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Old 12-12-2013, 03:55 PM   #341
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:02 PM   #342
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You were in Baltimore the other day? Should've stopped by man! Only extra 45 mins from there, could've seen the M
Jon, I don't drive either BMWs during the winter. Not worth it to me to take chances on weather changes during this time period. The Baltimore trip was only a one day thing where I had to go to Johns Hopkins University for a meeting there. Not enough time to catch up with friends unfortunately....
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Old 12-12-2013, 09:53 PM   #343
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Car looks great. But what is up with the color match on the front lip?
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:04 PM   #344
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Car looks great. But what is up with the color match on the front lip?
Yeah, I know. The shop who painted this didn't have their A-game when they painted my front bumper. I will have to get the bumper re-done due to chipping so when that time comes, I will have it moulded onto the bumper and repainted in the "proper" Imola color. Thanks for pointing that out...
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:22 PM   #345
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Jon, I don't drive either BMWs during the winter. Not worth it to me to take chances on weather changes during this time period. The Baltimore trip was only a one day thing where I had to go to Johns Hopkins University for a meeting there. Not enough time to catch up with friends unfortunately....
Wait.... What? You just got new snows for the zee aitch pee!

Driving in the snow in my 330 is what I wait for and fiend for all year long!


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Wait.... What? You just got new snows for the zee aitch pee!

Driving in the snow in my 330 is what I wait for and fiend for all year long!


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What I mean Mike is that I don't take either BMW on long road trips to DC and back during winter months. It's not worth risking them in traffic accidents that far away from home. Too many idiots driving to take that risk. I put in way too much TLC to risk my babies like that.....

Don't get me wrong....I can't wait to drive my ZHP in the snow this year....in fact, I'm looking forward to it!


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Old 12-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #347
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What I mean Mike is that I don't take either BMW on long road trips to DC and back during winter months. It's not worth risking them in traffic accidents that far away from home. Too many idiots driving to take that risk. I put in way too much TLC to risk my babies like that.....

Don't get me wrong....I can't wait to drive my ZHP in the snow this year....in fact, I'm looking forward to it!


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Ahhhhhh and I wouldn't either if I were you, did you see that recent vid from Wisconsin with the 100 car pileup??


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Old 12-14-2013, 10:16 AM   #348
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Yeah, that was crazy! Too many people driving way too fast for the conditions....today when I am driving in the snow and enjoying it, I will be much more cautious and drive appropriately. Looking forward to the drive
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Charlie stop pouring all your money into that ///M and show the ZHP some ESS love!! Hope all is well buddy
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Thanks Jon! ESS love will happen to both my BMWs after my daughter graduates from college.....the ZHP being first since it's completely set up for it now...
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Very nice, love the F10 M5 shift knob
Alex, the F10 M5 shift knob resides in the ///M and what I have here is a modded shift knob by deadlysyns from M3Forum.net. He did the mods to my new ZHP shift knob to make it lit.
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How do you properly clean your alcantara?
I just got an imola zhp with alcantara and would like to know.
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How do you properly clean your alcantara?
I just got an imola zhp with alcantara and would like to know.
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This is taken from the Coby Wheel web site. Mike works with alcantara and has a very good writeup on how to effectively clean alcantara.


CLEANING ALCANTARA FABRIC



Alcantara fabric will last years when minimal care is taken to keep clean. One of the most important things to keep fabric fresh and looking good is to drive with clean hands; I have had a Alcantara steering wheel in my car for over 3 years and have only cleaned it one time. But always keeping your hands clean every time you drive is not always that simple. I have been asked many times as to how to care for and clean Alcantara so listed is a simple How To on cleaning the fabric.

Items needed for cleaning: Mild dish soap, small fingernail brush, or a tooth brush, Microfiber cloth.


1. First if wheel is matted down in areas due to oils and dirt from hands you will need to remove this first before trying to clean fabric.

2. What you will need to do is take the fingernail brush and press it lightly into the heavily affected areas and work the brush in small circles, you want to do one small spot without really moving the brush this will raise the grain of the fabric and kick out a lot of dirt, then pick up brush move to new spot and work in all the heavy areas. What you don't want to do is press too hard or brush the fabric like brushing your hair etc.

3. Once heavy areas are clean take a bucket of warm water and a very Small amount of dish soap (you don't want it to be sudsy you barely want to use any soap in this process) wet the microfiber cloth and wring it out until it is just barely damp.

4. Take damp cloth and "drape" it over the top portion of wheel then grip the wheel/fabric lightly and give a gentle small twist. Continue process for the whole wheel(What you don't want is for the wheel to get "Wet" you just want it to be just barely damp when done) wait for wheel to dry then take the small brush and go around wheel pressing it into fabric making small circles again to "fluff up" the fabric. Total time on cleaning the wheel should be less than 20min and you should only need to do this process maybe once a year in normal driving conditions.

5. Enjoy the comfort of your clean Alcantara Steering Wheel.


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Why?
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