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      10-21-2017, 08:25 PM   #4291
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
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      10-21-2017, 08:33 PM   #4292
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
How did you take out your side markers? I have carbon fiber ones I've been sitting on for months because I can't get them out. Scoured the internets, can't seem to get either the packing tape or screwdriver to the side methods to work for me. Thinking at this point I'm just going to ask the shop to take the wheels and fender lining off and unclip them from the inside.
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      10-21-2017, 08:35 PM   #4293
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
wow, that looks fantastic What a difference. I am considering a treatment like that.
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How did you take out your side markers? I have carbon fiber ones I've been sitting on for months because I can't get them out. Scoured the internets, can't seem to get either the packing tape or screwdriver to the side methods to work for me. Thinking at this point I'm just going to ask the shop to take the wheels and fender lining off and unclip them from the inside.
Pretty sure there is a DIY on that but I just carefilly pried the orange ones out and the smoke ones pressed in. The side grilles were even easier but scarey as you really have to yank them out with tape, great DIY for that too.
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      10-21-2017, 08:43 PM   #4295
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
looks so good, like liquid!!
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How did you take out your side markers? I have carbon fiber ones I've been sitting on for months because I can't get them out. Scoured the internets, can't seem to get either the packing tape or screwdriver to the side methods to work for me. Thinking at this point I'm just going to ask the shop to take the wheels and fender lining off and unclip them from the inside.
The side bumper reflectors are easy, just stick your nails/fingers on the top of them push down and out they go. As far as the gills go, there's a video on YouTube for that. The guy uses packing tape. I followed his example and it worked perfectly Here's a link.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7LqFr9KCklQ
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      10-21-2017, 09:11 PM   #4297
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The side bumper reflectors are easy, just stick your nails/fingers on the top of them push down and out they go. As far as the gills go, there's a video on YouTube for that. The guy uses packing tape. I followed his example and it worked perfectly Here's a link.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7LqFr9KCklQ
Thank you, trying to get the gills out. Tried the packing tape method a couple times and can't seem to pull hard enough. I'll give it another go.
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
Beautiful. Love the wheel color on jet black. I've also got an e92 M3 in jet black and your post makes me want to get this done to my paint as well!
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Thank you, trying to get the gills out. Tried the packing tape method a couple times and can't seem to pull hard enough. I'll give it another go.
You have to yank exceptionally hard. Especially if they’ve never been removed, I use a combination of the tape and yanking, worse that can happen is it breaks
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
I’m loving the bronzeish wheels with the black!
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      10-21-2017, 10:10 PM   #4301
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Bought one of these streaming Bluetooth hacks after randomly coming across it on Youtube while looking at E90 videos...had no idea this even existed.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...6afe24ffb177e9
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      10-22-2017, 12:52 AM   #4302
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

Looks incredible now.
Whoa! What a difference! Did you DIY or have to pay a detail company? How much does something like that cost? $500?
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      10-22-2017, 01:01 AM   #4303
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That’s nuts the condition it was in.
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      10-22-2017, 07:14 AM   #4304
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You have to yank exceptionally hard. Especially if they’ve never been removed, I use a combination of the tape and yanking, worse that can happen is it breaks
My big fear is I get one side out but not the other. I'm actually considering pliers over a towel at this point.
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Installed high kick rear spoiler
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Installed high kick rear spoiler
Where did you get that spoiler looks spot on.
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      10-22-2017, 10:48 AM   #4307
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Had three step paint correction and Ceramic Pro applied. Had no idea how hammered my paint was as it had enough wax on it to hide most of the damage and without looking close you really did not notice.

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Wow what a nice result Timothy! Makes me wonder what my paint looks like underneith the layers of wax...
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Changed the oil. As usual, dropped about a quart on my garage floor. I've been changing oil for 40 years now and don't think I've ever done it cleanly.

Took the car for a drive to check the oil level, and had to run it for quite awhile--20 minutes--before it gave any reading. It was about 45 degrees here, and the car warmed up as usual. Just as I was seriously thinking the oil level sensor was broken it came on.
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      10-22-2017, 12:26 PM   #4309
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Giving it a much needed detail after last weekend's super wet car show.

WOW ! Your car is great !
What color is it ?
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      10-22-2017, 12:45 PM   #4310
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Changed the oil. As usual, dropped about a quart on my garage floor. I've been changing oil for 40 years now and don't think I've ever done it cleanly.
Did you get it in your hair like I usually do?
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beautiful. I'm planning to install that on my Space Grey E92 M3 also!
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      10-23-2017, 04:32 PM   #4312
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Dropped into ACM for some coding and GTS DCT. Shifts are very crisp, and feels smoother in less aggressive modes.

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