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Carbon Fibre Repair

Carbon Fibre Repair

Vehicle & Motorsport Carbon Fibre Repair

Returning your carbon fibre parts to their best

Having worked with Carbon Fibre for many years we know our way round the stuff and what is involved in repairing high end / premium carbon fibre parts for the automotive world. We can undertake a whole array of carbon fibre repairs to almost any carbon fibre part for any type of vehicle whether that be a BMW, Mclaren or even a part from a motobike.

For some brands such as Bentley and McLaren it is much more cost effective to have a part repaired than to have it replaced due to the extreme cost that manufacturers charge.

Whether you require a heavily damaged, structural repair or simply a strip back and re-finishing of a small area we’re able to help. We can even help with small chips, dents or peeling lacquer.

How its done

The Repair Process

The proof is always in the pudding

The Final Result

It’s always super difficult to show the final look and finish but we’ve dropped a couple of images below to show you some before and after shots of a couple of repairs we’ve recently completed and a pretty decent Mclaren 600LT that we had in for a full front end repair!

Mclaren 600LT Front Canard – Heavy Front Damage and Split within the Carbon

Bentley Continental GT – Front Splitter with heavy scoring and damage on the under panel. Crack to the part on the front section going all the way through

Mclaren 600LT Front Bumper – Heavy scoring on the underneath of the front bumper

Some people think or are told that Carbon Fibre can’t be repaired… It Can…

The Aston Martin Vanquish was in need of a front splitter repair and you can see how we got on with the video above:

Audi R8 in need of a serious carbon fibre diffuser repair.

Bringing back a full carbon fibre diffuser for a Ferrari F8 Tributo

The devil Is In The detail

Brand Specific Repair Pages

It’s time to showcase some of the more popular (but not limited to) brand carbon fibre repairs we have completed in the past. Click one of the images below to check them out!

Aftermarket Carbon Repair

so here's what's

Needed From You!

If after reading all the above you want to proceed with getting us to repair your damaged carbon fibre part then we’ll need a few things:

Pictures of the damaged part

We’ll need high quality close up and far away pictures of the item in question so we can see the damage and the overall part. Please ensure you take as many pictures as possible from different angles. If the damage goes through the part then we’ll need to see the rear also

Send over the pictures

Once you have all your pictures you can email them to us at [email protected]. If there is a lot or the files are too big then your best solution is to put them all into a folder, zip / archive them and send them to our WeTransfer Account – WeTransfer.com

Vehicle Info

When you send the photos it would be great to include as much information about the vehicle as possible such as Make / Model / Year / Reg or VIN Number. We’ll also need to know how the damage initially occurred.

Once we have all of the above our team of fabricators will look over all the information provided and then come back to you with costings and timescales involved.

Please try to be as accurate as possible with the pictures and the information provided as if we don’t get all the facts prior to the part arriving it may be that extra time and materials may be required which will increase the costs.

For some of the more serious damaged parts it may be that we can’t offer any quote or timings until we have physically seen the item. There is also the possibility that the cost of repair is not financially feasible but we will certainly try to cater as best as we can.

The next step is to get in touch with us using our contact form below:


Frequently Asked

Questions

Often when carbon has damage, the fibres themselves can be fractured and torn. We can bind the part back together along with making it structurally sound but normally if the carbon has suffered cracks, splits or is missing carbon, there will be what we call a “Witness” mark. The best way to think of it is tearing a hole in your jumper, you can stitch it back together, but you may still see a small line where the fabric has been bound back together. Most of the time the witness mark is very small and unnoticeable, other times it can be slightly more obvious depending how bad the damage was. Regardless of this, the end result is as good as can be achieved and saves considerable amounts over replacing the component.

Generally, most repairs do look very good and, in some cases, do look brand new. To re-skin the entire part can be very complicated and very expensive. We try not to go down this route as it’s not always cost effective to do so. We work around the carbon that is there to give the best possible outcome. It’s rare that we would need to consider re-skinning the entire part.

The short answer is yes. We can fabricate small sections and if you still have the snapped off or damaged carbon, we can often make use of this. Depending on the part and the desired end result, sometimes this isn’t cost effective or viable but all the same, this is a type of repair we carry out often.

Very much so. We offer a range of different tinted finishes so if your carbon has a tint to it, we can normally refinish in the same colour.

This will vary massively on the part in need of being repaired. Often aftermarket parts are cheaply made which likely would be cheaper to replace than repair. For higher end, more expensive or rare carbon fibre parts, more often than not it absolutely does make sense to repair as the cost to replace is extremely high or the part is no longer production. We try to cater a repair to the budget of the customer, but we won’t offer a cheap solution if it means compromising the end result.

Sometimes yes depending on where the damage is and the possibility to reinforce. If the part is enclosed, it makes it very difficult to repair behind the damage point and reinforce to suitable level. More often than not however, if we can gain access behind the part, we can make the part as strong or even stronger than before. Carbon manufacturers will only use a handful of layers of carbon, we can add many more layers if required which will increase strength massively.

You can either drop the part off yourself or choose a courier to transport the part to us. We use Parcelforce large for most UK items as they will accept parts up to 2.5 meters in length. If being shipped to us, we do recommend using bubble wrap to protect the part itself along with a cardboard box to ensure the part doesn’t suffer any more damage during transit. If you need help with this element, please do get in touch to discuss as we may be able to help.

Sadly not. The repair process even if it is a simpler and more minor amount of damage, it will still require days of sanding, resin infusing and lacquering. In some cases, we can remove the part from your car here at our workshop (for an additional charge) and you may be able to drive away for a number of weeks until ready to refit.

Although we are capable of removing and disassembly, we prefer not to store any other parts and request the carbon is delivered or dropped off to us in bare form. By this we mean any other elements removed that could get in the way (fog lights, brake lights, trims, cables, fixings etc).

We get asked this quite a lot and the answer is mostly yes. We use specialist high temp resin and cure the part to have the ability to cope with high temperature demands. Often re-finishing/lacquering can be more complicated, but we do have methods to manage this depending on the application.