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Fiberglass Body Kits: Style Your Car

Aug 4, 2008
Under normal circumstances, fiberglass is a considered a reasonably strong material. Fiberglass is made using a combination of plastic resin and also synthetic fiber. The strength of the fiberglass is in direct relation to the method used by the manufacturer to create and mold it.

Since there is such a wide variety of manufacturers, body shops and car experts making these body kits some of the body kits can turn out extremely well designed and can also be very unique pieces of artwork. The best way to ensure your fiberglass body kit does not get cracked or damaged is to minimize its direct exposure to undue stress, or just driving it carefully and less often than a normal car.

Fiberglass is generally a great material that can be used to make car body kits. Unlike metal, however, fiberglass can be easily damaged and will tend to crack over time as it not as stable of a material as a metal. There are instructional kits available for installing and repairing a fiberglass body kit but a professional body shop or a car expert should be able to install or fix your fiberglass body kit if you don't want to do the job yourself.

If you choose to do the job yourself you must use extreme caution. Not only can fiberglass cause serious irritation if it gets into your eyes or skin, but unlike metal, fiberglass will separate into component fibers which can quickly become a problem. When fiberglass particulates, or separates into component fibers, it can become very difficult to control and also very difficult to repair.

Urethane would be a better choice of a body kit material than fiberglass if you live in an area with rough or snowy roads. This is mainly because urethane has more endurance than fiberglass and will generally last a longer amount of time, especially in areas with rougher surrounding terrain. Fiberglass is great for those living in areas with smooth roads and good weather, but it will easily crack under pressure and in bad weather conditions but as metal bodywork will rust under these conditions.

Fiberglass can be molded with relative ease, and because of this you will find many unique and interesting car body kit designs on the market. A regular, standard wing and body kit combo may cost around $350 but can also run upwards of $800 depending on several factors.

If you want a customized design for your car body kit it will cost you a lot more. Many of these customized car body kits are carefully created one at a time, allowing a manufacturer or car expert to really show his or her artistic talent in creating a human-made and intricately-designed automobile body kit.
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