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New to me 488

Discussion in '458 Italia/488/F8' started by Jonny English, Oct 7, 2020.

  1. ntatfas

    ntatfas Karting
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    "Just" get it coated and then buy; a water filter, jet wash and leaf blower – worked for me the last 20 years :(
     
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  3. tomc

    tomc Two Time F1 World Champ

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    Definitely yes!
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  4. Jonny English

    Jonny English Karting

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  5. pninja005

    pninja005 Karting

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    Definitely! Car looks awesome.

    Maybe I'm a bit biased since my 488 has black wheels too but ;)
     
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  7. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula Junior

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    Absolutely
     
  8. GT2goneF

    GT2goneF Formula Junior

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    I did the same. Still requires a lot more attention than any other color car. I have an Obsidian Black CLS 63s. paint corrected and with ceramic coating (as you can see on my avatar). I have a a 10' x 20' canopy, DI filter, pressure washer and professional heated filtered blower. Takes time and dedication to care for black cars. I haven't driven it for a week to reapply a polymer hydrophobic layer to keep it in the best shape possible. I would recommend against the leaf blower and particles may be blown onto the car.
     
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  9. Jonny English

    Jonny English Karting

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    I have now remembered why I vowed not to get a black car again!
     
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  11. Napoli

    Napoli Formula Junior

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    No!
     
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  12. blkdiablo33

    blkdiablo33 F1 Rookie

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    change the wheel bolts to titanium than the oem chromes will give it a nicer look
     
  13. ridege55

    ridege55 Formula Junior
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  14. Jonny English

    Jonny English Karting

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    I ended up buying a pet dryer! Same product but much cheaper
     
  15. Jonny English

    Jonny English Karting

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    They look good ridge. They look very similar.ilar to my novitec nf4 21/ 22 inch wheels
     
  16. randkin

    randkin Formula 3

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    If you like to “see” the wheels and their detail then go something besides black. If you want the wheel detail to go away then you want black. I like to see the wheels so I would never go black. Just one opinion.
     
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  17. mdrums

    mdrums Formula Junior

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    I just ordered 2 weeks ago from Wheels Boutique a set of HRE P107 in brushed with gloss clear. When I get them...saying it's going to be 4-5 weeks...I will post up photos.
     
  18. ridege55

    ridege55 Formula Junior
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    Thanks Jon. Mine are Vorsteiner 20/21. Like you, I traded in my 599 (black on black with black wheels). Since my 458 came the same way, I decided to do contrasting wheel color as a change.
     
  19. MANDALAY

    MANDALAY F1 Rookie
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    Another little advice. Does the car have full PPF and ceramic ?

    Do yourself a favour. Invest in a water filter unit , High pressure unit with soap dispense ( snow ) and a great blower. This way you wont be touching the car when washing. Filtered water leaves ZERO water spots.

    Once in a while you need to use a microfiber to wipe when washing.
     
  20. Jonny English

    Jonny English Karting

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    Put the car cover supplied on last night and it doesn't seem to fit. The large logo at the front. The mirror socks are too far back. Confused!


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  21. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

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    Do you have the mirrors folded in?
     
  22. Jonny English

    Jonny English Karting

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    Yes I do but putting them out would only make it worse.
     
  23. scott61

    scott61 F1 Rookie

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    Yea I meant that you want them folded in. Mine fits fine so unless somehow yours is not the right cover you probably just need to play around with it to get it on
     

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