Wet Carbon Fibre VS Dry Carbon Fibre comparison

Dry Carbon:

Manufactured using resin pre-coated sheets of carbon fibre in an autoclave (large pressure cooker). This process produces a product that is  less sensitive to the effects of UV rays and temperature. While it is more costly to produce, it does make for a  thinner product that is then polished  and clear coated to produce a high gloss effect.

1/2 of the weight of wet carbon.

Manufactured to reduce weight.

Stronger and more rigid to absorb impact.

How to identify dry carbon: high pitch sound when knocking on it, smooth rear side, less flexible, carbon pattern visible from a greater angle.

Wet Carbon:

Manufactured using resin infused carbon sheets which are layered and are therefore heavier and more sensitive to the effects of UV rays and heat.  Wet carbon is less expensive to manufacture and the finished product is thicker and has less of a glossy appearance. While not as strong and reliant as Dry Carbon it is more flexible. not as strong as dry carbon.

How to identify wet carbon: thicker glossy layer on top, dull sound when being knocked on, usually rough rear side, more flexible when bend, sometimes yellow/greenish shine

Mixture of fibreglass and carbon

Adds weight to your vehicle

Cheaper manufacturing process vs Dry Carbon

Fibreglass can react to heat and sunlight and go yellow over time.

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  1. Roger Wilkinson July 28, 2019 at 9:07 am - Reply

    I purchase my TT spoiler it’s stunning amazing craftsmanship

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