Any info on this 458?

Any info on this 458?

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Durzel

9,707 posts

132 months

Thursday 8th April
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swanseaboydan said:
Tie in a trip to dick Lovett Swindon with a night or 2 At lucknam park - one of the nicest spa hotels I’ve been to . . A cab ride ( or courtesy car ride) from DL Swindon
+1 Lucknam Park is a real treat.

adamellisdj

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300 posts

2 months

Saturday 10th April
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Absolutely chuffed with the outcome. Totally different car with the sides sorted.

https://video.citnow.com/vtSvNrqzHcK

Dick Lovett are ballers smile

Edited by adamellisdj on Saturday 10th April 16:21

DT398

1,653 posts

112 months

Saturday 10th April
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Million miles better with those side panels done. Looks great. Brave man with no plate on the front and a mis-spaced one on the back though. Enjoy!

f1ten

1,962 posts

117 months

Saturday 10th April
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Looks fab congrats. There is nothing more special than going on a road trip in a ferrari.

Akajak

794 posts

203 months

Saturday 10th April
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Enjoy, looks superb

fridaypassion

5,477 posts

192 months

Saturday 10th April
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Looks awesome will ask Leeds where my mug is!

Taffy66

4,426 posts

66 months

Saturday 10th April
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adamellisdj said:
Absolutely chuffed with the outcome. Totally different car with the sides sorted.

https://video.citnow.com/vtSvNrqzHcK

Dick Lovett are ballers smile

Edited by adamellisdj on Saturday 10th April 16:21
That looks absolutely amazing Adam. The DL guys looks like they've done an amazing job as the car looks like its brand spanking new.

Djit

135 posts

54 months

Saturday 10th April
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Fantastic result. The painted sills have transformed the look. I usually keep to how the car came out of the factory but this looks great. Not sure how you will be able to register the 16 plate on a 14 car though.

Petrus1983

4,770 posts

126 months

Saturday 10th April
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Sweet mother of Jesus - that looks absolutely sensational!! Well done buddy - totally deserved beer

Petrus1983

4,770 posts

126 months

Saturday 10th April
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Djit said:
Fantastic result. The painted sills have transformed the look. I usually keep to how the car came out of the factory but this looks great. Not sure how you will be able to register the 16 plate on a 14 car though.
If this is a problem head over to DVLA -

9xxNick

718 posts

178 months

Monday 12th April
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Possibly a bit of a nerdy point, but what do people think of having the red cover draped over the car with its extremities sat on the floor, then being pulled over the paintwork with any micro-grit etc that it's picked up being pulled over the paint too?

Edited by 9xxNick on Monday 12th April 08:44

Crazy4557

495 posts

158 months

Monday 12th April
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9xxNick said:
Possibly a bit of a nerdy point, but what do people think of having the red cover draped over the car with its extremities sat on the floor, then being pulled over the paintwork with any micro-grit etc being pulled over the paintwork?
I'd say "get a life" but that might not be taken too well, so enjoy looking for the micro scratches with your magnifying glass. tongue out

67Dino

2,246 posts

69 months

Monday 12th April
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9xxNick said:
Possibly a bit of a nerdy point, but what do people think of having the red cover draped over the car with its extremities sat on the floor, then being pulled over the paintwork with any micro-grit etc being pulled over the paintwork?
Depends what the owner intends to do with it next. If they plan to transport it in a sealed container to a controlled museum environment, then they’d be right to be concerned. If they’re going to hoon it down public roads, grinning like an idiot, then suspect a bit of showroom dust isn’t really going to be relevant.

I know what my plan would be.

9xxNick

718 posts

178 months

Monday 12th April
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So no-one that drives their Ferrari has ever had it detailed to remove paint defects?

I completely get the driving part, but why take the risk of creating a problem that's so easily avoided?

67Dino

2,246 posts

69 months

Monday 12th April
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9xxNick said:
So no-one that drives their Ferrari has ever had it detailed to remove paint defects?

I completely get the driving part, but why take the risk of creating a problem that's so easily avoided?
In my view (and you did ask, after all) it’s a matter of degree. If he’d parked it outside and draped a tarpaulin over it then I’d share your concern. But then admittedly, I don’t go in for detailing - clean and shiny is fine by me - whereas I do know people who use a magnifying glass to check for micro-scratches, and you’re right, they would be bothered.

adamellisdj

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300 posts

2 months

Monday 12th April
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Thanks guys. The reg was fine and registered with no issues.

Personally I didn’t have any issues with the drape. Enjoyed the experience haha

adamellisdj

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300 posts

2 months

Monday 12th April
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So pretty.

Glad I’m picking it up later this month. I’d be so embarrassed having it dropped off at mine. My neighbors already think
I’m a drug dealer with my past cars haha.

Petrus1983

4,770 posts

126 months

Monday 12th April
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adamellisdj said:


So pretty.

Glad I’m picking it up later this month. I’d be so embarrassed having it dropped off at mine. My neighbors already think
I’m a drug dealer with my past cars haha.
Definitely get it dropped off then - ensure the van driver wears a Mexican hat with a large moustache and only referring to you as El Mencho.

WCZ

8,372 posts

158 months

Monday 12th April
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9xxNick said:
So no-one that drives their Ferrari has ever had it detailed to remove paint defects?
plenty do and there's also plenty who have paint correction done just after delivery as it's not uncommon for cars to leave the factory with less than perfect paint

swanseaboydan

343 posts

127 months

Monday 12th April
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The beauty of having a metallic grey car - stone chips and small scratches are barely visible ! Run a damp cloth over the car once a month and it looks like new.