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post #1 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 12:11 AM Thread Starter
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Hi all got home early yesterday, and with it being dry and bright, i decided to take the car out for a wee rip. as i came out i noticed that the car looked odd! quite yellow on the wings and bonnet. with little brown spots. Hmm me wee heart skipped a few beats. on inspection it seems that the clear rap has gone yellow so i have now removed the rap from both wings, and have applied 3 coats of wax. has any one else come across this ? and if left as it is , will it cause any long term effects to the paint work. the bonnet is fine with no sign of yellowing, however i am concerned about the carbon.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 12:39 AM
 
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What model Ferrari do you own? Was the car in a garage, or parked outside in the sun? How long was sitting since the last time you drove it? Can you post pictures?

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post #3 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 01:53 AM Thread Starter
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the car is a 430 16M in white and she has been in the garage.
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How long has it had the clear bra? Since new? If so, then maybe it was low grade film and has run its course.

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post #5 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 02:16 AM Thread Starter
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it was on the car when a got it some 12 weeks ago, however being the winter, low light ect it looked ok as you say it could have run its course. its now removed, but it did look very yellow when i removed it. It did come of quite easy, i used a hair dryer, however its on the carbon bits and would it cause any long term problems if left as is.
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should not cause any problem, but i guess it could turn yellow. Not a fan of the film myself, but if you replace it, i would get a better brand. Don't think i have ever heard this before.



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post #7 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 03:40 AM Thread Starter
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I should have taken some before and after shots. however the spots on the front have buffed out. very strange, as the garage is dry, warm, and the car has its own cover.

Just goes to show the difference in winter light, and the first sunshine of the year how things do look very different.
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New one to me. Should not have done any permanent damage to the carbon though.
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post #9 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 09:49 AM
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Probably only noticeable on white paint. Any other color and it would gradually cause a slight color shift that might go undetected.

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post #10 of 10 Old 01-12-2012, 09:53 AM
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My neighbor experienced exactly the same fade-to-pale-yellow with a clear bra on his white Z3 M coupe, so I agree with tanzandjan.
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