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      05-05-2020, 03:58 PM   #23
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The old paint on the door is really starting to match up well with the other fresh paint after an initial cut
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      05-06-2020, 09:10 PM   #24
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The new style BMW centre caps I bought for the EC7's weren't flowing right with me. I felt as if they were too modern for the car. As much as I like the look without center caps I wanted to find a solution. So I sourced some period specific center caps and cleaned them up before ceramic coating them.


The paint correction is now finished. Crazy how the car has changed after 3 days of wet sanding and cutting. Topped of with Ceramic Pro and its looking wet. I drove the car into my storage garage to let the ceramic coat cure for a few days because we are expecting light snow in Toronto this weekend (yes in May). I have some other odds and ends I am going to install over the coming days and then time for a proper photoshoot.

Some teaser pictures in the meantime.

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      05-07-2020, 11:48 AM   #25
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Couple more odds and ends starting to come in. The seals on my old front turn signals went bad long ago and the turn signals began to retain water. So I figured it would be a good time to replace with some new OEM goodies. I also ordered to some stealth bulbs for the front and the back to get rid of the annoying "egg yolk" effect the orange bulbs have inside the lights. I also got some new euro clear side markers to get rid of the old grungy ones.

Will be installing once my ceramic coat cures in a few more days.

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Great work on your car mate.

I have a question about the subframe powerflex bushings. After installing them, how do you describe the comfort? I have powerflex bushings (yellow), installed by the previous owner, and CSL dampers. I have a jarring feeling when going over speed bumps, which I don't know if it's due to the bushings or dampers. It's not pliant at all, but I'm trying to figure out what's the cause behind this.

Especially since I'm installing coilovers, in search for some comfort
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Great work on your car mate.

I have a question about the subframe powerflex bushings. After installing them, how do you describe the comfort? I have powerflex bushings (yellow), installed by the previous owner, and CSL dampers. I have a jarring feeling when going over speed bumps, which I don't know if it's due to the bushings or dampers. It's not pliant at all, but I'm trying to figure out what's the cause behind this.

Especially since I'm installing coilovers, in search for some comfort
Hey man, the Powerflex yellow are way softer than the Powerflex blacks I installed. Subframe bushings should have very little effect on what you are experiencing. The PO could have replaced other bushings in the driveline that could be causing it.
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Looking amazing, always nice to see older cars getting refreshed.
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Some photos from today:


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Love it! Looks so fresh. Thinking to repaint my front bumper too and rear fender sides for the rock chips. Are you keeping the black grills? I found the oem stainless ones looking better and higher quality
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Love it! Looks so fresh. Thinking to repaint my front bumper too and rear fender sides for the rock chips. Are you keeping the black grills? I found the oem stainless ones looking better and higher quality
Do it! Thanks.

I just ordered OEM side grills going to see how I like them before touching the front!
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This thread is pure gold.
What a beast!!!
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Love it! Looks so fresh. Thinking to repaint my front bumper too and rear fender sides for the rock chips. Are you keeping the black grills? I found the oem stainless ones looking better and higher quality
Do it! Thanks.

I just ordered OEM side grills going to see how I like them before touching the front!
I did the metal with black inserts for the front grills to be similar to the old school e30 m3
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      05-22-2020, 01:40 AM   #34
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Mate, this is seriously awesome.

Love the small details. Keep the posts coming, definitely will be following the build process.

Exactly how I would like to do mine. Currently deciding E46/E86 Z4 M... hmm choices choices.....
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