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I've seen a ding or two on my rear quarter panels....but just been advised by lotus that the body is fibreglass and wont dent in this way and that the location i have described is in fact normal and a case of they are all like that?

 

Confirmation?

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Correct.

 

There are two locations on each rear clam side that give an optical illusion of a dent. 

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There is another very recent post about this within last 2 weeks as well.

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I posted a similar query, pics were supposedly sent to Lotus by my dealer but heard nothing for six weeks. Apparently it can be due to 'adhesive pull'. 

I am going to try to live with it, no-one else seems to notice but i see it in my wing mirror on sunny days which is annoying.

Not as bad as the dead fly i had in my instrument binnacle in my M3. I can still picture the bugger staring at me whenever i checked my speed.

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yeah sounds similar to the reply i got....which doesnt quite stand true to the evora youtube video where they have a guy who checks all the body  panels for any imprefections...what is he blind?

Anyway the two obvious ones are apparently inline with the door handles on the read quarter panel either side, ive also found a new one on top by my petrol filler cap....i see them only in the sun, but yeah it is annoying!

I had a lace wing fly in my headlight on the Elise s3 once! cost to remove was not worth it!

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I thought the Evora wasn't made of fiberglass, but some sort of different material?

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Clams are Fibreglass, bumpers are plastic.

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Ah thanks for clarification Lee :)

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Bumpers are rubberised fibreglass if memory serves. They're very good at absorbing impact with minimal damage as I and an ex-deer can confirm.

Adhesive pull takes time to show which is why it's not picked up during inspection at the end of production.

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Shame that same car wasn't so good at absorbing a towing hitch impact as well Bibs!  Apparently the paint shop it's been sent to can't fix the crack in it, it keeps splitting open again when pressure is added to it, hence them now saying I need a new front bumper! :( 

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Aluminium plate riveted on behind and then loads of prep

My local specialist body shop fixed the splitter on my alpine this way. They did a superb job.

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Funny that, was at the gym tonight parked away from everyone my friend came in and said have you see the dent on the side of your car, at first i thought GREAT ! went out and had a look no paint scratches to say another car has hit it but it is also rear passenger quarter panel, there is nothing showing on drivers side though. 

I don't no if this is an optical illusion or not, as i can only see it from one angle, when i moved around i couldnt see it again 

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Definitely an optical illusion - if you can see a dent, it's an illusion. As it's fibreglass, unless its cracked/splitered, it's an illusion. Its fibreglass :) 

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Cheers Kalli, you have made my stress levels cool down a bit ha ha :) thinking back, I'm pretty positive i noticed the same thing on the car around 8 months ago after cleaning it then never seen it again and i thought i was still feeling the effects of the night before but nope its the illusion coming back haha

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It's definitely a light-based effect. I notice it on mine once in a blue moon - and i'm a keen detailer! 

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On 20.5.2015, 12:45:08, blundey said:

yeah sounds similar to the reply i got....which doesnt quite stand true to the evora youtube video where they have a guy who checks all the body  panels for any imprefections...what is he blind?

Anyway the two obvious ones are apparently inline with the door handles on the read quarter panel either side, ive also found a new one on top by my petrol filler cap....i see them only in the sun, but yeah it is annoying!

I had a lace wing fly in my headlight on the Elise s3 once! cost to remove was not worth it!

These two dimples were quite common on earlier Evoras. They are the result of the bolts holding the clam in place from behind. If tightened a bit too far you get the dimple.

The newer models don't seem to have them,maybe they improved the fixation.

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