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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by fastaone, Feb 7, 2004.

  1. fastaone

    fastaone Karting

    Jan 9, 2004
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    Long Island
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    Peter F
    Hi all, I was wondering what s the size to use on fender shields for a 308,
    2" or 4" and would you use Resin coated shield , magnetically backed or stickers
    Regards
    Peter
     
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  3. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

    Dec 23, 2003
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    Al-Al Cool J
    Hey, you should call Stepahane Pedaggi at Scale Details, he has a good selection of Scuderia fender shields.

    scaledetails@bellsouth.net

    Hope that helps.
     
  4. peajay

    peajay Formula Junior

    Apr 17, 2002
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    near Paris, France
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    Paul
    I purchased a pair from Ferrari UK for my 328, they were about $6 the pair. They are about 4 inches and good quality thick plastic. I stuck them onto magnetic backing so that I can take them off or on easily. I would not stick anything onto the paintwork of my car. The magnet idea works great.
     
  5. johnb@macarbon

    johnb@macarbon Formula Junior

    Feb 24, 2004
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    John Borchelt
    Hi,

    I would recommend the 4" shields. 2" is much too small. (Although I do sell both.)

    As for magnetic vs resin vs metal etc., I'm a bit biased as I sell the magnetic 3D resin shields. If you are putting them on a Ferrari (and not something that will be left often in a parking lot) here's what I see as pros & cons for each.

    Metal(sold by Paul B.)
    PRO Look beautiful. Real jewelry I would say.
    PRO Solidly in place with adhesive
    CON Must be put on with adhesive
    CON Takes time to get positioning correct
    CON More expensive at $225

    Magnetic 3D
    PRO Genuine Ferrari brand merchandise
    PRO No tape. Easy to take on and off. No worries when you position them
    PRO Resin 3D version does not look like sticker
    PRO Won't lose points in concourse
    PRO Inexpensive
    CON Don't work on aluminum cars (360, 550, 465)
    CON Can be stolen if left alone and someone realizes they are magnetic
    CON Not quite as pretty as metal

    If you like the shield look, have time to position them just right, don't enter concourses, and want to spend the additional money, then I would say the metal ones are great. (I'd like to try them as well!) Otherwise I would encourage you to give mine a try.

    You can check them out on my website at:
    www.maranelloauto.com
    (old site www.cimbridge-software.com/ferrari.htm)
    You can also call me at +1 650-520-4822.

    Mention Ferrarichat and I'll include a free Scuderia sticker for your toolbox as well.

    Thanks for considering.....
     
  6. Mule

    Mule F1 Rookie
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    Jun 25, 2003
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    I would buy the inexpensive magnetic shields first to see how you like them on your car, then if you do, invest (commit) to the more permanent type (which will look more original).
     
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  8. Dave

    Dave F1 Rookie

    Apr 15, 2001
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    David Jones
    I think that adding fake racing badges to a car that never came with them makes it look rather "riced out" ... if that is the term they still use today...
    But that is just my lame opinion.
     
  9. murph7355

    murph7355 Formula 3

    Nov 30, 2002
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    Andy
    Have to agree with Dave.

    The factory fitted shields are recessed into the wings (fenders) and look simply awesome. Also enamelled metal (by the look of them). The plastic/resin ones that I've seen are too washed out colour wise, non-recessed metal ones would stick out too much.

    My next Ferrari will have factory shields, even if it means waiting for a specific car to come up.
     

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