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here ya go ppl i have had a little re-model and a re-spray

(NO IT'S NOT A CRAPPY VINYL WRAP ITS REAL MATT - with a twist in the sun)

its only 90% complete but i thought i had to put it on lol, my bodyshop mate will kill me for putting on the web unfininshed lol

the interior is being changed also so here is a quick taster anyway. i think the ppl that know me will be a little surprised. general

remark so far has been, "doesnt it look more expensive", "is it the same car","lambo mate lol"<<<you gotta love those ppl

so i hope ppl like it, again its not everyones taste but feel free to comment

(there are bits missing still, zorst surround/mirrors/drl's/stripe finished,diffuser finished,splitter etc etc)

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Lol. Hey rodger the old ones are the best eh lol

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Karl,

I think it looks quite good on the rear shot, but it's not as nice from the front IMO. Maybe it's the lighting or the stripe? Don't know.

Michael.

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Ahhh long time katoand thanx.

It was light blue justin with a different rear. Which I wasn't keen on. Not all finished yet though.

Going for a usuable gt look. The pic angle doesn't to the wing justice tbh it's perfect dimesions for the car.

Ramjet. The front still needs a gt splitter. New mesh. Drl's fitted

my mate wants to change the front massivley but my budget couldn't stretch tbh.

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Lol. Kimbers

Well I don't even expect you to like it lol. That's a given lol

The way I see it if 80% of the general public like it it's a winner lmao. I expect the esprit massive to be undecided as I understand the mentality ha ha ha.

But I like to put it up here as it makes me chuckle at some of the nastyness I get lmao. But I did think the new creation wasn't that bad for you all tbh.

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"Matt black and well 'ard"......never thought to see that philsophy applied to a Lotus. I do think a matt finish can look the canine's gonads...but trying to keep it properly clean is a problem. My brother got interrupted by the onset of winter whilst respraying a Volkswagen one year...so he went through the closed season in the "Stealth Beetle", matt grey in his case. Made a change from all the shiny shiny stuff....

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A friend of mine is (was) a spray painter (doesn't do it anymore unfortunately) and commented on the orange peel in the finish of my entire car, so in my opinion a matt finish would not show that up. I could live with that.

What's wrong with a matt finish Kimbers? The 'batman' exige that Lotus put out was matt and if I remember correctly everyone thought that looked pretty cool?

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Molemot. This is a total mis conception about keeping matt colours clean. I thought the same thing and looked into alot. My mate even sprayed his own car to test the paint and then drove to lambo in Italy and back 3000miles he has only washed the car three times in 6 months. And it looks mint everytime he washes it

the reason is this is a real matt spray job the colour is Porsche mettsllic grey and it's lacquared with matt lacquer. So it's just like owning a normal shiny car that doesn't need polishing. You can wax it and still blow in stone chips.

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Ramjet. I didn't know that exige was bought out by lotus. As I was going to say that kimbers doesn't like it if it isn't "factory" lmao

and all the gt racerS are crap aswell lol. Oh to be different

each to there own though. I think I have stepped my car more into the oem limited edition look. I'm having Tiny esprit gt3 stickers made up in the new style writing aswell. Like I said not complete yet.

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KARMAVORE,,,i think i may look good in a lycra outfit and cape LOL, thanx matey

oogieboogie - i do like to be subtle LMAO

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The Exige Scura has a matt finish, a special brush to keep it clean and only six months on the paint warranty.

Karl, the act of polishing is to remove scratches by minutely smoothing the top layer of lacquer on whatever it is you're polishing, all polishes are a mild abrasive. If you polish your car, it will go shiny.

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exactly, it will turn satin tbh

my car isnt left outside ever and doesnt go many places, and the matt finish is a totally different animal, you can polish it to remove scratches but you

have to REALLY careful, it has been done to manton's new re-styled civic (also done by my mate, and one 6 trophys the year already inc a couple

from autoglym) and it stayed matt. but if you polish like you would a normal car yeah its will go satin look.

this is why the car colour is great for me, no polishing LOL. i dont even like bloody washing cars at the best of times

(dont know why it would need a special brush, gimick time me thinks lol, as laquer is laquer if its shiny or not, my mate has been through it

all with the paint manufactures and its just like a normal paint job)

simonb - i had the side exit to make the diffuser easier to make and not a daft price to get a new zorst made, basically he just

turned the flange round and thats it. but he did say after the diffuser wouldnt have been that much different with a centre tbh

as for the stripes, thats has been done because i wanted a offset colour to make the matt grey pop more and stop the muppet

"is it primer" jokes, even though if you see it in person you sooo know its not primer.

the stripes arent finished yet and the smaller stripe on the bonnet will have writing up it.

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the smaller stripe on the bonnet will have writing up it.

Your price list for 'personal services' no doubt! :lol:

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bahahahahahahaha VERY FUNNNYYY BIBS

(but also very true!!!) :whistle:

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will keep the stripe for now, reason being its was a bitch to put on lol

nice to see mixed views though, hey you have to have ppl like me to mix it up a little :animier:

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Must admit I'm not a stripe guy either. Don't mind the colour though. Someone in the US posted a pic on here of his esprit in Lambo grey (very similar to this I thought), but full gloss.

Karl starting a trend. Grey - the NEW black.

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