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    bodykits-grp abs

    hi people im just looking at the tuning website for parts and it mentions that some of the parts are

    ABS PLASTIC
    GRP- WHAT IS GRP

    I WAS LOOKING AT BUYING A FIBRE GLASS BODYKIT BUT NOW IVE HEARD A FEW BAD COMMENTS.

    ARE THERE ANY COMPANIES THAT DO FIBRE GLASS BODYKITS BUT ARE GOOD QUALITY.

    THANKS FOR ANY HELP.

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    why would you want a gfibre bodykit? wouldnt you rather choose one you like then ask if its good quality?

    some glassfibre kits are ok. most are fairly poor.
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    GRP is fibre glass

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    Problems with fibreglas bodykits is when it comes out of the mould it has a tendancy to warp. Alot of GRP kits are ill fitting and a bodyshops nightmare. Plastic is more rigid and holds its shape. Also the plastic will hold up again most things on the road where as a GRP kit will more than likely shatter.

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    GRP is Glass Re-inforced Plastic (or Fibreglass). It is more brittle than the modern plastic kits and is not as flexible.

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    other side of the coin is that plastic can still break and crack, its harder to get fixed than if it was made out of fibre glass.

    Easest way to relaly lookk at it is:

    If its fibre glass and cheap stay well clear.
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    Think the only thing going for GRP is that its slightly lighter i think, but im not sure.

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    i've never had a problem repairing plastic. both cracked and split. i'd go with plastic over GRP anyday
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    it's fibre glass.

    if it's quite solid it'll be fine. If it's thin and hollow, you wanna stay clear of it.
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