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Mar 20, 12:51pm - #130207 
Urethane or Fiberglass?

I'm in the marker for a body kit. hear good things about Urethane and Fiberglass. Any opinions wqould be appreciated.

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Mar 20, 12:52pm - #130208 
urethane...for the longevity of your kit thumbsup

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Mar 20, 12:53pm - #130209 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
urethane...for the longevity of your kit thumbsup

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Mar 20, 12:55pm - #130210 
this article should help you out a lot in understanding the pros & cons of both Fiberglass and Urethane.

credit isaac for the post thumbsup

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_93081_0_collapsed_5__1.html

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Mar 20, 12:58pm - #130211 
in short, Urethane is much more durable but is heavy and can warp in extreme heat.

authentic Fiberglass kits are usually lighter, but are more prone to cracking.

fiberglass is cheaper to paint. Urethane is more expensive to paint, and if not done right the paint usually comes off in 'patches' instead of flakes (fiberglass).

replica Fiberglass kits are usually heavier than Urethane and are still prone to cracking. they also almost always need to be slightly modified for correct fitment. i'm not a fan of replica bodykits, but you will save a lot of $$ so it's your choice. currently, ALL replica body kits for the celica are made in Fiberglass--none in Urethane.

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Mar 20, 1:36pm - #130212 
i'd go Urethane, thats what i got thumbsup


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Mar 20, 2:49pm - #130213 
Thanks to all for the opinions. I was already leaning toward Urethane, but wanted opinions. Thanks again.

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Mar 20, 11:19pm - #130214 
Originally Posted by Sik_Wit_It
i'd go Urethane, thats what i got thumbsup

yup, thats what i got also. if i would have Fiberglass my bumper would of been in peices by now...

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Mar 21, 10:20am - #130215 
fiberglass is nice...

but Urethane is a little better imo...the paint won't chip like crazy, it will peel instead. tongue


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Mar 21, 12:46pm - #130216 
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
fiberglass is nice...

but Urethane is a little better imo...the paint won't chip like crazy, it will peel instead. tongue

it will only peel if you hit something big and hard and goin at good speed. i've hit a dead racoon and it didn't even faze it really. no peeling tongue


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Mar 21, 12:47pm - #130217 
Originally Posted by Sik_Wit_It
Originally Posted by VSGTS14
fiberglass is nice...

but Urethane is a little better imo...the paint won't chip like crazy, it will peel instead. tongue

it will only peel if you hit something big and hard and goin at good speed. i've hit a dead racoon and it didn't even faze it really. no peeling tongue


it's all about how good the priming coat is. if done right, it shouldnt peel at all. it's all about how well the primer sticks to the Urethane (urethane is hard for things to stick to).

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Mar 21, 12:51pm - #130218 
I plan to have it all done professionally, so hopefully i won't have any probelms.

SikWitIt; Is that YOUR celica in your sig?

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Mar 21, 12:52pm - #130219 
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
I plan to have it all done professionally, so hopefully i won't have any probelms.

SikWitIt; Is that YOUR celica in your sig?


thats good..then definately go with an authentic Urethane kit. have you looked into an particular kinds.

and yes, that is his car. it's very nice, isn't it? thumbsup

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Mar 21, 1:29pm - #130220 
Very nice.

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Mar 21, 1:30pm - #130221 
Yeah i've looked at a few. I'm leaning towards the VeilSide kit though.

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Mar 21, 1:34pm - #130222 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
urethane...for the longevity of your kit thumbsup
yup

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Mar 21, 1:34pm - #130223 
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Yeah i've looked at a few. I'm leaning towards the VeilSide kit though.


they come in Fiberglass only, i beleive.

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Mar 21, 1:43pm - #130224 
Damn, i just noticed in SikWitIt's post the location was Indiana. Where did you get your kit painted and installed at?

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Mar 21, 1:48pm - #130225 
Fiberglass only would not make me happy. That's okay,though. There is a few i like. I have options.

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Mar 21, 1:50pm - #130226 
Originally Posted by MICABLUE

Fiberglass only would not make me happy. That's okay,though. There is a few i like. I have options.


kaminari, wings west are the most obvious choices for Urethane. blitz also has a Urethane version.

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Mar 21, 1:52pm - #130227 
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Fiberglass only would not make me happy. That's okay,though. There is a few i like. I have options.


kaminari, wings west are the most obvious choices for Urethane. blitz also has a Urethane version.


Kaminari and Blitz are both on my list. I have some time still so, who knows.

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Mar 21, 1:54pm - #130228 
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Fiberglass only would not make me happy. That's okay,though. There is a few i like. I have options.


kaminari, wings west are the most obvious choices for Urethane. blitz also has a Urethane version.


Kaminari and Blitz are both on my list. I have some time still so, who knows.


if you decide to go with kaminari (my preference out of the two) you might want to look into getting the rmm sideskirts. they're Fiberglass, but sideskirts are pretty durable anyway. i think they go much nicer than the original kam sides because the kam sides are so bubbly and NOTHING on the celica is bubbly--it's all about edges and aggressiveness.

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Mar 21, 2:07pm - #130229 
Absolutely! I love that look. Thanks.

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Mar 21, 2:09pm - #130230 
Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Absolutely! I love that look. Thanks.


no problem, i love that look as well thumbsup

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