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    During my viewing of the 458, I noticed on an invoice that one of the rear wheel arch anti-stone chip tapes had been replaced by a main dealer during a service. I noticed that it hadn't been fitted correctly leaving a small section exposed - compare both sides below: (no doubt applied by the apprentice and not checked)

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    I previously had the same issue with the 430 and had paid well over 100-00 for the genuine Ferrari wheel arch kit (I still have the complete 9 piece set as I used them as a template to make my own out of the same 3M film ferrari use - will be posting for sale or if anyone's interested please PM me).

    Searching for a kit for the 458 I came across the website below and I'm going to order from them at a much more reasonable 30-00 for a kit with free delivery.

    Spec from their website:

    The Clear Film

    The clear film we use is a high quality German made, stone guard specific protection film.

    150 Microns Thickness
    Highly Transparent
    Glossy Finish
    Self Adhesive
    20 nm / 25 mm Adhesive power


    They have quite a selection for different models, for different parts of the cars and other marques, so may be of interest to folk:

    https://www.aliath.co.uk/collections/ferrari
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    Common issue on all cars as normal driving and Stone lift causes this after a while.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swnyradar View Post
    During my viewing of the 458, I noticed on an invoice that one of the rear wheel arch anti-stone chip tapes had been replaced by a main dealer during a service. I noticed that it hadn't been fitted correctly leaving a small section exposed - compare both sides below: (no doubt applied by the apprentice and not checked)

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    I previously had the same issue with the 430 and had paid well over 100-00 for the genuine Ferrari wheel arch kit (I still have the complete 9 piece set as I used them as a template to make my own out of the same 3M film ferrari use - will be posting for sale or if anyone's interested please PM me).

    Searching for a kit for the 458 I came across the website below and I'm going to order from them at a much more reasonable 30-00 for a kit with free delivery.

    Spec from their website:

    The Clear Film

    The clear film we use is a high quality German made, stone guard specific protection film.

    150 Microns Thickness
    Highly Transparent
    Glossy Finish
    Self Adhesive
    20 nm / 25 mm Adhesive power


    They have quite a selection for different models, for different parts of the cars and other marques, so may be of interest to folk:

    https://www.aliath.co.uk/collections/ferrari
    Mike nice find let us know how well they "Fit"

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    tbh Mike mine were fitted pretty poorly from new. Look forward to seeing how you get on with them

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    Searching for a kit for the 458 I came across the website below and I'm going to order from them at a much more reasonable 30-00 for a kit with free delivery.

    Spec from their website:

    The Clear Film

    The clear film we use is a high quality German made, stone guard specific protection film.

    150 Microns Thickness
    Highly Transparent
    Glossy Finish
    Self Adhesive
    20 nm / 25 mm Adhesive power

    They have quite a selection for different models, for different parts of the cars and other marques, so may be of interest to folk:

    https://www.aliath.co.uk/collections/ferrari


    Thanks Mike, I've just ordered a kit for my 360
    I'm not here for a long time - I'm here for a good time !

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    Fitted the new film over xmas along with a few other cleaning jobs on the car.

    Here's how the kit arrived:

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    I touched up the area that had been exposed prior to fitting the film, the result is very good - before and after (with film fitted) pics:

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    The only difference from OEM is it is slightly shorter (apprx 1 inch) but not an issue really as the top part doesn't see any stones:

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    Nice job

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    for the thread and link to the firm with reasonably priced pre cut film. I have ordered some for the headlights on my Cali

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    Ive just bought a set to fit on the front end of my MC Stradale. Did you apply using the 'wet' method and if so did you use the Isopropanol in the mix?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quigs View Post
    Ive just bought a set to fit on the front end of my MC Stradale. Did you apply using the 'wet' method and if so did you use the Isopropanol in the mix?
    I did the wheel arches dry but they are very straightforward. I would suggest that a front end would have to be done wet with all the curves and angles.

    These seem to be the required tool to get all the air out:
    https://www.aliath.co.uk/collections...-card-accesory

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