- Aug 10, 2016
Paints and resins now have UV protection. Like everything, future development and technology bring advancements.I realize that CF has very good technical stats when new, but what happens when it ages ?
Plastics tend to age badly, especially when subjected to sunlight. In the case of carbon fibre, it's mainly the epoxy resins that deteriorate with UV.
Long before CF showed up in the motorcycle and car markets it was available and in use in the racing bicycle market.
It hasn't always aged well.
It also depends on the type of carbon fiber.