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post #16 of 27 Old 05-14-2019, 04:29 AM Thread Starter
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Is the yellow on the rear diffuser a wrap or...
Its a wrap.
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post #17 of 27 Old 05-14-2019, 03:47 PM
 
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Your green is beautiful! I like what you did with your rear lights I might just steal that. Lol

Here's the close up of the yellow accents my shop added
Love the little yellow on the McLaren logo!
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Enjoy it the shop did great and ditto on where the floormats came from!
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post #20 of 27 Old 05-16-2019, 04:37 AM Thread Starter
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I had the windshield screen protection added, installed the titanium lug nuts I got from Dave at evolution automotive and had the yellow trim on the front and rear diffusers thickened. I'm so pleased with it!!

Some pics of the laser heads. Will get them tested this week.
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Enjoy it the shop did great and ditto on where the floormats came from!
Andrew at http://www.exoticare.ca/. Tell him George sent ya!
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Your green is beautiful! I like what you did with your rear lights I might just steal that. Lol

Here's the close up of the yellow accents my shop added
Looks cool. Painted or wrapped?

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I blacked out all the reflectors and signals - they still work great at night.
I like that too! How did they do that? Did they have to remove the reflectors to smoke them?
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Looking good George, time to get some miles put on that bad boy! Im at 228 and clicking away
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I like that too! How did they do that? Did they have to remove the reflectors to smoke them?
I did it myself - it was a piece of cake - took 30 minutes for all of them.

I used a tint film - it is made for tailights and headlamps and it is extremely soft and softens up even more with heat. A hairdryer or a heat gun warms it up quickly and you can just use a mini squeegee to fold it over the signals.

I taped around them just to not get the paint too hot and to help me guide them in the creases.
The hardest part is using a utility knife to cut the film around it, but having the masking tape around also gives a bit more confidence. Here is a pic during dusk and you can see how they still light up. At night, they do even better.
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I had the windshield screen protection added, installed the titanium lug nuts I got from Dave at evolution automotive and had the yellow trim on the front and rear diffusers thickened. I'm so pleased with it!!

Some pics of the laser heads. Will get them tested this week.
That looks good!

I had some extra material - you should wrap your FOBs white and then do the logo in yellow/red - I think that should look awesome, too!
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So I got to drive her yesterday and today even tho I got rained on again However I'm getting to know her better. The exhaust sounds amazing to me. The pops on up and down shifts make me giggle like a lil kid. My friend with a 19 coupe says his doesn't pop like mine does. Can anyone confirm a difference who has own both? Despite that his car with the factory sports exhaust still sounds crazy. I'm still trying to understand all the complaints about the exhaust?? Maybe the complainers are the people who want a parking lot rev machine which the 720s is not but under load it sounds like a space ship is landing. lol

The suspension in comfort is great on bumpy city streets but I tend to keep it in sport most of the time anyway.

So far the attention is a lil more than my 458 which is cool with me. Most people don't know what it is which is fun!

It seems my keyless remote doesn't unlock the passenger door by touch. I have to use the remote. Is this normal? Maybe I need to read the manual...again.

My friend with the coupe thought is car was going into limp mode after he used the front lift. I explained to him that is was the speed limiter and not a defect. He was relieved.

I'm going to about 3 car show/events tomorrow so it should be a fun filled driving day. I hope you guys are out driving yours too!!
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