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Old 09-25-13, 11:06 AM   #1
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Default Yippee! my New 2013 Is250C F-Sport UltraSonic Blue USB

I just bought a 2013 F-Sport 250-C in Ultrasonic Blue 2 weeks ago. Dealers locally seemed to only have whites, silvers and blacks (matador red-mica's are really rare they say) so my choice was black which they have lots of but the dealer had a USB brought in for me to compare. I fell in love immediately and drove it off the lot.

The black interior, dark wheels and even the black windscreen really make the car look great with the top down. THE WINDSCREEN IS AMAZING!! I'm easily chilled and put up with the cold air blowing from behind my head in my Toyota Solara convertible, but had no idea how #1) great this car is when the top is down, and #2) even greater it is at blocking all wind.

I'm having the car clayed right now by the dealer to remove the swirls noticeable from them "dusting" it in the showroom so it should look hotter than ever. I'm going to put a coating of Blackfire Wet Diamond over it to seal in the shine.

Drive it or look at it....I don't know what I wanna do more! Here it is on my driveway, I'll post another pic after it's clayed and sealed.
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Old 09-25-13, 11:10 AM   #2
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woahhh. that's awesome. first one I see in the Fsport trim and convertible.
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Old 09-25-13, 11:13 AM   #3
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Solid choice!
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Old 09-25-13, 03:39 PM   #4
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WOW! That is really pretty.
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Old 09-25-13, 08:36 PM   #5
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Nice car, congrats. But I gotta tell you, claying does not remove swirls. Claying removes embedded contaminants. Think of it as a "bikini wax" for your paint. If anything, claying can introduce marring (ultrafine scratches).

If the scratches are a result of dry dusting, you probably just need polishing with a finishing polish (Menzerna FP4000 for example). Or you can choose to hide them by using an LSP that has a lot of fillers like Meguiar's NXT 2.0.
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Nice!! Congrats!
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You let the dealer do it????

It needs buffed though, clay is just gonna take off contaminants off the top of the paint. Either way it will look amazing though!
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congrats. great looking car.
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Thanks everyone, I know, I know: I wasn't going to have the dealer do it, I had just received my Blackfire Diamond All finish and the matching polisher seal they make to do it myself then of course friends say "for $50k, shouldn't it come out of the dealship perfect?" So the dealership did: it was lightly clayed and then polished and waxed. (they even put vacuum lines on my carpet-I mean-who does that-have I been out of it )

Anyway, I'll do my own seal on it in a few weeks with the Blackfire Diamond stuff and just use a quick detailer in the meantime.

And the car came out BEAUTIFUL!!! I knew exactly where to look for any swirls and they are gone. The USB color is even more intense than when I bought it. I'm so happy now.
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Beautiful buy my dude. Super clean F-Sport
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Old 01-16-14, 09:44 AM   #11
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Awesome!

I can't wait for our weather to warm up here so I can get more coats of Zaino on mine. Really makes the pearl POP!
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Thank you both!

I don't know if you saw my new thread a few hours ago, but these are the 1st low-profile tires I've had so I'm not used to them and I've hit the curb a couple times and this is the link to to the thread about how to touch up the Liquid Graphite rims easily:

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We took a drive up the California Hwy 1, along most of the coast to visit friends who live 5 hours away and we had the top down the entire time driving around the curvy sea cliffs. This car has brought us so much fun already. I'm sure Tennessee will warm up soon enough for top-down fun soon!
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I'm soooooo jealous.

The best "top down time" here is fall when the gold, red and orange leaves are swirling around on the road and the sky is saphire blue.

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Beautiful car.

We are currently in the market. Wife wants the Matador Red (maroon), and I really want the Ultrasonic Blue.

Do you know what years the UB was offered? I don't see any for sale on Autotrade. I really want the manual and she wants the auto.. BLAH
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Thanks ryanSC300lover,
The USB is now only available in the F-sport series, not the regular IS. My model is a 2013 and it is F-sport. I love the Matador Red, and that WAS my 1st choice, but now I can't imagine not having the USB. But I don't know if or when the USB started, but i don't see too many of them so maybe it was just 2012.

Good luck (hope you get the manual but it's still pretty sporty as an autoM)
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