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Old 01-24-2013, 02:23 PM   #21
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Painted bumper and put foglights in but not wired yet, still working on that:





Changed the cabin air filter for the first time in almost 14 years:



Also, for my next little project I'm wrapping my door panels with black microsuede fabric. I'd get started on it today but it's too cold. When it warms up, I'll get 'er dun. Teaser pics:










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They look great!
Thanks! You should try the retrofit, it's a lot easier than it looks.
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Old 01-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #22
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Hmmmm is it just the lighting or does that suede look purple? Did you look into anti-fading fabric/protectors?
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Old 01-24-2013, 04:17 PM   #23
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Hmmmm is it just the lighting or does that suede look purple? Did you look into anti-fading fabric/protectors?
Dude that's photoshopped lol, that's just the look of the panels when I get to wrapping them.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:19 AM   #24
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definitely do the oem retrofit for the foglights. looks so much cleaner. If you need help, hit up someone with wiring knowledge. should be a piece of cake for them. theres a diy out there (i used it). Also, if you wanna wrap or do a two-tone, like I did, its much easier to take apart the panels and wrap/interchange them like that.
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:58 PM   #25
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I actually LOVE the plastidiped style 45's! I also have a black sedan with style 45s and your car has made me want to dip them. Surprisingly it doesn't look tacky and contrasts the black pretty well. How was the brake dust on the white?
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Old 04-03-2013, 09:45 PM   #26
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I actually LOVE the plastidiped style 45's! I also have a black sedan with style 45s and your car has made me want to dip them. Surprisingly it doesn't look tacky and contrasts the black pretty well. How was the brake dust on the white?
I probably wouldn't update this thread if I don't get email updates

I loved the white 45s but the brake dust ate them up. The fact that I sprayed them in cold weather made the final coat come out sloppy and had dots and it was an overall terrible spray job. Long story short, the brake dust ate up the dip and they wouldn't come clean after scrubbing with soap and water. As long as you spray the dip in warm weather, you won't run into a brake dust problem.

In other news, wrapped door panels, VCG and VANOS:









The rear doors came out much nicer, not too happy with the front.







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Did the job with the great @Barbaros himself Seals are currently breaking in, need to clean my CCV and/or replace it, 'bout time for that anyway.

M3 rep mirrors en route, if anyone knows how to wire Non-Memory mirrors to a car WITH Memory seats, would appreciate some info.
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Old 04-04-2013, 05:19 AM   #27
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Old 04-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #28
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let me get your stock mirrors!

good progress too man.
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Old 04-06-2013, 02:51 PM   #29
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And that's what happens when you don't take care of your car
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:24 PM   #30
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well apparantly, he is taking care of it
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Old 04-17-2013, 11:57 PM   #31
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I'll keep your advice in mind about dipping the wheels in warmer weather when I do my wheels. Car looks great!

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Old 04-18-2013, 12:04 AM   #32
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I've got the new mirror switch with the folding button option but when I hook it up to the only connector it connects to, nothing happens. Would appreciate any insight if someone has done this before.
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Old 04-18-2013, 07:56 PM   #33
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So when are you getting quad exhaust and side grills?
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Old 04-18-2013, 10:16 PM   #34
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Can't find a supplier that sells the M3 rear replica for a sedan. Also need to lay the ground work to fit the proper pipes setup which requires losing the spare wheel well. Why would I get side grilles?
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:19 AM   #35
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Can't find a supplier that sells the M3 rear replica for a sedan. Also need to lay the ground work to fit the proper pipes setup which requires losing the spare wheel well. Why would I get side grilles?
I was just kidding. Just looks like your turning your 323 into an M3.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #36
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Hey man where did you get your bumper at i need the same one haha and did you paint it or a professional?
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #37
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Hey man where did you get your bumper at i need the same one haha and did you paint it or a professional?
I got the bumper off eBay $190 shipped with fog lights. Took it to a local shop to get it done professionally. It shipped from California so you might get it in a few days instead of 2 weeks.

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Also put on 20mm spacers on the fronts because of the wheel offset rubbing on the coil springs.

Next on the list, interior makeover and maybe dual exhaust setup?
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Old 05-07-2013, 10:11 PM   #38
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The spacers worked great?


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Old 05-07-2013, 10:14 PM   #39
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Yea man, the rims were rubbing on both sides but were much worse on the passenger. Spacers fixed that problem but now I get some rub on the fender so I gotta roll those too

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Old 05-07-2013, 11:14 PM   #40
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I gotta say props to you man! I love your car, we are almost twins haha. Now I need to drop my car, the stance of your car is on point. I really want to know how hard it was to wrap your panels in black suede and how was the carbon fiber trim wrap? Now I'm thinking that since I'll be putting some alcantara pieces inside my car, I need to do my door panels. Btw you should check out my college thread, you'll love it
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