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    Fibre Glass replica bodyparts

    I was just wondering if anyone could tell me if they knew if there was anything wrong with Fibre Glass replica body styling parts. i.e. Replica Imrscher Front Splitters.

    Would you advise to stay clear or are they just the same as the real thing?

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    errmm not really much wrong with them as such apart from that FG is not as forgiving as ABS For example so if it gets a knock it will prob break!

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    Thanx.

    I was thinking along those lines.
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    i was told that with FG if its not perfect quality that when you come to paint it it will be a crap finish,

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    Gazza, You dont actually paint the FG itself, the FG is used to get the shape and strengh, then you put filler over that and rub it down to get a smooth finish. The quaility of the finish is all in the quality of the prep work.

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    doh!! i just read what i put

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    depends on the money u spend, FG is dodgy stuff to fit and can require trimming etc to make it fit, plastic is easier to fit and paint but its alot more expensive, and yes FG can leave crap finish when painted, it needs carefull preping to get it right, the more money u spend the better itll look!!!

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    just buy the real irmscher stuff its cheaper in the long run
    i remember one flying off on a RR day some place that was a copy one

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    fibre glass is crap
    i got a bumper form ebay and it has no mounts of holes for screws aor fixing meaning i had to make my own....
    also as already mentioned only a tiny bump is needed to snap or crack it.

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    thanx guys i think i will stay away from FG :P
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