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neil a

ClioSport Club Member
Do they let you pull the wheel away cleanly or something? Never heard of them!

You basically remove 2 bolts , and thread the spikes in they are around 6" long so take the weight of the wheel as it comes off of the center spigot.
I use them on all my cars with big brakes as it saves the wheel catching the caliper, but it's even more important with ceramics. If the wheel comes off the spigot and hits/chips the disk it can end up being an exspensive day.
 

frayz

ClioSport Club Member
Do they let you pull the wheel away cleanly or something? Never heard of them!

Theyre a screw in mandrel that allows you to safely guide the wheel on and off without risk of catching the barrels on the Calipers.

• Remove one fastener
• Screw in mandrel
• Remove remaining fasteners and slide the wheel away.
Refit in reverse. 🙂
 

Jonnio

ClioSport Club Member
  Punto HGT Abarth
Cheers guys, ordered a pair! E-tech Quick Align Wheel Tool if anyone else is interested.
 

neil a

ClioSport Club Member
Received this pic from the detailer this morning , he was just about to start the ceramic coating.

Due to pick it up tomorrow

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neil a

ClioSport Club Member
Picked the car up yesterday and WOW is all i can say , Ive had a few different ceramic coats on my cars and this by far feels the slickest to the touch.

All the carbon inside has been done as well and it just adds so much gloss/ depth.

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neil a

ClioSport Club Member
The actual ceramic is about £90 a bottle .

I think the detailer said to get a detail and ceramic coat would be anywhere between £350/500 depending on the level of detail needed.

The beauty of the new Matrix range of ceramics is that they cover all surfaces so you don't need one for paint,wheels,glass,plastic...
 

neil a

ClioSport Club Member
Sad day today as the Ferrari is now sold and has been collected, on a positive note I still have the gt4 and can now bring the trophy home and get some use out of that.
Just got put on notice at work so guess I will have plenty of spare time to use the cars for the rest of the year 😂😂
 

Big Toe

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio Campus
You basically remove 2 bolts , and thread the spikes in they are around 6" long so take the weight of the wheel as it comes off of the center spigot.
I use them on all my cars with big brakes as it saves the wheel catching the caliper, but it's even more important with ceramics. If the wheel comes off the spigot and hits/chips the disk it can end up being an exspensive day.
I’d not heard of them before but I think I’ll get a set. I’ve got some big heavy wheels that are awkward to get on at ground level. Not bad on a ramp but on the floor you just can’t see where the studs are
 
How’s the ceramic coating looking, still pleased with it?

Chap near me is accredited on the Matrix stuff and really tempted to give it a go, not cheap but not horrendous!

Do you know if you had the Matrix Blue or Black?
 

neil a

ClioSport Club Member
How’s the ceramic coating looking, still pleased with it?

Chap near me is accredited on the Matrix stuff and really tempted to give it a go, not cheap but not horrendous!

Do you know if you had the Matrix Blue or Black?

Sadly i had to go back overseas with work the week after it was done so the car hasn't had much use since being coated. What i will say is i've had a few different manufacturers coatings on previous cars and this is by far the slickest to the touch.
How long it lasts will be the true test but for actual gloss i rate it highly, I actually struggled to get a front number plate to stay on as the pads wouldn't grip to the surface ;)
My car was coated in matrix black , I will probably get my trophy done in matrix blue at some point in the future.
 
Looking like I’ll get the wife’s new car done with the Matrix Black.

Chap said the 8 year warranty on it only applies to the first car the bottle is used on, but there’s more than one cars worth in the bottle so can do mine a bit cheaper to use it up ;)

Not going to be cheap, hers needs a good polish as from new it’s covered in swirls (thanks VW), as does mine but only because it’s a few years old ;)
 
Had her T-Roc R done today, paint was pretty bad when we picked it up from VW so needed fair bit of prep but finished result is great.

Bodywork, wheels, glass and exhaust all coated. May get him to do the interior at some point.

Hopefully it’ll last for however long we have the car, guessing 4 or 5 years maybe.

With a new baby neither of us have any time anymore to spend on giving the cars a proper clean, rather pay someone to do it!

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SharkyUK

ClioSport Club Member
Yup... there's not much this side of 100-120k I'd take over the GT4. They just hit the spot for me personally.

The risers look great, Neil. I've enquired about risers, shorter final drive and headers but - as expected - Porsche would instantly invalidate the warranty. Even the wrong battery can invalidate it!
 

neil a

ClioSport Club Member
Not had a hell of a lot of use due to lock down and the winter weather , did think about switching the cup2’s out for some PS4S.

Cant wait for lockdown to lift and to get some use out of it, also got a new daily and fitted a towbar ready for when the kart tracks re open.


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Once the snow cleared and the weather changed a for the better, I did get the gt4 out for a blast. Now cleaned and ready tucked up in the garage.
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neil a

ClioSport Club Member
Letting it go ?

Maybe getting the sensible/boaring head on

Since my son was born all my fun cars have been 2 seaters , it means they have very limited use as need to get a baby sitter if me and the mrs want to go out in it. With bucket seats putting his seat in the front also isn't an option.

Thinking go sensible sell and buy a 991 turbo
 

brisa4984

ClioSport Club Member
Maybe getting the sensible/boaring head on

Since my son was born all my fun cars have been 2 seaters , it means they have very limited use as need to get a baby sitter if me and the mrs want to go out in it. With bucket seats putting his seat in the front also isn't an option.

Thinking go sensible sell and buy a 991 turbo

Exactly why I let the Elise go last month.
 

neil a

ClioSport Club Member
As luck would have it on the day my sale went through , this got listed as arriving soon at Porsche specialist RPMTechink. I put a deposit down without even seeing the car.
Almost my perfect spec 991.1Turbo 😍
Agate grey -rare
Aero kit -rare
1 owner - very rare
Turbo S centre locks-rare
Heated/cooled seats-rare
Steel brakes- no ceramic cost worries




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Willo40

ClioSport Club Member
  M135i
i keep telling myself i am not a 911 fanboy, but the more i see them the more i like them, awesome purchase that.
 


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