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Old 16-07-2010, 09:43 PM   #11
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Nice cars. I would have the Toyota engined car for more reliability or a vx220 turbo
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Old 17-07-2010, 11:58 AM   #12
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very nice cars, look good too!! But I reallyvwant to know your wash process now after you said you would be crucified!! LOL. I'm guessing it involves a strong soulution of TFT a big pressure washer and some express wax!! Am I close??
Your not far away! It involves 1 bucket, fairy liquid, a yellow petrol station sponge and a jetwash (its pretty weak tbh).

Thanks for the comments guys, they are nice cars to drive though apart from the Fiat 500 i learnt in it's the only car i've driven and that was only once at a trackday (he can be quite trusting at times) He has a Rotrex powered honda exige in the garage i've been dying to get my hands on for a long time, another few cars should do it!

The next update will be in a few days time, i have a 340R with only 4000 miles to do, looking foward though it has no doors so i'm going to have to work that one out....

About the reliability issue, we've owned approx 60 elises and we've not had any fail on us apart from the race car, to me it's 99% treatment 1% luck whether you will get HGF. I've been a passenger in a VXR220 and was a tad unimpressed tbh though it was a long time ago mind.

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Old 17-07-2010, 01:07 PM   #13
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Cars look good even if you did use fairy liquid on them, any reason why you didn't use a car shampoo?

I'd say the leather on some of them look a bit 'shiney' for my liking but I really liked the under arch shot with the wheel off, nice
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The simple reason being my dad controls the product budget (he moans enough as it is) and if i started getting wash mits etc he will just stare at me blankly. Although i think i will get a shampoo, any reccomendations? (only have access to halfrauds and autosmart)

The leather does look a bit cheap but i just haven't found a nice and convinient product to use on them, i have the autoglym cream but that makes them just as shiny. I am starting to get there, only recently started using wax (autosmart) have some applicator pads, microfibre cloths etc but the problem is if i start getting everything it gets quite expensive with the snowfoam, wax, shampoo, clay etc etc.
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Old 17-07-2010, 01:42 PM   #15
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Ok guys 340R time, turned out to be a pain in the ass this one... First off it's in mint condition although very dusty and quite light dirt but everywhere! I was a bit cautious with the products i use something on the chassis which in strong doses can ruin alluminum and polished metal, i've found the perfect balance and technique for this product on the inside chassis. The problem was this car has lots of different metal finishes so was probably a bit over cautious in the end but it turned out ok, haven't done a full clean on the outside yet waiting for a later date (just polish, wax etc). Not only that but unlike the elise which is a pain in the ass anyway to get to the footwell this has no doors and lots of bits in the centre so it's a very tight squeeze, should probably make my own Elise Sutra book or something. Anyway, i went in **** first and these are the results.

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And just a quick Elise i did, the colour has grown on me somewhat...



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Old 19-07-2010, 08:23 PM   #18
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I went down to the local Lotus dealer in Bristol a couple of months ago. ?I tried getting in on with the roof on and honest to god I got so far and had to pull out as I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of it!!! This sills are a foot wide!!!!!
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I went down to the local Lotus dealer in Bristol a couple of months ago. ?I tried getting in on with the roof on and honest to god I got so far and had to pull out as I thought I wouldn't be able to get out of it!!! This sills are a foot wide!!!!!
Theres definately a technique to it, theres guys well over 6 foot and 18 stone able to get in and out easily enough. Try going in head first!!! That really sucks, especially when you get stuck between the gearstick and the steering column.
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I know this thread is 5 years old.....but if you can respond saying what you used to get the alloy interior chassis areas so clean, I'd appreciate it
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