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Old 02-18-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
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Make my car back to factory/good looking? how? pics provided of current.

Hey, so I have no idea what happened to me recently, I wanted to make it all black matte/carbon, have super exhausts/windows tinted etc..
But today I sort of realized: I want just a nice standard E46.
Here it is currently:
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Some black - red stroke alloys.
Carbon wrapped hood, carbon wrapped mirrors.
But I want it to just be a good and shiny E46.
It kind of seems so spoiled and ruined.

Should I just peel off the wrap from hood and mirrors, and put some bmw alloys? if so - any recommendations of which ones? any other things that you think don't look good/default?
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #2
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style 44's look real nice. I would definitly dictch the wrap. I'm kinda partial to the OEM look.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:32 PM   #3
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:33 PM   #4
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Style 44s look nice. Style 68s look nice. Csl reps look clean and factory.
Does your car come stock with clear corners? If so maybe you could try out ambers. If it comes stock maybe try out clear ones.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #6
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Style 44s look nice. Style 68s look nice. Csl reps look clean and factory.
Does your car come stock with clear corners? If so maybe you could try out ambers. If it comes stock maybe try out clear ones.
Yeah mine stock is clear.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:35 PM   #7
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Yeah I am in Dublin, it would cost more than alloys themselves to ship
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #8
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Yeah mine stock is clear.
Then try out USA style ambers. Could give you a fresh OEM look.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:38 PM   #9
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Style 44s look nice. Style 68s look nice. Csl reps look clean and factory.
Does your car come stock with clear corners? If so maybe you could try out ambers. If it comes stock maybe try out clear ones.
I have 4 68's at home apparently.

Forgot to mention: I am fan of tiny tires. I mean thin nearly as big as rim itself, not sure what it's called. Basically see how my current ones are very wide and tire itself is nearly same size.
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you mean the sidewall or a little stretch?
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you mean the sidewall or a little stretch?
Well yeah thin side wall.
My current tyres are:
225/40 R18
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:47 PM   #12
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Style 68's and a good paint correction.
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Hood and mirrors back to silver. Get silver wheels.
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Old 02-18-2013, 06:52 PM   #14
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Hood and mirrors back to silver. Get silver wheels.
Car isn't silver. It's grey green.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:06 PM   #15
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Well then paint the hood and mirrors the body color.
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Thankfully I think they're just wrapped. But yes, return to stock color. Just makes it look like a beater.
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:26 PM   #17
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Yes they are just wrapped, as easy as peel sticker off.
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Car isn't silver. It's grey green.
Gray Green is the best color in all of e46's!
Looks amazing when freshly polished and waxed.
See my garage.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #19
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Gray Green is the best color in all of e46's!
Looks amazing when freshly polished and waxed.
See my garage.
Oh looks quite nice, so its really worth keeping and using style 68? I was just about to sell them for 45 euro only
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:40 PM   #20
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Just pull the carbon wrap off.
You can also save some money by getting those wheels repainted/refinished in silver.

That will return your car back to a factory look with subtle upgraded wheels but not too aftermarket looking.
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