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Old 06-09-2012, 01:49 PM   #41
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:11 PM   #42
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I see what you mean by the orange peel. It does look a little different but then again orange peel is really common and bad on black BMW's. OP find a shop that does color sanding and buffing. It's expensive and takes time but it makes a difference.
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All BMW's have orange peel. Especially the e9x models. When my dad got his e93 M3 he had it color sanded because the orange peel was disgusting. It's the same on my girlfriends 335 and my old 328 had it pretty bad too.
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All cars have orange peel in some shape or form. Well with the exception of exotics. From the shop I got my car color sanded at they claim that BMW's have the worst.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:38 PM   #45
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All cars have orange peel in some shape or form. Well with the exception of exotics. From the shop I got my car color sanded at they claim that BMW's have the worst.
Real smart considering Ferrari's are known to have the worst paintjobs of any production car out there. And I am sure the shop that you paid to correct your car's paint told you that... how much did you pay them again?

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All BMW's have orange peel. Especially the e9x models. When my dad got his e93 M3 he had it color sanded because the orange peel was disgusting. It's the same on my girlfriends 335 and my old 328 had it pretty bad too.
Neither of my BMW's have that type of uneven orange peel, anywhere.

OP - we love your car, we just want to make sure it hasn't been in an accident. That is all.
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Old 06-13-2012, 02:06 AM   #46
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Brand new cars have some gnarly orange peel. I think it's from the solvents they have to use recently in europe to be environmentally friendly. I had body work done to my car before and there wasnt much orange peel on the re-paint. It all depends.
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:24 AM   #47
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OK so I finally received the coil overs from D2 and got into the shop to get them installed. I'm lower than I was but im still not happy with it yet. Im going to wait about a week for them to settle in and see where im at from there. Hopefully go a little lower and then get an alignment. I can post pictures right now if you guys want or I can wait until the stance is perfect for me. Its up to you guys! please let me know...

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:51 AM   #49
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Here are some quick pictures, I am going lower I just wanted to see how the ride quality was going to be before I went lower. I don't want to be slammed just LOW.
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I tried the key thing and it almost was able to stand up on its own! My goal height is for it to stand on its own.

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:53 AM   #50
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Please let me know what you guys think! Ohh and I ordered this trunk lip from ebay and it arrived. If any of you vert owners are looking for a lip spoiler, PM me and ill send you the link. Its 18$ and they paint it!! and the fitment is really good as well.


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Ever heard of orange peel??? nice car otherwise
ALL BMW paint is like this dude... My girl's E92 has orange peel all over it. That's just how it is mainly on BLACK cars

I'll try to post a picture up here of mine when i get off work at 2:30, and I bet it has the same finish as his m3
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Old 06-15-2012, 12:06 PM   #52
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Keep us updated on how those d2's perform. I heard mixed reviews but I want to hear from another vert owner. Car looks great man.
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Keep us updated on how those d2's perform. I heard mixed reviews but I want to hear from another vert owner. Car looks great man.
Will do bro. So far so good the ride quality and steering is amazing! and thanks I appreciate the complement.
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Well I think I'm going to order that trunk spoiler now. Can't wait too see you car lower.
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car looks slammed bro, the rear spoiler is sick though
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Well I think I'm going to order that trunk spoiler now. Can't wait too see you car lower.
Do it!! it looks great on the car.
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BH? what are you doing here? and thanks you should come see it in person!
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All BMW's have orange peel. Especially the e9x models. When my dad got his e93 M3 he had it color sanded because the orange peel was disgusting. It's the same on my girlfriends 335 and my old 328 had it pretty bad too.
This.. i remeber talking to an old head that used to do body work back in the day and he was so adamant he'd never buy a BMW no matter how nie they are because they have so much orange peel, saying he saw it on brand spanking new cars at the dealer.

The whole thing came up when he saw mine and asked me if its been re-sprayed. Then when i said no and asked why, he explained it to me.

So i dunno why people are trippin. Some BMWs have it bad, some not so much
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