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March 28, 2018
We know our body kits can transform your car into the stylish, head-turning vehicle you want. For this simple reason, and to guarantee the finish you deserve, we always recommend that you get a professional to install them.
While it might seem like an opportunity to save time, or money, the reality is that body kit installation is not for the typical home DIYer.
Just like finding the right body kit is important, so is finding the right company to install it. Ask them questions: find out what kind of work have they done before. Make sure you find someone you trust before you go ahead with installation.
If finding a suitable company is not an option, we’ve outlined below a general installation guide for you. Depending on what type of kit you’ve ordered, these guidelines can help you to understand the installation process.
Polyurethane is popular because it can be coaxed into position with less fear of cracking than fibreglass. However, it needs to be test fitted as often the parts are made with excess material to lower the risk of damage during transit (meaning shaving or filing down is required for a perfect fit).
Fibreglass is unforgiving when it comes to installation – breakages and cracks are commonplace. It is prone to shattering if attempts are made to shape or coax it into place. Before painting, small pinholes need to be addressed and wax and grease-removal is required too.
Fibreglass should be sanded (using 120- or 180- grit sandpaper) before priming, then again after priming (using finer paper like 180-, 220- or 320-grit). A word of warning though – every single millimetre needs to be sanded, and it needs to be done carefully (sanding through to the gel can weaken the material and contribute to a poor paint finish).
Maxton Kits, made of ABS Plastic, are some of our favourite kits. The great thing about Maxton kits (apart from their killer looks) is that the finish lines up with the curves of the car really well, giving them a very stylish overall look.
Installation is relatively straightforward with the bolts provided in the kit, but for all the reasons outlined above we still recommend you get them professionally fitted.
Now that you're armed with the critical information you need to choose a body kit that's perfect for your car, all you have to do now is buy one. Ausbody Works is Australia's fastest growing online retailer for car body kits.
AusBody Works offers high quality, stylish, yet affordable ABS & polyurethane body kits imported into Australia. We are also the proud exclusive supplier of Maxton body kits in Oz.
If you have a question about the best body kit for your car, then reach out to our team today and we can help answer any questions you have.