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      04-11-2010, 08:04 PM   #1
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Talking Imola Red Z4M Coupe Cleaned and polished

I was reminded today how much I hate any type of manual labor. I was really getting upset at the way my car was starting to look a little dull, so I decided to take Sunday to fix that.

I gave it my best, and it didn't turn out as good as I had hoped, but I think the pictures look pretty good. I think I'm going to have it professionally detailed the next time around. I worked on it for about 4 hours or so. I'm sure that doesn't seem like a whole lot to some of you, but for me this was a monumental task.
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      04-11-2010, 08:13 PM   #2
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Looks damn good to me. Hey my uncle lives in the villages and has a Z4MR. You should look him up. He isn't on forums or anything but is a cool guy.
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      04-11-2010, 08:14 PM   #3
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Three more.
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      04-11-2010, 08:41 PM   #4
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      04-11-2010, 08:49 PM   #5
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Three more.
Did you have your mufflers off?
There hanging down.
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      04-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #6
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      04-11-2010, 09:06 PM   #7
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Love looking at other Imola Reds

Your exhausts need to be adjusted up a lot.
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      04-11-2010, 09:08 PM   #8
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Hmm. Now that you mention it, I see that. I'll take a look at it tomorrow morning.
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Do you leave your car outside in the sun a lot? It could just be the camera or the lighting, but the red looks a bit faded to me compared to others with the same color.
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BTW, what % tints are you running on the windows?
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The car is out in the sun at work, so the answer would be yes to that. But, I've had it next to others and it looks the same. I think it's just the brightness outside and taking the pictures with auto-everything on the camera.
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BTW, what % tints are you running on the windows?
When I had it done, I told the guy to do it the darkest legal in Florida. The job was done poorly though - dirt underneath causing little holes when I put the windows down. I was pissed, but I got over it, and will have it redone soon.
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From the FL regs:

the material has a total solar reflectance of visible light of not more than 25 percent as measured on the nonfilm side and a light transmittance of at least 28 percent in the visible light range.

Looks like 28% is the limit there. 32% here in GA for front windows....

Here is a list for all states: http://www.tintdude.com/laws.html
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The car is out in the sun at work, so the answer would be yes to that. But, I've had it next to others and it looks the same. I think it's just the brightness outside and taking the pictures with auto-everything on the camera.
Yep. Looks like it was a bit cloudy too. White balance and few other setting are just a bit off. No big deal, and way better than issues w/the paint!
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