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esko
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esko Oct 18, 9:04pm - #302967 

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urethane or fiberglass?

I'm planning to get either the kaminari or the buddy club 2 kit. I keep hearing pros and cons on both materials. I'm leaning towards urethane because it's supposedly more durable. Here are the following pros and cons for both materials that I heard of so far.

Urethane Pros:
- More Durable
- More bendable
- Etc

Urethane Cons:
- Weighs More
- It tears if damaged, making it harder to repair
- It tends to sag throughout time.
- Paint can easily chip off if not professionaly done.
- Etc

Fiber Glass Pros:
- Weighs less
- If damaged, can be repaired (depends on the damage)
- Etc

Fiber Glass Cons:
- Less durable
- etc

Any info will be appreciated. Thanx.
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e_degala
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e_degala Oct 18, 10:19pm - #302968 

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the majority of body kits are fiberglass. if style is what is desired you'll mostlikely have to compromise and yield to the material. if you want to go fast, then the lighter fiberglass is your ticket.

i lean towards urethane, because my car is lowered. and i'll be damned if i crack the front end if i misjudge a bump. spider marks will mostlikely be the result of what i get with my urethane if i made an error. just with urethane selection, nothing is aggressive, all are fairly conservative.

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celicagt836
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celicagt836 Oct 18, 10:24pm - #302969 
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get fiber glass. the paint wont peal like urethane and when ever you wanna fix the paint it will be just as much if you were to get a brand new bumper made out of fiberglass. and think of whats more posible to hapen you destroying ur fiber glass kit or cracking the paint from urethane.
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Zero
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Zero Oct 18, 10:55pm - #302970 

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i'd get fiberglass. if you break it, you can most likely repair it. but if you break urethane and have it repaired, its gonna more expensive.

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esko
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esko Oct 19, 12:42am - #302971 

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what do you mean by spidermarks? Simular to what you see on a crack windshield?

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