I know you came for our awesome blog post, but we have to let you in on something. Our main business is a shop that sells a ton of unique and cool lifestyle and personal accessories made with REAL carbon fiber.
If you love carbon fiber as much as we do, go explore!
If you're DIYer and looking to learn how to make your own carbon fiber parts, but don't know where to start...or don't want to invest a bunch of money into more supplies/materials than you need...look no further. We're proud to announce the newly available carbon fiber starter kit that has everything you need to get started for skinning and small repairs.
Included in the kit are the following items:
- 1 piece of REAL 3k 2x2 twill carbon fiber fabric 24” x 50”
- 6.67 oz of epoxy resin
- 3.33 oz of epoxy hardener
- Mold Release Wax
- 2 tongue depressors for stirring
- 1 brush for applying epoxy
- 1 squeegee to ensure proper wetout
- 2 1 oz. measuring cups
- 1 pair of gloves
- Short instruction manual that covers the basics of carbon fiber layup and repair
There's more than enough material to do quite a bit with the kit. This kit is great for "skinning" products, which is a method in which you wrap a pre-existing part with carbon fiber to give it a carbon fiber exterior.
An example of this would be to wrap the side mirrors on your car, or aesthetic parts on your motorcycle, or even dash accents in your BMW. Another thing you can do is repair or reinforce things like R/C cars, carbon fiber hoods, etc.
One nice thing about this kit is that it uses epoxy rather than a polyester resin. Typically polyester resin is used for aesthetic parts where the structural integrity doesn't matter, but outside of that, polyester resin smells extremely bad. Epoxy, on the other hand, doesn't really smell, and the system used here is very clear once it's cured. It's also much stronger and even UV-resistant which makes it great for parts that will be used outdoors (although we still recommend applying a clearcoat). Ready to put your DIY skills to the test and learn how to make carbon fiber parts? Buy a carbon fiber start kit today!