What is Carbon Fibre?
The premise behind the Carbon Fibre products we sell is for lightweight and good-looking structural material, cosmetic enhancements, and damage protection. The Products we sell are an advanced composite- a material of choice for the aerospace, automotive racing, marine, and sporting goods scenes.
• Very high strength to weight ratio
• High resistance to fatigue
• Harmonic dampening characteristics
• Impact resistance
• Low coefficient of thermal expansion
• Resistance to corrosion.
• High tensile strength
"Composite" is a general term which means an assembly of dissimilar materials used together. They are carefully engineered and are uniquely suited to be extremely strong and surprisingly light weight. These materials consist of a resin matrix and a fibre reinforcement.
Carbon fibre composites have amazing structural properties. Carbon fibre composites are ten times stronger than steel, yet are still five times lighter. In comparison to aluminum, carbon fibre composites are eight times stronger, two times stiffer, yet still 1.5 times lighter. Carbon fibre composites have superior fatigue properties to all known metallic structures, and when coupled with the proper resins, carbon fibre composites are one of the most corrosion resistant materials available.
Why is it more expensive than products made of traditional materials?
There are three primary reasons for this:
1. All of the primary raw materials are expensive.
2. Construction of each product is complex, there are many materials that are used to produce the final product.
3. The construction of each product is labour intensive and must be done by a skilled composite technician. There is no way for machinery to build our products
What does OEM stand for?
OEM is an acronym for Original Equipment Manufacturer. A particular product that follows the same design as the original manufacturer’s specification.
No, all of our bonnets are fibre glass re-inforced carbon fibre. We also roll the corners of each bonnet rather than cutting to ensure a smoother finish. Underframe moulding is a replica of the original bonnet.
No, all of our bonnets come with an OEM bonnet latch. But it is advisable to use pins for track day use.
Can I fit a Carbon Fibre Bonnet myself?
Yes you can, only simple tools are needed and a spare set of hands. We do however advise the use of a bodyshop to avoid damage to your car or the bonnet.
Can I paint designs on it?
Yes you can, no special paint is needed.
What can I do if I get a scratch My bonnet?
All bonnets are protected with a high Gloss UV protective layer resin. Light scratches can be buffed away with normal car polish or T-cut. For deeper concentrated scratches compounding is recommended
Yes, but we require a minimum quantity order of at least 7 units in order to process your request. This is because we have to create a new mould for any products that are not listed in the product catalogue. Group buys are an ever popular way of getting what you want at a discounted rate.