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Had to repaint front of my Elise due to a poor paint job done by Rothrock.
The person I bought the car from backed a trailer hitch into the front.

In less than 6 months, the paint began peeling at the lights. My body/paint guys at my shop suspected remounting of the lights too quick and overall a poor paint job. I spoke with Rothrock and they said I was the third Elise they had painted with such troubles. Rothrock said, "we obviously have someone here doing something wrong." I was told the paint job was non-transferable. I have always dealt proper dealers in the past. I was quite disappointed in such a large dealership.

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I am going to start tracking the car some, should I reinstall the Starshield?
I suspect the answer is "yes" but does anyone out there think it might not be needed?
 

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If you're looking for NO answers............ya ain't gonna get many.:huh:
 

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SweetDaddyD has a good ( more inexpensive ) product
 

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If your car was Aspen White or flat black I would say don't reinstall the clear bra.

The chips are white and match the AW well enough.

With the flat black car a Sharpie takes care of it ;).

If you don't mind a bunch of paint chips on the front of your track car.... hmmmmm.

Now if you mean that the paint job sucks should I put a clear bra over it.... If it's peeling off already... hmmmm.
 

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If your car was Aspen White or flat black I would say don't reinstall the clear bra.

The chips are white and match the AW well enough.

With the flat black car a Sharpie takes care of it ;).

If you don't mind a bunch of paint chips on the front of your track car.... hmmmmm.

Now if you mean that the paint job sucks should I put a clear bra over it.... If it's peeling off already... hmmmm.
Agreed on all counts, although, I've yet to take a Sharpie to my car. ;) The paint Specialty Car Craft applied to my car is remarkably strong, and in over a year and a half, is almost flawless sans any protection. That said, if there was a way to put protection over matte black, I would.

With any other paint job, unless you want a sandblasted front end within months, I'd highly recommend some type of paint protection.
 

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If you don't mind a bunch of paint chips on the front of your track car.... hmmmmm.
And hot, high-speed pieces of someone's r-compound tires, which make it look like someone did take a sharpie to your car....
 

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Had to repaint front of my Elise due to a poor paint job done by Rothrock.
The person I bought the car from backed a trailer hitch into the front.

In less than 6 months, the paint began peeling at the lights. My body/paint guys at my shop suspected remounting of the lights too quick and overall a poor paint job. I spoke with Rothrock and they said I was the third Elise they had painted with such troubles. Rothrock said, "we obviously have someone here doing something wrong." I was told the paint job was non-transferable. I have always dealt proper dealers in the past. I was quite disappointed in such a large dealership.

Anyway:
I am going to start tracking the car some, should I reinstall the Starshield?
I suspect the answer is "yes" but does anyone out there think it might not be needed?

this is a shame. Frankly, i can also say from personal experience that they're a joke of a dealership. I've never heard of one person that actually been pleased with doing business with them.
 

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Well, some guy on here way back 'at the beginning' decided starshield was a dealer ripoff, and got his car without it.

He then wanted to sue Lotus because they didn't tell customers the cars were very prone to chips.

So he did the logical thing....he painted his rocker panels with Line-X.

Give it a try.

:: LINE-X Spray On Truck Bedliners and Protective Coatings ::
 

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Starshield

Lolita ( yes my cars name) is back from the hospital. Looks great. What a difference in the new paint job.
I am going to wait 30 days to install Starshield, any thoughts?
Is that long enough?
 

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SCC applied my starshield a couple of days after the paint and baked. I would imagine a day or 2 after a properly done job is enough.
 

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Lolita ( yes my cars name) is back from the hospital. Looks great. What a difference in the new paint job.
I am going to wait 30 days to install Starshield, any thoughts?
Is that long enough?
SCC applied my starshield a couple of days after the paint and baked. I would imagine a day or 2 after a properly done job is enough.
It depends on if the paint is cured or not. The "bake" that SCC did to your car sped the curing process. If the OP's paint is not baked and still curing then applying the clear bra to it in a day or two will become a problem the next time he needs to remove it.

Bottom line, call the guys who painted your car and ask them when you can have the clear bra installed. They will know.
 

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OK, so I just got back from the track tonight with my KG elise and yes it does look like someone took a sharpie to my car...So, how best to remove it, specially from the starshield???
Thanks in advance.
Westleys bleach white whitewall tire cleaner. Melts it right off, and doesn't hurt the film. I've used it many times.

If you get a nice coat of Zaino on it, then some Zaino AIO will make short work of it as well.

Yes put paint protection on. And get it here: :D
Paint Protection : CHUFORIA GRAFFIX
 
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