So... stuck in isolation... what are your Z4 plans?!

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Post by MKZ4000 » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:48 pm

They should definitely suspend the need for a Mot

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Post by LordOxygen » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:00 pm

Despite passing its MOT last week, I'm tempted to connect it up to the CTEK and SORN it again from the 1st of April. :(
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Post by Mr Tidy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:03 pm

None sadly, other than maybe some more thorough cleaning than usual.

I'm just glad I took it for a drive late Sunday afternoon!

Looks like Ross won't be doing my Inspection 2 for a while either. :(
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Post by bearded_ed » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:12 pm

I think I am gonna try and do the oil change I've been meaning to do for a little while!
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Post by AnilS » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:15 pm

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Post by Phoenixboy » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:16 pm

Managed a good run out Sunday and a little run out Monday.
Not much chance of a run out now, although I have a 50 mile round trip to do shortly to fetch shopping for my elderly parents, so at least the car gets a run out.
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Post by Silverzedtom » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:28 pm

I’m hoping to treat the roof, clay, polish and wax ready to put the cover on for a while. I’ve got some trim I’ve been meaning to alcantara too. It’s a welcome break to be honest being between jobs and we’ve just had to put our wedding on hold :cry: strange times

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Post by skelters » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 am

IRD wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Thanks for the information. I rang them to confirm that they were still trading. The guy was really helpful. The upshot is my polisher and kit will be in my hands tomorrow. I just need to get hold of a panel to practise on now without stepping outside the Government guidelines. :thumbsup:
It's a DA so very little will go wrong.

Start of slowly on the boot lid and take your time.

There's plenty of videos on YouTube.
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Post by kis » Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:10 am

andystone wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:22 pm
If money and time allows I’d like to replace rear bearings, plus any rusty items , bushes etc whilst I’m there. Unlikely though as I’m a community nurse!72A11C12-9E70-4FC2-8ACE-0BBD9BAAE6D1.jpegB3911D91-A541-4D30-A2D6-F6CFC527436C.jpeg
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Post by idej_z4 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:12 pm

As I had already detailed the Zed and done all my little fixes in preparation for this years driving just before isolation kicked in :headbang: I'm looking to find other jobs I can do.

One of my headlights has a rather large scratch on it and thinking about having a go at sanding it out. Has anyone attempted this previously and do you have any tips for a total novice?

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Post by IRD » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm

skelters wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 am
IRD wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Thanks for the information. I rang them to confirm that they were still trading. The guy was really helpful. The upshot is my polisher and kit will be in my hands tomorrow. I just need to get hold of a panel to practise on now without stepping outside the Government guidelines. :thumbsup:
It's a DA so very little will go wrong.

Start of slowly on the boot lid and take your time.

There's plenty of videos on YouTube.
Thank you for the advice. I will be very careful. The polisher plus kit arrived this afternoon with DPD as promised. I am going to watch the videos and am going to see if I can get a BMW panel delivered from a breaker at a reasonable price. How much does it cost for a decent respray? :roll:

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Post by mjennings23 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:56 pm

IRD wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 4:22 pm
skelters wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 am
IRD wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Thanks for the information. I rang them to confirm that they were still trading. The guy was really helpful. The upshot is my polisher and kit will be in my hands tomorrow. I just need to get hold of a panel to practise on now without stepping outside the Government guidelines. :thumbsup:
It's a DA so very little will go wrong.

Start of slowly on the boot lid and take your time.

There's plenty of videos on YouTube.
Thank you for the advice. I will be very careful. The polisher plus kit arrived this afternoon with DPD as promised. I am going to watch the videos and am going to see if I can get a BMW panel delivered from a breaker at a reasonable price. How much does it cost for a decent respray? :roll:
Unless you're a total klutz and hold a DA in one spot with heavy pressure for minutes, you wont do any damage to BMW paint with it. They're honestly very user friendly, just start with a large flat panel like the boot lid and you'll soon see how much time and pressure works.

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Post by skelters » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:34 pm

It's the different potions for scratch removal, polishing and sealing and the different pads required for the different jobs.

Be prepared to spend some cash!
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Post by Jl-c » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:20 pm

Good news on the MOT's , 6 months leeway now. :thumbsup:
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Post by Striven » Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:25 pm

Going shopping for food is essential , they never said you needed to go to the closest store 🤣🤣
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