When buying a new car, if the factory default settings are not in your flavour and also if you have had your car around for so long that you feel like you need to give it a good makeover, then you would have go for some shopping for bling for your car appearance. Modifying a vehicle can be a risky and an expensive procedure so make sure to proceed with caution as needed.· Decide your initial design
When remaking the appearance of your car you have to consider a lot of options and your personal touch should be discerning as well as not too eye catching (if you have different members driving the car for professional purposes as well). There are rear spoilers, side skirts, custom hoods and bumpers and front air dams and a plethora of other items a professional can propose to you.
· Fiberglass parts
Usually the most inexpensive of the accessories to buy but sometimes the right measurements need to be taken in detail (especially in cases of luxury car packages like in m5 kit). Fibreglass items lack flexibility and are vulnerable to breakage, shattering and cracking even from small impacts.
When going for a full on fibreglass look then you would need to prepare yourself for lots of breakages along with the great look ( you can add a great front fascia, replacement front and bumpers and side skirts) usually Japanese and German cars are offered this feature (that m5 kit you were eyeing).
· Polyurethane (sometimes called “urethane”)
One of the more popular options for redesigning car exterior, this is more difficult and costly to produce and the parts are more expensive to purchase. But you will get a guaranteed finish that will last a couple of years. This material is a lot more flexible than fibreglass so mechanics find that manufacturing and also installing much easier. Usually polyurethane parts are much easier to mould into a specific shape so you can go for custom designs when using this material. But due to the heaviness of vehicle exteriors of this, usually heavyweight vehicles get the body replacement and not racing cars.
· Carbon fibre reinforced polymer
One of the more modern materials for body replacements available in the market, this material packs a lot of punch in the strength department. The concept for this exterior is by making carbon atoms bond together in crystals that run in parallel along a long axis of fibre which makes it the strongest material for body car parts. The finish is also very distinctive and lightweight so racing car owners prefer this over any other material. It is very costly to get a body replacement made of carbon fibre but it is very durable and also crash proof to an extent.
A body replacement is something that will take a chunk out of your wallet so make sure to do your research before making any decisions.