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  1. Heavy braking on corners? Clearly this bloke has no idea.
  2. Sounds good to me Heiner. What's your PS name?
  3. Yes, its on the 30th May this year from what I'm told.
  4. I have one and am currently obsessing about Firewall Zero Hour. Its a first person co op game and its soooo good. As for the system, I love it. GT sport is great fun although the content is small. Don't pay anymore than £200 for the starter pack. I waited ages for the price to come down to a reasonable level on the V2. I have Ace Combat on order which is released on the 18th. Flying a plane in VR has got to be one of the best ways to experience it. Go for it, its brilliant immersive action.
  5. This is what happens to the aero pods on an Elise Cup. They get shot blasted and the paint does nothing to stop it. I repainted mine, covered them with satin PPF and put a rubber U channel around the edge. They are bulletproof now.
  6. I researched trying to buy some of this paint for my 220 Cup but Sonnebornne and Reick told me to use a different paint that was meant to be used on exterior surfaces. This paint is supposed to be only used on interior parts. The guy I emailed said they told Lotus they wouldn't warranty the paint if it was used on exterior surfaces. Next time around I'm going to paint satin Black and use Xpel Stealth PPF. I think Lotus intended it to be like a stonechip proof paint as its slightly rubberized. It doesn't work. My Diffuser is covered in stonechip marks. They should of R&D'ed it first.
  7. It will be far safer using a hairdryer on the hot setting than a proper heat gun.
  8. You should have a connector cable with the unit with crocodile clips on it. Just clip to the battery terminals. Make sure you connect the minus first though.
  9. I think it looks meaner with a black roof. Bit like how the NSX looked back in the 90’s. The NSX that had the roof painted the same colour never looked right imo.
  10. Yes I agree. I wouldn’t want a full Toxic Green Cup. I like the black parts breaking it up.
  11. As long as my Cup doesn't depreciate like a normal car I don't really care. I've bought it to drive on nice days, not sit in the garage constantly.
  12. This is why I ended up with a 220 Cup. I was originally looking at S2 Exige at the top end of the market then decided to spend a bit more and go with a year old car instead. Bonus was it still had 2 year warranty outstanding. Saying that, I still love the S2 Exige. I just had man maths to deal with.
  13. Yes that's fine. It does take a while to harden in cold conditions though.
  14. Any UV stable lacquer in a can will be fine. Spray some into a container and let the volatiles dissipate for 10 mins or so before you use it then apply with a fine brush for accuracy. Possibly worth investing in some PPF for the future.
  15. I know what you mean. I've been waiting for a new diffuser since May.
  16. Nice one Paul. I'm looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.
  17. Are they painted? If not couldn't you use red pinstripe from Halfords? Would have the same effect? Just a suggestion.
  18. I help produce something. You just cant buy what I produce though.
  19. I'm an ex Aircraft Maintenance Technician now Composite Production Engineer for Red Bull Racing. Been in F1 for 20 years doing composites so owning a Lotus is a natural environment for me. Out of work I seem to take a barrage of flak from people asking why we keep giving Danny Ric a rubbish car over Max. I can offer a bit of knowledge on composite repairs etc but that's probably about it.
  20. Ha, yes there are 2. There is a register which is just fir actually owners and there is a Cup Page for general chat and for people who are interested in the cars. This is the one I meant. This is the register page.
  21. Welcome to the Cup club. Nice choice. We have a nice little Cup owners page on FB. If you are on FB then come past and say hi. That car has been discussed on there recently. Matt
  22. Hi Paul, I used matte PPF only. That’s all it needs. I use special stuff made for Red Bull but Xpel does do a matte Stealth PPF now which I’m sure you can buy in sheets. Mibe has been on for over a year now and is still working a treat. Matt
  23. Hey Paul, Good for you. Was it my car that persuaded you when we were in Ypres? Looking forward to seeing it. If you are on Facebook don't forget to join the Cup Owners Group & Register. Matt
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