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bvillers
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bvillers Dec 5, 9:54am - #343178 
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Determining Carbon Fiber Quality

Any carbon fiber experts here? How can I determine which carbon fiber manufacturers have the best product(s).

I guess what I am asking is - Is carbon fiber carbon fiber or are there other factors to consider.

I know the obvious like:

-are the edges smooth
-does the part fit properly
-does the manufacturer obtain factory parts for each make model year when creating their parts
-What type of Kevlar weave is used

but there must be more to know about comparing carbon fiber products.

Any insight is much appreciated.

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SLVCELI Dec 5, 2:59pm - #343179 
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Im not carbon fiber expert but I know that you can make the carbon fiber product either the 'wet' way or the 'dry' way lol. Wet is easier and dry is harder. Anyways I am sure you can find something on that.

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Erick Dec 5, 3:23pm - #343180 

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bvillers Dec 5, 3:36pm - #343181 
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Awesome info Erick! Thanks!

I hear people all the time slamming one manufacturer or another's carbon stuff. I knew something must be different, maybe it's the wet/ dry manufacturing process. I'm going to be sure to ask each manufacturer that I carry and I'll begin to include that info in the product descriptions.

Thanks again,

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skym Dec 5, 4:44pm - #343182 
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why didn't this get posted earlier! hehe

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KARacing Dec 6, 3:43am - #343183 

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Varis Carbon Fiber Product (Japanese company). Best quality and fitment in Japan thumbsup

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