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Old 05-05-2013, 10:31 PM   #81
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Update (5/4/2013) Paint Correction/Detail


I finally had some time this weekend to get to detailing my car and use the new Griot's 6" DA Polisher I bought. Let me say that this was the most time and effort I put into cleaning a car but the results are great! I still see some imperfections but I didn't use the most aggressive pad and polish since this is the first time I am doing a paint correction, next time I will step it up a notch.
I couldn't really get any good 50/50 shots since the lighting situation in my garage but let me tell you there was a difference.

Shout out to Phil and Detailers Domain for supplying some of my products. :hattip:


Exterior

Wheels cleaned and clayed
Tires cleaned and dressed
Exhaust tips polished
Engine bay cleaned and dressed
Exterior trim dressed
Washed
Clayed (windows and wheels also)
Washed again
Dried
Polished
Waxed

Interior

Vacuumed
Trim cleaned
Leather cleaned and conditioned
Interior windows cleaned

Products used

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Off brand bug and tar remover
Meguiar's Gold Class Car Wash Shampoo & Conditioner
Meguiar's Quik Detailer Spray
Meguiar's Clay Bar
Meguiar's Mirror Glaze 205 Ultra Finishing Polish
Meguiar's Ulitmate Liquid Wax
Meguiar's Ulitmate Quik Wax
Meguiar's Quik Interior Detailer
Gliptone Leather Cleaner and Conditioner
Mothers Back To Black
Zaino Perfect Tire Gloss
Rain X Glass Cleaner


Tools used

Griot's Garage 6" DA Polisher
Craftsman 5hp 12 gallon shop vac (vacuuming and blow drying)
Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel
Grit Guard
Craftsman roller seat
Various brushes
3M and Frog Painters Tape
Meguiar's microfiber towels
Lake County foam pads


Before








During.. all prepped up





Craftsman Roller Seat and Shop Vac.. made life much easier



Uber Super Drying towel... also a must



After
















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Old 05-07-2013, 09:40 PM   #82
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Update (5/7/2013) Detailing continued

I did the exterior trim (Gills/Grills) and engine bay with Mothers Back to Black today. Took all about 15 minutes.

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Old 05-18-2013, 02:42 PM   #83
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Update (5/18/2013) Valve adjustment

Had member Dafoe (Dave) come by this morning for my valve adjustment. I had 18 out of 24 valves out of spec... I was a little surprised. They were slightly out of spec but still.. Dave said he believes this is the first time my car has had it's valves adjusted.



Now to the bad news... not happy at all. Broken hub! :thumbsdown:
It could have been much worse I know but still not very happy right now. We believe the broken tab is still lodged in there.. see pics. I already started buying some parts,

OEM hub from member Coinage (Matt) thanks man hope this one doesn't break.
Beisan Systems S54 Vanos Oil Pump Disk
Beisan Systems S54 Vanos Sealing Plate Repair Kit
Vanos Gasket

Hope Dave can get this squared away for me next week. I think he is going to start a more detail thread on this..

Broken hub





Broken Tab

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Old 05-21-2013, 11:50 PM   #84
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Interesting build thread. Keep up the good work.
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:44 AM   #85
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Interesting build thread. Keep up the good work.
Thank you Sir!
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Old 05-22-2013, 12:46 AM   #86
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Update (5/20/2013) Vanos Repair Parts

Almost all parts for the fix have came in.. Just waiting on my Dr. Vanos updated cam bolts.

Valve Cover Gasket - Tisher and Vanos Gasket - BMW of Fairfax



Vanos Sealing Plate Repair Kit - Beisan Systems





Oil Pump Disk - Beisan Systems





Hub - OEM

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Old 05-22-2013, 02:38 AM   #87
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Z thx for welcoming me to check out ur ride and share the sad news abt ur broken tab. I wish u and Dave the best of luck in repairing the damage, really seems to be in the best hands. I have family visiting this weekend but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your developments so I can get Dave to come check out my stuff. I'm picking up all my parts from tischer tmrw.

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:55 AM   #88
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how much is Dave charging you to do the hub replacement, and how much for the valve adjustment?

That really sucks but thank god you found it now as opposed to later. Good luck with all the work over there
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Z thx for welcoming me to check out ur ride and share the sad news abt ur broken tab. I wish u and Dave the best of luck in repairing the damage, really seems to be in the best hands. I have family visiting this weekend but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for your developments so I can get Dave to come check out my stuff. I'm picking up all my parts from tischer tmrw.

Cheers!


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how much is Dave charging you to do the hub replacement, and how much for the valve adjustment?

That really sucks but thank god you found it now as opposed to later. Good luck with all the work over there
Thanks, Dave charges $250 for a valve adjustment and we haven't come to a price on the hub yet. We left my car open so some of the work has been done already. I am tempted to start myself since I have received all the parts and Beisan Systmens has very detailed write ups on their site. But it might be just a good idea to be patient and just assist him over the weekend.

I will provide updates.
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Update (5/25/2013) Broken Exhaust Hub Fixed

I had Dave come back today to finish up my broken hub. Parts that were changed:

OEM Exhuast Hub
Beisan Systems S54 Vanos Oil Pump Disk
Beisan Systems S54 Vanos Sealing Plate Repair Kit
Dr. Vanos Cam Bolts
Valve Cover Gasket
Vanos Gasket

That broken tab was stuck in there pretty good, still can't believe how my engine didn't blow... Really lucky.

Damaged OEM Oil Pump Disk



Broken Hub.. tab is in the bottom left next to the chain



Broken Tab Closer View



New Cam Bolts Going In



I stopped taking pics of the fix after that. Dave has a detailed thread that he will update on the fix later. Link:

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=444494



But I did do a mini photo shoot..





Dave's car is Believe it or not the car is quieter and pulls harder.

Link to the photo shoot thread:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...4#post15454864
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:39 PM   #91
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Great news Z. Good to hear! Will let u know abt the tires although it'll be a while thanks to the exhaust hub. Lol


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Old 05-27-2013, 09:25 PM   #92
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Great news Z. Good to hear! Will let u know abt the tires although it'll be a while thanks to the exhaust hub. Lol


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Detail looks great, did the back to black leave any residue? I know a lot of those types of trim refresh products leave a nasty residue or fade in a couple days. Also glad your motor didn't go boom! That's sooooo close lol.
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Detail looks great, did the back to black leave any residue? I know a lot of those types of trim refresh products leave a nasty residue or fade in a couple days. Also glad your motor didn't go boom! That's sooooo close lol.
Thanks, I probably won't be using back to black again.. I noticed my engine bay dusty a lot faster than usually and it wasn't as easy to wipe off as before. I will most likely buy a better quality product from a detailing site.
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Update (6/16/2013) T-Shirt Time!

Technically this is my first father's day. The wife surprised me and bought me a few T's. She knows I love detailing and the M.



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Thanks, I probably won't be using back to black again.. I noticed my engine bay dusty a lot faster than usually and it wasn't as easy to wipe off as before. I will most likely buy a better quality product from a detailing site.
check out 303 aerospace protectant
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Update (7/25/2013) Recaro Baby Seat

Finally got a Recaro, baby seat that is. However I think this will go in the daily driver or wife's car... not sure if I am ready to put it in the M.

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Recaro baby seat + M = ballin ass baby lol. DO IT!!!! You have to at least once and get pics of it in there haha. There is a local evo dude who leaves his recaro baby seat in his car while he is smashing low 10's down the quarter lol Funniest **** ever!
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Love following your detailed progress!
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Recaro baby seat + M = ballin ass baby lol. DO IT!!!! You have to at least once and get pics of it in there haha. There is a local evo dude who leaves his recaro baby seat in his car while he is smashing low 10's down the quarter lol Funniest **** ever!
I do plan on putting it in there when my boy is a little older and I can take him to Cars & Coffee and shows with me. Just waiting for him to be born.. could be any day/week now

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