Our adhesive of choice is a high performance, high temperature film made by 3M. Rated at 400 degrees Fahrenheit, this adhesive will easily withstand the heat demands of most applications.
We like this adhesive for its clean, easy application. It comes with a two-sided paper backing – just peel off one side of paper backing and apply it to your carbon fiber. Peel off the second side and apply it to your application. Done.
If you order a sheet with adhesive, we’ll send you enough to cover your entire carbon fiber panel. The adhesive will be shipped to you unattached with instructions so you can cut and form the sheet and adhesive to your liking.
Some customers prefer to use other adhesives for reasons including pricing, convenience and application requirements. In those cases, we recommend the following alternatives:
It’s important to be sure the adhesive substance has dried thoroughly before applying the carbon fiber to your application. Trapped moisture will react with the resin and cause the carbon fiber to bubble over time.
When a customer orders carbon fiber with adhesive, we send a two-sided sheet of 3M adhesive to cut to size and apply as they wish. Although it’s deceptively simple looking, it can go wrong. Here are some tricks we’ve learned to making it easy and painless:
That’s it! Pretty simple. The heat’s the real secret to creating the best possible bond. Just be careful not to overheat.