BGF Barracuda Aluminized Fiberglass Fabric 2×2 Twill 50″ 3k 8oz/271.25 gsm – Silver. The material is often referred to as silver carbon fiber although it is not actual carbon fiber, as all carbon fiber is black. This fabric is nearly identical to Hexcel Texalium however due to the U.S. plant shutdown we have this material manufactured elsewhere to keep costs reasonable while allowing us to coat nearly any fabric style with this coating. Because we are more involved in the manufacturing process we can ensure a more uniform quality. This fabric has a width of 50″, the yarn used is comparable in size and appearance to a carbon fiber tow size of 3k and is woven in a 2×2 twill weave. This is the most widely used pattern in the automotive industry. This material was woven by reputable weavers across the US, and their long lasting presence in the composite industry will ensure you receive a quality material.
To harden the raw fabric into a usable form, you will need the appropriate resin or epoxy for your project. For the colored materials, we suggest one of our resins which cure clear.
Color Disclaimer: Due to individual user’s monitor settings, calibrations and lighting sources, the colors that appear on your screen may not be an exact representation of the actual product.
First Quality Remnants:
First Quality Fabric Remnant Rolls are short rolls of fabric, which have no defects in them. These remnant rolls are either left over fabric from the end of a roll, or sections of fabric which were cut at the wrong length for a specific order. So instead of discarding the short roll, we package it up and sell it as a First Quality Remnant Roll. These First Quality Remnant Rolls are sold at 20% off of the retail price of that fabric.
Second Quality Remnants:
Second Quality Fabric Remnant Rolls are short rolls of fabric, which have a defect in the woven fabric in them. These remnant rolls are cut out of the standard fabrics we sell, but from sections of the rolls that have some defects in them. These defects make them not good to use if you want to make cosmetic parts, which have perfect woven fabric in them, but can be used as the inner layers of your parts, or if you are making small parts and can cut around the defects. These Second Quality Remnant Rolls are sold at 25% off of the retail price of that fabric.
All remnant rolls are rounded DOWN to the nearest ½ yard. So a remnant listed as 0.5 yards may actually be between 18” and 35” in length and a remnant listed at 2.0 yards may actually be between 72” and 89” in length.