Our remnant vacuum infused composite panels are manufactured using our high-quality composite fabrics reinforced with an epoxy resin matrix. All composite stacks are laid by hand to ensure maximum homogenization of fiber alignment. Stacks are then vacuum infused and cured under pressure greater than 28 inches of mercury. Though the defects may be minor in our remnant selection, they do not allow us to sell them as a premium grade panel. Some of these remnant panels did not pass our final visual inspection or may be excess product from a one-time production run. These remnant panels are discounted 33% from our regular panel pricing.
Defects in these panels may consist of?
- surface scratches
- weave distortion
- foreign carbon particles in surface
- hazy cosmetic surface
- outside of measurement tolerance
- dry spots
- surface finish inconsistencies
This panel has a 2×2 twill weave pattern, one of the most common weave patterns in many markets. The finished side of the panel has a classic 2×2 twill, 3K woven carbon fiber appearance and is nearly pinhole-free with a high-gloss finish. The backside of the panel showcases a matte textured ‘peel ply’ finish suitable for secondary bonding, if necessary.
Our panels are also available with an all-weather 3M 6035PC adhesive option. This adhesive covers the entire backside of the panel and has an easy to remove backing. Just peel the backing off and you can adhere the panel just like a sticker. The 3M adhesive backing for this panel is an additional $3.00 per square foot and adds 0.005″ to the thickness of the panel.
Color Disclaimer about Panels:
When Carbon Fiber/Kevlar Fabric is Vacuum Infused to make these panels, the color will darken up from the original color of the Kevlar fabric in dry form.? The Blue Kevlar will turn to a Navy Blue color, the Red Kevlar will turn to a Burgundy color, the Orange Kevlar will turn to a Blood Orange color, and the yellow Kevlar (natural color) will turn to a Dijon Yellow color, once they are wet out and cured.