What did you do to your E9 today?

Discussion in 'E9 General Discussion' started by adawil2002, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. zinz

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    Thanks, everyone.
    We pulled the plastic stretch wrap off yesterday. It’s a good motivator to see that shiny paint and chrome.

    ...one piece at a time
     
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    Rolled front and rear fender lips.

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    Put it up for sale
     
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    Installed my car cover from NASA. It’s a bit intense. Fitment is “okay”. Made by cover king.

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    Finished my headliner and A & C pillars. 20190202_135400.jpg 20190202_130258.jpg 20190202_090543.jpg
     
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    Hmmmm. Based on that pic, “okay” seem generous.
    Is that one of those that is supposedly custom made?
     
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    Ceramic coated
     

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    It will fit better but I didn’t open the garage door and fit the front properly. With that said I’m sure the result will still be “okay” and not “good”.

    Edit: Nope - that is about as good as it gets
     
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    Just for due diligence... it's not on backwards by any chance, right? It almost looks like it is.
     
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    Sadly no. It has a big tag that says “front”, and a logo
    on the hood.
     
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    Not Front Toward Enemy?
     
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    Lookin' good, Ed!
     
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    The paintwork or the brightwork? What benefit does the ceramic coating give? Certainly a nice finish.
     
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    I have used Opti-Coat ceramic coatings on two of my BMWs the 2007 X3 and the 1988 M5. The coating is a two part cross link polymer clear coat, it does add more sheen and eliminates the need to wax or polish brightwork. The company has specific cleaning products to maintain the water and dirt shedding properties.

    https://opticoat.com
     
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    Hi Rek, as it was said, it gives the paint a deep shine, and prevents small scratches. First time I do this, we will see how it holds.
     
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    What technique did you use for the rolling? Baseball bat, the 'fender roller' such as sold by Eastwood, etc.??
    Thanks,

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    Welded up some holes and refinished the engine bay. Getting all new firewall insulation and ready for the s38 install
     

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    Finally got to breathe some fresh air again, now it's time for pre-season service and overall inspection.

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    Gary -- I used one of the Eastwood fender rollers to do mine. I can bring it to Sharkfest if you want to use it.
     
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    Beautiful! The stance is perfect.
     
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