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Looking very nice :thumbsup: . Perhaps you can bring it to Breakfast in Perth on Sunday!!

Hope you asked permission to use that catch phrase... :hrhr:

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Maybe I need some additional views, but I don't like it.

Then again I don't particularly like the Scura either. I do however think the more anular lined Exige looks better in the matte than the curvier Evora.

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I want that!!!

Kyle, I assume you saw this at Ed's place last year?...

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Dunno man, I think that Evora is way sexier, but they both scream "badass" to me.

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Yes I did see the Matte Black Exige at S&S. It definitely looks better in person. I just don't like the matte black finish I guess.

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Eww fookin orible. At least its gotta be cheaper with a half finished paint job! :w00t:

Buddsy

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Begs the question: How does one wax a matte finish? Or does it simply age like a fine wine?

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a guy on LT just Plasti-dipped a friend's Elise. Takes 3-4 hours and minimal dis-assembly or prep. Cost is about $60 for a gallon of paint. Peels off when you don't like it anymore.

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I like th elook of the Scura with the glossy stripes. I saw the Roger Becker Final Edition Exiges at the factory. I don't think I would ever buy a matte painted car!

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I think the Matt paint thing was okay a couple of years ago because it was different. Not so anymore.

I resemble that remark, sir! "Matte" if you please.

And while I may be bald, I believe the gallons of Ron Popeil matte-black spray-on hair I've invested in over the years has withstood the test of time quite well, thank you very much. Not so anymore...indeed!

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May my eyes :shock: be blessed never to have to see this car in real life!

It will take them long enough to recover from those chome Evoras in "The Host" :nuke:

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Begs the question: How does one wax a matte finish? Or does it simply age like a fine wine?

There are special waxes existing for matte finish, like swizoel opaque.

SOme time ago I read an article abot the matte finish on Merc AMG cars and there was mentioned that the cleaning etc is not that simple, esp a car wash using "normal" soap would create a "shiny" effect - means: the car will start to look like rancid butter...

In my eyes the Evora looks much better with a "normal" paint - but maybe I am a little bit tired of all the "showcars" in munich with a wrap - number one of the "most worst league" a X6 in a clay brown wrap (no kidding) (in my opinion...)

BTW: One of the first cars in munich in a military green wrap, a P 993 Cabrio with a sticker "make love not war" (driven by a woman) is back to original paint already.........which says a lot to me

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Not sure if I like it or not. I have only ever seen a few matt finish cars in the flesh. An Exige at the factory half finished and a couple of Lambo's in Dubai. Wasn't struck on what I have seen so far and I am told this is better in the flesh than by photo.

May have to take a run through before going back offshore Brandon. Are you out on Sunday at Perth?

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Looks like primer spray paint

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Not sure if I like it or not. I have only ever seen a few matt finish cars in the flesh. An Exige at the factory half finished and a couple of Lambo's in Dubai. Wasn't struck on what I have seen so far and I am told this is better in the flesh than by photo.

May have to take a run through before going back offshore Brandon. Are you out on Sunday at Perth?

 

Hey Al! Have to be at the showroom unfortunately this Sunday...

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WOT! :w00t:  Working on a Sunday! :sweat:

What's the breakfast like and can we organise a LEGS meet one Sunday morning?  :question:

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Good idea Brian!  Great customer relations exercise!

 

I am just off the phone to Craig and it looks like he will be joining us on Sunday however :unworthy:  as he had his diary mixed up.  He is now free.

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I am just off the phone to Craig and it looks like he will be joining us on Sunday however :unworthy:  as he had his diary mixed up.  He is now free.

About time to!!!

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Paint. Very fussy to maintain paint.

 

 

Begs the question: How does one wax a matte finish? Or does it simply age like a fine wine?

 

 

When I looked at the Matte Black Exige at S&S I picked up some literature from Lotus for the finish.

 

Summarized below:

 

 

 

  • While the car has a 3/36 warranty, the finish only had a 1/12 warranty.
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  • Dealer were explicitly informed of the need for special care.
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  • Fading and discoloration are considered normal and specifically excluded from the warranty
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  • Aggressive solvent based cleaners should not be used
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  • Wax or abrasive polishes should not be used (they will mark and contaminate the surface)
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  • Avoid washing the car in direct sunlight
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  • Only use approved automotive wax free detergents 
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  • Rinse all traces of detergent from car with (preferably) demineralized water and dry with a clean absorbant cloth before attempting to remove any stubborn contamination
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  • Only use Lotus approved 3M "Scotchbrite" fine (grey) pads in conjunction with automotive detergent in water to remove any bugs, tar, or stubborn contamination
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  • Spray the soap on the area and gently abrade in small circular rotations to remove contamination Heavy abrasion will mark the surface
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  • Dry the area and clean with 'Go-Foam' When this has been wiped dry apply 'Armorall Protectant Solution' with a clean micro-fibre cloth.

 

 

So it seems like the finish is not long lasting to start, and is high maintenance and easy to screw up.

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