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Old 01-03-2006, 02:59 PM   #31
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No man I was just I guess you could say taking the side of the fiberglass because I enjoy mine but you know no harm no foul we understand each other. I am not sure about the paint thing all I know is I have a stock bumper I will take a picture, it was hit not by another car but rolled up on a curb and it has been chipping like crazy. But anyway sorry if we got off on the wrong foot.
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:19 AM   #32
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Great info Chad, this is gonna continue to help people.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:08 AM   #33
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I take offense to bashing Jt Autostyle I am sponsored by them3 years now run their Prototype EVO 5 (URATHANE KIT) but I had there fiberglasss EVO 3 and I feel their kits fit and are made alot better than most (7ply fiberglass)against other fiberglass kits out there!
I have seen people pull in to jt Buy a kit put on and leave with no cutting or adjustments what so ever whole kits put by their guys and driven away... Perfect fit each tiime!
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someone told me that there is a new material gettin ready to be released as a mix of polyurethane and fiberglass. i called him a jack ass, but i am wondering if antbody else has seen these super body kits?
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Old 03-25-2006, 07:44 AM   #35
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DO NOT SAY CARBON FIBER
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Flex Fiber Composite Technology is Here!
Thats what it is. anybody use it before
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Never even heard of that before but in saying that, hopefully it's good but in all honestly, I can't see why you would want anything more 'rigid' then urethane already is. Why add 'crap' into a good pile but I'd like to read up on it a bit more, got any links?
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http://krazykustomzonline.com/inform...b962&info_id=7


Flex Fiber is a fiberglass manufacturing process that achieves the light weight and cost effectiveness of fiberglass aero parts but with the flexibility of poly urethane.
ISO 527-2 certified

I don't know of anybody that uses this, so i can not verify if this is TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
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I don't know, I'm very skeptical of this. In all honestly, the 'cost effective' and 'urethane ass slapping list' they have in that link get me thinking it's just a sales ploy. I'd like to see a kit made of it though. In all honestly, companies like Wings West that do millions in sales would have used this in their kits to make even more money as I'm sure that technology has been around for a long long time.

I'll stick with my urethane kits myself. I like how they say in their list that urethane is not repairable YET in the paragraph above it mentioned that 'sometimes' it can't be repaired.
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For all you guys going back anbd forth about this fiberglass, you cant make a flexible fiberglass. Its chemical breakdown, and the materials used to create it will always harden to a very rigid form. In order to create this flexi whatever stuff tehy would have to creat a urethane blend, in which the core is urethane and the outer shell is fiberglass or vice versa. But in any case the fiberglass itself, hence the name fiberglass, would crack under anytype of pressure. Dont waste your money on fiberglass no matter what a manufacturer tells you about it. Just as you read in many otehr posts about the dealers claiming to use urethane but then sending you a fiberglass kit, it will be the same deal. They will send you the same crappy kit they had in their warehouse only they added the word flexi to its title. As for hoods, go for carbon fiber, which can be bought in various colors now, and can even be done, if you want to spend the money to match your paint. Fiberglass when painted NEVER dries properly nor does it usually match. All you will end up with is an offshaded kit that does not fit properly and will most likely fall off or crack if you hit the potholes commonly found on the road you drive.


I have a wings west kit on my car an that thing has been put through so much of a beating that after one year of being driven in Canada, which includes a breif period of snow (got to lazy to take it off), where it acted as a snow plow it sill sits in its original shape and just had to be repainted.
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