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Old 09-21-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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Personal experience - aftermarket plastics

Can y'all share your personal experience with aftermarket plastics please? Looking to buy, but read some horror stories.
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They aren't bad but not as good as the oem stuff. They are thinner, the holes sometimes don't line up quite right. I've had them come pre cracked before. You get what you pay for. I'll put it that way.
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What he said plus sometimes your package gets "held up" in customs.

With a drill and possibly a dremmel you can have some nice, thin bodywork.

I have seen a tail section Crack just from getting bumped on dismount.

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The ones i ordered from Ebay years back were quite nice. and custom painted however I asked. I know there have been bad experiences with them, but the ones i got were top notch! i cannot for the life of me remember which store I used though. they were about $600...
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3 sets for customers and 2 for myself. No problems. Not thin. Pre-drilled and they fit. There's a link on my website.
Also have a distributer here in Milwaukee that showed me his shop. I haven't used any of his stuff yet, but he's Chinese and travels there personally to inspect before he buys. I can get his company name an info if you're interested.

One thing to be aware of is if you are buying ABS or PVC. I just finished a customer that had PVC. I wouldn't use it myself, but everything fit perfect. The kit was just short on the fasteners and buttons. I had to buy a few. I have no idea what he paid, but anytime I've bought them it was b/w $350 and $450 unpainted/unprimed.
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My neighbor bought some for 350 off eBay and they look exactly like OEM. He said only a couple holes didn't line up but it was not a big issue.
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3 sets for customers and 2 for myself. No problems. Not thin. Pre-drilled and they fit. There's a link on my website.
Also have a distributer here in Milwaukee that showed me his shop. I haven't used any of his stuff yet, but he's Chinese and travels there personally to inspect before he buys. I can get his company name an info if you're interested.

One thing to be aware of is if you are buying ABS or PVC. I just finished a customer that had PVC. I wouldn't use it myself, but everything fit perfect. The kit was just short on the fasteners and buttons. I had to buy a few. I have no idea what he paid, but anytime I've bought them it was b/w $350 and $450 unpainted/unprimed.
What's your web link? Are you in Houston? I might need some help installing if I end up buying.
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What's your web link? Are you in Houston? I might need some help installing if I end up buying.
You should fly him down from Milwaukee.
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PAA LEEZE ! ! ! !

I'd love to get back to my house and family. Miss my dog. Miss part of the GF. Looks like some time in November.
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I'd love to get back to my house and family. Miss my dog. Miss part of the GF. Looks like some time in November.
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Only if he is willing to burn down HD factory and want to escape. lol
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3 sets for customers and 2 for myself. No problems. Not thin. Pre-drilled and they fit. There's a link on my website.
Also have a distributer here in Milwaukee that showed me his shop. I haven't used any of his stuff yet, but he's Chinese and travels there personally to inspect before he buys. I can get his company name an info if you're interested.

One thing to be aware of is if you are buying ABS or PVC. I just finished a customer that had PVC. I wouldn't use it myself, but everything fit perfect. The kit was just short on the fasteners and buttons. I had to buy a few. I have no idea what he paid, but anytime I've bought them it was b/w $350 and $450 unpainted/unprimed.
Can you get me the info of you distributer friend in Milwaukee?
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Only if he is willing to burn down HD factory and want to escape. lol
One way ticket to infamy, prison, and pain.
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