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Old 08-12-2011, 08:24 PM   #4021
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washed my car today and all.. as i was passin thru an interesection green-yellow light with a bit of speed this fvcker comes into my lane w/out looking. I swered into the the other lane and missed her/him by few inches. If i didnt swerve bam accident ..f*cking trucks!!

here's a lil illustration.. some lols

so i guess i almost lost my e46 today!
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:56 PM   #4022
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i had my pillars reupholstered, replaced control arm bushings, repainted my bumper, and got touch up paint for some small scratches and nicks on my door. if only i can find a set of CSL wheels =[ any one know where to buy some replica's cheap?
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:00 PM   #4023
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Brake ducting for HPDE's, clean up the brake parts - grease pins, bleed brakes (ATE Super Blue)- unfortunately not enough time to look at doing the CDV delete or to even see if I have the needed male\female parts or need a new bored out CDV. Oh - well - another day.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:17 PM   #4024
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Gonna do pre cat o2sensors tomorrow.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:21 PM   #4025
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I replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter and did the chris brown DIY. Car idles a whole lot smoother but have to wait till tomorrow to take it out for a drive. I'll take some day time pics of the headlights tomorrow and post them.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:23 PM   #4026
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I replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter and did the chris brown DIY. Car idles a whole lot smoother but have to wait till tomorrow to take it out for a drive. I'll take some day time pics of the headlights tomorrow and post them.
Looks a lot better. Is it pretty easy to take the head light covers off?
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:32 PM   #4027
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Looks a lot better. Is it pretty easy to take the head light covers off?
Thanks man, I can't wait till I can see them during the day. The headlights are super easy to take apart. It took longer waiting for the paint to dry then it did for me to take the lights out and take them apart.
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Old 08-12-2011, 09:43 PM   #4028
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Replaced control arm bushings, fixed bumper, new tires, full wash and detail. Waxing over the weekend.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:15 PM   #4029
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I replaced the spark plugs, fuel filter and did the chris brown DIY. Car idles a whole lot smoother but have to wait till tomorrow to take it out for a drive. I'll take some day time pics of the headlights tomorrow and post them.
Really??? You blacked out your Highbeam bowls...with flat paint? You do realize that you won't be able to see sh1t at night, right?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:17 PM   #4030
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Really??? You blacked out your Highbeam bowls...with flat paint? You do realize that you won't be able to see sh1t at night, right?
What paint should of he used then sense I'm thinking about doing this too looks real clean


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Old 08-12-2011, 10:25 PM   #4031
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Stained glass spray if you have Halogens...

If you have Bi-Xenons then you can paint it whatever the heck you want.
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:37 PM   #4032
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Stained glass spray if you have Halogens...

If you have Bi-Xenons then you can paint it whatever the heck you want.
Will it still look good??



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Old 08-12-2011, 11:08 PM   #4033
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Will it still look good??


Krylon Stained Glass Spray Paint...Yellow. There is no Black.
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Old 08-12-2011, 11:25 PM   #4034
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Gave her a bath.

Peeled off the fake shadowline to better show off ze Hoffmiester kink.

Ordered up a new passenger side mirror to replace mine that fell off all by itself. Oh, not all by itself, it had help from the PO and the body of the mirror was held together with friggin' black silicone!

And I'm getting to the point I need to update my sig. Of course now that she's clean and looking great, the wife will be taking her for all day tomorrow.
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Old 08-13-2011, 12:12 AM   #4035
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Krylon Stained Glass Spray Paint...Yellow. There is no Black.
That looks kinda r!ce. I'm not to big on yellow lights. But u like it so that's what counts.


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Old 08-13-2011, 02:39 AM   #4036
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Old 08-13-2011, 05:40 AM   #4037
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Washed the ZHP and checked torque on my lug bolts
Working on "deleting" the painted on pinstripes...a much cleaner look imho







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Old 08-13-2011, 05:52 AM   #4038
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Charlie,

The finish on Imola is amazing!

But, you're so close to that aircraft carrier, couldn't you just offer them $5 and have them lift your car on the deck for the greatest fanatic photo of all time?

How'd you remove the painted pinstripe? Besides 'very carefully'? Some paint deglosser? Straight xylene or something? Or is this a secret?

Anyway, beautiful cleaning work! (Did you remove the dust from the inside of the trunk hinges, though? That's one of my favorite spots!)
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:34 AM   #4039
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Fixed my regulator for the last time. i actually bought the new clips. Put them in and laid the zipties to rest. I have to do the fabric on my 2 front pillars next week. then a week after that. im getting a shark injector, i hope it fixes the lag and makes the car feel more perky. I dunno?
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The finish on Imola is amazing!
Thanks Doug

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But, you're so close to that aircraft carrier, couldn't you just offer them $5 and have them lift your car on the deck for the greatest fanatic photo of all time?
They told me that they would do it for free just to get an epic pic...

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How'd you remove the painted pinstripe? Besides 'very carefully'? Some paint deglosser? Straight xylene or something? Or is this a secret?

Anyway, beautiful cleaning work! (Did you remove the dust from the inside of the trunk hinges, though? That's one of my favorite spots!)
I used Meguiar's Professional Ultra-Cut Compound #105 to get the painted on pinstripe out. Took lots of patience and time but in the end it looks good As for removing dust...I keep something there just for keepsakes from our meeting...
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