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I added and deleted a few items to the car so thought it was time to share with pics. We ordered the Farallon Black color sight unseen. Spent many months waiting for delivery with great apprehension that it would look navy blue. Nope. It is downright beautiful! The sunshine makes it so special, and the rest of the time it is jet black. Happy. Have had the car 6 months now.
Changes: Replaced the front bevel from steel colored to black. Added mudflaps all around. Tinted front windows. Painted the license plate plastic area with gloss black. Took off back emblems and had only "Jaguar" and the leaper attached back on in shiny black. Guess we went into stealth mode! The biggest problem with that is I have had other cars get in real close to the back, move to the side, then back to behind me. They are clearly trying to see what kind of car it is!
Had many issues with the SOTA, but persevered until I finally achieved it. Had received the email saying it was coming and what to do to prepare. Never got another email that it was ready. Thanks to this forum, I knew it was "out there". Done.
Going into service tomorrow for common issues - back up camera not always working, etc. Knew I was part of the Beta testers (first year owner) when we made the decision to purchase. No major issues. I can say I LOVE this car. Hope the love affair stays!
Sorry about the sideways pic, not sure how to right it!
 

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I gotta say that's one sweet looking ride! I love photo #3 showing the reflection of the red stripe in the driveway. Awesome job!
 

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Thank you! Next up.....paint correction, then some type of finish. Haven't decided yet. A pro applied finish, or a good wax??? Decisions, decisions.......
 

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Thank you! Next up.....paint correction, then some type of finish. Haven't decided yet. A pro applied finish, or a good wax??? Decisions, decisions.......
My I-Pace is Santorini black. It's only my 2nd black car the other being an XK8. I just don't have the time to properly care for a black vehicle so I bought the dealer-offered cilajet application without understanding what I was buying. I read so many complaints about cilajet and the need for a knowledgeable detail shop to do the work.

But, I am very satisfied with the coating including wheels and interior. The car doesn't show water spots and is generally clean after a rain storm - except for the rear trunk area.

I also like the warranty that comes with the application. Other members will offer good advice too but if done properly cilajet is pretty good.
 

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Thank you! Next up.....paint correction, then some type of finish. Haven't decided yet. A pro applied finish, or a good wax??? Decisions, decisions.......
I've had C-Quartz Finest Reserve ceramic coating applied on four cars and I'm very happy with the results.
 

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I also added mudflaps.
Found out the very front flaps that are in front
of the front tires, are quite low.
If you pull into a parking spot that has a bump stop, you
will scrap the mudflap.
To fix, remember to raise the height to max prior to pulling forward.
I discovered this while pulling up to a Electrify America charger in order to
get close enough for the cable to reach the car plug outlet.
 

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I also added mudflaps.
Found out the very front flaps that are in front
of the front tires, are quite low.
If you pull into a parking spot that has a bump stop, you
will scrap the mudflap.
To fix, remember to raise the height to max prior to pulling forward.
I discovered this while pulling up to a Electrify America charger in order to
get close enough for the cable to reach the car plug outlet.
Aren’t your mudflats behind the wheels? How do they scrape?

Timbo
 

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I called them mudflaps but what I really am talking about is the short black
half flap that is in front of the front wheels.
 

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Somewhat tangential to the thread, but while I have the attention of people who care about the looks: I'm going to have the rear door lower panel replaced due to a rear-ender. How do people feel about skipping the spoiler strip below the rear window?
 

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Somewhat tangential to the thread, but while I have the attention of people who care about the looks: I'm going to have the rear door lower panel replaced due to a rear-ender. How do people feel about skipping the spoiler strip below the rear window?
Do it! But take one of your precise energy consumption readings before and after to see what miniscule contribution it has to the aerodynamics.:smile2:
 

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Who painted Leaper?

Changes: Replaced the front bevel from steel colored to black. Added mudflaps all around. Tinted front windows. Painted the license plate plastic area with gloss black. Took off back emblems and had only "Jaguar" and the leaper attached back on in shiny black. Guess we went into stealth mode! The biggest problem with that is I have had other cars get in real close to the back, move to the side, then back to behind me. They are clearly trying to see what kind of car it is!
Did you paint the Leaper and Jaguar letters yourself or have it done by a shop? I like the stealth mode look. I get my Santorini Black FE next week, was thinking about doing the carbon fiber surround for the front grill to get rid of that bit of silver.
 

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I avoided doing the mud flaps, because I thought it would detract from the range. Does anybody know if that is too minuscule to bother about?
 

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Did you paint the Leaper and Jaguar letters yourself or have it done by a shop? I like the stealth mode look. I get my Santorini Black FE next week, was thinking about doing the carbon fiber surround for the front grill to get rid of that bit of silver.
I had the work done at a shop. Used a Jaguar approved shop.
 

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......so I bought the dealer-offered cilajet application without understanding what I was buying. I read so many complaints about cilajet and the need for a knowledgeable detail shop to do the work.

But, I am very satisfied with the coating including wheels and interior.
Good stuff and yes it should be done by an experienced pro.

I always buy black cars. I've had really good results with the Wolfgang polymer sealant. Far better than wax. Zaino gets rave reviews and might be even better. I haven't tried it yet.
 
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