View Full Version : Bumper cover Material

03-05-2004, 07:40 PM
Sorry for all the posts, but I got my e36 last night, and there is so much I want to do. I've been looking at kits, and I was wondering what is the difference b/w ABS Plastic, Eurethene and Fiberglass....thanks for you help.....

03-06-2004, 10:03 AM
from what i know abs plastic is a goodstrong material ,eurethene not to sure on but fiberglass is very easy to crack if your ride is low and catches a kerb or some thing like that try get oe stuff if you can cant beat it .

03-06-2004, 02:15 PM
Urethane is a very flexable rubber like material which is stronger than fiberglass but more expensive. ABS plastic is what is used on most OEM factory bumpers. I would use fiberglass for a front bumper as a last resort. It's easy to crack if it's poor quality (not enough layers). But some bumpers can be made to be very strong out of fiberglass, it's also very easy to repair.