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So their carbon fiber panels are just for looks and not more durable than the fiberglass?
Well, if used in a stressed part of the chassis, it will crack over time like fiberglass, but when it does you won't be able to repair it back to 100% like fiberglass.

TRE CUP the guys who built Jack Olsen's car said in a post a while ago, Kelly Moss Racing, the racer's group and some of the HUGE 911 tuners use auto clave but you can see in the price who does and doesn't.

You wouldn't be able to get two fenders for $1k if it was, it would be more like $3.5k or so.

If the GT Racing stuff was a true carbon autoclave and not a wet layup (not knocking the products etc as I use his products) it would be super strong and light like the stuff found in Formula and on the Mclaren.

The carbon is done in resin and laid up like you would fiberglass - I don't know if Hank vacuum bags the parts, but the big thing is the pressure baking. Vacuum bagging without baking just makes the resin more even.

Hope this helps!
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