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fiberglass vs poly urethane #47201 Sep 22, 8:39pm Sep 22, 8:39pm
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fiberglass vs poly urethane
which one is better im kinda of assuming the urethane, but i dont know much about that. is it stronger or something?


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47202 Sep 22, 8:43pm Sep 22, 8:43pm
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its flexible, doesnt crack like fiber glass thumbsup


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47203 Sep 22, 8:44pm Sep 22, 8:44pm
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https://www.celicahobby.com/feature/bodykits_faq.html

There are actually advantages and disadvantages to both materials. Unfortunately, fiberglass has recieved a bad reputation because of some cheap, low quality parts being sold on the market today. The best way to determine the quality is to look for a guarentee or warranty on the parts. High quality fiberglass parts, like those offered by Kaminari, Bomex, CWestin, Greddy GRACER, etc. is actually preferable to a performance tuner as it combines the aerodynamic and aestetic advantages that body kits provide without adding the excessive weight of a urethane kit.

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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47204 Sep 22, 8:45pm Sep 22, 8:45pm
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the best body kits from japan are usually fiberglass.its lighter than poly urethane. the higher end fiberglass is thin but strong and flexable.the cheaper fiberglass is thick and could crack easier. thumbsup


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47205 Sep 22, 8:45pm Sep 22, 8:45pm
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dang...we all posted at the same time... rofl


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47206 Sep 22, 8:49pm Sep 22, 8:49pm
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personally i would go for the polyerthane if veilside had it regardless of how much more it cost...to a reasonable extent of course. i thin they started using it now, but like wat they said, ployerthane is flexible and dents rather than cracks on impact. course if the impact was hard enough...im sure it'd stuff up as well.

Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: isaac] #47207 Sep 22, 8:51pm Sep 22, 8:51pm
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43, 44, 45 eek thumbsup


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47208 Sep 22, 9:02pm Sep 22, 9:02pm
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i'd rather take a urethane kit..

Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47209 Sep 22, 9:06pm Sep 22, 9:06pm
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VIS has a new type of kit - fiberglass and urethane... super strung and very flexable (i cannot say the same for the maint, but the kit material is pretty strong though!)


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47210 Sep 22, 9:53pm Sep 22, 9:53pm
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I think as long as you don't hit anything fiberglass is better. Its lighter and holds paint a lot better. If your very prone to hitting shit then go polyurethane. Most People prefer Polyurethane for the comfort factor I believe.


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: Celicatastrophe] #47211 Sep 23, 4:35am Sep 23, 4:35am
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Originally Posted by Celicatastrophe
I think as long as you don't hit anything fiberglass is better. Its lighter and holds paint a lot better. If your very prone to hitting shit then go polyurethane. Most People prefer Polyurethane for the comfort factor I believe.


thats definitely the way i feel about it!

Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47212 Sep 23, 12:23pm Sep 23, 12:23pm
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I like fiberglass.


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47213 Sep 23, 12:30pm Sep 23, 12:30pm
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in the front, urethane is better in my thought..


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47214 Sep 23, 12:45pm Sep 23, 12:45pm
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i prefer urethane if the piece is smaller - such as kaminari, wings west or rod millen

...fiberglass if the piece is large - such as r2/brs or blitz, veilside or ing-ing


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47215 Sep 23, 8:16pm Sep 23, 8:16pm
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well im tryin to get a TRD kit but i kinda want it cheap i was think wings west sides and rear (is there a difference) then try to find a TRD front thats why im asking since the TRD is urethane and the fakes are fiberglass


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Re: fiberglass vs poly urethane [Re: FPcelica] #47216 Sep 23, 9:26pm Sep 23, 9:26pm
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Originally Posted by FPcelica
well im tryin to get a trd kit but i kinda want it cheap i was think wings west sides and rear (is there a difference) then try to find a trd front thats why im asking since the trd is urethane and the fakes are fiberglass


before buying a TRD replica front - look at it in person... ALOT ALOT ALOT of people have been upset with the quality of TRD replica (purchased from several different places around the entire USA)

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