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On 17/02/2018 at 19:51, Cristiano said:

I use OBDLink LX.

http://www.obdlink.com/lxbt/

Worked both on the Audi and on the Lotus. Have you tried your OBDs with another program? Torque? Also you can ask on RaceChrono forum as the developer is quite active there!

 

same here. I used this OBD dongle and works perfectly.

 

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You really don't want stickers on the wing if it's carbon!!

UV from the sun will degrade the top surface finish and it will slowly fade over time. You won't notice it happening and it will all fade evenly without stickers. However,  if you put stickers on then later decide to remove them you'll be left with a shadow of the sticker where it's been that you can't get rid of. The sticker protects that area of the wing from fading while the rest of it ages.... Don't do it!! VOE

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8 hours ago, TheKevlarKid said:

You really don't want stickers on the wing if it's carbon!!

UV from the sun will degrade the top surface finish and it will slowly fade over time. You won't notice it happening and it will all fade evenly without stickers. However,  if you put stickers on then later decide to remove them you'll be left with a shadow of the sticker where it's been that you can't get rid of. The sticker protects that area of the wing from fading while the rest of it ages.... Don't do it!! VOE

True - but using a good wax with UV protection will slow the fading. I protect my carbon and paint as much as I can.

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9 hours ago, TheKevlarKid said:

You really don't want stickers on the wing if it's carbon!!

UV from the sun will degrade the top surface finish and it will slowly fade over time. You won't notice it happening and it will all fade evenly without stickers. However,  if you put stickers on then later decide to remove them you'll be left with a shadow of the sticker where it's been that you can't get rid of. The sticker protects that area of the wing from fading while the rest of it ages.... Don't do it!! VOE

The end plates are in plastic on the cup ?

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They were originally carbon on the Sport 380 but later changed to plastic. Just like what you find on GT3RS.

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7 hours ago, 550superfast said:

True - but using a good wax with UV protection will slow the fading. I protect my carbon and paint as much as I can.

It will still happen though, slower yes but it will still fade. I deal with plastics that have been heavily UV protection stabilised. The sun gets them eventually...

I'll certainly never put stickers on a carbon wing again and if I had a brand new car with them on they'd be removed immediately. 

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3 minutes ago, Arun_D said:

@550superfast I think your car originally had the endplate stickers when Mike owned it....any signs of fade? My CupR endplates are staying plain.

No sun in Scotland! Plus the car lived in a garage and was about a year old.

We had a funny conversation on the phone about the stickers - I wanted them removed, needless to say - Mike had done that long ago!

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10 hours ago, 550superfast said:

True - but using a good wax with UV protection will slow the fading. I protect my carbon and paint as much as I can.

Clear-bra (PPF) on the wing will protect against UV damage as well.

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On 15/12/2017 at 10:15, k20Rob said:

I poked around for a good five mins with my hands and also looked up from underneath. I couldnt spot any openings. If there were some openings tucked away, I dont see how they could be effective compared to how the lhd version was, as they were open loud and proud on that car. You could spot those were open the second you looked at them.

Just a bump to this. UK 430 Cup at a show I was at recently, vents also werent functional for some reason...

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If you stuck your fingers in there, you'd find the air vents. They're just not open vents, consider the black you can see there as an anti-debris baffle.

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I’ve seen two completely different types.

One like the pic above, and another where you can clearly see through the vents, and poke your fingers in.

Sorry, didn’t take photos.

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1 hour ago, KJD said:

I’ve seen two completely different types.

One like the pic above, and another where you can clearly see through the vents, and poke your fingers in.

Sorry, didn’t take photos.

Same here, a lhd 380 Cup at B&C had fully open ones, gaping holes. The RHD one in the showroom had them as per my photo above.

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Hope this isn't breaking any rules putting this on here but I've decided to put my 380 Cup up for sale with Lotus Silverstone to free up some funds to hopefully buy my 'Forever Car' if such a think exists :)

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