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xXMaGNuSXx Nov 8, 6:11pm - #58859 
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Another Fight on Fiberglass vs (Poly)Urethane

Is this just a marketing pitch or is this true?

http://www.aftermarketkits.com/shop/

They claim, "...that Poly urethane is not what you want. For a body kit you want high quality fiberglass or ABS plastic. Stock body panels are ABS plastic not Poly Euro thane. Poly Euro thane is very hard to paint and will flake after a while."

BTW: Is baby blue the strongest kind of fiberglass?

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sean Nov 8, 7:59pm - #58860 
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i got fibreglass and its baby blue, but i would go with urethane, the only reason i got it cause the kit only cost me 400 bucks CAD and its never been used



go urethane... my .02 cents

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ev3 Nov 9, 1:57am - #58861 

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i agrre. Polyurethane is definitely superior in terms of durability. have you seen how much they can flex? and tehy wont break as easily as fibreglass. the only reason i didnt get polyurethane is coz veilside dont make their kits in poly urethane for the celi frown
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isaac Nov 9, 7:53am - #58862 
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Quote:
Please note that Poly urethane is not what you want. For a body kit you want high quality fiberglass or ABS plastic. Stock body panels are ABS plastic not Poly Euro thane. Poly Euro thane is very hard to paint and will flake after a while.


What is "Poly Euro thane"... I've never heard of that before rofl

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isaac Nov 9, 7:54am - #58863 
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If you are interested in body kits made by a company you've actually heard of and know of their quality by many others who have raved good comments... check out VIS' PolyFiber body kits thumbsup

http://www.visracing.com.hk/asp/news/newitems.asp

why just look at the pictures... watch the products in action thumbsup

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xXMaGNuSXx Nov 10, 9:07am - #58864 
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THanks guys!
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isaac Nov 10, 9:17am - #58865 
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if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car grin

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Elec-FuYu Nov 10, 9:31am - #58866 
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Originally Posted by isaac
if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car grin

hope not~ grin tongue

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xXMaGNuSXx Nov 10, 9:37am - #58867 
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Nah. Just paranoid about road debris...and maybe a deer or two.
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xXMaGNuSXx Nov 10, 9:40am - #58868 
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I live right by these guys...maybe I'll pay them a visit whem I'm ready.
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BakerGT Nov 10, 12:25pm - #58869 

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i got urethane...and thank god i do...cause i would crack fiberglass...
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BakerGT Nov 10, 12:27pm - #58870 

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Originally Posted by isaac
If you are interested in body kits made by a company you've actually heard of and know of their quality by many others who have raved good comments... check out VIS' PolyFiber body kits thumbsup

http://www.visracing.com.hk/asp/news/newitems.asp

why just look at the pictures... watch the products in action thumbsup



does anyone have any of these polyfiber kits?
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