Age old question: "To Sheild or not to Sheild" Your Opinions

Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by jscar71, Oct 30, 2004.


To Sheild or Not to Shield?

  1. Sheilds?

  2. No Shields?

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  1. jscar71

    jscar71 Formula Junior

    Jul 14, 2004
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    #1 jscar71, Oct 30, 2004
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  3. dakharris

    dakharris Two Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 7, 2001
    Sleepy Hollow
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    I think your car looks great without them. If I was ordering from the factory, I'd get them. Without the indentations, they never look right...IMHO. I also think they don't belong on models that don't race, so they don't belong on Mondials, 456's, 400's, etc. Again, just my opinion. Don't do it.
  4. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    I put a pair of the "better" magnetic shields on my 328 and the car definitely looks better with them on; in fact they look like they came with the car. For now, they stay!
  5. Andy hls

    Andy hls Formula Junior

    Dec 17, 2003
    Kent UK
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    Put the shields on.

  6. NOCAR

    NOCAR Karting

    Nov 5, 2003
    Enzo put the shields on the special cars...
    To shield is to run the risk of a visit from the weaping ghost of cam shaft seal.
    What would Enzo do?

    Now that was for the purist...Go ahead and do what you think looks's your car. If Enzo really cared, he would have made spider tops that kept the rain out and hood cables that didn't snap when you were down a quart.
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  8. Miltonian

    Miltonian F1 Veteran

    Dec 11, 2002
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    Jeff B.
    I didn't think the shields were very "discreet", so I bought some stickers and mounted them on the rear quarter windows on my 348. Like so. These are only 1" wide x 2" tall. The Ferrari shield came from the dealer. The "Made in Italy" sticker came from a Ducati shop.
  9. thecarreaper

    thecarreaper F1 World Champ
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    i vote to put shields on. its a Ferrari. show your pride.
  10. Norm512TR

    Norm512TR Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2001
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    Just my personal opinion as a former Mondial owner- They don't look right of the car, there isn't very much space there and there are lot of things going on with the wheel arch, door frame, mirror and such. It makes that part of car look busy.

    All the best
  11. SrfCity

    SrfCity F1 Veteran

    Nov 1, 2003
    Orange County, CA
    I'd stick with magnetic(get it?), that way you've got the options. I'm a purist and like to keep things the way they were originally designed. But heck, it's your car do what you want.
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  13. Schatten

    Schatten F1 World Champ
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    I'd vote no for the same reasons as dakharris: race cars only get the badge treatment.
  14. jscar71

    jscar71 Formula Junior

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    Vote So Far

    4 = Yes
    3 = No
    2 = Undecided (3 if you count me)
  15. robert biscan

    robert biscan F1 Rookie

    What ever floats your boat. I say yes.
  16. bobmarley

    bobmarley Karting

    Sep 1, 2004
    no to aftermarket shields, no to any shields, unless the car is a really good deal
  17. notoboy

    notoboy F1 Rookie

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    I like the wheels - looks great.

    I wouldn't put permanent shields on the car if it was mine. A good set of magnetic or plastic badges that stick on would be ideal, so you could remove them if or when you ever wanted to.

    In the end, do what you like and enjoy it, thats what counts ;)
  18. jscar71

    jscar71 Formula Junior

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    While I'm still on:

    5 = Yes
    5 = No
    2 = Undecided (3 if you count me)
  19. Oengus

    Oengus F1 Veteran
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    Wheels look great...........not a fan of the shields.

  20. dave_fonz_164

    dave_fonz_164 Formula 3

    Mar 11, 2004
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    Davide Giuseppe F.
    im usually not a big fan of the side sticker but go for it, looks good and modernises the car. its also a good time to be showing off your ferrari pride.
  21. dmcgill

    dmcgill Formula 3

    Apr 16, 2004
    Las Vegas, NV
    On most I love the shields, but on your car it looks best with no shields in my opinion...
  22. 134282

    134282 Four Time F1 World Champ

    Aug 3, 2002
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    Carbon McCoy
    The purists will tell you that shields only go on racecars and don't belong on road cars... They'll also tell you that's a Mondial, not a Modena and that you need to get your original wheels back on... Who cares what they think...? If you want to put shields on the car, put shields on the car... It's YOURS, make it look how YOU want it to look...
  23. jscar71

    jscar71 Formula Junior

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    So Far:

    6 = Yes
    7 = No
    3 = Undecided or don't really care.

    I still don't know what I'll do, but it's interesting reading everyones take on this.
  24. judge4re

    judge4re F1 World Champ

    Apr 26, 2003
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    Dr. Dumb Ass
    If the car didn't have it when it left Maranello, then no.

    I mean you don't want people confusing it with NNO's ride, do you?
  25. Gatorrari

    Gatorrari F1 World Champ
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    Jim Pernikoff
    It's true that on the Mondial there is not much room there. But it depends on the model: there is plenty of room on the 328.

    As I said, I think my car looks better with them, but I also think the "better" magnetic shields are the way to go. They honestly look nearly as good as the expensive permanent shields some of the new models come with, are thinner, and can be taken off or replaced at will. And they only cost me $10 each!
  26. GaryReed

    GaryReed F1 Rookie
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    Personally I don't think shields look quite right on Mondials.

    But, if you do add them, use the magnetic resin shields, that way you can take them on or off easily.

    On my old 308 QV, sometimes I had the shields and other times I didn't, depending on my mood and where I was going with the car that day (F1 race party, etc..).

    I can't use them on my Boxer because it has aluminum fenders and there's NO WAY that I would ever stick the permanent ones on it.
  27. jscar71

    jscar71 Formula Junior

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    I honestly don't think anyone will ever confuse my car with NNO's. If they do, I want to know where they get their meds.
  28. Bryanp

    Bryanp F1 Rookie
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    Aug 13, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    purist - until the 288GTO, shields only went on Ferrari Team (Scuderia Ferrari)cars

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