Carbon Fiber “Leather” – 2×2 Twill Glossy Finish 57.87″/147cm 19.46oz/660gsm-Sample (4″x4″)

SKU: F-20172-Sample


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    Please Note: Due to the nature of composite materials, coloration of fabric may change or darken when resin is introduced to your part/fabric.


    Awesome looking 100% REAL High Density Carbon Fiber encapsulated in a soft flexible coating with the feel of leather with a glossy finish. The material uses a HD Carbon Fiber which has a tight weave with no gaps.

    Carbon Fiber “Leather” is is suitable for hand working and keeps its softness even when wet out with resin.

    Now you can use real carbon fiber in fashion and upholstery like you would leather. This material is sewable and will provide a very unique, High-Tech look when used for clothing, automotive interiors, luggage, & wallets or any other application where you may otherwise use leather. 100% waterproof and UV resistant. Rated for 80°C/176°F.

    This item has been designed to withstand a minimum of 5 yrs of UV exposure. With proper care you can drastically extend the life of the product.


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    Our fabrics are sold by the linear yard, with the exception of our samples which are a single 4"x4" (or 5"x7") piece. The unit price displayed is for 1 linear yard; all volume discounts will be automatically applied when selecting larger quantities of fabric when added to your shopping cart, as indicated in the table above with quantity discount ranges for units purchased.

    Please purchase the number of linear yards that you require. When purchasing multiple yards of the same fabric, you will receive one continuous length of that material. We carefully take that material and roll it onto a cardboard core and wrap clear plastic or Kraft paper over it, making sure to keep the fabric in its first quality condition. We pride ourselves on having one of the best material handling crews possible.

    Resin Consumption

    Resin consumption is provided for the approximate amount of resin by weight in the final part after processing by vacuum infusion. This does not account for the resin used in the flow lines and consumables such as flow media or breather cloth. Wet-layup by hand will also have a higher resin consumption in the final part and depends on the user’s techniques. Vacuum bagging a wet layup will improve the resin content. Too much resin will cause a weaker part, not stronger. The average rule of thumb is around 45% (+/- a couple of percent). To calculate actual resin % in your part, a burn test is used. For example, you have a part weighing 100 grams, and you would burn off the resin, which would leave the fiber behind. You should have 55 grams of fiber left when your process is working correctly. Due to the variables in processing, it is hard to give an accurate amount of resin needed to purchase for making your part. However, you will have waste no matter what method is used. A suggested ratio is about 1-1.5lbs of resin per lb of fabric purchased.

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