Just a word of caution about carbon fibre. It is strong, lighter, tougher than steel but it does have an chillies heel. The resin used to bond some of it can be degraded by oils amongst other things.
CF is used a great deal now in the building of high performance boats, because of it's very light weight to strength ratio, and is laid up using resins that are ordinarily used with fiberglass. There is oil and gasoline prevalent in the fuel cell area of these boats. And, the problem you mentioned is not a problem with the CF, but with the resin itself used to lay it up, right? So, how can the problem be with the CF? Anything, when used in conjunction with an inappropriate partner material, can fail. That is not the fault of the material itself, but rather the procedure and other materials used.
Which resins exactly are the problem ones?