New to Lotus world, how important is it to buy a car with Star Shield is it really in the " have to have " catagory or the " nice to have " one ?
Oh wow. Ace10 is taking a new approach to the "search" method. :nanner:torro, welcome to ET
as with most online fora, you'll find that most, if not all of your questions have already been asked... many, many, many times.
here are a couple from the past twelve months, or so:
if you want to look for more (there are dozens) try an advanced search, use "star*" in a titles only search. there will be lots of starshield threads mixed in the results.
+1 The 3M stuff (stops) rocks. Although, in the Lotus vernacular, pretty much everyone refers to the stuff as Starshield, not unlike Kleenex when it comes to tissues or Band-Aid with bandages.Torro,
Starshield isn't very important, however, protective film is very important. 4 out of 5 of my other cars all have a very thick 3M applied to them. The films have been incredible and very durable. The Starshield isn't half as good as the thick 3M stuff.
If I could buy a Lotus without starshield, I would do that personally, and have a 3M installer do the parts on the car wrapped in protective film as you choose. However, I didn't have the opportunity, and my car came with StarShield. Once it is done (they are weak and take a beating), I will have the car done with 3M high quality stuff.
Sad thing is Lotus charges you 1K for the Starshield, and doesn't even put it on the headlights/turn signals.
Stay away from star shield, and get something better.