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Old 02-12-2011, 11:45 PM   #21
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Not as long as you use materials appropriate for the application. Also, I'm attaching LavaMat to the underside of the valve cover (the only piece that really is close to heat). However, I've been running several wrapped CF parts in my car for 9months now and no change (almost 30,000 hot city miles). I wanted to be certain the materials I used would "hold up" and not yellow or separate.... ALL GOOD!!!

Time for an update. Urgent family matters took me away from wrapping for a few days. Expect updates to Mercedes set and finishing the RHD e46 coupe set as well in next couple of days. Just m3 updates for the moment:

Intake Manifold - Part 1; Intake Tubes:




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Part 2 of Intake Manifold tomorrow and finish 2 remaining pieces: Xenon cover and Secondary Air pump cover......
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Old 02-13-2011, 11:25 AM   #22
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an AA Supercharged e46 HPF M3!!
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Old 02-13-2011, 08:41 PM   #23
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Yes; an error! There are pieces purchased from HPF to complete the build, but it was tuned by AA. Sorry for confusion!
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:25 PM   #24
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Updated Pictures!















They're getting closer. A couple more coats of resin, wet sanding and they'll be ready for clear coat!!!!
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Very nice work on this piece. Must have been time consuming! You've come a long way from the interior trim pieces. Congrats!
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Old 02-22-2011, 09:30 AM   #26
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Thanks!! Still alot of work on this piece before it's done. I figure about 12 -14 hours labour total to complete!!!
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Old 03-05-2011, 01:02 PM   #27
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Time for an update.... Parts are ready for wet sanding.... The intake has already been sanded to 220 wet; next 400 and 800 and then clear coat...... Finally 100, 1500 and 2000 wet, buff and polish and they're ready to go!!





















After I finish this post, I'm picking up a new expansion tank and EGR/Oil separator assembly and associated hoses, heading over to my mechanic buddies garage and replacing those items. Expansion tank has small pin hole leaks (4 tiny pinholes spraying water) and have loi leaking from separator valve. Not bad, considering the car had 260,000km and those a re factory original parts being swapped out!! Going to be busy tonight I guess......
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badass! I can't wait to see all of this in the engine bay.
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Me too and next his front splitter which is on it's way Monday!

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Thanks again!!! Going to be finishing these up tomorrow night (clear coat).......
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The parts have been finished and shipped today!! Here are the finished parts pictures:

























On to the next project!!!
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Looks fantastic Bill. Your work is amazing. So glad to finally have someone local that can do this.
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Sick! looks like some quality work!
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Old 03-26-2011, 05:59 AM   #39
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Thanks guys!! Really apreciate the compliments.... New projects: '06 Z4 interior and race farings for Honda CBR600

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I will be starting threads for both once I get a little further along!
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