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Discussion in 'Canada' started by ClassicFerrari, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. milannium

    milannium Rookie

    Nov 21, 2020
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    Hi Andial, you're probably right... it's likely that the spec could not be changed at this stage; ... just going to have to get used to parking manually again after all these years of having 360 cameras. You don't realize how reliant you get on these types of conveniences until it's gone
     
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  3. tantumaude

    tantumaude Formula Junior
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    Mar 3, 2016
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    Welcome! For ceramic and PPF, I've been very happy with Mina at Le Mans detailing. He's very busy, but I've yet to meet anyone who takes his time like he does.

    As for tracks, we're not exactly spoiled for choice nearby, but we have some options; TMP (Cayuga) is good for getting your feet wet as it's a very forgiving track, and is also the closest to the GTA (About an hour from the west end). You won't go very fast (I get to about 180 kph on the main straight in the 456), but the turns are fun. I suggest avoiding their 'open' days as the crowd tends to lack talent and discipline, but some groups rent out the track and run very nice events for a good price. Mostport/CTMP is a bit farther to the east, but is one of the better tracks in North America and has excellent events--FCA uses this one. The relatively close walls in some parts can be a handful for the inexperienced--haven't been in ages, so I don't know if it's the same now. Shannonville is yet further east, don't know much about it. Calabogie near Ottawa is very pretty and well-designed (lots of other activities nearby too). A bit further afield, Mont-Tremblant, St-Eustache and Sanair in the Montreal area are lovely (ICAR at Mirabel is great from a technical standpoint, but a bit boring visually). Of course, we also might be able to go to Watkins Glen again one day.
     
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  4. milannium

    milannium Rookie

    Nov 21, 2020
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    Thank you Tantumaude! Such great info ... now it's just a matter of waiting for the longest winter of my life to be over. Pretty sure everyone has that feeling waiting for delivery day
     
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  5. nickorette

    nickorette Karting
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    Jun 19, 2017
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    I've been taking my exotics to GTA in Detail and Advanced Automotive Films in Mississauga since 2013. They are word of mouth only and don't need to do any advertising. Their quality of work is all they need and usually need 2 weeks in advance to book. They are also great car guys and I always look forward to my conversations with them.

    I'm in Scarborough so it is a bit of a drive having multiple cars in the stable but honestly I wouldn't trust my cars to anyone else. I am very OCD with my cars and expect perfection.
     
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  6. milannium

    milannium Rookie

    Nov 21, 2020
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    Thank you for the recommendation, Nickorette! Just to clarify: Are you taking a new car to GTA in Detail for new car prep and then go to Advanced Automotive films for the PPF? Also, is there a specific brand of PPF/coating that you prefer?
     
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  8. nickorette

    nickorette Karting
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    Jun 19, 2017
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    Mostly used exotics that I get paint correction then full ppf and ceramic over top. Plus any microscratches or imperfections cleaned up, inside and out. They work out of same shop. Yearly touchups of imperfections, decon, etc.

    Last car I had did (2018) was in STEK Dyno. So slippery I literally drive and the dust comes off. Not sure if anything else is better since then, industry is always improving
     

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