When it comes to manufacturing body kits, there are four different materials generally used. Fiberglass, Poly Urethane (Urethane), Carbon Fiber and ABS Plastic. Each material has its strengths and weaknesses in the use of producing aftermarket ground effects kits. Fiberglass is used in about 95% of the body kits on the market, however many people have a common misconception about fiberglass body kits.
Pros and Cons of difference types of Body Kit Materials
Fiberglass is the most commonly used body kit material due to several factors. FIberglass is nearly the lightest material used to create ground effects other than carbon fiber. Fiberglass is easier to produce than kits of any other material and easier to create molds and splash kits than other materials as well. Fiberglass is usually Hand-laid and it is also the most brittle of body kit materials, however the thickness of the kits is a crucial factor in its durability. The biggest reason why manufacturers like to use fiberglass however is its ease in repair. Fiberglass body kits can be fixed when cracked or broken and altered during fitment.
Body kits come in many materials, but none are stronger than polyurethane (PU). Urethane body kits are also the most sought after body kits and used on many of the more expensive kits. Urethane body kits are made of a poly urethane composition that is both durable and flexible. In the ling run, you’ll save major money with urethane, since you won’t need to do any repairs as with other materials, and get worried about your parts crack. One area in which fiberglass car accessories are superior is in breadth of styles, and it’s ease of modifying of design. It is also widely used in the RE market due to it’s cheap price and good profit.
However, If you go online and look for body kits, you’ll find much more information on fiberglass styles than urethane styles. This is because urethane kits are much more expensive to make, so the breadth of styles is much smaller. Fiberglass accessories tend to be cheaper than urethane, but it’s possible that urethane exterior car parts will be cheaper over the long haul, since they’ll hold up better. Again, you need to look at all available
information to see which material best meets your current needs.