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FAQ

  • Do you have a catalog?
  • We do not have a physical catalog as our complete inventory is listed on our website. If there is a specialty item or you are in need of something that you do not see on our website please contact us at info@compositeenvisions.
  • Do you have any other distributors or store fronts?
  • We do not have have any other store fronts or authorized distributors but we do have warehouses around the country that your products may be shipping from.
  • Do you offer educational sponsorships/discounts?
  • We do offer a 10% discount to educational institutions with free shipping for orders over $250.00. For information on this program please click here to download the Educational Sponsorship Application or contact us at info@compositeenvisions.
  • What is the average order turnaround time with regular/non-expedited shipping.
  • Our lead time varies depending on the number of orders in our system, but we generally have a 3-4 business day lead time if you choose USPS or Fed Ex/UPS Ground shipping. If you choose expedited shipping (2nd day or next day shipping), we will either get your order out the same day you place the order or the next day. If you do choose expedited shipping, please make sure to email us your order number so we can make sure that it gets out as expected.
  • Do you provide support, advice or instructions on working with composite & carbon fiber materials
  • Yes, we are always ready to assist our customers when it comes to completing their projects. You can either call or email us at info@compositeenvisions with your questions. Please note, while we are happy to provide this service, depending on business volume we may not be able to assist you right away with your questions. Rest assured we will get back to you as soon as we can.
  • Do you offer business accounts &/or terms for businesses.
  • We do offer terms for businesses however do require any business requesting terms to complete a credit application. If you are interested in this, please contact us at info@compositeenvisions before placing your order so we can gather the appropriate information from you.
  • Can I get epoxy/resin shipped overnight air?
  • Epoxy, resins & hardeners can only be shipped via Ground regardless of the shipper due to the nature of the product.
  • What shipping options do you offer?
  • We ship via the United States Post Office, UPS & FedEx in a variety of delivery options from Next Day Air to Ground. Availability of any particular shipping method may be contingent on the nature of the products in an order.
  • We are a tax exempt organization, how do we go about getting our tax exemption on our order?
  • If you are tax exempt, and want to place an order online, create your online account BEFORE you place the order and then email a copy of your Tax Exempt Form to info@compositeenvisions. Once we have your Tax Exempt Form we will update your online account and apply the Tax Exempt flag in our system.

    Please do the above BEFORE paying for the order, as we cannot refund the taxes back onto an order that has already been placed. Once we have flagged your account as Tax Exempt we will notify you of that chance and you can place your order.
  • What is the difference between plain weave and 2x2 twill?
  • Plain weave is a pattern that is most commonly used in OEM applications. The plain weave pattern resembles a "checkerboard". The 2x2 twill style is the pattern used in most aftermarket applications, like hoods and wings. The pattern resembles a "zig-zag" For more information on the various weave styles, check out this blog post.
  • If your company or organization is tax exempt, and want to place an order online, create your online account BEFORE you place the order and then email a copy of your Tax Exempt Form to info@compositeenvisions.com. Once we have your Tax Exempt Form we will update your online account and apply the Tax Exempt flag in our system.

    Please do the above BEFORE paying for the order, as we cannot refund the taxes back onto an order that has already been placed. Once we have flagged your account as Tax Exempt we will notify you of that chance and you can place your order.
  • How do I match the current carbon fiber I have, with what you sell? I need to make more parts, of what I currently have, and need the carbon fiber to look the same.
  • The best way for us to determine EXACTLY which carbon fiber fabric you have on your parts, is for you to measure the number of strands of Carbon Fiber are used PER inch, in both the east-west direction and in the north-south direction.

    Here is a picture of how we would need you to measure the carbon fiber fabric you are using so that we get you the closest material to what we have.

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    Place a ruler/tape measure across the fabric, in the same direction as the fiber. Then measure across 1" and count the number of carbon fiber strands within this 1" section.

    You can see from this picture, that this fabric has 15 strands of 3K carbon fiber, in that 1 inch, so this fabric is 15 x 15 construction.
  • How flexible are your panels?
  • The flexibility of our panels varies depending on the thickness and size of the panel. We will use a 12"x24" panel size as an example. Our .015" panel is our thinnest and most flexible panels. This panel will bend easily around an object like a pipe, however they will have a harder time with a curve that bends two ways. example would be trying to cover a basketball.

    .015"/.4mm panel is very flexible and will bend around something as tight as a 2" diameter pipe.

    .030"/.8mm panel will remain flexible and will bend around a 6" diameter pipe

    .055"/1.4mm panel increases in rigidity and will bend around a 12" diameter pipe

    .090"/2.3mm panel is where our panels become rigid. These panels remain quite stiff, however they will flex a little.

    .165"/4.2mm panel will hardly flex at all

    These thicknesses are to give an approximation to someone who has never worked with our materials before. We have many other thicknesses available.
  • How are your panels shipped?
  • Our thinner panels are covered with a protective layer, then rolled and shipped in a large box. Our thicker panels are covered and shipped flat.
  • Do you offer any other sizes of panels?
  • Yes, we offer panels in nearly any size up to 4ft by 8ft, in any thickness. Our best prices are for panels measuring by the ft mark. Example, 2ft by 3ft panel or 1ft by 4ft and so forth. Email us if you are in need of a size that we do not have listed online.
  • Other information regarding our panels.
  • 1. Our panels are finished on one side.

    2. Our panels are cut roughly to the size listed. 12"x24" may have an eighth inch variance in dimension and the cut may not be perfectly square.

    3. You can easily finish the edge of the panel with a light grit sand paper. Wet-sanding with 220 grit paper will bring up the edge quality of anything you decide to make.

    4. Our panels are made with various resins and do not have UV protection to prevent fading from the sun. To ensure longevity of the panels, we highly recommend a clear coat with UV Protection be applied to panels that will be exposed to sunlight.

    5. OPTIONAL: We offer 3M ADHESIVE backing for all of the panels that we make. Pricing for the adhesive backing is based on square footage of the panel.