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Fiberglass or Urethane? #233149 Jul 26, 4:41pm Jul 26, 4:41pm
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Fiberglass or Urethane?
hey i was wondering if Fiberglass really does chip when a rock or some kind of object hits it. Ive heard that this does occur but Urethane is so much more expensive. Is it a bad idea to go with Fiberglass? so if you guys could help me out i would appriciate it. thx

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: WCB420] #233150 Jul 26, 4:44pm Jul 26, 4:44pm
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some kits from really good companies, ie. veilside, only come in Fiberglass. as long as its made well your fine.

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: fonz182] #233151 Jul 26, 5:40pm Jul 26, 5:40pm
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Fiberglass is perfectly fine, some prefer Urethane because they believe it's stronger which in some cases, it's true. Nonetheless, a majority of the people with body kits on the street have Fiberglass (ie. me) and have had no problems with it. And with chipping, that usually is just on the paint, Fiberglass doesn't chip that easily.

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: shox] #233152 Jul 26, 5:43pm Jul 26, 5:43pm

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Really all depends on who makes it and the quality.

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: shox] #233153 Jul 26, 5:44pm Jul 26, 5:44pm
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the above comments are true however I'll still be going with Urethane for the longevity factor...

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: Sultan] #233154 Jul 26, 6:25pm Jul 26, 6:25pm
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Originally Posted by Sultan
the above comments are true however I'll still be going with Urethane for the longevity factor...


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Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: cycocelica] #233155 Jul 26, 6:31pm Jul 26, 6:31pm
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urethane will generally last longer than Fiberglass because it is more durable and resists cracking a LOT more than Fiberglass.

that said, only a few kits are made of Urethane...fiberglass is by far more widespread of the two.

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: Speed4TheNeed] #233156 Jul 26, 9:19pm Jul 26, 9:19pm

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Originally Posted by Speed4TheNeed
urethane will generally last longer than Fiberglass because it is more durable and resists cracking a LOT more than Fiberglass.

that said, only a few kits are made of Urethane...fiberglass is by far more widespread of the two.
Yea when i got rear-ended and it was pretty hard. Enough to rip out my radar detector of the cigarette lighter and throw it in the backseat and detach my subs from the wiring. My rear bumper didnt even crack. The paint had all pealed off cause it couldnt bend as far but the rear bumper popped back out perfectly. Even the guys at the bodyshop couldnt believe how well the bumper maintained itself.

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? #233157 Jul 27, 11:32am Jul 27, 11:32am
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it really depends on the quailty of the fiber glass. i've a body kit on the paseo, the front lip is f/g. it's a lot thicker than any fiber glass body kit that i've seen. it's been 2 years since i've that kit on. it has been through so many bumps and scraps, and it's still doing good... thumbsup

i've heard a lot bad stories about veilside body kit cracking and such. a lot of kits are cheap, but at the same time they have lesser lays of fiber glass. all in all, i prefer Urethane, it's much more flexable to install...

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: ragingpaseo] #233158 Jul 27, 11:42am Jul 27, 11:42am
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Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: RicePowered] #233159 Jul 27, 2:06pm Jul 27, 2:06pm
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Hey thanks guys for all the help, i think im just goin to go with Urethane, thanks agian


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Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: WCB420] #233160 Jul 27, 2:09pm Jul 27, 2:09pm
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you can also get a hybrid kit. i think VIS makes them. they mix Urethane with Fiberglass...so it's like FG, but it's flexible and won't crack as easily.

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: xXMaGNuSXx] #233161 Jul 27, 2:52pm Jul 27, 2:52pm
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i chose Urethane because my car is dropped 2" and i know i'll be bumping things eventually.

only problem is that there aren't too many Urethane kits. off the top of my head i can think of kaminari, wingswest, molly, visage, rmm, and i think blitz&octane front airdams.

it is imperative that if you get a Fiberglass that you get the real deal name brand 'cause my friends have copies on their cars and they are chipping like hell...

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Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: Sultan] #233162 Jul 30, 7:52pm Jul 30, 7:52pm
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For that you might as well just go Carbon Fiber

Re: Fiberglass or Urethane? [Re: bboy8012] #233163 Jul 31, 12:06am Jul 31, 12:06am
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I have:
Front bumber: Urethane
Rear bumber & sideskirs: Fiberglass
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