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Old 10-11-2019, 01:51 PM   #43
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And this is why my FRS gets a basic wash when its dirty. It will never be a show car, its a driven car that gets abused at times. As soon as I got the car I noticed chips from salt trucks, construction areas, and so forth within the first few weeks of driving it.
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Old 10-11-2019, 03:59 PM   #44
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I've got 40k km on mine in a year and a half and the paint is still near pristine. Most of the scratches were near the passenger door from people hitting the door with zippers etc.

I'd suggest ceramic to most people if the cost associated with it wasn't so expensive.
I personally wouldn't pay for a ceramic installation unless it was something like opti-coat. If you are handy with a polisher, the consumer grade stuff stuff is worth it if you don't mind the intensive prep.
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And this is why my FRS gets a basic wash when its dirty. It will never be a show car, its a driven car that gets abused at times. As soon as I got the car I noticed chips from salt trucks, construction areas, and so forth within the first few weeks of driving it.
Salt trucks... This is what did me in one winter, got stuck behind one and I had to find an opening to race around him...

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Found my first rock chip with surface rust in it. It was on the cabin roof. It's a six-year-old car so not really a big deal. Cleaned with alchohol and applied a generous drop from my six-year-old paint pen. Not going to sweat it but I feel like my car is aeging in dog years.
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Old 10-12-2019, 10:36 PM   #47
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Found my first rock chip with surface rust in it. It was on the cabin roof. It's a six-year-old car so not really a big deal. Cleaned with alchohol and applied a generous drop from my six-year-old paint pen. Not going to sweat it but I feel like my car is aeging in dog years.
Six years? That's some good luck.

I've got swirls, chips, scratches, and dents after 1.5 years and it came with orange peel. I have a dent and scrape on the roof where some wind blew a nice 4cm thick branch chunk at it from ~5m away and ~15m up, and it has multiple spots needing PDR from acorns. Birds love to drop bombs on it. It's also been my DD through snow belt winters, city construction, and gravel road drives, so the paint abuse racked up quickly.

Then again, each problem has been a great excuse to buy detailing equipment, so maybe I'll just quit my day job and take care of cars for a living!
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i thought i read somwhere that the twins body is Aluminum,or was it just the hood???
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i thought i read somwhere that the twins body is Aluminum,or was it just the hood???
just the hood, and i believe the roof panel-- iirc, it was done to slightly reduce the CG. but i can't find the confirmation of that
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just the hood, and i believe the roof panel-- iirc, it was done to slightly reduce the CG. but i can't find the confirmation of that
Just the hood. The roof is steel. Untreated steel unlike the the bottom panels. I have the massive rust spots alone the front edge to prove it.
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