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CARBON FIBER: 2x2 Twill vs Plain Weave

I am looking at getting into the Carbon Fiber biz and was curious to see which pattern my future consumers like best and are more likely to buy.

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2x2 twill. I use it everyday
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Have plain for my hugger and gauge cover, but twill coming for my sprocket cover. I think either one would make us happy :) def a market for it here!! lll vote plain i guess
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I'll have to check this out when I get back to my cpu. But both look awesome.


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Plain for me!

If you have reasonable prices, quick shipping, wide selection, we will probably become good friends - especially if you start this winter!
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ok now that i can see bost patterns better i like the 2x2 twill much better

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CF is EXPENSIVE!!! I was thinking of this, just the cost to purchase the CF is ridiculous. Let alone the time you need to put aside to make molds, etc.

What are you thinking of making? Fairings, car parts, or both?
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Is something wrong with my eyes - i can hardly tell the difference?

I don't know i think i like plain better

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If you're starting a business offer both, don't wanna leave money on the table...

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:+1 with Fly, offer both if you're thinking of getting into the business, but I will say- I personally like the 2x2 twill better.

I think there's a carbon x kevlar weave out there as well. that might be something to look into to offer for engine covers. The kevlar gives the carbon a bit more puntcure and abrasion resistance.

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most of my stuff is 2x2 but i now like the "tighter" look of the plain better!


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Thanks everyone for your votes so far, I read every poll as its posted but I keep my thoughts to myself so my opinions dont interfere with yours. Please keep polling! lol the winner of the poll will be produced into my first batch of parts!
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can't change my vote but i wanna change my vote hahaha... 2x2 twill
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What are you thinking of making? Fairings, car parts, or both?

For just starting out I am going to stick to what I know best...600RR parts! lol Then as my clientele grows, so will my parts selection (Hoods, Body Kits, Interior Dash Kits, Etc.)

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If you're starting a business offer both, don't wanna leave money on the table...



Again, I am JUST starting lol so I am trying to keep start up costs to a minimum and as "Universal" as I can to everybodies interest. Thus the Poll lol. However, if the poll continues to run so closely then of course I will stock up on both patterns. Hopefully I get a distinct winner though.
Once my clientele grows, so will my selection. Silver CF, Blue CF, Red CF, Plain weave, 2x2 Twill, etc.


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:+1 with Fly, offer both if you're thinking of getting into the business, but I will say- I personally like the 2x2 twill better.
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I think there's a carbon x kevlar weave out there as well. that might be something to look into to offer for engine covers. The kevlar gives the carbon a bit more puntcure and abrasion resistance.

good luck with the company, look forward to buying parts off of you

I will look into that, thanks for the heads up. Thanks for the interest and I too look forward to serving you and the .Net community!
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I want some cf parts yo!!! 2x2 for the motha f***ing win!!


Now make that mother f***'n hammer time!!!!

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Now make that mother f***'n hammer time!!!!

Lol I will be taking orders soon, My estimated time is 2-3 weeks. This gives a week for the poll to be active and product delivered.

I do request a 10% deposit on all parts ordered and from time of order to finish usually takes 3-4 days. I am in the National Guard so I have all the time in the world and this will be my primary income so the more parts I knock out..the more income I can generate. With that said I will be taking orders and fabricating products ASAP!

Please send me a PM and I will use that as my waiting list for the time being until I can get a set lan line going.

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Have you ever done work with composites? Might want to try and make a few pieces see how it goes and post some pictures of them before you start asking for money

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Have you ever done work with composites? Might want to try and make a few pieces see how it goes and post some pictures of them before you start asking for money

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I have a little under 2 years experiance and still counting. Unfortunately, all proof of my work was lost when my laptop crashed, I wasnt smart enough to back anything up . I will admit it has been about 4 months now since I last fabricated anything but thats what the testing is for before I start producing for buyers. I will me making test parts before I actually produce for the customer and everything is test fitted before shipped out to ensure your getting what you pay for.

However, in the years I have been working with composites this will be the start of working with carbon fiber material. Which is slightly only more difficult because I now have a pattern to worry about.

The payment process goes as follows:

-10% deposit which gets deducted towards the final bill. (Remember my prices will be low so deposits will usually be $3-$15. They are simply only there to hold your commitment towards your item and ensures my time spent isn't just going to sit on a shelf somewhere waiting to get sold.)

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- Once the payment is sent the item will be shipped anwhere from same day to 2 business days. In rare cases more than 2 days. Generally The product will be going out within the same day- 1 Business day window.

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Ok just wondering because you said your just starting wasnt sure what you meant.

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Ok just wondering because you said your just starting wasnt sure what you meant.

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Understandable lol, I wouldn't give a penny to someone who is still in the Guinnea Pig stage either. But rest assured I am not just beginning with this process, I am experianced at mould making, resin Infusion and materials. Just not specifically Carbon Fiber.

There should not be a huge differance in the texture/flexibility of it, only the pattern which now I will have to account for. Again thats not a problem, the time making each product will only increase a bit, other than that it's smooth sailing!
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Plain for me!

If you have reasonable prices, quick shipping, wide selection, we will probably become good friends - especially if you start this winter!


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I want some cf parts yo!!! 2x2 for the motha f***ing win!!


Now make that mother f***'n hammer time!!!!

NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!!
I have been reading on some other forums about those who have started Carbon Fiber Refabricating and the moment they opened their doors it's as if they fell off the face of the Earth.
I don't want that happening so I am planning ahead, I feel that customer service is equally 50% of the deal.
With that said, I have listed below the people who have inquired about getting some parts. Please PM me or post a message in this thread to claim your spot now! Thanks!

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i like the plain, but would consider any weave for a front cowl and wheel cover if the price is right.

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NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!!
I have been reading on some other forums about those who have started Carbon Fiber Refabricating and the moment they opened their doors it's as if they fell off the face of the Earth. I don't want that happening so I am planning ahead, I feel that customer service is equally 50% of the deal.
With that said, I have listed below the people who have inquired about getting some parts. Please PM me or leave a message on this thread to claim your spot now! Thanks!

1.) BJYORKO
2.) WESTXGREASE_MONKAY
3.) IGRAYWOLF
4.) MTANNER
5.) FREEKMAN
6.) SPIRITOFKAOS1
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NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!!
I have been reading on some other forums about those who have started Carbon Fiber Refabricating and the moment they opened their doors it's as if they fell off the face of the Earth. I don't want that happening so I am planning ahead, I feel that customer service is equally 50% of the deal.
With that said, I have listed below the people who have inquired about getting some parts. Please PM me or leave a message on this thread to claim your spot now! Thanks!

1.) BJYORKO
2.) WESTXGREASE_MONKAY
3.) IGRAYWOLF
4.) MTANNER
5.) FREEKMAN
6.) Reserve This Spot Now!!
7.) Reserve This Spot Now!!
8.) Reserve This Spot Now!!
9.) Reserve This Spot Now!!
10.) Reserve This Spot Now!!
1.) BJYORKO
2.) WESTXGREASE_MONKAY
3.) IGRAYWOLF
4.) MTANNER
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Lol clever Spirit, I will mark you down as #6 and send you your confirmation message. Thanks!



NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!!
I have been reading on some other forums about those who have started Carbon Fiber Refabricating and the moment they opened their doors it's as if they fell off the face of the Earth. I don't want that happening so I am planning ahead, I feel that customer service is equally 50% of the deal.
With that said, I have listed below the people who have inquired about getting some parts. Please PM me or leave a message on this thread to claim your spot now! Thanks!

1.) WESTXGREASE_MONKAY
2.) IGRAYWOLF
3.) MTANNER
4.) FREEKMAN
5.) SPIRITOFKAOS1
6.) TAT2
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Carbon customs, creative carbon and my favorite carboner because CF is sexy lol How much for engine covers for both sides of a. 03 600rr. PM a price plz.
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