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Friday I was driving the Evora to work on the Interstate. I came up behind a flatbed construction vehicle. I was laying back waiting for an opportunity to pass and then I saw a object, maybe 4-6 inches in diameter come off the back and took a big (sickening) bounce. I was in traffic, so no chance for a big evasive move which the Lotus would have been uniquely qualified for. I saw it glance off the right side of the nose then disappear.

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I'm glad to hear that your starshield stepped up and that the damage was minimal. Just a fun fact. I'm a lawyer and I do a lot of work for insurance companies, so I review insurance policies all the time. Incidents like these are typically covered under your comprehensive coverage. So here's the fun fact--that object that hit your car is defined under the insurance policy as a "missile." So, when you're talking to your co-workers about what happened, you can tell them that (at least according to your insurance company) your car was hit by a missile. It happened to my Porsche a year ago and I added that comment to Facebook for quite a laugh.

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I laughed when I read it. I have seen some funny stuff in the various car owners manuals I have had but have never read that it should be considered normal for a car to leak.

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Also, as to Xpeling the headlights, make sure you get it right the first time. I had an installer install PPF on the headlights. The installer messed up one of the headlights so he pulled the PPF off to reapply. When he did that it took off a large portion of the clearcoat, which is the exact thing I had been trying to avoid by having the PPF installed due to the flaking issue.
That sir, is a true pure example of irony. Your very efforts hastened that which you feared might come to pass.

(Still smarting about that "ironic song" from what's-her-name, way back when.)
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That sir, is a true pure example of irony. Your very efforts hastened that which you feared might come to pass.

(Still smarting about that "ironic song" from what's-her-name, way back when.)
Tell me about it. It wasn't funny at the time but now I view it just like I would view rain on my wedding day, a free ride when I have already been, having 10,000 spoons when all I need is a knife, etc.

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Got a new stripe and windshield graphic installed.
Looks great! Is that stripe from KI Studios?
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Yes!

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who'd you end up ordering the window banner from?

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Also, as to Xpeling the headlights, make sure you get it right the first time. I had an installer install PPF on the headlights. The installer messed up one of the headlights so he pulled the PPF off to reapply. When he did that it took off a large portion of the clearcoat, which is the exact thing I had been trying to avoid by having the PPF installed due to the flaking issue.
Unfortunately, now that it has served a protection purpose, I need to take it off and replace it. I'm hoping the hair dryer combined with the "slow and steady" removal will leave the clear coat in place.

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Just applied Lexol to the interior. The construction of the interior always amazes me. The attention to detail and stitching seems to go unmentioned by any of the press. You'd have to pay a banker's mint for the same level of attention on another marque. Nice warm day to let the Lexol really get in there. Will buff out the residue this afternoon.

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Windshield banner was made by the local graphics shop here that also did the installation.

http://www.snowsigns.net

I'm sure they could make anyone a similar one. Just ask for the banner for Rob Bernardino.

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iduc, thanks.


agreed on the interior. I always tell people how much leather is in the interior..no one believes me until they actually see it. Every surface. Literally, every, surface, covered in real leather. No vinyl, no BS, all hand stitched. It truly is awesome. I never complain.

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Yes interior is awesome. And with suede tech even better still.

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Union Jack Checkered Flag Badge

I saw a UK based Evora that did this and I loved the idea. Since there is no "S" on my car, I'll settle for this.

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Hmm, and it looks like I need to do some detailing with a Q-tip.
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^^^ Looks great ^^^

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Yesterday, I spent an inordinate amount of time cleaning her as she was the dirtiest she's ever been.

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Took the scenic route to get groceries. Every time I get in that seat, I think "God, I love this car."

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Took the scenic route to get groceries. Every time I get in that seat, I think "God, I love this car."
That's makes two of us.

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I didn't know APR made a front splitter for the Evora, how does it attatch?

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