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I got a lip I ordered that is an INGS replica. Fits great. Only problem is it's made of this rubbery urethane stuff that my brother says he can't paint (he owns a shop). He says the paint will crack way too easily if I try to spray on urethane. Has anyone here bought a kit that is urethane and sprayed it?


What a pain in the ass.. I'm pissed man.
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I got a lip I ordered that is an INGS replica. Fits great. Only problem is it's made of this rubbery urethane stuff that my brother says he can't paint (he owns a shop). He says the paint will crack way too easily if I try to spray on urethane. Has anyone here bought a kit that is urethane and sprayed it?
What a pain in the ass.. I'm pissed man.
You factory front bumper was made of Urethane....but come to think of it the paint always got chipped on it really easily. But seriously it shouldnt be a problem. I am looking at a couple of body kits for my Z all made from Urethane. Buddy's Aerosync front bumper is made from Urethane as well. He has had it on his car for a while now so he might be the best person to ask how his paint has held up

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I got a lip I ordered that is an INGS replica. Fits great. Only problem is it's made of this rubbery urethane stuff that my brother says he can't paint (he owns a shop). He says the paint will crack way too easily if I try to spray on urethane. Has anyone here bought a kit that is urethane and sprayed it?
What a pain in the ass.. I'm pissed man.
Yeah my Nismo front lip and Nismo side skirts are urethane........have never had a problem with them.
 
 
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Paint coming off easy is actually a sign of a good bumper...kind of counter-intuitive, but better paint coming off than bumper cracking. It shouldn't be a problem...


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But are they all pliable and stuff? Man I'm not even exaggerating, you can't hold the thing up by one end. It's like it's made out of jello! Is that how your kits were too?
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I've had no issue having urethane parts painted. The overwhelming majority of production cars have some amount of urethane body work. Not to get all up in your business... but how can your brother run a body shop and not be able to paint urethane? It's almost in the same league as "Gee... I don't know mister... this car looks like it's made out of some sort of metal..."

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It's almost in the same league as "Gee... I don't know mister... this car looks like it's made out of some sort of metal..."

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Damn Ronin....that was a good one. I needed a good laugh like that today.

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But are they all pliable and stuff? Man I'm not even exaggerating, you can't hold the thing up by one end. It's like it's made out of jello! Is that how your kits were too?
Many shops can get an additive to the paint that makes it more flexible and able to wishtand the movement/flex of a urethane piece.
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I've had no issue having urethane parts painted. The overwhelming majority of production cars have some amount of urethane body work. Not to get all up in your business... but how can your brother run a body shop and not be able to paint urethane? It's almost in the same league as "Gee... I don't know mister... this car looks like it's made out of some sort of metal..."

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I'm not sure man, he didn't say he couldn't spray it.. he said it probably wouldn't come out right and most likely would end up cracking due to the pliability of the part. I'm sure he knows what he's doing. I just wish you guys could physically feel the part to understand what I'm saying here. It's flimsy as all hell.

I may just end up putting it on without paint since it's a glossy black finish that matched my SB. Plus, if I kill a few cones during this year's solo-II season, I won't do any damage or chip the paint off.
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I'm not sure man, he didn't say he couldn't spray it.. he said it probably wouldn't come out right and most likely would end up cracking due to the pliability of the part. I'm sure he knows what he's doing. I just wish you guys could physically feel the part to understand what I'm saying here. It's flimsy as all hell.

I may just end up putting it on without paint since it's a glossy black finish that matched my SB. Plus, if I kill a few cones during this year's solo-II season, I won't do any damage or chip the paint off.
There's a LOT of different urethanes in many different durometers (hardness/stiffness). It's possible the replica you have is significantly more flexible than normal body parts. No way to tell without seeing it. From the way you talk it's way more flexible than what is normally seen.

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