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Old 18th May 2006, 19:47   #1
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Team Members,I know many of you have got your ride modified.Some have done in metal while some in fibre.
So I want your help about which is better and why??
And what would you go for,If the quality and look is same???
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Go for fibre no doubt as it is lighter. But the downside is that u'll have to replace the whole thing in case of an accident.

Metal kits are heavy, but even if it gets damaged it can b repaired easily.
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Fibre Kits are much lighter and cost effective as compared to the Metal kits. I believe Team Motor Works uses Metal kits for all thier cars.

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yup team motor works use metal ,, also i;ve noticed that the paint job is much more resistant and long lasting on metal than on fibre.. so me thinks if u wanna go for all show and long lasting stuff go for metal..if budgets on ur mind fibre would the deal..

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fibre very light but breaks easy, metal is heavy but if u dent it u can fix it again, normally people who kit use fibre only though i have seen esteeems with metal kits
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Metal kits?? Never! Too Heavy and too cumbersome to provide good finish quality. Fiberglass or Polyurethene kits are the way to go...

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Old 19th May 2006, 19:23   #7
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I just wanted to know whats the best option for modification and designing stuff.
So,now I know from the professional (arush) that fibre is better than metal.
I wanted to know it so I could take some training in fabricating these material during my vacation....

Sorry to ask,but if the metal kit is made from thin sheets and designed in such a way that it keeps the weight minimum then will it be better?????
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Hey Arush, do u do PU kits also? Cause i thought u had fibreglass kits only.

Metal is a big no no(unless doing either an amby's or a jeep's bumper )
But wud like to hear your thoughts between PU and Fibreglass.

PU bends but fibreglass breaks, right??
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S R K the best in the buisness use fibre so i guess they must be knowing what they are doing so fibre is a better option
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Fibre!

Yes that's what cuts the ice! You dont want your car to be slower than anything after putting all those extra pieces of metal into it.

Arush has said it. And he's the best in business.
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Hi,
Can any one point me in right direction wrt to where to get the material for making fibre glass kits, I mean the glass sheets, epoxy etc. I want to fabricate the fibre kit myself.

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Can any one point me in right direction wrt to where to get the material for making fibre glass kits, I mean the glass sheets, epoxy etc. I want to fabricate the fibre kit myself.

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Vivek bhai,its not that easy to fabricate a kit by yourself.
Even If you are given all the required things,then too your car will be featured in the bad car day thread.
Only if you are familiar with working with these materials and have proper training then you should do it yourself.
I think you can give your idea to a fabricator and get it done by him.
Making a kit yourself is like assembling a car's engine without any knowledge.....
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:-) I agree with you however I am willing to try, I had taken guidance from some DIY websites on this however critical bottleneck is where to get the raw material.

I intend to make some small pieces first like..speaker door placeholders etc. I am ok if it doesn;t work out. My problem is that I haven't found anyone who could do it in Hyderabad.

any help that anyone can provide would be appreciated.

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Carbonfibre >> Polyurethane >> Fiberglass >> Metal is the order of quality of materials.

Carbonfibre and Polyurethane are much better than fibre but are also much much more expensive. Fibreglass is a relatively easier material to work with in the daily routine.

Vivek: Fiberglass moulding is not really a DIY technique, however still if youre interested ill give you some tips. Raw materials are not available in small quantity easily so expect to shell out a lot of money for a basic material list which will lie waste with you for a long time to come.

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Vivek bhai,
Instead of buying extra raw materials,find someone who works with these materials in Hyderabad.Atleast one person will be doing such kind of work which uses fibre.
Go to him and talk with him about sharing the materials.
This will give you the necessary guidance about what to use and how and will save some money too...
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