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This is the place to show off your BMW to other members of the community. Post pictures and videos of your car and the modifications you have done to it. If you need a picture of something on a coupe, sedan, convertible or touring you will probably find it here!

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Old 05-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #41
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I wanna do blue lugs. Did you use plastidip?
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #42
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #43
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I wanna do blue lugs. Did you use plastidip?
haha I never had blue lugs but i'm sure you could plasti dip them if you wanted. Although it would probably tear off when you use the lugs
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:25 PM   #44
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Hey everyone, I just wanted to start a progress thread to keep track of my cars progress.
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I actually just spent upwards of $2000 on maintenance that was being saved for wheels and body parts. So you don't really know what you're talking about bud. If I didn't have all that maintenance to take care of, which I did and I did take care of, then you would see brand new wheels, tires, rear bumper and arqray lip.

I had to fix the rear wheel bearing, passenger window, and a lot of the front suspension.

I don't see the need to spend $800 on AC when I can just open my windows. Is not having an AC going to negatively impact me somehow? Please enlighten me

On tuesday I'm fixing my rear left bushing because it is making an awful squeeking noise.

It sucks to do maintenance but I know you have to do it. Except for the AC, I don't see why I need to fix that for such an outrageous amount of money. If I feel the need to have an AC then i'll save up to fix it.

You start a thread stating you will be tracking your car's progress (for the eleventy billionth time under yet another s/n), which includes posts around poorly fitting replica grilles, a plastidipped bumper , and rattle canned wheels. You include no mention that you're actually taking care of the car at all.

Expect to receive responses based on what you post, bud.

also, $2k for new wheels, tires, rear bumper, and an arquay lip???
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:33 PM   #45
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You start a thread stating you will be tracking your car's progress (for the eleventy billionth time under yet another s/n), which includes posts around poorly fitting replica grilles, a plastidipped bumper , and rattle canned wheels. You include no mention that you're actually taking care of the car at all.

Expect to receive responses based on what you post, bud.

also, $2k for new wheels, tires, rear bumper, and an arquay lip???
Then i'll include maintenance as well

$2000

Wheels = $1000
Tires = $400
Mtech ll Rear = $250
Arqray Lip = $250

Besides that all I have to get is the parts painted...

So what are you laughing about? haha
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:37 PM   #46
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I do have one question. Why on earth did you plastidip an entire bumper? How do you plan on taking the plastidip off?
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:42 PM   #47
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I do have one question. Why on earth did you plastidip an entire bumper? How do you plan on taking the plastidip off?
Peel it off, that's the main beauty of plasti dip. It peels right off. As long as you use enough coats on it. Look it up on youtube for videos
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:45 PM   #48
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Peel it off, that's the main beauty of plasti dip. It peels right off. As long as you use enough coats on it. Look it up on youtube for videos
I understand that but you've effectively doubled the work you need to do since now you have to take it off completely and I would think sand and primer the bumper again to make sure it's ready for paint.
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Old 05-25-2012, 02:50 PM   #49
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I understand that but you've effectively doubled the work you need to do since now you have to take it off completely and I would think sand and primer the bumper again to make sure it's ready for paint.
Peeling it off is very easy. After you peel it off you would only have to do the normal steps for painting it that you would have to take after buying a new bumper.

You don't sand the bumper before painting it with plasti dip if that's what you're thinking.

You want it to be able to peel off. So all you do is buy a new bumper, do nothing to it, and spray it with plasti dip. Then peel it off when you don't want it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:03 PM   #50
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damn... page three
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Old 05-25-2012, 04:40 PM   #51
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Did you ever get your rattlecanned rear bumper to match your car? Unless i'm mistaking you for someone else
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:03 PM   #52
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rear bumper? Nope You must be mistaken.

But hey, I wish I was first page though, I really wanted to get in before all the haters. I like the new color on the wheels.
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Old 05-25-2012, 07:58 PM   #54
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I love how this thread is already 3 pages long, but the guy who got a 360 Modena hasn't even hit page 2
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:15 PM   #55
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Keep the good work bro. Think about maint first all the time. Love the sand blasted color before spraying, but you did a great job on the paint.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:29 PM   #56
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But hey, I wish I was first page though, I really wanted to get in before all the haters. I like the new color on the wheels.
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Keep the good work bro. Think about maint first all the time. Love the sand blasted color before spraying, but you did a great job on the paint.
Thank you and thank you Do you mean the white? I also liked it a lot but I really don't think my tiny 16's could have pulled it off haha
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:43 PM   #57
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...i knew it was coming...

anyway.. wheel color actually looks good. looks like you did a thorough DIY...
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #58
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anyway.. wheel color actually looks good. looks like you did a thorough DIY...
Thank you sir, can't wait to get some better wheels though. My plans and hopes right now are to slightly tuck some 19" VMR's. I'll probably change my mind by the time I get the money though. We'll see haha.

And like I think I said earlier the wheels are way more silver/gunmetal in the direct sunlight and then dark (almost black) in the shade.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:41 PM   #59
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Thank you and thank you Do you mean the white? I also liked it a lot but I really don't think my tiny 16's could have pulled it off haha
no the black that they are now. I never thought I'd like black on black but you pull it off.

Dont burn on the 16s too much. At least theyre light in a drag race pm Dmax about them if you want some lightweight tips
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no the black that they are now. I never thought I'd like black on black but you pull it off.

Dont burn on the 16s too much. At least theyre light in a drag race pm Dmax about them if you want some lightweight tips
Well thank you very much
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