Q: What is Carbon Fiber?
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A: What are DRY and WET Carbon Fiber?
The terms “dry” and “wet” in carbon fiber refer to how the product is produced or manufactured. Each has its own unique approach, but the result is actually quite different in terms of weight, strength, and other factors.
Q:Dry carbon fiber is formed by using a pre-preg or impregnated piece of carbon materials. This piece of carbon is first placed into a mold, and then into a sealed vacuum to properly cure. This particular method creates the least amount of waste and forms a lighter version of carbon than the “wet” method. The vacuuming process of making dry carbon means that there are fewer pinholes and almost no air pockets that form in the carbon. Dry carbon is the highest quality version of carbon fiber products that are produced.
However, it is 3 to 4 times more expensive to produce than its counterpart.
Advantages of Dry Carbon Fiber
40% of steel weight
2 times harder than steel
Superior manufacturing process
Uses a dry finish for enhancing its cosmetic appearance
Disadvantages of Dry Carbon Fiber
.Almost four times as expensive to produce
.Will fade if not adequately maintained
Q:What is Wet Carbon Fiber?
A:Wet carbon fiber uses a different method of manufacturing. In this process, the carbon fiber is laid out by hand into a mold using a dry cloth. Then, a mixture of two parts resin, and one part carbon is put together and applied to the cloth before being placed inside a bag and heated in a vacuum. Due to this method, carbon fiber weaves are far more affordable.
However, wet carbon fiber is subject to having more air bubbles which can create weaknesses, and wavy fiber weaves which are less consistent that the dry counterpart. Because it is far less expensive to create carbon fiber using the wet method, most carbon fiber parts are created “wet”.
Advantages of Wet Carbon Fiber
.Far cheaper to produce, meaning a less expensive product
.Has a very shiny, wet appearance which can be attractive
Disadvantages of Wet Carbon Fiber
.Weaker and heavier than its dry counterpart
.Will fade unless properly maintained
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Ahacarbon carbon fiber Side Skirt Extensions for Volkswagen VW Golf 6 VI MK6 GTI Hatchback 2010-2013, to match the carbon fiber front lip or rear diffuser you have on your Golf 6 GTI.The carbon side skirts are made up of lightweight and strong carbon fibre and reinforced with a glass fibre composite. The skirts once made is then finished off in a high gloss lacquer, after which the carbon is hand and machine polished then sealed in with very high quality double layered anti-UV clear coat wax, to give both depth and protection. For both the Volkswagen VW Golf 6 VI MK6 GTI Hatchback side skirts these are a direct fit with no modification required. These carbon fiber side skirt extensions lip can be easily mounted to your existing side skirts for a subtle CF exterior appearance addition. Installation can be done within an hour, simply clean the underside of the side skirt and then is completed with the supplied hardware. We still recommend professional installation for any carbon parts.
- Model: for Volkswagen VW Golf 6 VI MK6 GTI Hatchback 3-Door 5-Door
- Year: 2010 2011 2012 2013
- Note: Not for Volkswagen Golf 6 Base/R(R20) Models
Pls check the above fitment information or send us car pictures to verify before order, thanks a lot!
- Material: Quality 3X3 weave carbon fiber
- Processing: 3D design, CNC moulding, test installation on real car, fitment guaranteed
- Surface finish: Double layered UV-Protected clear coating, shining and smooth surface
- Packing: Multilayer protected export carton, shockproof and crashproof
- Installation: Self-tapping screws and tape are included in the package. Recommend professional installation