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Urethane or Fiberglass? #130207 Mar 20, 11:51am Mar 20, 11:51am
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Urethane or Fiberglass?
I'm in the marker for a body kit. hear good things about Urethane and Fiberglass. Any opinions wqould be appreciated.

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130208 Mar 20, 11:52am Mar 20, 11:52am
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urethane...for the longevity of your kit thumbsup

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #130209 Mar 20, 11:53am Mar 20, 11:53am
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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
urethane...for the longevity of your kit thumbsup

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130210 Mar 20, 11:55am Mar 20, 11:55am
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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

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #130211 Mar 20, 11:58am Mar 20, 11:58am
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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.

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130212 Mar 20, 12:36pm Mar 20, 12:36pm
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i'd go Urethane, thats what i got thumbsup


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Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130213 Mar 20, 1:49pm Mar 20, 1:49pm
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Thanks to all for the opinions. I was already leaning toward Urethane, but wanted opinions. Thanks again.

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: Sik_Wit_It] #130214 Mar 20, 10:19pm Mar 20, 10:19pm
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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...

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130215 Mar 21, 9:20am Mar 21, 9:20am
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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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Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: VSGTS14] #130216 Mar 21, 11:46am Mar 21, 11:46am
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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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Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: Sik_Wit_It] #130217 Mar 21, 11:47am Mar 21, 11:47am
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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).

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130218 Mar 21, 11:51am Mar 21, 11:51am
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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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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

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #130220 Mar 21, 12:29pm Mar 21, 12:29pm
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Very nice.

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Yeah i've looked at a few. I'm leaning towards the VeilSide kit though.

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Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
urethane...for the longevity of your kit thumbsup
yup

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130223 Mar 21, 12:34pm Mar 21, 12:34pm
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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.

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130224 Mar 21, 12:43pm Mar 21, 12:43pm
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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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Fiberglass only would not make me happy. That's okay,though. There is a few i like. I have options.

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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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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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Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Originally Posted by sPeEd4tHeNeEd
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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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Absolutely! I love that look. Thanks.

Re: Urethane or Fiberglass? [Re: MICABLUE] #130230 Mar 21, 1:09pm Mar 21, 1:09pm
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Originally Posted by MICABLUE
Absolutely! I love that look. Thanks.


no problem, i love that look as well thumbsup

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