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Fibreglass vs. Urethane #111535 Feb 24, 10:32pm Feb 24, 10:32pm
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Fibreglass vs. Urethane
I'm in the market shopping for my very first body kit and I've came across a dilemma: Fibreglass or Urethane? A sales representative told me that urethane body kits are far superior b/c they do not chip as easily, are more flexible, easier to paint, and molds around my car better. He added that to maintain a fibreglass kit, I'll have to retouch it every two years or so... Please let me in on your experience. Thx.

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Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111536 Feb 24, 10:35pm Feb 24, 10:35pm
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Urethane kits are better, they hold up better to everyday driving, and instead of breaking when hit like fiberglass, urethane will just bend. Your stock front and back bumper are urethane if you were curious. The downfall to urethane is that it is more expensive in most instances.


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Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111537 Feb 24, 10:38pm Feb 24, 10:38pm
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many people think that a urithane kit can not be considerd a true aero part, since it is so heavy that it actually slows you down (not noticably). when i get a kit im going to get Fglass. its a lot lighter, and its cheeper


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Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111538 Feb 24, 10:45pm Feb 24, 10:45pm
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Well I'm going to add another question here. Which out of the umpteen kits for the celica ARE urethane???

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: Dragincrosmember] #111539 Feb 24, 10:47pm Feb 24, 10:47pm
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Originally Posted by Dragincrosmember
Well I'm going to add another question here. Which out of the umpteen kits for the celica ARE urethane???


I know that the "Action Package" from the dealer is urethane.


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Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111540 Feb 24, 10:50pm Feb 24, 10:50pm
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yeah i would go with Urethane. Fiberglass is a pain unless you get the high quality stuff. I have a RMM urethane front and its way better than the RMM sides. I get less rock chips and the sides make too much noise.

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111541 Feb 24, 10:54pm Feb 24, 10:54pm
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the kaminari is too thumbsup

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111542 Feb 24, 11:14pm Feb 24, 11:14pm
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Okay I know the Wings West, Kam, I think the Blitz, TRD...that's all I know of right now...am I missing any?

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111543 Feb 24, 11:21pm Feb 24, 11:21pm
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and don't forget the RMM front thumbsup

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111544 Feb 24, 11:28pm Feb 24, 11:28pm
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Originally Posted by pct
I'm in the market shopping for my very first body kit and I've came across a dilemma: Fibreglass or Urethane? A sales representative told me that urethane body kits are far superior b/c they do not chip as easily, are more flexible, easier to paint, and molds around my car better. He added that to maintain a fibreglass kit, I'll have to retouch it every two years or so... Please let me in on your experience. Thx.

- pct - spineyes


Go urethane... I hit a chair that fell off a truck going 60mph on the freeway and all i have is some stress cracks on my paint. It maybe more expensive but in the end it is worth it. thumbsup

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111545 Feb 24, 11:40pm Feb 24, 11:40pm
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Damn thats crazy eek

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: ironracer4130] #111546 Feb 25, 2:54am Feb 25, 2:54am
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Go Urethane.
I doubt the weight difference is even noticeable.
If so, lose a few pounds smile

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111547 Feb 25, 8:18am Feb 25, 8:18am
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urethane: heavier, stronger, more expensive to paint
fiberglass: light, cheap to paint*, chips, considered a true aero part


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Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111548 Feb 25, 8:23am Feb 25, 8:23am
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Urethane...Wings West...Bomex...Kam...RMM...Blitz comes in both...i can't think of anymore grin

I love my urethane...wouldn't get anything else

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111549 Feb 25, 10:27pm Feb 25, 10:27pm
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please make sure before you post .. you verify LOL hahaha

as per the Ecelica store.. BOMEX is not urethane
here is the quote:
"Bomex believes that sprayed fiberglass and urethane kits are too heavy and not as strong as hand laid fiberglass."

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: pct] #111550 Feb 25, 11:15pm Feb 25, 11:15pm
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Has anyone heard of this site?? They have a kit on ebay that shows them bending it but it's fiberglass or something like it... http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2461787902&category=36475 And their site http://www.aerokits.net

Re: Fibreglass vs. Urethane [Re: SilverXtreme02] #111551 Feb 26, 6:12am Feb 26, 6:12am
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urethane is better


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