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Forum: E46 Convertible 12-30-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 385
Posted By mtl330ci
Satin bronze rims on Silver Gray Vert

Hey guys,

Im looking at buying a set of VMR V710's or VB3's for my vert M3 silver gray. I really like the Satin Bronze look but it's pretty hard to tell if it would suit a silver gray vert or...
Forum: Exterior 05-06-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By mtl330ci
Just sold my 330 vert this morning and will be...

Just sold my 330 vert this morning and will be taking off my OEM LED tail lights as well as clear LED 3rd brake light and rear turn signals all in mint condition. Not too sure how much they are going...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2013, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By mtl330ci
Thanks for the info guys! Glad no harm was...

Thanks for the info guys! Glad no harm was done...

Cheers,
Oli
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-28-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mtl330ci
Thanks for the info guys! Glad i didnt screw...

Thanks for the info guys! Glad i didnt screw things up...

Cheers,
Oli
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-28-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By mtl330ci
Oil change, did i mess up ?

Hi guys,

Today i decided it would be a good time for an oil change on e46 M3. I replaced the oil filter and pre-saturated the new filter... Unfortunately, i wasnt paying attention and managed to...
Forum: ///M3 Forum 04-28-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 418
Posted By mtl330ci
Oil change, did i mess up ?

Hi guys,

Today i decided it would be a good time for an oil change. I replaced the oil filter and pre-saturated the new filter. Unfortunately, i wasnt paying attention and managed to get some oil...
Forum: E46 Convertible 03-17-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,641
Posted By mtl330ci
Spoke to Mike @ Status Gruppe who has confirmed...

Spoke to Mike @ Status Gruppe who has confirmed that they should be releasing a CSL trunk for vert owners shortly. If it's anything like the rest of their product line it should be good deal at under...
Forum: E46 Convertible 02-17-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Hey guys, sorry for not updating this thread any...

Hey guys, sorry for not updating this thread any sooner. Been pretty busy with work... My car has been comfortably hibernating this winter awaiting the spring season. Ive used the car throughout the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 07-01-2011, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Update pics

Hey Guys, it's been a while since a last posted an update. Been busy enjoying the summer with the top down... The dye is holding up quite well and seems to be setting in quite nicely especially on...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-23-2011, 03:37 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Thanks guys, the interior trim wrapping...

Thanks guys, the interior trim wrapping experience was quite unpleasant at first. I ended up going over budget due to several screw ups. Oh well, i take it as a learning experience ;)
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-22-2011, 11:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Are you referring to the di-noc cf trim pieces. I...

Are you referring to the di-noc cf trim pieces. I haven't installed the pieces in my car yet but here's a few close up pics.

Cheers,
Oli
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-22-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
LOL, thanks ! I actually went to a scrap yard and...

LOL, thanks ! I actually went to a scrap yard and bought a used e46 seat cover and started testing different techniques and products before attempting anything on my own seats. I still managed to...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-21-2011, 05:47 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Glad i was able to help. BTW, Zeli's flat topcoat...

Glad i was able to help. BTW, Zeli's flat topcoat also works wonders on vinyl. If you plan on using duplicolor on any vinyl parts apply the top coat after. It'll slightly flatten the color and add...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-21-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
It should work. However, if you are looking to...

It should work. However, if you are looking to achieve superior results applying a de-glazer before hand is your best bet. The idea is to remove the original topcoat by lightly de-glazing the seats...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-21-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 851
Posted By mtl330ci
E60 545i shifter on 330cic mpack

Hey guys, im looking for some help on choosing the right shifter for my 5speed 330cic m pack. I was considering the E60 545 shifter but have read that there is absolutely no difference between the...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-20-2011, 09:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Yup, I used Zelekovitz topcoat flat finish 32oz...

Yup, I used Zelekovitz topcoat flat finish 32oz did the job. It pretty much eliminates any of the unwanted gloss the dye would normally leave behind.
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-20-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Thanks, here's great link for the headrest...

Thanks, here's great link for the headrest removal http://www.chitownm.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2070

Just make sure that the headrest is in the middle position or else it won't slide off. Also...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-20-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Hey guys, so the weather finally cleared up...

Hey guys, so the weather finally cleared up yesterday and i was to finish up the passenger seat and install some black carpeting! Here's a few pics.

Next up is the driver seat if the weather ever...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-19-2011, 08:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
To prevent the gun from splattering you should...

To prevent the gun from splattering you should strain the dye mix in order to remove as much of the dry pigment flakes and crud. I usually lightly buff the final coat using a lint free rag which...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-16-2011, 10:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
A good water base conditioner will not affect the...

A good water base conditioner will not affect the top coat application.

I don't have any at the moment as most before and after pics were taken on different days/lighting conditions... Ill try and...
Forum: General E46 Forum 04-14-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,527
Posted By mtl330ci
I replaced both front and back carpets in my...

I replaced both front and back carpets in my vert. It's a fairly easy diy once the seats and center console are removed.

I do have a spare front black carpet for coupe available if thats what...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-13-2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Nope, i gave up trying to separate the seats......

Nope, i gave up trying to separate the seats... It simply made the prepping and dyeing job a little more challenging but i managed.

Thanks.
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-13-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Wet sanding with prepping agent vs deglazing

Thank you all for your positive feedback, im glad you guys like what ive done so far. It's been pouring rain here so i haven't been able to work on my seats. I did however take a few close up pics to...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-11-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Re-dyeing procedure

Here are the steps ive used to re-dye my seats. Keep in mind that this is simply based on my own personal experience. Ive consulted several leather gurus and did my share of homework before...
Forum: E46 Convertible 04-10-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 16,084
Posted By mtl330ci
Thanks for the compliment but Im far from being a...

Thanks for the compliment but Im far from being a professional. I messed up on the first set of door panels and had to start all over... Let's just say that i wouldn't recommend wet-sanding.

You...
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