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Old 06-05-2012, 09:14 PM   #21
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really like your lip what kind is it
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #22
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Good job so far bro, that front lip with the OEM bumper is my favorite setup. Can't wait to see it after the drop
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Old 06-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #23
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:49 AM   #24
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a lot of bmw's have orange peel there. its pretty common. doesnt necessarily mean its had paintwork
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:59 AM   #25
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I see what everyone is talking about regarding the orange peel, but I think it might just be the angle of the photo. I think the paint still reflects it's surroundings too well to be orange peel. Try taking a photo from the opposite angle, with the door closest and the fender furtherest away, while focusing on the same point and post that. Then we can see if it's orange peel or not, because I do so a very, very slight difference between the door and fender, but I have a feeling it's just the angle.
Alright ill try to get the picture tomorrow
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Old 06-06-2012, 02:01 AM   #26
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Looks good man, loving the diffuser. Can't wait to see it in person.
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Looks good, that lip is awesome!
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really like your lip what kind is it
Like I said im not sure, maybe somebody on here might know, sorry about that
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Good job so far bro, that front lip with the OEM bumper is my favorite setup. Can't wait to see it after the drop
Haha thanks I cant wait either lol
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Thanks, and ya I cant wait..
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:39 PM   #27
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the first mod you shoulda done was asked CarFax why there is paintwork all over your driver's side front fender. Ever heard of orange peel??? nice car otherwise
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I see what everyone is talking about regarding the orange peel, but I think it might just be the angle of the photo. I think the paint still reflects it's surroundings too well to be orange peel. Try taking a photo from the opposite angle, with the door closest and the fender furtherest away, while focusing on the same point and post that. Then we can see if it's orange peel or not, because I do so a very, very slight difference between the door and fender, but I have a feeling it's just the angle.
Ok you guys, I went out and took these pictures today, this is the drivers side fender, do you still think it has the orange peel thing?

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Ok you guys, I went out and took these pictures today, this is the drivers side fender, do you still think it has the orange peel thing?
Unfortunately I don't think I was clear enough in my initial instructions. You should snap a photo looking towards the front of the car from the same exact height, but about 2 feet further back towards the rear of the car, focusing on the same reflector.

What we are trying to do is compare the paint quality between the door and the fender, so we need to see both in the same photo, but this time from the opposite angle as the first photo, meaning the door is closer to you and the fender is further away, with the reflector in the center of the photo.
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Old 06-06-2012, 04:51 PM   #33
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Unfortunately I don't think I was clear enough in my initial instructions. You should snap a photo looking towards the front of the car from the same exact height, but about 2 feet further back towards the rear of the car, focusing on the same reflector.

What we are trying to do is compare the paint quality between the door and the fender, so we need to see both in the same photo, but this time from the opposite angle as the first photo, meaning the door is closer to you and the fender is further away, with the reflector in the center of the photo.
exactly. It's a reflection we are looking for. You can also use our fingers and run them along the inside of the gap between the fender and the door. You may be able to feel a paint line from the painters' tape if this is the case.

And to the guy who asked "who cares if it's had paint work, blah blah" . . . I do. And I do because it could mean there was structural damage to the vehicle. Doubtful, but you gotta be careful with these types of things
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This also looks unusual. left side.
Yup, I see it in this photo as well. Again, it could just be the angle. This photo has a similar angle as the initial orange peel suspect photo of the fender and door.

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exactly. It's a reflection we are looking for. You can also use our fingers and run them along the inside of the gap between the fender and the door. You may be able to feel a paint line from the painters' tape if this is the case.

And to the guy who asked "who cares if it's had paint work, blah blah" . . . I do. And I do because it could mean there was structural damage to the vehicle. Doubtful, but you gotta be careful with these types of things
Yup, you nailed it. We are looking for the reflection.

And again, structural damage is exactly what comes to mind when I see orange peel, and thus it is always worth investigation.
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This also looks unusual. left side.
Not gonna lie, I noticed that too.

But other than that, nice ride. I'd suggest getting Silvervision bulbs to get rid of the egg yolk effect.
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Unfortunately I don't think I was clear enough in my initial instructions. You should snap a photo looking towards the front of the car from the same exact height, but about 2 feet further back towards the rear of the car, focusing on the same reflector.

What we are trying to do is compare the paint quality between the door and the fender, so we need to see both in the same photo, but this time from the opposite angle as the first photo, meaning the door is closer to you and the fender is further away, with the reflector in the center of the photo.
Fvck it just PM me your address and ill bring the car to you lol
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Not gonna lie, I noticed that too.

But other than that, nice ride. I'd suggest getting Silvervision bulbs to get rid of the egg yolk effect.
I was just looking at that today, haha ill look into the bulbs thanks
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