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I finally received another photograph of my car. I lost my first. If you look, you will see I have met the curb twice. The side in the shot is the worst.

That is not my problem. For only $150, I can get it fixed like new by a pro. Now look at my paint on the front end. What should I do? A front end paint job might even match my car. I will nick it up again. Does anyone ever drive with that plastic coating on it? How many miles will it be before bang, another chip?

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You need to have that re-painted badly! Also get that lens replaced or you'll have some water problems soon.

Other than that it is great to see that it is a Ferrari that is driven.
 

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Well, if you dont really care about the look of what goes down there, have it fixed then take it to a place that does those spray in bedliners for trucks. They can custom mix colors and get very close to matching then spray it on just the front lower part. You would have to look close to tell it is there oncedone but it would be very strong and not chip or scratch.
After my front bumper is fixed on my Grand Am, I will be having that done to it.
 

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it looks like you are a true killer, bug killer that is :wink:

PS make sure to wash her before you have that fixed :green:
 

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I used to own a 355 in silver. The paint looked similar to yours (Lots of chipping because of track days the previous owner had participated in) + the suspension was lowered which made the car look great, but meant I'd ground the front spoiler lip when ever I entered a driveway with any sort of incline (Such as to my old house).

I eventually got the bumper and spoiler resprayed, good as new. I'm also looking for information on the clear stone shield you refer to. I have a friend up the road who was thinking of applying it to his 360 so I'll ask him if he actually purchased the product and how effective it is.

DD :p
 

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I would get it re-painted and install the 3M Invisible shield. It works great! I have it on my 360Modena. You can not tell the car has it unless you get very close to it. Ferrari of SF did it for me but you can get the kit for fraction of the price. It is very simple to put it on. I did it on my Porsche:
http://www.invinca-shield.com/asp/genkit.asp?kit=1319

When I was at Ferrari of SF for their open house a few weeks ago, they had Enzo with the 3M film all over the car. The entire car was covered with this shield. You know for sure you will not get a scratch. The guy said close to $5k for the entire job.

Good Luck!
 

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4i2fly said:
I would get it re-painted and install the 3M Invisible shield. It works great! I have it on my 360Modena. You can not tell the car has it unless you get very close to it. Ferrari of SF did it for me but you can get the kit for fraction of the price. It is very simple to put it on. I did it on my Porsche:
http://www.invinca-shield.com/asp/genkit.asp?kit=1319

When I was at Ferrari of SF for their open house a few weeks ago, they had Enzo with the 3M film all over the car. The entire car was covered with this shield. You know for sure you will not get a scratch. The guy said close to $5k for the entire job.

Good Luck!
4i2fly

So are you going to the Ferrari Challenge track day in March (See previous topic posted by Andrew) - I'd like to see how it looks on the car!

Dermot
 

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Not a big job. The plastic/fibregalss damage can be easily fixed and a respray of the whole bumper will get it back to normal. It will cost you though! :-?
 

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4i2fly said:
I would get it re-painted and install the 3M Invisible shield. It works great! I have it on my 360Modena. You can not tell the car has it unless you get very close to it. Ferrari of SF did it for me but you can get the kit for fraction of the price. It is very simple to put it on. I did it on my Porsche:
http://www.invinca-shield.com/asp/genkit.asp?kit=1319

When I was at Ferrari of SF for their open house a few weeks ago, they had Enzo with the 3M film all over the car. The entire car was covered with this shield. You know for sure you will not get a scratch. The guy said close to $5k for the entire job.

Good Luck!
That sounds great, i wonder if they do that kind of thing around this part of the world...
 

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Dermot said:
4i2fly said:
I would get it re-painted and install the 3M Invisible shield. It works great! I have it on my 360Modena. You can not tell the car has it unless you get very close to it. Ferrari of SF did it for me but you can get the kit for fraction of the price. It is very simple to put it on. I did it on my Porsche:
http://www.invinca-shield.com/asp/genkit.asp?kit=1319

When I was at Ferrari of SF for their open house a few weeks ago, they had Enzo with the 3M film all over the car. The entire car was covered with this shield. You know for sure you will not get a scratch. The guy said close to $5k for the entire job.

Good Luck!
4i2fly

So are you going to the Ferrari Challenge track day in March (See previous topic posted by Andrew) - I'd like to see how it looks on the car!

Dermot
Yes, I will be there for sure but only for one day, most likely on Sunday. I am surpised you have not seen the 3M shield on other Ferraris. Almost all that I've seen have been covered with it. It is invisible as it says, it will not takes away from the beauty of the car.

Cheers,
 

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Yeah, many of the Ferraris I've also seen have had the clear shield. It seems to do it's job, as the cars I have not seen it on have had some chips and nicks. I'd say it's a worthwhile investment.
 

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Indeed, I have seen it on some cars, and I even believe they have a warranty on it, don't know for sure. Till now I have only seen parts of the car covered in that film, but not whole cars, so I don't know about that. You can see it is there, but it does not destroy the lines of the cars since it is clear material
 

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Ugly looking spoiler but easily fixed -- I have been there before several times too! I guess it is the price for owning a low riding sports car. It seems that they deliberately make road obsticles to just be high enough to make contact for our cars but not regular cars. You might consider a thin polyurethane or aluminum spoiler guard on the underside for the future -- I have one on my 550 and had one on my Testarossa in the past and it helps some. Regarding the plastic film though, it can help with chips but does discolor to a yellow amber color in time and sometimes can pull the paint off when you change it, especially on newer paint jobs. I use helicopter tape on my race cars and it only seems to delay the inevitable. I used to worry about the chips but was enlightened by a fellow Ferrari owner at a concourse once when he said " when it gets bad enough just have it painted!" We were having a discussion about the bra on the Testarossa I had that had one of the straps unknowingly come off and been vibrating and damaging the paint on my way over to the event! Some nose protection, huh?
 

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"Yes, I will be there for sure but only for one day, most likely on Sunday. I am surpised you have not seen the 3M shield on other Ferraris. Almost all that I've seen have been covered with it. It is invisible as it says, it will not takes away from the beauty of the car.

Cheers,"

4i2fly

I usually head up to ferrari of SF for breakfast before heading to the track so if you pass by Mill Yalley we can meet up there! Any other Forum members planning on attending are also welcome.. Let me know!

Dermot :green:
 

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Blimey Bart - it looks like you've done Pike's Peak or something similar!!!

All the TVR dealers here offer the plastic coating as a standard option and it works really well. If it's well done, it needn't be too obvious, and you're obviously using the car enough to justify the expense - It's a lot cheaper than a respray!!
 

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Rosso said:
I'd love to meet you guys. But we'll see if I can work something out with my dad to bring me up or something.
Rosso. Send me a private message when you know you are heading up to Infineon and we'll meet up..

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Rosso said:
I'd love to meet you guys. But we'll see if I can work something out with my dad to bring me up or something.
Rosso. Send me a private message when you know you are heading up to Infineon and we'll meet up..

Dermot
Sure thing. As you said, I've got to figure it all out and we'll see, but I'll definitely let you know. :)
 
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