbon Fiber Backplates?

Discussion in 'Wreck Diving' started by WWoody, Jan 1, 2020.

  1. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

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    I'd be surprised if they did prepreg for the production parts. Parts in the aftermarket automotive industry are very rarely done in prepreg and they're done in much higher volumes. With a niche product like a backplate, I can't see a company justifying the extra costs.

    An aluminum insert in between the layers probably is what they're doing, but it's a horrible idea. Carbon and aluminum in a saltwater environment is a recipe for lots of galvanic corrosion. Titanium is the right material for the job, but again with the extra costs and being a niche product.
     
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  2. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Go gold and show that you have bling

    • GOLD backplate
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    • GOLD primary torch
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    When you think diving equipment needs more bling :)
     
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  3. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

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    You can get a matching teric too

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  4. BlueTrin

    BlueTrin ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I can picture the worried looks from your insta buddy already when he sees the bling :)
     
  5. Jcp2

    Jcp2 Literally virtually diving ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Gold is old. A Louis Vuitton wrap would be better, with a Gucci wing.
     
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  6. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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    This is also an option worth considering. Dolphin Tech by IST HHBP-III Commercial Diving Harness A commercial diving harness that is light weight and has been in service in the commercial diving industry for decades. This meets or exceeds the standards of every agency the regulates commercial diving worldwide.
     
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  7. saxman242

    saxman242 Manta Ray

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    The raw carbon fiber for a backplate, ignoring any resin used, is going to cost at least twice that. (Assuming 1.5 sq ft of cloth used, per ply, and 10 plies used for a backplate that's a bit under 1/8" thick with cloth at $19 per running yard of 50" wide 5.7oz 2x2 twill from a commercial supplier when buying an entire roll)
     
  8. STIDVC

    STIDVC Rebreather Pilot

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    Am actually considering this... might regret but. i love.... goooooooold
     
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  9. NothingClever

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    While I applaud your proposal for a Gucci wing, the outfit would not be complete without some Salvatore Ferragamo rock boots.
     
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