# Impact of mold material in carbon fiber part finish

Does the material with which I make the mold for carbon fiber parts affect the finish the part will get? If it does, I would like to understand how a given material may affect the finish.

Another thing that is confusing me is the exact definition of finish. Does it refer only to the smoothness of the surface of the final part, or does it also refer to gloss and polish?

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– user16
Jan 26 '16 at 14:41