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Carbon Fiber: Plain Weave vs 2x2 Twill

  • Plain Weave

    Votes: 15 37.5%
  • 2x2 Twill

    Votes: 25 62.5%

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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.

Plain Weave




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Thanks!
 

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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 :dontknow:
 

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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.

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

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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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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?

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.)

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.


:+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.

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

Thanks!

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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 :banghead:. 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.)

- The item will be made and photos sent to the buyer. If the buyer likes the product then we move on to the final payment, If the buyer is concerned with the product, I will then explain the concern because many times photos can be deceiving.

- 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.

-Buyer receives the finished product and bolts on a little sexy onto his/her bike! :shakehand


Note: I will NOT take your deposit if I am more than 7 business days behind schedule. However, you WILL be put on a brief waiting list. A phone number where I can reach you at will be mandatory and I will make 3 attempts at reaching you between several days time, after the 3rd attempt I will transfer you from the waiting list to the Stand-By list. The Stand-By list is for those of you who have gone MIA. It is then up to you to contact me within 7 business days. After 7 business days you and your information will be deleted.
 
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