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  1. Austen, what model year is your 350? I ask as I have the lights from Greg but have yet to fit them but I assume I’m going to have the same issue.
  2. Holy sh#t! That is truly incredible...and bloody scary.
  3. My lad bought me this for Christmas: Just a question on fitment. I’m unsure whether this is supposed to sit on top of the existing binnacle with s/a tape or am I supposed to unclip the top part of the binnacle moulding and replace with the carbon - assuming the top part of the binnacle is removable?
  4. That does look nice. Are there any other parts needed to swap this out from a 350 i.e. fixings/fasteners etc?
  5. I will fit the new shortened plate anyway and once we get some decent sunshine, let the UV rays do their stuff and see how the finish behaves. Hopefully the darker areas that were under the s/a tape will out-gas and lighten up over time.
  6. I’ve been unwell since my last post so have been unable to progress it any further. Let me know how you get on. Have you found a difference in shade between where the s/a tape was/wasn’t?
  7. Thanks MrP, ‘I’m not sure what the G-Technique coating was, it’s got a sticker on the windscreen stating ‘7 year guarantee Crystal Serum’. However, the area under the plinth would not have been coated. I will try the things you recommend and update. It’s weird though, I’d have thought the area under the plinth which has been shielded from UV would be a darker shade than the surrounding un-shielded areas but it’s lighter but only where the s/a tape has been. I can’t feel any residue/ridges along where the tape has been, just the lighter shade. I guess, as you have said, it could be that the tape has altered the way these areas of the material have vented.
  8. Certainly worth a try, thanks. Interestingly the car did have a G-Techniq Crystal Serum treatment when new or nearly new in 2016 so I’m wondering if what can be seen is treated area versus non-treated but it still wouldn’t account for the witness marks of the s/a tape that are still evident.
  9. I am going for a smaller rear plate so have removed the plinth having referred to previous posts about how to do it. So, having done that, I am left with a faint outline of where the plinth was along with witness marks of the 3 horizontal strips of s/a tape. I have tried the following products to try and get rid of this: G-Techniq Tar & Glue Remover, Tardis, IPA; applying each with a microfibre cloth but still the difference in shade remains. Are there any other suggestions about what else I can try?
  10. Can anyone advise how I can gain access to the Lotus Service notes for the V6 Exige / 350 Sport? I have gone into the Lotus website but I will have to pay for an hour’s access as a minimum. Any other way?
  11. I’m looking to remove the seats in order to fit the harness bar from Seriously Lotus and the Schroth harnesses. I have searched on the forum but couldn’t find anything definitive. The only guide I have found is this: Can I assume this would be the same for the Exige s3? Is it sensible/easier to remove the roof as well? I haven’t bought the harnesses yet, just the harness bar. Is it easier to fit the harnesses whilst the seats are out or not much difference, otherwise I’ll hold off buying the harnesses until next year. Thanks in advance.
  12. It’s still looking promising weather-wise!
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