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Aug 26, 2013 00:16 as a reply to  @ post 16236904 |  #9631

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I am about to rig an R8, does anyone have any recommendations as to where to NOT put the cups?

This is how I put my suction cup on the R8.

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But of course you can do it on the roof if its not a spyder and you have longer boom and wider lens. The marks isnt a problem for mine, as it can be totally wipe off by wet tissue in this case. hahah

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Aug 26, 2013 09:04 as a reply to  @ ahmad0420's post |  #9632

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I would've done it differently if I hadn't had an art direction. Maybe will take more from the rear angle.

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Aug 26, 2013 09:43 |  #9633

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The marks isnt a problem for mine, as it can be totally wipe off by wet tissue in this case. hahah

I'm not going to argue with you but I don't believe that for a second. I wouldn't touch my car with anything other than a clean microfiber with some spray detailer much less a $180K Audi R8 or Ferrari $200K++ F458. Maybe you didn't notice the marks because the car is white but I guarantee they are there. Try looking at the car in different light or with a multi beam, LED flashlight and you'll see. Hell, even putting the cups on the glass leaves marks that do not go away easily and I use a pretty aggressive glass cleaner. I should mention I'm a serious enthusiast and a freak about detailing.

Don't kid yourself or the owner. These cups DO leave marks that need an actual compound/polish to remove fully from paints clear coat.

All that said, cool shots. Keep 'em coming.


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Aug 26, 2013 10:46 |  #9634

Haha no worries man. Just saying my experience during the R8 shoot.

Even though an R8 here cost around 400-500k USD range, the owner told me he doesnt want to be a slave to the car. Even when I told him to wax it after the shoot.


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Aug 26, 2013 12:00 |  #9635

Prices are crazy over in S.E. Asia with the import duties. I go to China and Vietnam every year and always amazed of the high priced cars considering the tax is often 200-300% mark up of the vehicle itself. Just crazy!

If the owner doesn't mind, more power to you. It must be nice to have that kind of disposable income.


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Aug 26, 2013 12:33 as a reply to  @ PKmode's post |  #9636

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Aug 26, 2013 15:25 |  #9637

PKmode wrote in post #16240923 (external link)
Maybe you didn't notice the marks because the car is white but I guarantee they are there. Don't kid yourself or the owner. These cups DO leave marks that need an actual compound/polish to remove fully from paints clear coat.

This is absolutely 100% false. I have been rigging cars for over 4 years, and for the first 6 months used the Manfrotto cup, and have never had a single issue with a ring. I've rigged an R8, C6 'Vette, Ferrari's, Porsche's and my own Lotus many times.

All that is needed is some preparation. Just wax the areas where you plan to place the cups just before the shoot. A simple carnuba wax works best, no quick-detailer. Once the shoot is done, use the same towel you used to apply/remove the wax, and simply wipe the ring away.


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Aug 26, 2013 15:38 |  #9638

Whatever. The only cars I've rigged have all been freshly sealed and waxed with Menzerna and Einszett products which is top of the line German stuff. No, I don't use random terry cloth towels, only fresh micro fibers and the spray detailer only acts as a lube. I could care less of what people do or not but I'm stating my experience and am an avid enthusiast with hundreds of hours detailing cars. Every single time I've put a cup down on paint, it's left a visible mark. No exceptions. All have been removed but it certainly takes more than a quick wipe with a random towel.


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Aug 26, 2013 15:47 |  #9639

I have an idea, you keep doing what you're doing, and we'll keep rigging just fine :).


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Aug 26, 2013 16:09 |  #9640

No worries. Again, I said I was a freak about detailing and was only pointing this out for guys who might want to warn high-end, clientele who might have certain expectations. If you have a damage waiver, this is certainly a topic to be included. Only a friendly suggestion and not meant to deter riggers at all.


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Aug 27, 2013 23:03 as a reply to  @ PKmode's post |  #9641

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This.was.a.pain to save.
Had to literally rig and shoot in 5min because the rain was coming.
Did plan another shoot With the owner of the car, when I get the time



  
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Aug 28, 2013 01:32 |  #9642

Old school sunbeam tiger, one of only 110 in th UK


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Aug 28, 2013 08:44 |  #9643

Nice! I'm shooting a Tiger this Fall, though no rig-shot.


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Aug 28, 2013 13:53 |  #9644

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Nice! I'm shooting a Tiger this Fall, though no rig-shot.

you might like this then - sorry not a rig shot but...


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Aug 28, 2013 18:05 |  #9645

Dude, you know I love it! Been a while since I saw your photostream, such good work. I'm about to share one of your wedding photo's on FB, hope you don't mind.

EDIT: You disabled sharing, so I guess I won't lol.


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