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      11-21-2011, 02:50 PM   #23
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Now I need to know the best company for matte black kidneys, side gills and trunk badge... just to get started a bit...
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Well yea it would look like new if they gave it a 3 stage polish, so like I said initially make sure they DON'T do that. You're going to lose clear coat in an instant and the cars not even a week old. Just get a wash/wax, anything more than that is killing it and a waste on such a new car. Imagine how many swirls I have on my Jet Black, only way to get rid of 'em is the 3 stage but I'm not doing that until I've owned it for at least 1.5 years..

Note - M3's come with about a 4 micron layering of clear coat.. Each 3 stage polish will remove about 1.25/1.50 microns, so if you want to lose that after owning it for just a week, then go for it but many would advise against it.
Is that even true? So after 4 polishs you have no more clear cloat? Doesn't seem right to me
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Is that even true? So after 4 polishs you have no more clear cloat? Doesn't seem right to me
A 3 stage polish is much more aggressive on the clear coat than just your standard polish/wax. How else do you expect to get the swirls out
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Now I need to know the best company for matte black kidneys, side gills and trunk badge... just to get started a bit...
Matte? Go big with CF!!! Makes the car look even sexier! My opinion of course.
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      11-21-2011, 05:05 PM   #27
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Congrats!!! Maybe I'll see you on the road.
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Very nice and congrats!
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How long until the OP visits IND for some mods? lol
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Congrats! Let me know when you're ready for some new shoes for her!
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Congrats, looks like the same exact car I picked up last month!
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      11-22-2011, 02:45 PM   #32
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Congrats!!! Maybe I'll see you on the road.
Did you just pick yours up from Perillo last week? I was looking at a used E92 and a guy was there picking up the same combo you have...
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Think I Saw this car there last week Monday when I was in for oil change. Test drove the DCT sedan and the X6M they had. They just got a frozen silver M3 delivered to the showroom too.
Yes IND is amazing, def hit them up for mods.
Yea try to get post/pole positions as much as possible. And watch out for haters.
U going to get a winter setup?
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      11-22-2011, 03:31 PM   #34
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congrats. any mods planned yet?
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      11-22-2011, 05:00 PM   #35
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Well yea it would look like new if they gave it a 3 stage polish, so like I said initially make sure they DON'T do that. You're going to lose clear coat in an instant and the cars not even a week old. Just get a wash/wax, anything more than that is killing it and a waste on such a new car. Imagine how many swirls I have on my Jet Black, only way to get rid of 'em is the 3 stage but I'm not doing that until I've owned it for at least 1.5 years..

Note - M3's come with about a 4 micron layering of clear coat.. Each 3 stage polish will remove about 1.25/1.50 microns, so if you want to lose that after owning it for just a week, then go for it but many would advise against it.
Sorry this is total bull. I owned a JB car for 5 years and must have polished it 2 times a year easily with a two stage process. A medium intensive and finishing each time. 2 times were with a yellow aggressive foam and very aggressive to get some bad swirls out. Paint had perfect clear coat until the day I sold it and ended up measuring the clear coat the year I sold it and still had 4 microns! So no way in hell it starts of with 4. You are wasting your time waiting 1.5 years for nothing. I two staged my new m3 this year and it looks perfect
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      11-22-2011, 05:12 PM   #37
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Sorry this is total bull. I owned a JB car for 5 years and must have polished it 2 times a year easily with a two stage process. A medium intensive and finishing each time. 2 times were with a yellow aggressive foam and very aggressive to get some bad swirls out. Paint had perfect clear coat until the day I sold it and ended up measuring the clear coat the year I sold it and still had 4 microns! So no way in hell it starts of with 4. You are wasting your time waiting 1.5 years for nothing. I two staged my new m3 this year and it looks perfect
I wish I could find you and break your head. You are the most obtrusive person I've ever seen on a forum. You come on here and criticize every single post made by every single member, what's wrong? Wife's not giving you enough sex or something? Do you even own an M3, I wish I could just remove your feeble existence. You know absolutely NOTHING, you just come and try to respond to things you have no idea about. Not ALL cars come with 4 micron layers of clear coat, I was talking about the M3 in this case, who knows what JB car you owned for 5 years that still had all its clear coat remaining after that long, even if you never 3 stage polished a car for 5 years it's still gonna lose layers of clear coat you FUMB DUCK.

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Think I Saw this car there last week Monday when I was in for oil change. Test drove the DCT sedan and the X6M they had. They just got a frozen silver M3 delivered to the showroom too.
Yes IND is amazing, def hit them up for mods.
Yea try to get post/pole positions as much as possible. And watch out for haters.
U going to get a winter setup?
They were pushing the Frozen on me, but I don't enjoy the DCT. I started out driving an 08 White/Grey 6MT there, but as soon as I saw chips on the hood, I knew I could never buy one used. Ha. I need a winter setup, but need to look for a used one. I drive about 5k miles a year total and don't want to blow a ton on a winter setup. Plus I have a 99 Tahoe 2 door Sport to tool around in. Let me know if you know of any used winter setups on decent rims, no tire rack rims for me, ha.
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congrats. any mods planned yet?
None planned yet. Going to watch for a used exhaust over the winter with low miles on it. We shall see where it goes from there...
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congrats man, we have IND so close to us you're lucky to have a great source for mods
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I wish I could find you and break your head. You are the most obtrusive person I've ever seen on a forum. You come on here and criticize every single post made by every single member, what's wrong? Wife's not giving you enough sex or something? Do you even own an M3, I wish I could just remove your feeble existence. You know absolutely NOTHING, you just come and try to respond to things you have no idea about. Not ALL cars come with 4 micron layers of clear coat, I was talking about the M3 in this case, who knows what JB car you owned for 5 years that still had all its clear coat remaining after that long, even if you never 3 stage polished a car for 5 years it's still gonna lose layers of clear coat you FUMB DUCK.

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You are giving bad information to people and encourging them not to do regular polishes (couple times a year). I encourage anyone to get a micron meter and see for yourselves that 4microns is total BS. Also for someone you want to ignore you sure post a lot of responses to me. You sought out my thread on edition mods and then posted-sounds like your really "avoiding" me!
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You are giving bad information to people and encourging them not to do regular polishes (couple times a year). I encourage anyone to get a micron meter and see for yourselves that 4microns is total BS. Also for someone you want to ignore you sure post a lot of responses to me. You sought out my thread on edition mods and then posted-sounds like your really "avoiding" me!
Who discouraged anyone to NOT to do a couple of POLISHES a year? I told the OP not to have a 3 stage polish done because it DOES remove layers of clear coat. You're just sitting there thinking you know everything, a 3 stage polish will remove ALL swirls, how do you think this is accomplished? By working into the clear coat and paint thus removing minimal layers. I just got my car polished a couple weeks ago, I do it twice a year, it's completely different from a 3 stage it doesn't remove swirls FYI. Go read a book.
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Who discouraged anyone to NOT to do a couple of POLISHES a year? I told the OP not to have a 3 stage polish done because it DOES remove layers of clear coat. You're just sitting there thinking you know everything, a 3 stage polish will remove ALL swirls, how do you think this is accomplished? By working into the clear coat and paint thus removing minimal layers. I just got my car polished a couple weeks ago, I do it twice a year, it's completely different from a 3 stage it doesn't remove swirls FYI. Go read a book.
Just put him on ignore. That's what I did. World is such a better place.
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