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FAQ

1. How easy is it to paint a PolyBilt body?

Polyprene can be painted for an excellent, reliable finish for years to come. Also, a five-year warranty is available from the paint manufacturer. Download painting instructions here.

2. Can you make bodies for vehicles other than fire vehicles?

Yes, PolyBilt was first introduced into the fire market but makes excellent bodies for commercial, military and specialist vehicles.

3. Wouldn’t a plastic body melt when it gets near a fire?

PolyBilt would have to actually be in the fire to be affected. Other components such as the tires, the paint or the wing mirrors would be affected first.

4. How much lighter is PolyBilt than aluminium?

PolyBilt designs can be 10 to 20% lighter than aluminium designs.

5. Is PolyBilt expensive?

It obviously depends on volume, design, specific requirements etc, but we have found that PolyBilt is usually comparable to conventional designs

6. What do you mean by “limited life time” warranty?

We mean as long as the first owner has the vehicle on the run.

7. How do I get the body remounted?

If your vehicle is written off or just reaches the end of its useful life then we can remount it on another vehicle for you. If the new vehicle is not identical to the original, the PolyBilt body can be easily modified to suit.

8. If I remount the body does the limited life time warranty continue?

If we remount the body for you then we can check the body and re-warrant it for another “life time”.

9. How do I get the body recycled at the end of its life?

When the time comes you can return the body to us and we will arrange for it to be ground up and made into other products. This process can be certified if required.

10. Is PolyBilt protected by patent?

Yes. US Patent 6394534.

11. Why do I not need any respiratory equipment when repairing PolyBilt bodies?

PolyBilt is non-carcinogenic and gives off no fumes or odors of any kind. Therefore you do not need the kind of respiratory equipment used when working with other more dangerous materials.

12. How do I become a distributor of PolyBilt products?

We are actively looking for distributors around the world and in various markets. Contact Sales at 1-800-864-3817 or our Administrative Offices at 1-800-323-0244 to discuss how we can work together.

13. Do you take orders for one offs or volume?

We are happy to do both.