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Fiberglass and chipping paint. #133560 Mar 24, 9:39am Mar 24, 9:39am
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Fiberglass and chipping paint.
Im curious i have Urethane front and back bumpers and Fiberglass sides.

I have ZERO chips on the Urethane but the Fiberglass is chipping BAD. Do all Fiberglass parts chip horribly or does the quality of the paint and paint job effect it greatly?

I can get the sides repainted...but im curious if i use name brand paint and hardners will this solve my chiping sides or will I have to get some clear film?

Thanks.

Re: Fiberglass and chipping paint. [Re: adamj5] #133561 Mar 24, 10:14am Mar 24, 10:14am
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my Fiberglass kit doesnt chip paint, but my Urethane front does... DAMNIT we are totally opposite...

Re: Fiberglass and chipping paint. [Re: teamshowgon] #133562 Mar 24, 10:18am Mar 24, 10:18am
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fiberglass is famous for chipping.

urethane is famous for paint peeling off in patches.

if done right (professional-grade), you shouldn't have problems with either, although Fiberglass tends to chip more than Urethane tends to peel, if you get what i'm saying.

any rock, branch, etc that you hit with your Fiberglass front bumper is a chip waiting to happen. Fiberglass gives 0, while Urethane gives a LOT.

Re: Fiberglass and chipping paint. [Re: adamj5] #133563 Mar 24, 1:13pm Mar 24, 1:13pm
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i have a veilside kit and the same thing is happening to me. I had to take my celi to the shop to get repainted. But the only difference is that sometimes my kit starts to crack. The shop told me that it was the clear coat that the body kit comes with that was cracking. The thing is that it keeps happening and i don't know what to do.
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