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Guyr

2,173 posts

280 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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flemke said:
I've not forgotten - 3437.
It took me about 15 seconds of looking blankly at the numbers, then I worked it out smile

Guy

PS As good as the current ones are to show us the new colours, it really deserves a professional treatment and Georges photos are great. http://www.gfwilliams.net/Portfolio/

MattOz

3,910 posts

262 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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Great thread in the Studio section of Detaling World today.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...

I think the colour is fantastic. Has an amazing amount of life to it. For me, the jury is still out on the pinstriping on the front end, but I do like the side stripe.

Peloton25

986 posts

236 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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flemke said:
Ding ding ding!!!
Yay!! smile

flemke said:
Very good, Erik. I've had another made for him, but haven't had the chance to give it to him (he doesn't know about it, so would appreciate keeping it "private").
I promise not to tell him. wink

flemke said:
Thanks v much - I may make you an offer for that.
Or... you could always have your new pin striper friend do something artsy with the "F1/V12" and carry an ounce of that whimsical theme inside? Anyway - let me know when you decide. smile

R.P.M said:
Joe911 said:
Any pictures of the original part to compare?
Here's a photo of Gordon pointing at it from EVO.



Here's a photo I have taken of it - click to enlarge:



That bracket on a bracket - as Gordon was quoted as saying in EVO #145 "...looks like the sort of thing you'd find on a Ferrari." biggrin

>8^)
ER

GFWilliams

4,940 posts

205 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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Guyr said:
It took me about 15 seconds of looking blankly at the numbers, then I worked it out smile

Guy

PS As good as the current ones are to show us the new colours, it really deserves a professional treatment and Georges photos are great. http://www.gfwilliams.net/Portfolio/
Thanks for the positive words Guy smile

Flemke, any chance you could drop me a pm? (not trying to get a shoot of your car, want to show you something private from a little while ago...)

Shmee

7,565 posts

211 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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Flemke - Is this your McLaren I've stolen?



I'd just like to say that in every possible way your car is absolutely breathtaking. Perhaps surprisingly I rather liked the interior which very much had a feel of personalisation but remained very smart.

I'm particularly keen on the white side-stripes, the thin light-blue line surrounding them really boosted the affect. However above all the colour you have chosen is glorious and works so well on the car.

ph123

1,841 posts

216 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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Is this a colour scheme nicked from Frank Williams in the Piers Courage days
or even Ken Tyrell's F2 days ...?

El Guapo

2,787 posts

188 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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MattOz said:
Great thread in the Studio section of Detaling World today.

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.p...
Flemke, the pre-detail swirl marks in the paint are much worse than I would have expected to see on a freshly-painted car. Did it emerge from the paint shop like that or did some boy scouts wash it with a gritty sponge?
I understand your thinking on the interior, even though I like it as is. Perhaps all you need is to use a darker blue together with smaller panels or stripes on the driver's seat.

Edited by El Guapo on Thursday 15th September 23:54

fatboy69

9,366 posts

185 months

Thursday 15th September 2011
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Flemke.

I love the car - its so good to see it back on the road after all this time. I personally dont see a big problem with the interior.I think it looks ok even with the non-standard stering wheel.

Wasnt sure about the white panel however i think it looks ok.

The car is sublime - thank you for sharing it with us.

One final thing. I personally would love to see, & hear, & video of the car both at rest & at play. The noise of that wonderful engine brings out the child in me!!!

Rollcage

11,327 posts

190 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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I'd be wanting that done FOC if it came out the McLaren paintshop looking like that. What's happened to Ron's fabled attention to detail?


Digger

14,532 posts

189 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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Rollcage said:
I'd be wanting that done FOC if it came out the McLaren paintshop looking like that. What's happened to Ron's fabled attention to detail?
That's a very fair comment, as according to Paul (detailer) that is how it came out of the body shop. I'm guessing Flemke wasn't best pleased either.


Rollcage

11,327 posts

190 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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When I had a small garage, and we did a full respray, cars went out with better finished paintwork than that. Pretty poor, IMO.

Peloton25

986 posts

236 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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Devil's advocate: It is entirely possible that the car went out that way because flemke already intended to have this separate detailing process done.

I am nearly certain McLaren does a fine job in-house on final paint cleaning and polishing when they intend to.

>8^)
ER

Waynester

6,310 posts

248 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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Without wading through 100's of previous pages...

....why the change of interior? Was the original material, colour, design unique to start with?

Nice Mclaren though. smile

dudleybloke

19,528 posts

184 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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personaly i quite like the interior.
the blue gives the cabin a nice lift amongst all the black.

i think you have to try the tiger skin seats and maybe even these for added irony.


smile

and the exterior colour is perfect, has a lovely depth and solidity to it but still shows all the curves and details.

my only critisism is lack of furry dice!

Google [bot]

6,680 posts

179 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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El Guapo

2,787 posts

188 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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Peloton25 said:
Devil's advocate: It is entirely possible that the car went out that way because flemke already intended to have this separate detailing process done.
I think that's very unlikely. IIRC one or more panels were returned to the paint shop by McLaren because thay were not 100% happy with the finish.
At some point between the final blow of paint and the detail, swirl marks have been added, most likely with a rotary buffer (judging by their shape). It's hard to believe that McLaren would aim for the highest possible paint quality and then hand the car over to some gorilla with a Makita and a gritty polishing pad.

dan5oclocksmith

16,784 posts

209 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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Flemke, a couple of questions if I may:

1. Excuse my ignorance, but what is the significance of the sticker in the side window?



2. Have you ever had the F1 on a rolling road?

AreseV6

241 posts

165 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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I have never noticed the little air intake below the large side strakes , what is it for ?

Munter

31,319 posts

239 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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dan5oclocksmith said:
Flemke, a couple of questions if I may:

1. Excuse my ignorance, but what is the significance of the sticker in the side window?



2. Have you ever had the F1 on a rolling road?
This one?

dan5oclocksmith

16,784 posts

209 months

Friday 16th September 2011
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Munter said:
This one?
Yep. I assume it's something to do with Yale?
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