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Hi people I bought my 2018 grey gsf from Liverpool lex December 2018 it had gen3 coating on purchase have picked up some minor scratches as well as bird poo marks should I ask Lexus to machine polish or get ceramic coating from specialists??? Any advice appreciated , I live Solihull. Thanks Shafiq 

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Hi Shafiq

Firstly welcome to the club. It is nice to see another GSF owner on here.

Our 2017 Sonic Titanium GSF had a Diamondbrite  Ceramic coating applied to it  at Lexus Newcastle when we purchased it in June 2019.  Other than the usual stone chips on the front bumper, the paint was in immaculate condition. Two weeks later, the bonnet was covered in Seagull poo, which despite me quickly removing it with Poorboys Bird Sh*t remover left well defined etching in the lacquer.  To say that I was annoyed was an understatement, but my Ceramic coating came with a life time warranty against such damage. I contacted Lexus Newcastle who put me in touch with Diamondbrite, however, before I could arrange for them to repair the damage, I noticed that the etching was beginning to fade whilst the car was left in the direct sun.  Some fellow members on here mentioned that  there was a self healing coat on  the car and  also that heat  carefully applied to the damaged area using a hair dryer can repair / fade the damage. I can confirm that the etching has now completely disappeared without any remedial work, so it may be worth just leaving the car in the sun ( if it ever returns this summer) to see if it fades the damage. 

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Hi mate thanks will  delay and keep eye on it based on this information, really useful cheers 

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Thanks D3ron i will call him. Also is there any lex fclub midlands meets??. Thanks shafiq  

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Not in the midlands. They're are a few of us around, and you may come across owners every now and then. 

I only know of one other GSF owner in Birmingham, but he's not a member on here. Think there are a couple of ISF owners around Warwick way. 

A meet at https://instagram.com/caffeineandmachine?igshid=16suu9nu6xrii wouldn't be too hard to arrange as it's not far. 

Not seen any RCF's or LC500s here. 

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im in Nuneaton so would be interested in a meet, will more than likely be heading up to Caffeine and Machine Sunday or Monday if anyone is interested?

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1 hour ago, Twellsie said:

im in Nuneaton so would be interested in a meet, will more than likely be heading up to Caffeine and Machine Sunday or Monday if anyone is interested?

 

So you're the other one :-)

 

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Sorry to thread hack so to speak. I really need to get my car detailed and ceramic coated, can anyone recommend anywhere in the East Midlands, I have a place in mind, but always best to explore options, besides I  need to save a few pennies 😖

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9 minutes ago, V8ORBUST said:

Sorry to thread hack so to speak. I really need to get my car detailed and ceramic coated, can anyone recommend anywhere in the East Midlands, I have a place in mind, but always best to explore options, besides I  need to save a few pennies 😖

There's a guy in Nuneaton who I've used who is very good.   https://instagram.com/l.a_detailing?igshid=rgvf6dkepuwn

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If you check his page you'll see a couple of isf's he's done including mine.

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On 8/25/2019 at 3:37 AM, d3ron said:

If you check his page you'll see a couple of isf's he's done including mine.

Just by way of an update, I've booked in with Lee with for a full paint correction, detail and ceramic. Seems a top bloke and I know he will do a great job. Pics to follow in November.

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Seems like somebody has previously taken a polisher to my beasty and not done a good job. Shes giving Lee a hard time 🙁

Some badly touched up and sanded stone chips aswell.

Reason to NOT let dealerships anywhere near your paint!

Shes in the right hands though.

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Always take your pride and joy to a specialist, its what these guys do day in, day out. The guys at the dealership at best will have had some training, but they won't be experts. 

I had my ISF's paint corrected and ceramic coated, not only did it look amazing with the sonic blue paint, I also detected no stone chips over a period of several month's daily driving. I went a step further with my Cayman and had PPF applied. It starts getting expensive here so depends how particular you want to be. 

PS the added benefit is the cars become rediculously easy to clean, especially if you get the wheels ceramic coated too! 

 

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I had my Giulia ceramic coated from new, here she is after 1.5 years.

Apparently the paint on the RCF is super soft and progress is hard 😕

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Thanks go to Lee for all his hard work. Looking fantastic given the condition the paint was in. Top job imho 👍

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8 hours ago, V8ORBUST said:

Thanks go to Lee for all his hard work. Looking fantastic given the condition the paint was in. Top job imho 👍

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Wonderful job.....real deep tone on the Starlight Black....love it!!!!

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9 hours ago, V8ORBUST said:

Thanks go to Lee for all his hard work. Looking fantastic given the condition the paint was in. Top job imho 👍

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Just downloaded the image and magnified out......Lee did a real job it looks absolutely fantastic....I know I may be biased but Starlight and that depth of polish.....it just really POPS.....stunning!!!! 

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7 hours ago, Richard Kenny said:

Just downloaded the image and magnified out......Lee did a real job it looks absolutely fantastic....I know I may be biased but Starlight and that depth of polish.....it just really POPS.....stunning!!!! 

He has transformed the car.

A few scratches are slightly visible etc but from where she was, to now, he's worked wonders. 

Lee is a perfectionist and a 100% top bloke. He's put his heart into it. Every inch is double coated ceramic.

I think he will have a heart attack if I message him in 3 years to renew it, loves the car, never wants to see it again 😂

The alloys look insane and the colour match of my refurbed one is spot on!

Be warned guys, not all F cars have self healing finish, mine certainly doesnt and it has been suggested to me only Sonic blue might.

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Guys - thought this may be of interest.....for a 2015 RCF.

 

 

Many thanks for your valued enquiry regarding the Paintshield paint protection film for your particular car.  We have installed film on many thousands of vehicles  for 16 years, providing a professional, high quality design and installation service for our customers.  We design all our own patterns and never cut panels on the car with a knife. I am very happy to quote for the following level of protection for your car, in addition we do have other parts which you may be interested in, just let us know and we will be able to let you have relevant pricing.

Pricing:

Using the state-of-the-art market leading Suntek “self-healing” film, where should the film be scratched, e.g., swirl marks,  these will heal over a short period of time, or healing is instant when hot water is poured over the affected area.  The film will protect your vehicle from stone chipping, minor scuffs and abrasions and has a clear gloss topcoat making it virtually invisible when installed on a car.  The film is also resistant to insect marks, bird lime and atmospheric pollution. Many customers have the film installed as it also protects from vandalism. 

City Pack:            front and rear bumper plus sills:                                £1350.00 + vat

Full Front kit:     Bumper, full bonnet (wrapped edges), full wings , wing mirrors:                  £1600.00 + vat

Sill pack:              £400.00 + vat

Professional detailing:    This can be arranged, please let us know at the time of booking - additional charges apply

Transportation: We have a covered Brian James Trailer available for pick up and delivery of cars with prices based on postcode location, please let us know at the time of booking.

Duration of installation;   The installation will take  2   days.   

Dates available:                now booking from 9th December onwards              

All the above prices include installation and are valid for a period of 30 days.  On arrival at our facilities the car will be washed with snow foam, claybarred in preparation for the film and dried with micro fibre cloths. 

If the area is being resprayed then we will be able to apply the film from the 8th day afterwards.  Please be advised that any paintwork defects or blemishes are the responsibility of the owner before bringing the car for the Paintshield application and advice can be given regarding these.

The installation work would be carried out at our workshop in Peterborough where we have a clean environment perfect for the installation of the paint protection film, and an excellent waiting area with T.V., wireless internet, games consoles and Tea/Coffee facilities. 

All our parts come with our comprehensive 5 Year Warranty and unique "no failure" guarantee (in normal road use). The film helps retains pristine/original paintwork and has the benefit of increased re-sale value for your vehicle.  It is fully removable should you require this at a later date, with no harm to the original manufacturer’s paintwork

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