YAGI manufactures and supplies the highest quality Carbon fiber aerodynamics and automotive accessories. With deep roots in Time attack racing, we make products that deliver beauty and performance. All of our race products are track tested before they are put on our store, so you can trust our quality 100% when it arrives at your door.
Many companies use wet lay up or resin infusion methods with their carbon. Both of those methods involve weighing out resin and adding it to the fibers. We use pre-impregnated carbon material (Pre-preg) that has the resin system already coating the fibers. It is then autoclave cured in house for maximum compaction of the fibers and minimal surface imperfections. So there is as much as a 70% difference in weight compared between the two.
Wet or Dry?
Brands are now calling this difference in methods wet or dry which is not the industry terminology and that is where things can get a little confusing. Most consumers are taught that Wet Carbon is glossy finish, and Dry Carbon is matte finish, which is not accurate. To clarify, the dry process we use and a matte finish are not related. We use a Dry (pre-preg) carbon and offer everything we produce in a Gloss UV Finish, Matte UV Finish, or Raw Finish.
Dry carbon fiber process (the process we use) consists of having "pre-impregnated" (pre-preg) fibers. This means the carbon fiber cloth is already impregnated by resin by manufacturer. Then, in most cases, the prepreg part is cured in an Autoclave. This results in better quality parts for various reasons, mostly from more pressure applied on the part during vacuum, and thus reducing the resin/fiber ratio needed in the part. This is refered as "Dry" carbon fiber because you do not actually need to manually "wet" the carbon fiber with epoxy since they are already pre-impregnated.
Wet carbon fiber process is a much cheaper and lower quality method. Resin is applied manually between layers of carbon and usually cured in an oven, or even at room temperature. The terminology "wet" carbon fiber originates from the process of manufacturing the part, you actually have to manually "wet" the carbon fiber cloth with epoxy. Infusion is a wet carbon fiber technique which consists of "soaking" epoxy into it while the part is under vacuum pressure, which often produces better results when mastered than just applying resin directly onto the cloth while laying it up into the mold