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Nov 8, 11:11am - #58859 
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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Nov 8, 12:59pm - #58860 
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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Nov 8, 6:57pm - #58861 
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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Nov 9, 12:53am - #58862 
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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Nov 9, 12:54am - #58863 
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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Nov 10, 2:07am - #58864 
THanks guys!

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Nov 10, 2:17am - #58865 
if you plan on crashing your car alot, you shouldn't modify your car grin


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Nov 10, 2:31am - #58866 
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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Nov 10, 2:37am - #58867 
Nah. Just paranoid about road debris...and maybe a deer or two.

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Nov 10, 2:40am - #58868 
I live right by these guys...maybe I'll pay them a visit whem I'm ready.

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Nov 10, 5:25am - #58869 
i got urethane...and thank god i do...cause i would crack fiberglass...

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Nov 10, 5:27am - #58870 
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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