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What's Santa bringing?

What present is Santa going to bring or you would like him to bring for your Ferrari?

I am getting set of wheels and tyres ( still waiting for the tyres now) a detailing set, and a pair of driving gloves!
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post #2 of 33 Old 12-24-2011, 03:14 AM
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Got the detailing set and machine polisher last year. Brought many hours of therapy in 2011!

What gloves have u asked Santa for?

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Got the detailing set and machine polisher last year. Brought many hours of therapy in 2011!

What gloves have u asked Santa for?
Oy Barry...
Do you know if that detailing set and the machine are available online somewhere?

Many thanks!

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Jeroen,
Most of what I got was Meguiers stuff. I think I did a thread on it last Christmas. I'll dig it up...

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Here you go Jeroen, can't remember where exacly I (sorry my wife ) bought the stuff but it is widely available on line. The machine pollisher is a Meguiars G220. I'm a complete amateur and have been very happy with the results and (so far) not damaged any of the cars I've worked it on.

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Great Barry, thanks!
Been looking already and have found a guy in Holland that sell's online!

Let's do a polishing contest :-)

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What present is Santa going to bring or you would like him to bring for your Ferrari?

I am getting set of wheels and tyres ( still waiting for the tyres now) a detailing set, and a pair of driving gloves!
Good question Harry, Santa has been already very generous during this year with the new Capristo headers and the new rear bumper, diffuser and the CF Challenge Grill. But he will still be around to offer me the Scud engine bay vents I totally adore on F430addict's car

Happy Xmas to you and your family
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hopefully some Tylenol.. Like an idiot, I went to the Mall this morning.

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Reminds me - I need to go put last years gift / skirt on the Scag.

You guys that use the polishing tool - no regrets?
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You guys that use the polishing tool - no regrets?
No. No regrets. I was a little nervous at first, tested it out on the daily driver just in case I completely f*cked it up. But it's not that hard really. (I got some good advice from a detailer, pm me if you want it)

Very pleased with the results. Full machine polish and 2 coats of wax (hand applied) can be done in about 3 hours. Quality "me time".

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Erm, I'm hoping my Missus gets me a 10 inch Chinook radio controlled copter or Christmas.
I've bought her this


"When I was a boy, I had a dream. It now sits in my garage".
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Good man Stu! I looked at a couple of them online before I got the 645.

Now be honest... Did you buy it for her just like I bought the 645 for my wife...?

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Good man Stu! I looked at a couple of them online before I got the 645.

Now be honest... Did you buy it for her just like I bought the 645 for my wife...?
You know the background with her. She has never once up to now asked for anything, just rolled her eyes when I brought a stray car home. But about a month ago she said she would love something classy for weekends. So I went on the hunt for something a little special and found the best one I could afford.
I think she's twigged its for her though, she's being nice to me tonight.

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Got the detailing set and machine polisher last year. Brought many hours of therapy in 2011!

What gloves have u asked Santa for?
I have been buying a pair of these gloves for the last 8 years now.
They are amazing, but i am so spoiled, I always buy a new pair every winter!
Buy John Lewis Men Leather Driving Gloves, Black, Black online at JohnLewis.com - John Lewis

The leather is so fine that you can actually pick coins from your pocket with out taking the gloves off!
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Good question Harry, Santa has been already very generous during this year with the new Capristo headers and the new rear bumper, diffuser and the CF Challenge Grill. But he will still be around to offer me the Scud engine bay vents I totally adore on F430addict's car

Happy Xmas to you and your family
Merry Christmas Stef,

I didn't know you got the diffuser as well?
Was this at the same time as the challenge grill?
I was watching some pictures of your car the other day, and i have to admit it looks amazing!
That challenge grill makes such a difference!

P.S take it easy on the turkey my friend!


Who am I to talk, I have had turkey for 3 days in a row so far and there is still lots for tomorrow.....
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From my wife and kids (my 3 year old daughter picked it out - she's becoming a real car nut ):









And from me to myself

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I have been buying a pair of these gloves for the last 8 years now.
They are amazing, but i am so spoiled, I always buy a new pair every winter!
Buy John Lewis Men Leather Driving Gloves, Black, Black online at JohnLewis.com - John Lewis

The leather is so fine that you can actually pick coins from your pocket with out taking the gloves off!
Thank you Harry! Good link. I just purchased a pair of these for the GT4!

http://www.johnlewis.com/107655/Product.aspx

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post #18 of 33 Old 12-26-2011, 03:41 AM Thread Starter
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Thank you Harry! Good link. I just purchased a pair of these for the GT4!

http://www.johnlewis.com/107655/Product.aspx
You are welcome Barry, I promise you won't regret it.
They are fantastic gloves!
Merry Christmas buddy!
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Sweet diffuser!!!

Santa dropped off the payload very early this year and kept his delivery runs with a new scuderia engine vent. Now he's going to drop off the carbon intake plenum and evaporator tank cover. Santa's been uber good to me.
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post #20 of 33 Old 12-27-2011, 12:45 AM Thread Starter
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Sweet diffuser!!!

Santa dropped off the payload very early this year and kept his delivery runs with a new scuderia engine vent. Now he's going to drop off the carbon intake plenum and evaporator tank cover. Santa's been uber good to me.
A quick question F430Addict, the carbon intake plenum, will it give any extra power, or is it just a cosmetic addition?
By the way, I totally agree with Stef, that your car looks amazing!!!
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