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      04-13-2012, 03:22 AM   #45
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That's bloody nice as!
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      04-13-2012, 05:16 AM   #46
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I saw this when I came in for the dvdinmotion. Color was a little darker then, did he just recently paint it?
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      04-13-2012, 06:22 AM   #47
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There are very few m3s that catch my eyes and make me save the pictures. That m3 is one. Awesome!
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      04-13-2012, 06:48 AM   #48
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Thats what I'm talking about. Absolutely stunning.
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      04-13-2012, 07:28 AM   #49
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      04-13-2012, 08:21 AM   #50
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      04-13-2012, 08:37 AM   #51
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Favorite color, sick car!!!
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      04-13-2012, 09:09 AM   #52
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I have a random question about maintenance of matte paint. Can these cars be washed like glossy paints?


The car looks amazing, why no black lines though??
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      04-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #53
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Makes all its power top end and very little torque, I'm actually really surprised. Honestly thought adding a supercharge to an S65 would yield more power.

In any case, it's a very clean and beautiful car. Probably fun nonetheless with that V8 screaming!
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      04-13-2012, 10:58 AM   #54
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LOVE this color ~
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      04-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #55
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any chance in posting a link to full res pics? I'd love some of these for desktop/ipad wallpaper....
Absolutely, hi-res images can be found on our Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/europea...57629469991357

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It's not a wrap. Tom states it's custom paint in the OP.

Super nice ride BTW!
Correct, this is not a wrap. This is a complete color change.

There's isn't a trace of the original color, the details are down from underside the hood, strut towers and even the Estoril Blue paint tag underneath the hood.

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Can you give us some details on that color? mix, code, etc?
Such a beautiful color. I honestly didn't think it was that great until I saw that last photo. I think that color would look extremely unreal in real life. (in a good way)

You guys even use blue fans, I can see how much you guys like the color blue.
LOL, didn't even notice the relation. Nate @ C&C Collision would be able to comment on the paint process, he's the master when it comes to this field.

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Stunning!! I have a E90 is it possible to replace the steel roof with sunroof with this carbon roof? I dont want a sunroof prefer carbon. I see your still has a sunroof.
Not certain if Vorsteiner is still offering the E90 Carbon Roof, but IND offers one also.


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Makes all its power top end and very little torque, I'm actually really surprised. Honestly thought adding a supercharge to an S65 would yield more power.

In any case, it's a very clean and beautiful car. Probably fun nonetheless with that V8 screaming!
Power levels will vary from M3 to M3, depending on a number of factors from break-in, weather conditions, fuel, etc). We have some making as high as 370tq lbs. with the same kit.

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I saw this when I came in for the dvdinmotion. Color was a little darker then, did he just recently paint it?
The last image is a bit more true to the original color, the photo booth tended to lighten the blue quite a bit.

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I have a random question about maintenance of matte paint. Can these cars be washed like glossy paints?

The car looks amazing, why no black lines though??
Car has a strict "no wax" rule. Simply windex and a wipe down.

Thanks for the feedback and everyone that took the time to reply within the thread, glad to see this build on the Bimmerpost front page!
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      04-13-2012, 11:15 AM   #56
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Absolutely, hi-res images can be found on our Flickr page here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/europea...57629469991357
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      04-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #57
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      04-13-2012, 11:38 AM   #58
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Car looks great.

Are the rotors installed properly? The drill pattern of the front rotors is pointing the opposite direction of the rears... I guess the question I'm asking is, are the internal cooling vanes pointing in the right direction?
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      04-13-2012, 11:55 AM   #59
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Car looks great.

Are the rotors installed properly? The drill pattern of the front rotors is pointing the opposite direction of the rears... I guess the question I'm asking is, are the internal cooling vanes pointing in the right direction?
Rotors are installed correctly, inside vanes are what dictates direction.

Here's a few more strapped to the dyno during VF620 supercharger tuning:









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      04-13-2012, 12:40 PM   #60
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Wow! I'm feeling the love thanks everybody. First things first is yes definitely paint and no i didn't repaint it again its just the lighting. It literally looks different in almost every light source. Its BMW Estoril Blue with a matte clear coat. The car was AW when i acquired it from Dmerk. The engine was not taken out as we are able to do a pretty extensive dissassembly of all the surrounding components to paint it thoroughly. The maintenance on a medium to light color matte finish like this is pretty much hand wash and go. Clean with aerosal glass cleaner at the show. There are waxes out there like Swiss Vax Opaque wax that works very well but I have yet to need anything other than wash. Its been about 2.5 years now since I have painted it and I drive it all day everyday. As far as the roof is concerned, the factory does not offer a carbon roof for the sedans and definitely not for any of the sunroof cars. So I replaced it with a vorsteiner replacement roof. Challenge makes the non-sunroof version which i have installed as well. Thanks again for the compliments and hope i answered all of the questions. Ill read through again and make sure there's nothing i missed.
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      04-13-2012, 12:42 PM   #61
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the rims are 20" BTW. And yes headlamps, taillamps and LCI vorsteiner trunk upgrade are on my wish list.
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      04-13-2012, 02:12 PM   #62
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Great car!

Question - did you tint only corners of rear lights, or all of them? The smoked part is great and I was thinking of doing it - now you've convinced me. please confirm if this is in fact a tint and how you done it - with a film or spray.
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      04-13-2012, 04:21 PM   #63
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      04-13-2012, 05:09 PM   #64
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Wow guys, that car came together nicely!

Well done!
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      04-13-2012, 07:36 PM   #65
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Here's an earlier shoot that shows the matte paint in different lighting.

















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      04-14-2012, 01:16 AM   #66
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