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ALIL-do you have close up of your side scoops?
Not on my laptop, but I'll take some at the weekend.

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awesome pick with the wheel coming off the ground

I will always love LOTUS, but I was meant for a Corvette
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The Lotus isn't the only sports car in the world. There is plenty of stuff that will beat it in different aspects. But that doesn't mean they are going to look good doing it.-SweetDaddyD
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Thanks, Just had a blow up 20x30 done of this, Sorry for the crappy phone pic.
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What I learned about photographing a black car at night yesterday:
-the slightest bit of wind will knock over your light stand holding an umbrella and flash head. Sandbag the lightstand next time.
-everything is harder when it is cold, dark and wet outside.
-a backlight behind the car is essential. I couldn't find my fourth flash for this purpose and thought I had left it at home, but it was right in the bottom of my backpack.
-putting a helmet on the ground in front of a flash unit will give a nasty shadow.
-cracks in pavement look bigger on a photo.
-it is really hard to capture fog on an image, but it readily fogs up all your lenses.
-put the chin spoiler back on next time.

So much for my attempt at an eerie, foggy Darth Vader photo of my car....
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What I learned about photographing a black car at night yesterday:
-the slightest bit of wind will knock over your light stand holding an umbrella and flash head. Sandbag the lightstand next time.
-everything is harder when it is cold, dark and wet outside.
-a backlight behind the car is essential. I couldn't find my fourth flash for this purpose and thought I had left it at home, but it was right in the bottom of my backpack.
-putting a helmet on the ground in front of a flash unit will give a nasty shadow.
-cracks in pavement look bigger on a photo.
-it is really hard to capture fog on an image, but it readily fogs up all your lenses.
-put the chin spoiler back on next time.

So much for my attempt at an eerie, foggy Darth Vader photo of my car....
Hey, where's your splitter?


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Hey, where's your splitter?
Note in the quote that I forgot to put the chin spoiler (splitter) back on. I had it off to repaint it (again.)
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ALIL-do you have close up of your side scoops?
Here you go.

Needs a clean though eh..
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Here is the thread
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Thread from the dead lol. Like this one

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A few pictures of mine before it left the show room.
Is my car a lemon or is there a special wax, buffer, technique to get the spider webs off my Phantom Black Elise.
Please don't send names of products but methods in which you guys get your cars looking so perfect. Mine is new and doesn't look anything close to some of these pictures.
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The first thing is to obsess about it.

The next is to use good products.

But I'll keep that one secret. The rest is in the process.

Do a search on detailing and you should find loads of info. 2 bucket wash. only water or micro fiber touches my car, no "dusters" or "wash cloths". If it hits the ground, it never touches the paint again. If it touches the wheels and brake dust, it never touches the paint again.

Once 2 or three times a year, I polish the car in 2 or 3 stages (of grit level). Then wax the car with several layers of gloss. I then keep up with the cleaning and detail spray between the polish sessions.

as a result about 90% of the polish I use is able to be the finest grit.

I use a machine buffer, random orbital from Griots, the small one. It is great for the tight curves of the Lotus, but I look forward to getting a bigger one as well, for the larger flat sections.

I will say this, I am very near to having a pro come by and make the car perfect again. I track the car heavily so it is about time for a starshield replacement and some advanced work with the little pin sized chips.

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