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Old 11-07-2010, 03:41 PM   #101
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bill,

I did pick up a performance intake. can you check the direction of that cover compared to the intake and let me know?

looking forward to these final pieces.

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Old 11-08-2010, 08:28 AM   #102
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Down to clear coating the parts. Will check direction tonight. Spent all weekend wrapping, and didn't finish till late last night, forgot to check. Will do so for sure tonight..... Plan is to clear coat tonight!!
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Hey bud;

Just checked the pictures I took last night and the weave on your intake should match the weave on the performance intake. Looks like it's going right to left which is the direction of the weave on the performance intake.
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Old 11-08-2010, 09:41 AM   #104
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anyone tried the blue kevlar with black carbon fiber yet? where did you get the cloth?
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awesome Bill. can't wait.
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Actually, I have 2 sets almost complete using the blue kevlar. Both actually comitted before I'd even received the cloth. Cloth is ordered from supplier in California. CJ Composite Technologies. Check other threads for Blue Kevlar Project thread.... that's where I'm posting those pictures.

One is for a blue M3 and the other a blue e46 sedan. Cloth looking much nicer as it wetted and darkened considerably. Actually very close the the BMW Blue.... Will post pictures over next couple of days as pieces get finished. Need to finish TRBOVNM's parts first tonight and some other individual parts (Cabin Air Filter cover and ECU and LCU) for some other guys, then complete these sets tomorrow night (or possibly tonight depending on time). Getting excited to see the finished products....
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actually removing centre console is quite easy; just need to be methodical and remove the pieces that secure it and I can get it out in about 10 minutes. 2 screws in front and 4 in reear and it's out!
yea but but what about the armrest? and how hard was it to wrap it? please explain...this is my next project
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yea but but what about the armrest? and how hard was it to wrap it? please explain...this is my next project
How hard is the armrest to wrap? Let's just say that the first coupe set that I wrapped had to be completely re-done after wrapping because it was terrible. The real art in wrapping is the applying of the fabric. The rest is basically processes that need to be followed. The trick is around the handle and ensuring the fabric lays properly. Since the handle has a wide sweeping flat section you need to figure out how to adjust the weave to maintain weave "straightness" and still provide coverage.

To remove armrest, you need to remove screws accessible from cabin (interior) and then remove door panel (held on my clips). Once door panel removed, you need to remove the handle. This is achieved by either shaving off plastic retainers and to re-assemble buy screws from local hardware and use them to re-secure. Better solution and it allows you to dis-assemble in the future if required.

here's a pictoral link that describes it quite well.... http://www.e46fanatics.com/howto/how...hp?howto_id=25

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