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Carbon Fiber Has Arrived!

Carbon Fiber Has Arrived!

It goes by many names: CF, graphite fibre, or as most people call it, carbon fiber. As the name suggests, carbon fiber is aptly named because of the high concentration of carbon atoms woven together to form an extremely lightweight yet durable strand. Because of the impressive strength-to-weight ratio, carbon fiber has become a common component in the manufacturing process for military, aerospace, and sporting applications.

Authentic carbon fiber is an impressive feat of modern engineering, with a history dating back as far as 1860. Famous inventors, including Joseph Swan, Thomas Edison, and Lewis Latimer, all contributed to the development of graphite fibers for the use in light bulbs. It wasn't until 1963 when scientists made headway by fabricating strands with more and more carbon concentration, resulting in an average carbon content of 93-95% from modern synthesized polymers.

Rifle Skin (Carbon Fiber)

Traditional rifle wrapped in Carbon Fiber

Manufacturing a firearm using real carbon fiber would be a very expensive ordeal. Many people who love the look of carbon fiber but don't absolutely require the industrial strength and tactile durability opt for a carbon fiber film in the form of a vinyl adhesive. Applying carbon fiber to a sports car, bicycle frame, or cell phone is becoming more and more popular. Now it's easier than ever to do the same for your personal carry. The tactical look of carbon fiber at an affordable price!

GunSkins in Carbon Fiber has the look and feel of authentic carbon fiber, but with the flexibility and ease of use as our premium vinyl. Installing carbon fiber on your firearm is no different than any of other kits. A heat gun, hobby knife, and hand squeegee are still the quintessential tools for obtaining the best finish. Since carbon fiber is thicker than our other vinyl, expect better durability from this finish.

AR-15 Rifle Skin (Carbon Fiber)

AR-15 Rifle Skin (Carbon Fiber)

Fun fact, GunSkins has been playing around with carbon fiber since 2013. However, it wasn't until recently that we've finally perfected the material for optimal use on a firearm. This is a limited edition option only available for select kit templates, the upgrade your gun needed all along!

Carbon Fiber is nothing new in the firearm industry. Many high-end firearms are sold with factory finished barrels, stocks, or grips in carbon fiber. GunSkins allows you to apply carbon fiber on your terms at a fraction the cost! Pick and choose where to accent your gun with carbon fiber, or wrap the entire thing. We won't judge.

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Posted on October 22 2019

14 comments

  • ELI: March 15, 2020

    I would like the carbon fiber for my handgun. Will they be available?

  • GunSkins: March 15, 2020

    Eli, you can use a Medium Gear Skin to install on any pistol. Merely trim away three pieces, two for the frame and one for the slide, and the installation process is the same.

  • Christopher Jones: April 16, 2020

    I’m having a blast customizing my other wise boring S&W SD40VE. Carbon fiber would take it to a whole new level. I’ve customized it with a few functional upgrades,ie S/S recoil assembly,short stroke trigger etc. I’m looking to buy another pistol,just so I can jazz it up a little. Thank you for your service and welcome home. C.J.

  • GunSkins: April 16, 2020

    Christopher, we’re stoked to hear about how Carbon Fiber has transformed your Smith & Wesson for the better!

  • Christopher Jones: April 16, 2020

    Sorry guys,you must have misunderstood. I’m excited about trying the carbon fiber skins. Would like more info on how to get. Could I get flat black carbon fiber skins just to do the slide?

  • GunSkins: April 18, 2020

    Christopher, Carbon Fiber Skins are available in several templates, including AR-15, mags, scopes, and more. For just the slide, we recommend going with a medium Gear Skin.

  • Frank Lee: April 21, 2020

    Carbon fiber template available for Remington 870? Thanks

  • GunSkins: April 22, 2020

    Frank, Carbon Fiber is available in a single sheet measuring 8” x 50”, more than enough to wrap your gun with. It’s less expensive than a Shotgun Skin but the trade off is all pieces will require you to measure and cut out individual pieces when installing on the buttstock, receiver, forend, and barrel.

  • Mackenzie Carmon: May 05, 2020

    For a AR 15 pistol Do you have skin for it

  • GunSkins: May 05, 2020

    Mackenzie, the AR-15 Rifle Skin is compatible with the AR Pistol because the receiver pieces are virtually identical. The kit doesn’t have any precut pieces for the buttstock and forend since these vary from gun to gun. Therefore, the kit comes with 22” of bulk material for which the user is required to install and trim to fit their specific configuration.

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