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  1. Ferrari 308 GTB

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    I would hope that by now they have some product to protect it ?
     
  2. daflk

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    Umm
    Tribute perhaps as the last Ferrari 8 cylinder in a long line of mid rear engine cars?


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  3. boogie

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    Lexan is impractical. Scratches, yellowing, clouding. Light weight is its only positive over glass.
     
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  6. mkultra

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    Thank you for posting. Nice to see the car in another color besides the blue and red launch cars.
     
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  7. TSOYBELIS

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    You're welcome.
     
  8. Gh21631

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    How can a plastic window make the car? Are you implying it's that weak otherwise?
     
  9. REALZEUS

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    No, it is just as easy to do it from glass. Lambo does it that way.
     
  10. buddyg

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    Yeah kind of like how they protect all the interior switches from becoming sticky! LOL
     
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  11. MalibuGuy

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    There are some interesting aspects to Lexan and polycarbonate plastic.

    The degree of polymerization, co-monomer chemistry, use of uV absorbing chromophores can improve unwanted issues such as scratch resistance and yellowing.

    Usually, both scratches and yellowing are surface changes which can be removed by polishing and other surface treatment.

    Lexan is several hundred times stronger than glass. So surface manipulation is easy to perform.
     
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    I dare say since they PPF my lights they can / will do it also on the lexan lid ?
     
  14. MANDALAY

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    True, and ild be asking how the replacement part would cost.
     
  15. MalibuGuy

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    Thanks for these pics!
    Any idea about the of this metallic gray
     
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  16. DMantooth

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    Looks like G. Silverstone

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    Grigio Silverstone?


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  18. Texas2step

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    Grigio silverstone on post #1729 ?


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  19. TheMayor

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    While I don't disagree, is this something we really need to deal with on what is supposed to be an "everyday" GT?
     
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    Ok thanks!


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  21. Solid State

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    Do you really believe that? I tend to agree with the its a fill-in car by Manzoni on the 458 platform crowd. Most don't even like the name and will refer to it as just the F8. All Ferraris are wonderful cars and better in real life (except one particular model) but this car is what it is I'm afraid.
     
  22. TSOYBELIS

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    Grigio Silverstone as of post: https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/posts/146543766/
     
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  23. daflk

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    Besides big brother it is the last non electric V8 not sure why this is so hard to understand... of course unless they make a Tributo Speciale. But given v6 is due what is normally mid cycle thats questionable


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  24. ingegnere

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    Most likely the plexiglass is hard coated so can't be worse than the paint on the car for risk of scratching. And like the paint, the "glass" can be polished at regular intervals.
     
  25. Coincid

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    Ferrari already makes the F8 Speciale. It is called the Pista.
     

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