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The BMW E46 ///M3 is the M version E46 and puts out an amazing 333 HP and 262 lb-ft of torque at stock specs! There are an amazing amount of modifications for both the coupe and convertible models so read up and get started modifying your cars today!

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:30 PM   #201
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Don't care much for the color scheme personally, but I'll give you props for doing what appears to be a high quality job.
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:32 PM   #202
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Car looks amazing man! Just wanted to know where did you get your carbon fiber trim? Did you wrap them or did they come like that? Thanks
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:28 AM   #203
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Hi Original Poster, really like the job you done on the interior.

Question how long does that dye last on the leather? Would you expect it to last for maybe 4-5 years? Was thinking of doing this to mine!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:55 PM   #204
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wow...unbelievable. It looks really good. how well is it holding-up? great I hope!
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Old 01-24-2013, 09:14 AM   #205
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Sir ang galing nyo naman!
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So any other projects planned?
Exterior mods... Just purchased Vorsteiner pieces ( CSL Trunk, CSL Rear Diffuser, and CSL Front Bumper with 1 piece lip)

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It looks great, due in no small part to your excellent work. I'll be looking forward to your updates on the durability.

It's REALLY made me appreciate my Imola interior even more. Great job.
Thanks man! I will for sure post updates on the wear and tear come spring time if there will be any.

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Great attention to detail! Love this thread for looking to do mine shortly. Thanks for posting!
Thanks! Goodluck man!

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Car looks amazing man! Just wanted to know where did you get your carbon fiber trim? Did you wrap them or did they come like that? Thanks
Thank you! I wrapped it with 3M Dinoc about a year ago. holding up real good!

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Hi Original Poster, really like the job you done on the interior.

Question how long does that dye last on the leather? Would you expect it to last for maybe 4-5 years? Was thinking of doing this to mine!
I just spoke to Leatherique and with proper care, It would last for about 6 years. Cleaning it, they told me to use just their product pristine clean to wipe it down. They told me to apply wax that has a high carnuba content to protect it a year after I dyed it.

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wow...unbelievable. It looks really good. how well is it holding-up? great I hope!
It's been holding up pretty good. It has been 4 months now and still no wear or tear.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:28 AM   #206
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Brian, every time I see your car I'm inspired... One of the cleanest ///M's I have ever seen my friend!!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:16 AM   #207
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Old 02-13-2013, 06:15 PM   #208
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Very very well done. This thread just convinced me to restore my IR interior. Sending you a PM about the dye you used.
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:28 AM   #209
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Old 02-15-2013, 03:56 AM   #210
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I m speechless Boss. You know this makes me wonder, whats your PROFESSION in life??? I m an Accountant myself but the way you did this job tells me u are not an ordinary man, either you have some background on painting or art, just something. I m a big risk taker but this is BEYOND my capability, i thought of trying this and i immediately developed some goose bumps. ha ha. Cant wait to see what u do next
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:32 AM   #211
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Brian, every time I see your car I'm inspired... One of the cleanest ///M's I have ever seen my friend!!!
Thanks Charlie! See you this weekend! ARC 8's baby!!! Wohoo!!!

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Very very well done. This thread just convinced me to restore my IR interior. Sending you a PM about the dye you used.
Just pm'ed you now... Been sooopah busy!

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I m speechless Boss. You know this makes me wonder, whats your PROFESSION in life??? I m an Accountant myself but the way you did this job tells me u are not an ordinary man, either you have some background on painting or art, just something. I m a big risk taker but this is BEYOND my capability, i thought of trying this and i immediately developed some goose bumps. ha ha. Cant wait to see what u do next
I have my degree in Fine Arts which probably helped me tackle this project plus I am very picky with things and I want everything to be perfect. Thanks man!
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:37 AM   #212
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I will be taking photos of my interior this weekend to update you guys on the condition of my dyed interior. I am very pleased with it and up to now, no rubbing off, tear, scratch or anything but I will let you guys decide... Photos will explain it better! Stay tuned!
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:19 PM   #213
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Looks incredible! I sure hope it lasts!
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:44 AM   #214
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Look man, i know you are not in the busineess of interior upholtery, BUT is it possible to put a price tag on the job that u have just done??? If the price is reasonable i believe some BMW fanatics may consider giving you the job. Not that u want their money, helping them for the love of BMW. If we dont encourage such nice projects the E46 will face extinction i tell u.
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As for Brian's interior, I will be taking a personal look this Saturday and can say that I expect to see perfection. The last time I rode/drove Brian's car, his interior was perfect with no dye rubbing off onto my jeans. The time and work Brian has placed to this project was nothing short of amazing!

At one point I wanted to do the same exact thing but now I'm leaning on just completing my all black interior instead since I think I will be going a different direction with my ///M. (Recaro Sportster CS seats).
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Old 02-20-2013, 08:58 AM   #216
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One of THE best DIY projects I've seen. Amazing job.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:03 AM   #217
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Look man, i know you are not in the busineess of interior upholtery, BUT is it possible to put a price tag on the job that u have just done??? If the price is reasonable i believe some BMW fanatics may consider giving you the job. Not that u want their money, helping them for the love of BMW. If we dont encourage such nice projects the E46 will face extinction i tell u.
I would love to help fellow members out but with our first child on the way, I know that I will be very busy and pre-occupied with the new born. Maybe in the future...

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As for Brian's interior, I will be taking a personal look this Saturday and can say that I expect to see perfection. The last time I rode/drove Brian's car, his interior was perfect with no dye rubbing off onto my jeans. The time and work Brian has placed to this project was nothing short of amazing!

At one point I wanted to do the same exact thing but now I'm leaning on just completing my all black interior instead since I think I will be going a different direction with my ///M. (Recaro Sportster CS seats).
Thanks Charlie! Look at you! Baller status with the Recaro Sportster Seats planned!!!

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One of THE best DIY projects I've seen. Amazing job.
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:37 PM   #218
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Awesome DIY! Planning on doing exactly this to my TiAg/Gray ZHP sedan when this semester ends. Everything is still holding up well I hope?

Also, do you recommend the Leatherique Black dye over the DupliColor Spray for the door panels, dash ect..?

And I'm going to use this as a top coat for exra protection
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #219
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I'm actually exhausted just by reading this thread, I can't believe you pulled it off!
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:39 PM   #220
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I just went through this thread again as soon as I'm done with this semester of college im going to be doing this as well, hopefully i can do such a great job as you did. I will definitely do a thread on it, inspired by this one. :')
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