i've just finished preparing the carbon fibre edges on my Xray T2 and i'd like to share the technique, as the edges came up piano black! wow!
-400grit wet and dry sand paper
-1200 grit wet and dry
-a sink filled with water to stop the dust from going in your lungs and causing issues!
-black permanent marker
-pink CA zap glue or any quick set ca glue
-cotton ear bud/Q-tip
-a newspaper to drip the glue on
-thin tip tweezers
-sand the edges of the carbonfibre with 400 grit paper
-dry the edgrs of, then inspect to see if there are any rough areas. sometimes the glueing leaves unfilled small craters on the edge of the CF
-sand again with 400 grit if required
-sand final time with 1200grit. it should feel smooth when it is dry and you pass your finger over it
-get the tweezers and open them up slightly further than what they go naturally and put the tips through the shock holes or any holes in the CF, make sure that the tweezers are sort of jamed in slightly so that they don't move and you can then use this as a handle so you don't have to touch the CF. (if you touch it, the oil from the hand will create a white area when the CA glue dries.
-now with the marker, pass the black over the edge of the CF.
-let it dry and then make a puddle of CA glue on the newspaper, wet the q tip in the puddle. be careful as the glue will dry quickly. i'd recommend leting it dry. when it drys it starts releasing a smoke DON'T BREATH IT, OR LET IT GET IN YOUR EYES!, then just dip it again in the CA. (i found that once the q tip has a layer of dryed glue on it, the glue curing time takes longer, which is recommended because it gives you time to work with it.
-coat the edges, passing over only once, and trying to get a relatively thick layer, don't let the glue get to a point that it is dripping of the Q-tip, but enough so you don't have to do several passes
-let it dry
it should look really good. the white bits in the picture you see is actually the reflection of the CF pattern from the peice underneith mirroring itself on the edge! very shiney!
the trick in this process is the black marker. the black once coated with the CA becomes very shiney. if you don't use the marker, you will be able to see the sheets through the glue, and the edges won't be as dark, or as shiney
looks awesome on a well built T2
IF YOU USE BLUE FASCOLOUR, OR ANY RUBBERY, FLEXIBLE TYPE PAINT, YOU CAN ALSO GET A COLOURED EDGE.