Lapaire
SILVER Member since Jan 2002

Lapaire

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Posted: I found some cheap kevlar cloth, but it will be gone fast!

The measurements are: 51 inches wide x 6 feet long. This material is made by Dupont. On the label inside the roll, it says "100% Kevlar 49 Trademark DP-01 Yarn STYLE -181-50 FABRIC."

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=1718662390


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Tracered


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Posted:*NOTE*

This is not the same as Kevlar reinforced wicking. Just FYI


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Lapaire
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Lapaire

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Posted:Good call . That's true...but with this much kevlar, you wouldn't have to buy any for a long long time I bet!

I use leftover fiberglass and cut up military grade heat resistant gloves myself, so I wouldn't really know

But hey, cheap is good. This stuff is popping up on ebay all the time.


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The Welcome Matt


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Posted:you also don't want pieces of it flying off and setting a forest, yourself, or someone else on fire

I wouldn't settle for lower quality for cheaper.. you would have to replace it more often, so in the end.. it prob. doesn't really matter. But thats just me


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adamrice


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Posted:While there's no reason to think this is necessarily low-quality kevlar, it probably isn't appropriate for use as wicking. Before I knew what I was doing, I tried making some wicks out of the kind of kevlar that is used in composite layup (similar to what's shown in that ebay auction). Completely unacceptable results--the "wicks" (I use scare-quotes because these wicks had no wicking action) burnt out in a few seconds. Kevlar for use in wicks needs to have some loft, I believe. The stuff shown here is a flat weave.

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Knagi


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Posted:Would the "wicking" shown here have the same affects as kevlar's resistance to burning? Possibly buy this stuff up and use a layer of something more absorbant under it? Or would the weaves of this stuff give way quickly?

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Posted:I don't know for sure, but my gut tells me that won't work. The kevlar doesn't wick, meaning it doesn't pass fluid from one side to the other efficiently.

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Cantus
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Posted:Should this thread not be in technical discussion?

Just a thought. Feel free to ignore me.....


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Posted:it should be known that wicking and kevlar are two different things! what is commonly called "kevlar wicking" is actually a blend of kevlar- i've even seen juggling companies make this mistake. regular kevlar doesn't work, esp. if it's a tight weave. just buy a roll of wicking with some friends and it ends up way cheaper.

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Durbs
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Posted:we'll take that as a yes eh C@ntus...

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