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Post by jmotsch » Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:53 am

I was planning on having my 03 z4 machine polished but for the price i decided to buy my own orbital polisher and give shot my self. I bought the chemical guys buf 209x kit with the torqx polisher. I used meguires ultimate compound, polish, and liquid wax. I am pretty happy with the results. Most of the fine scratches came out but there are a few deeper scratches that can be seen in direct light. Might try to cut a little deeper next time. I also bought an ebay front splitter for for $150. Painted it with a rattle can and 2k clear coat. Any suggestions on better paint cutting is appreciated.
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Post by Buckz » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:06 am

I'll be honest. The pictures are terrible as far as showing off your work goes haha.
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Post by jmotsch » Mon Jul 31, 2017 2:27 am

Buckz wrote:
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I'll be honest. The pictures are terrible as far as showing off your work goes haha.
I suppose you are right. Just thought it looked cool. Not sure if this is any better but here it is.
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Post by patriot66 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:00 am

Looks great...nice job ! :thumbsup: Which splitter is that ? Have you got a link ?
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Post by jamie_z4 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:03 am

as above love that splitter!
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Post by Marlon » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:11 am

what's going on with the front plate - look like its floating off the car, optical illusion? Over photo-shopped?

EDIT - just notice on your other pics, you have it offset to the left (still looks strange on the pic)
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Post by jamie_z4 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:18 am

looks to be secured to the towing eye? Could be wrong
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Post by jmotsch » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:13 pm

Marlon wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 10:11 am
what's going on with the front plate - look like its floating off the car, optical illusion? Over photo-shopped?

EDIT - just notice on your other pics, you have it offset to the left (still looks strange on the pic)

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Yea from that angle it does look like its floating. It is secured to the tow hook.

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Post by jmotsch » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:17 pm

patriot66 wrote:
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Looks great...nice job ! :thumbsup: Which splitter is that ? Have you got a link ?
Here is a link to the splitter however they jacked up the price. Maybe because its their last one available?

http://m.ebay.com/itm/Fit-2002-2005-BMW ... Ciid%253A2

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Post by jamie_z4 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:28 pm

500 BUCKS - they trippin G
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Post by patriot66 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:02 pm

jamie_z4 wrote:
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500 BUCKS - they trippin G
Same shape splitter here for half that !http://www.mstyle.co.uk/bmw-z-series/z4 ... itter.html
I'm very tempted ! :D
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Post by jmotsch » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:23 am

patriot66 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 11:02 pm
jamie_z4 wrote:
Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:28 pm
500 BUCKS - they trippin G
Same shape splitter here for half that !http://www.mstyle.co.uk/bmw-z-series/z4 ... itter.html
I'm very tempted ! :D
I really like it. I had to do some slight trimming to have it fit properly. Best bang for the buck that i have found to alter the look.

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