What have you done to your car today?

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Post by Dune19670 » Tue Sep 22, 2020 4:46 pm

New oil & filter
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Post by Z4C_er » Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm

Gave the poor girl a wash today. After being stuck in the garage for the last 6 months whilst I completed audio and wrapping projects she deserved a bit of love.
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Then I fitted some graphics to the sill, using wrap and knifeless tape. Thoughts?
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Post by john-e89 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:59 am

Z4C_er wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm Gave the poor girl a wash today. After being stuck in the garage for the last 6 months whilst I completed audio and wrapping projects she deserved a bit of love.
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Then I fitted some graphics to the sill, using wrap and knifeless tape. Thoughts?
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Those 326’s really suit that E86.....liking the subtle black strip too. Top job sir. :thumbsup:
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Post by bg1 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:43 am

Z4C_er wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm Gave the poor girl a wash today. After being stuck in the garage for the last 6 months whilst I completed audio and wrapping projects she deserved a bit of love.
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Then I fitted some graphics to the sill, using wrap and knifeless tape. Thoughts?
sill 1.jpg
Want it!!!

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Post by Z4C_er » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:04 am

bg1 wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:43 am
Z4C_er wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm Gave the poor girl a wash today. After being stuck in the garage for the last 6 months whilst I completed audio and wrapping projects she deserved a bit of love.
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Then I fitted some graphics to the sill, using wrap and knifeless tape. Thoughts?
sill 1.jpg
Want it!!!
Thanks! :thumbsup:
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Post by mark_101 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:07 am

Looks fantastic - I really do like the shape of the E86s!
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Post by Jamie-innes » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:16 pm

Fitted some LeatherZ door armrests, still undecided on the centre armrest as it covers up my aftermarket handbrake gaiter :?

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Post by Mr_Ke1th » Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm

Painted callipers..,..
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:40 am

Mr_Ke1th wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm Painted callipers..,..
Lovely. Been going to do this for a long old time.
Was interested to see in a video yesterday that if you replace the slide bushings with brass sleeves, then you don't need the outer (silver) clips anymore. My car's going to Ross next week for a brake fluid flush, so I might tackle this project after that.
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Post by mgrlane » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:23 am

Mr_Ke1th wrote: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm Painted callipers..,..
Nice,

I painted my rear's red last weekend (replacing and painting front callipers, pads and discs this weekend).

I went for painting the clip red too.
Z4C_er wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:40 am
Lovely. Been going to do this for a long old time.
Was interested to see in a video yesterday that if you replace the slide bushings with brass sleeves, then you don't need the outer (silver) clips anymore. My car's going to Ross next week for a brake fluid flush, so I might tackle this project after that.
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Sounds interesting- could you show me a pic of the part- I think the breaks would look loads better without the clip.

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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:36 am

mgrlane wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:23 am Sounds interesting- could you show me a pic of the part- I think the breaks would look loads better without the clip.
OK, on this page it included a how-to video that I watched and in the video he states you don't need the clips anymore.
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Post by mgrlane » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:56 am

Z4C_er wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:36 am
OK, on this page it included a how-to video that I watched and in the video he states you don't need the clips anymore.
https://www.bimmerworld.com/BimmerWorld ... ipers.html
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I like them but I don't think they are for me. I would want the holes that the clips fit into filled in and painted off (if that makes sense).

Here is one of mine in rosso corsa- bit bright right now :o but I am sure it will calm down when it gets a coat of dust on it. :D
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:11 am

mgrlane wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:56 am I like them but I don't think they are for me. I would want the holes that the clips fit into filled in and painted off (if that makes sense).
You could probably get rubber caps to block off the holes. I'll have a look.
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Post by BTZ461 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:11 am

Z4C_er wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm Gave the poor girl a wash today. After being stuck in the garage for the last 6 months whilst I completed audio and wrapping projects she deserved a bit of love.
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Then I fitted some graphics to the sill, using wrap and knifeless tape. Thoughts?
sill 1.jpg
In our mind the length could be longer to the rear, as this area often suffers from stone peppering. Phoenix is a hard colour to photograph, seeing this colour in the flesh it is quite exciting 8)

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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:38 am

BTZ461 wrote: Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:11 am
Z4C_er wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:06 pm Gave the poor girl a wash today. After being stuck in the garage for the last 6 months whilst I completed audio and wrapping projects she deserved a bit of love.
wash.jpg
Then I fitted some graphics to the sill, using wrap and knifeless tape. Thoughts?
sill 1.jpg
In our mind the length could be longer to the rear, as this area often suffers from stone peppering. Phoenix is a hard colour to photograph, seeing this colour in the flesh it is quite exciting 8)
Thanks for the feedback! Yes, I had already fitted protective film just behind the graphic, so there is only a small gap of exposed paint now.
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