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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:33 pm 
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which is better for bodykits and such and why?

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:45 pm 
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Id want plastic; im told they dont expand as much in sun light like fibreglass making paint fade considerably less noticable, if at all.
Also plastic is lighter i think and if hit on something it wont smash like fibreglass, it would more dent/scratch..
Plastic is the winner IMHO.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 3:48 pm 
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Yeah i think plastic has a little more give in it, i.e. more flexible. Doesnt take much stress on fibregalss to snap/shatter it.

It would also appear fibreglass body kits MUCH cheaper than their plastic counterpart.

 

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Posted: Mon Jan 31, 2005 5:34 pm 
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Daniel wrote:
Id want plastic; im told they dont expand as much in sun light like fibreglass making paint fade considerably less noticable, if at all.
Also plastic is lighter i think and if hit on something it wont smash like fibreglass, it would more dent/scratch..
Plastic is the winner IMHO.

What he said. The only pro of fibreglass kits is that its generally cheaper.
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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:34 am 
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fiberglass is cheap and is really quite brittle, no give will just snap

Plastic is moulded - it reatins its form and is more durable - Plastic is the better material to use - its also lighter as said. All factory body kits are plastic

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:56 am 
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Yeah, I don't like f/b glass. The d**k johnson bodykit on my ed that came with the car s**t me. looks alright but being f/b glass it is very easy to crack.

 

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Posted: Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:22 pm 
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There was a guy a while back who was asking wether it would be a good idea to produce bonnets for the EF/EL's

 

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