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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

6 comments

  • Ken Bridges: November 09, 2019

    1952 Llama 45 would like to get new skin for this Old Reliable semi-automatic

  • Kyle: February 21, 2020

    My Sig Rattler suppressed with a Sig SRD762-TI QD and custom red accents has become one of my favorites, that being said I wish it had something a little different but most parts aren’t enter changeable. Maybe a few carbon wrapped parts would be the answer. ?

  • GunSkins: February 24, 2020

    Kyle, carbon fiber is a great idea to change things up on the surface without actually swapping out hardware. I suggest our medium sized generic sheet of carbon fiber to apply wherever you see fit!

  • Kyle : February 24, 2020

    Awesome I’m going to do just that, I also will be purchasing a few magazine skins, now I just have to compare pricing, as a 6 day deal just came on DVOR, so I’ll either buy direct through you or DVOR. I’m assuming it doesn’t matter on your end. Thank you for your customer service and response. I look forward to getting these and many more in the near future.

  • 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.

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