The shell comes with protective covering on the outside surface for overspray protection and window masks. The windows are what lets this shell down for me, the existing window lines just dont fit the rest of the shell, they look almost like an after thought. I ditched the window masks right away and spent a while trying to improve them using a digital camera, adobe illustrator and a plotter cutter. I went with something more traditional which follows the roof line much better and just seems to compliment the shell more to my liking.
I had to do a "night before racing" quick paint job, so went with blue for the main colour as I was used to spraying it after doing shells for a friend. I faded to pearl white at the front and went with fluorescent orange down the sides and around the windows. I really like the finished paint scheme, and my first impressions of the shell have totally changed, I like it.
An enormous wing is part of the Body Shell package, I left half the vertical on the rear of the wing for added downforce.
I finished off the paint with my own hastily designed and printed XFactory and X5 Stickers, like I do on all my cars. XFactory provide plotter cut stickers in black and in white, which while not overly exciting are bold and stand out nicely.