McLaren 720S Custom Paint Job

McLaren 720S Custom Paint Job

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LaurasOtherHalf

18,065 posts

154 months

Saturday 23rd May
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The induction pipe is amazing isn't it? Wonder if they use ram effect to negate it's length?

650spider

1,207 posts

129 months

Saturday 23rd May
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MAC 720S said:
650spider said:
eek

Now THAT is a strip down.
You come to appreciate the strength of the mono cage carbon fibre tub. There’s a lot of visual distraction going on with suspension and engine pipe work, but without it, there is little by way of chassis metalwork, yet people walk away unscathed from some significant crashes. I’d rather have a crash in a 720S than any of its contemporaries.
Yup.

There is a feature out there about a couple of car journos that were out in a 570 on its US launch, and they put it over the edge of a huge cliff / hill.

Car was totalled but they had no injuries; highway patrol and recovery guys were gobsmacked.

McLaren must of been pissed, but it demonstrated how far ahead of the game they are that every model has a carbon tub.

MAC 720S

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1,161 posts

105 months

Saturday 23rd May
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PushedDover said:
I was thinking the same. Commendable when I am sure it is not a cheap job to be done this way vs value of car etc....
It’s a long term keeper so cost versus value isn’t that relevant to me. It is an April 2019 model with harness bar, 360 camera, track cameras + track software, extended paddles, and decent amount of CF. Soon to have P1 CF bucket seats installed.

650spider

1,207 posts

129 months

Saturday 23rd May
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MAC 720S said:
PushedDover said:
I was thinking the same. Commendable when I am sure it is not a cheap job to be done this way vs value of car etc....
It’s a long term keeper so cost versus value isn’t that relevant to me. It is an April 2019 model with harness bar, 360 camera, track cameras + track software, extended paddles, and decent amount of CF. Soon to have P1 CF bucket seats installed.
I was about to post similar, as i can see usual suspects pitching up before long talking about values.

Guys out there spend stupid cash on Nissan GTRs etc getting them how they want.

This is no different.

Last year i spent a few quid tracking down the last few pieces of genuine Mac carbon that my heavily carbon laden 650 didn't have, such as scuttle panel and wheel arch liners...did it increase the value...nah...does it please me...yup.

In my opinion, the costs involved on what you are doing MAC are irrelevant compared to what you are creating.

To me, McLarens are the most visibly stunning cars currently out there, and it turns the volume to 10 if they are in a great stunning colour such as volcanoes, napier etc.

To have a unique flip paint 720 shall be worth every penny.thumbup





PushedDover

1,999 posts

11 months

Saturday 23rd May
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MAC 720S said:
PushedDover said:
I was thinking the same. Commendable when I am sure it is not a cheap job to be done this way vs value of car etc....
It’s a long term keeper so cost versus value isn’t that relevant to me. It is an April 2019 model with harness bar, 360 camera, track cameras + track software, extended paddles, and decent amount of CF. Soon to have P1 CF bucket seats installed.
Good for you and glad to hear that it’s a real ownership experience

RBT0

1,324 posts

77 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Get it fully ppfd by Topaz once ready!

MAC 720S

Original Poster:

1,161 posts

105 months

Saturday 23rd May
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RBT0 said:
Get it fully ppfd by Topaz once ready!
I need to wait 4 weeks for the paint to properly vent off solvents before any coatings, so will be put in the garage. There’s a chap in Swindon who does my detailing and PPF.

heihei

113 posts

153 months

Saturday 23rd May
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Quality. I used to love the TVRs in this, but then went off it a bit, as everyone seemed to be doing it, including Nissan! Now they're a bit more unusual, should be good. Did you go and look at the 675 that's for sale in something similar?

piers1

649 posts

152 months

Saturday 23rd May
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You sir are a brave man. It will look amazing, already looking forward to seeing it, please do add as many pics as possible, also of the car without panels on, not often we get the chance.

ricky.rep

10 posts

35 months

Sunday 24th May
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LaurasOtherHalf said:
The induction pipe is amazing isn't it? Wonder if they use ram effect to negate it's length?
They do, the airbox intake is sat in the high pressure zone that runs across he top of the rear wing before it meets the leading edge of the spoiler.

There are gains to be had in that system too mind, we find some of our uprated airbox parts when we push power on!!

Cheers Ricky.

ricky.rep

10 posts

35 months

Sunday 24th May
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Going to look fantastic Mick!

Fair play for walking the untrodden path!

Now you are making it look like a P1........when you going to let me make it go like a P1? smile

Keep the pics coming sir!!

Cheers Ricky

astroarcadia

1,614 posts

158 months

Sunday 24th May
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Is a "flip" different to a front to rear blend?

Darren Townsend at MSO has completed a Speedtail in what looks like a blend.

MAC 720S

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1,161 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th May
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astroarcadia said:
Is a "flip" different to a front to rear blend?

Darren Townsend at MSO has completed a Speedtail in what looks like a blend.
Yes they are different. MSO do a stunning blend named Velocity. This is a Velocity paint job.

MAC 720S

Original Poster:

1,161 posts

105 months

Sunday 24th May
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ricky.rep said:
Going to look fantastic Mick!

Fair play for walking the untrodden path!

Now you are making it look like a P1........when you going to let me make it go like a P1? smile

Keep the pics coming sir!!

Cheers Ricky
It’s quick enough. Once the paint has settled, I’ll be dropping in for Jordan to do the PPF. You can stick it on the dyno and have a play.

justin220

4,451 posts

162 months

Sunday 24th May
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Superb! Can't wait to see the results. More pics the better

Am43

117 posts

41 months

Sunday 24th May
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Amazing effort, as said above. Make sure there’s plenty of pics along the way.

I just noticed this has been done by shore wraps in Glasgow Recently, granted it’s a wrap not paint. But gives an idea.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAkYXIZHQQY/?igshid=2t...

|https://thumbsnap.com/LB9GnBPW[/url]


Edited by Am43 on Sunday 24th May 13:49

ATC100ASLs

55 posts

30 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Wow Mick

Looking amazing ! Quite an incredible strip down

I wonder now its in bits how about fitting a cat back exhaust , Quicksilver ones look
interesting? Have you looked into , done any research ?

Or perhaps its loud enough with just the PAINT JOB ! smile

MAC 720S

Original Poster:

1,161 posts

105 months

Tuesday 26th May
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ATC100ASLs said:
Wow Mick

Looking amazing ! Quite an incredible strip down

I wonder now its in bits how about fitting a cat back exhaust , Quicksilver ones look
interesting? Have you looked into , done any research ?

Or perhaps its loud enough with just the PAINT JOB ! smile
It already has a sports exhaust which is pretty loud. I had a Larini catback on my previous 720S. TBH, there isn’t much in it for sound when comparing the two. I may take a look at an exhaust created by Thorney. https://www.thorneymotorsport.co.uk/product/custom...



likesachange

1,994 posts

152 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Yes! This is going to be superb.

Love the 720s and great to see someone "modify" it.

Brave bodyshop that's for sure.

Looking forward to seeing the results.


RunEveryInchOfTheWorld

750 posts

7 months

Tuesday 26th May
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Are there two brake calipers?

I love flip paint. Even on Nissen Mica's!