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What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene #286835 Sep 28, 4:24pm Sep 28, 4:24pm
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What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene
I know the diff is in the material but I have heard good things and bad about both. Fiberglass is lighter and harder to install yet Urethane is stronger but heavier and it warps. Is that true and what do you think one should go with. Not to show but to have a better looking oo GTS? blk by the way.

Re: What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene [Re: Especial187] #286836 Sep 28, 4:30pm Sep 28, 4:30pm
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Urethane is more flexible, so if you hit something it won't crack and break on you. It does from my experience weigh a little more...Most people go with Urethane if possible...although it is more expensive. Oh and it also might cost a little more to paint because it has to go through a certain de-greasing stage...so you have to make sure the body shop you take it to knows that...otherwise the paint won't stick.

Re: What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene [Re: isaac] #286838 Sep 28, 4:57pm Sep 28, 4:57pm
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Have a quick read through this:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...erglass-vs-polyurethane-myths-facts.html

Personally, I prefer High Quality Fiberglass.

And with that -- my favorite saying goes like this, "if you plan on crashing your car a lot, you shouldn't modify your car". grin

And also review this article:
https://www.celicahobby.com/forums/...ass-vs-polyurethane-vs-carbon-fiber.html


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Re: What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene [Re: isaac] #286839 Sep 28, 8:02pm Sep 28, 8:02pm
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^^^ Isaac hit on the head AGAIN! thumbsup Hey Isaac wanna trade fronts? haha I want your front lip where do you think I could get the best price?

Re: What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene [Re: GT2111] #286840 Sep 28, 8:54pm Sep 28, 8:54pm
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^^^ They don't make the original Vizage fronts like that anymore. The ones on the market now are replicas. I think Isaac got one of the last ones made, making him the lucky dog. happywink

How much heavier is Urethane than heavy duty Fiberglass? wave I'd rather have Urethane for durability and fitment, but if its too heavy, I should probably go with Fiberglass. confused


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Re: What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene [Re: Sancho] #286841 Sep 29, 1:34pm Sep 29, 1:34pm
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i just sold an authentic one to oas thumbsup thumbsup

Re: What is the dif between Fiberglass and Urathene [Re: Shiftyz1x] #286842 Sep 29, 7:08pm Sep 29, 7:08pm
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which would hold up better in various weathers like from being really hot to freezing. Cause i live in missouri and it can get really hot like upto 115 then really cold with plenty of snow and ice.

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