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  1. Brilliantly Put. I really miss my Evora N/A Sports Racer. Love that saying. Don't Trickle (charge), Treat Yourself. That should be a TLF T-Shirt. Bib's if you make this design i'll buy one.
  2. Seen this car locally a couple of times now. So I guessing they are local.
  3. Thought this was great to see. Some old coverage on Lotus. What I find most inspiring is the first sentence stating Colin Chapmans age. Just shows what can be achieve by thinking differently and implementing those ideas. Just brilliant.
  4. The car looks fantastic. Love the wheel design. Reminds me of a rover SD1 front and a Jensen interceptor rear. Does it have an old School V8?
  5. Hello Dan, Not a problem at all. Hopefully see you at our next event or a future TLF event. Hello Rob Yes definitely up for running another event. Just need to check with my team when the next particle date could be. To all Just to say I really enjoyed the event myself. Pretty much all my favourite things in one day. Lotus Cars, Driving, Car detailing Products and Burgers. Not sure when the next event would be but if there is anything you would like to know more about, anything particular please add to this thread really keen you your suggestions. Would you prefer a longer group drive anything like that too. thank you to everyone who has donated thus far We have raised £180 for Air Ambulance. All the best Greg
  6. I believe Matt was part of Zenos. If Im correct I would ask what he learnt from running a start up like Zenos? and if it helps him now running Lotus with worlds apart funding? Some silly questions Tomato Sauce or Brown Sauce? Lager or bitter? Coffee or Tea?
  7. Hello All I have message all thous who have confirmed apart from Bib's who have been to our site before. I've given you all my phone number just in case you have difficulty finding our site. Sometime the satnav puts our postcode in the wrong area of Newhaven. Look forward to meeting you all. all the best greg
  8. I've not used any of these companies myself and would not every use them. So I'm probably not best to give any response. This is the closest product we make to a waterless wash. It cleans and protect. I guessing one of these firms would use something like this product. Designed for Caravans not Cars. There are a number of areas where a waterless wash is not going to do the job. Wheels, It would remove light road grime and break dust but not boned brake dust. Very difficult to clean the backs of wheels and therefore will not be effective. Mud heavy grit road grime. Not a good idea to use a product like this to remove heavy grit road grim. Ceramic coating is not going to help in this situation. I don't know the methods that they would adopt to clean a whole car waterless. They may have a great method. What I would add is that any marring created by a waterless product is likely to be hidden by the silicones and waxes in the product. Over the long term assuming I'm right about the products they use your find grime build up in edges, door trim, window frames etc. Wheels break dust will build up. Glass might become smeary in the rain if not cleaned off with appropriate cleaner after the car is washed. These would be my concerns. However if you use them I would be keen to hear your feedback on the quality of work from first clean to longer term cleaning.
  9. thank you to all that have donated to the Kent Air Ambulance in association to this event. The donation page will stay open till the 29th of this month.
  10. My bucket list is quite short of cars I would like to own. 1, Evora 400 manual or Emira Then there are the cars I would like to drive 1, Alfa 8C 2, Alfa SZ 3, Exige 430 4, Esprit S1 to the V8 5, Carrera GT 6, Maclaren 12C 7, Maclaren F1 8, Gorden Murray Light Car Company. Rocket 9, T50 10, TVR Tuscan red rose 11, VW IDR 12, formula ford ecoboost If I test drove these cars my list of cars I would like to own would likely change. If I had to choose one car before I died It would have to be a decision between the Rocket or the F1.
  11. Air Ambulance, Kent, Surrey & Sussex (AAKSS) Looking to raise £300. ValetPRO Hq address for the meet start at 10:30 to 10:45am meet
  12. Thanks DaveC72 your be most welcomed. We have plenty more space for any other members wanting to come. 1. @Bibs Confirmed 2. @Dan E 3. @Bazza 907 confirmed 4. @Techyd (date dependant) 5 & 6. @Chillidoggy (Retired + retired wife) Confirmed 7 and 8. @Bling plus Son Confirmed 9. @Mayevora (date dependent) Probably an overnighter for me as 8 hour round trip 10 &11. @Allan R + Rob R Confirmed. 12. @DaveC72 if I'm not too late? Confirmed This is everyone so far. I think I have removed all those who have confirmed they can't make it and marked in red those who have confirmed. There are more spaces available if anyone else would like to join us.
  13. Hello All on the 19th June we have our ValetPRO TLF day starting at our warehouse quick tour and then we head off to B road Hunting Club for something to eat and drink. Elliott who is our in-house detailer will be there to give some demo's and any car care advise. Please watch our video to get an example of the knowledge available from the ValetPRO team. If your not already confirmed or put your name down for this event follow this link. From priming your pad to buffing for results, we show you how easy it is to get into the basics of polishing, specifically with a DA as opposed to a Rotary Polisher with car care novice Josh.
  14. I've never been a fan of Green. But this colour is nice. Is this the same colour as yours Bibs but without the yellow strips.
  15. Hello Clive Who's Bug Tar Spray product did you use. We make two separate products One for bug removal and one for tar. To give you a better idea on the product you used I would need to understand its chemical makeup. With any tar removal product you should shampoo the car after. This deactivates the solvent. This is really important on composite paintwork. Some solvents are aggressive and can cause paintwork to become brittle, thus increasing stone chips. Our solvent is very mild. Our solvent blend does not carry the flammable haz on the label this is due to the blend of solvents we use. Our key product is a BIO solvent developed from sugar cane. Its expensive to make but the benefit means we can be far more gentle to the paint surface while being effective at removing tar. This is largely ValetPRO ethos. TO make effective products that are kind to the surfaces they are cleaning both in short term use and long term use. If you come to our event on the 19th I can show you some of our equipment we use to check flammability. In terms of car shampoo I think everyone should only use ValetPRO products but in truth any combination of product will be fine. On another note Bilt Hamber Foam is a strong alkaline cleaner. Very effective and a popular product but is not a direct comparison to our pH neutral range of snow foams. Our closest Snow Foam to Bilt Hamber is our Snow Foam Combo 2. But for long term use to keep the paintwork looking its best I would stick to a pH neutral Snow foam. For best cleaning either our Foamula 1 or Advanced Neutral Snow Foam. Again we have some Bilt Hamber Snow Foam at work and can do a pH reading on the event to demonstrate the difference. If I have not answered your question correctly please contact me direct.
  16. 1. @Bibs Confirmed 2. @Dan E 3. @Bazza 907 confirmed 4. @Techyd (date dependant) 5. @Dave Eds 6 & 7. @Chillidoggy (Retired + retired wife) Confirmed 8. @Colin P 9 and 10. @Bling plus Son Confirmed 12. @Mayevora (date dependent) Probably an overnighter for me as 8 hour round trip 13. @Allan R + Rob R Confirmed. 14, @Robrob
  17. Thats great to hear. I have my Absolute Lotus copy so will be telling all that the Esprit is wearing Beading Marvellous.
  18. 1. @Bibs Confirmed 2. @Dan E 3. @Bazza 907 confirmed 4. @Techyd (date dependant) 5. @Dave Eds 6 & 7. @Chillidoggy (Retired + retired wife) Confirmed 8. @Colin P 9 and 10. @Bling plus Son Confirmed 12. @Mayevora (date dependent) Probably an overnighter for me as 8 hour round trip 13. @Allan R 14, @Robrob In red are the confirmed members.
  19. Yes. The more the merrier. 1. @Bibs 2. @Dan E 3. @Bazza 907 4. @Techyd (date dependant) 5. @Dave Eds 6 & 7. @Chillidoggy (Retired + retired wife) 8. @Colin P 9. @Benja-p 10 and 11. @Bling plus Son 12. @Mayevora (date dependent) Probably an overnighter for me as 8 hour round trip 13. @Allan R 14, @Robrob
  20. reading between the line I recon that was an error and it was meant to read RHD Converted. I can only assume. 75kilo lighter than the standard Evora S. Almost makes up for the weight I would add to it.
  21. With the above dates and day plan can all the members below confirm if they can make the date. Robrob I have left you on the list in case you would like to come even if your not in a Lotus, If you rather not that find just confirm. I'm sure we will do another event in the future. 1. @Bibs 2. @Dan E 3. @Bazza 907 4. @Techyd (date dependant) 5. @Dave Eds 6 & 7. @Chillidoggy (Retired + retired wife) 8. @Colin P 9. @Benja-p 10. @Bling 11. @Mayevora (date dependent) Probably an overnighter for me as 8 hour round trip 12. @Allan R 13, @Robrob How do you link other members in on a post? Just want to make sure everyone has seen and read the event schedule.
  22. Polishing outside it always difficult. Sun and dust is not your friend when polishing outside. If you have access to a garage yours or a friends that would be the best place to do polishing work. Outside Dust can be an issue on some days so make sure you have a quick detailer so you can clean up a panel prior to polish work and make every effort to keep your pads clean as this will effect your results. If you live near Crowborough East Sussex your be welcome to use my Garage if you don't have one.
  23. Anyone know more details of a GTS spec? not much on the Silverstone site the most info I can find The silverstone car is road legal and the others I assume are just race spec. But wondering what else make the car different other than the roll cage and the seats.
  24. Dual Action Polishers are low risk polishing machines. Heat build up is not the issues that you get with a Rotary machine. Using a smaller pad in tight areas is worth while. Issues you can face is having too much polishing power going on the edges and therefore removing paint unevenly. Smaller pads help this accuracy. There are areas on a car where I will only tackle by hand as a machine is too bulky to comfortably work in thous areas. If you come to a ValetPRO TLF day I can show you the different pro machines that help you get machine access in tight areas. In short yes use the smaller pads they make the process more accurate.
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