Difference between Dry & Wet Carbon Fiber Car Parts

Dry Carbon:

Manufactured using resin pre-coated sheets of carbon fibre in an autoclave. This process produces a product that is less sensitive to the effects of UV rays and temperature. While it is more costly to produce, it makes for a thinner product that is then polished and clear coated to produce a high gloss effect.

  1. 1/2 of the weight of wet carbon.
  2. Manufactured to reduce weight.
  3. Stronger and more rigid to absorb impact.
  4. Dry carbon has high pitch sound when knocking on it, smooth rear side, less flexible, carbon pattern visible from a greater angle.

Wet Carbon:

Manufactured using resin-infused carbon sheets which are layered and are therefore heavier and more sensitive to the effects of UV rays and heat. Wet carbon is less expensive to manufacture and the finished product is thicker and has less of a glossy appearance. While not as strong and reliant as Dry Carbon it is more flexible. not as strong as dry carbon.

  1. Wet carbon has thicker glossy layer on top, dull sound when being knocked on, usually rough rear side, more flexible when bent, sometimes yellow/greenish shine
  2. A mixture of fibreglass and carbon
  3. Usually lighter than steel parts
  4. Cheaper manufacturing process
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