E46 BMW Social Directory E46 FAQ 3-Series Discussion Forums BMW Photo Gallery BMW 3-Series Technical Information E46 Fanatics - The Ultimate BMW Resource BMW Vendors General E46 Forum The Tire Rack's Tire Wheel Forum Forced Induction Forum The Off-Topic The E46 BMW Showroom For Sale, For Trade or Wanting to Buy

Welcome to the E46Fanatics forums. E46Fanatics is the premiere website for BMW 3 series owners around the world with interactive forums, a geographical enthusiast directory, photo galleries, and technical information for BMW enthusiasts.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.

Go Back   E46Fanatics > E46 BMW > ///M3 Forum

///M3 Forum
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!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-20-2008, 11:07 AM   #41
RudeBoiM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 579
My Ride: E46 BMW M3
so what kinda spray paint is that?
RudeBoiM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 11:08 AM   #42
shockin330i
Registered User
 
shockin330i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tx (RGV)/ College Station
Posts: 18,377
My Ride: '13 AW F10 535i
Send a message via AIM to shockin330i
duplicolor
__________________
ERnie
2001 330i Steel Blue e46 "Vanessa" [retired]
2011 335i AW e90 "Zoey" [retired]
2013 535i AW F10 "Lola" [retired]
2013 5.0 "alessandra" [retired]
2014 5.0 "jessica" [retired]
2011 135i JB E82 "Latoya"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nay330Ci View Post
:drool:
i'd cosign loans for that ho
Quote:
Originally Posted by DylloS View Post
Thanks dude. I knew she was a keeper when she blew me during a game of cod. I didn't do too well that game
shockin330i is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 02:27 PM   #43
NorbiM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Kelowna
Posts: 94
My Ride: m3
I will try doing mine burgundy exactly calipsorot since i still have some paint left but its still cold.
NorbiM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 02:50 PM   #44
stocky46
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: VA
Posts: 135
My Ride: 00' 328i
I used Rust-Oleum Specialty High Heat spray paint that made for painting grills and such. I used this because the brake components get hot and this paint resists heat at up to 1200F. Calipers still look great after 2 yrs. I went with the silver which matches my M68's and gives the wheels a much cleaner look.
stocky46 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 03:33 PM   #45
grzes12n
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: NYC/PA
Posts: 1,309
My Ride: SRT8
It will chip off. You need high heat paint, I painted mine silver looks clean
grzes12n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 05:14 PM   #46
FutureMD32
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 1,079
My Ride: 2004 M3
get a BBK?
__________________
2008 CLK63 Black
2006 CLS55 AMG
2004 BMW M3
1998 Nissan S14 240sx, powered by RB26
1990 Nissan S13 240sx, 630 whp SR20DET
1995 Subaru Legacy, EJ20R, 410 whp
Soon to have 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0
FutureMD32 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 08:23 PM   #47
RudeBoiM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 579
My Ride: E46 BMW M3
just as an FYI, i stopped at autozone today... they have a duplicolor 'caliper' spray paint that holds upto 500' temps, then they have this duplicolor 'high heat' spray paint that can hold upto 1200' temps. it's recommended on engines and exhausts. i was thinkin with going with the caliper one as its made for 'calipers' (no duh), but was just wondering if someone ever tried the high heat one on calipers?

my calipers are not on the car yet, can i wash and sand them? they are used and have dust on them.
RudeBoiM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-20-2008, 08:29 PM   #48
deafboy
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Blaine, WA
Posts: 26,609
My Ride: 2000 323Ci
+1 for duplicolors brake caliper spray.

did mine silver and absolutely love it. best $7 mod ever. ha. Plus they are really easy to clean now.
__________________
-Cole aka bigtall*****

Quote:
Originally Posted by Owtlaw333 View Post
You'll always be pretty in my eyes, Cole :luv:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chrissspyy View Post
i was like passed out while she's shoving the entire bar in my mouth. :rofl: :rofl:
deafboy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 08:41 PM   #49
RudeBoiM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 579
My Ride: E46 BMW M3
Finally got everything installed!

Hey guys!

I finally managed to get all the new stuff on friday and spent all saturday getting everything installed!

First I applied brake fluid and used a hard brush to scrape everything out of the new calipers and carriers. Then sprayed it again with some brake fluid and left it to dry over the air on the calipers. After that, I painted the calipers and carriers red using the DupliColor Spray Paint (did multiple rounds), and painted the connecting pin silver.

I also installed new PowerSlot rotors, Axxis Ultimate Pads and SS Brake Lines. It was alot of work but I'm happy with the result! The H&R springs were installed last week and even got new General tires ( 245 fronts, 275 rears! )

I did an oil change, brake flush and bed-in process after everything was installed....... car is running like new now! enjoy the pics and let me know what you think... peace!





































RudeBoiM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 08:45 PM   #50
RudeBoiM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 579
My Ride: E46 BMW M3
a few more....









RudeBoiM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 09:02 PM   #51
///A
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: new yawwwk
Posts: 6,429
My Ride: e92 335is JB4
nice job!
///A is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2008, 10:26 PM   #52
RudeBoiM3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: OH
Posts: 579
My Ride: E46 BMW M3
thx! it's nice to paint the carriers... it gives the whole brake a bigger look
RudeBoiM3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 02:56 PM   #53
shark328
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 31
My Ride: 02 M3 carbone
looks good! good job!
__________________
A NEW CHAPTER BEGINS...............
carBONE e46 M3

FOR SALE:SC'd Dinan hellrot 95 M3/ plus: 3.5" MAF/ 42 lb injectors /MOMO seat/ momo wheel & adapter /MORE :devil:
CHECK MY FLASH of car FS:
http://www.shark3.com/REDRUM3.html
shark328 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2008, 03:27 PM   #54
Jeffxxx
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Bremerton, Washington
Posts: 1,033
My Ride: 02 SLOW lsb m3
Looks great. Should of masked off the ///M or something!
__________________
Featured in the August 2009 issue of Performance BMW.

nwbmwclub.com
Jeffxxx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:07 PM   #55
DStein
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 60
My Ride: 2005 325xi (E46)
Grave digging. So I changed my pads and rotors today for the first time. All went well. I decided to flush the brake fluid while I was in there. Lots of helpful information available for a n00b. I do have a question though.

I have high temperature spray paint for the calipers. How should I go about applying. Obviously you can't get spray on the rotors. But you also can't remove the caliper completely because the brake lines will bleed and empty the reservoir... Do you remove and plug the line somehow? I'm confused. Please help!
DStein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:13 PM   #56
Big Rick
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: 12 acres on the river
Posts: 1,541
My Ride: 325Xi
Remove them, plug the lines, clean the calipers and spray paint... Paint them silver or black.... Reinstall and bleed the brakes. Don't be ghey and paint them red or yellow.
__________________
NWS and Advertising Removed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by choxor View Post
You don't outgrow stupid.
Big Rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #57
03jetblackm3
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Oxnard
Posts: 12
My Ride: E46 M3


Mask off everything and start spraying. Good luck
03jetblackm3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:16 PM   #58
DStein
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 60
My Ride: 2005 325xi (E46)
What's a good plug? Golf tee?
DStein is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:44 PM   #59
Big Rick
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: 12 acres on the river
Posts: 1,541
My Ride: 325Xi
Quote:
Originally Posted by DStein View Post
What's a good plug? Golf tee?
I keep an assortment of rubber type plugs for stuff like this. Any auto parts store will have a variety pack of rubber covers and plugs you can use for less than $5...

Just don't paint them red like the guy above....

And take them off your car.
__________________
NWS and Advertising Removed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by choxor View Post
You don't outgrow stupid.

Last edited by Big Rick; 10-12-2013 at 10:45 PM.
Big Rick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 11:10 PM   #60
DStein
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Texas
Posts: 60
My Ride: 2005 325xi (E46)
I won't. I may paint them blue, however. Flame suit on. I agree that black and silver are the most factory looking, but hey my car.
DStein is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Censor is ON





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
(c) 1999 - 2011 performanceIX Inc - privacy policy - terms of use