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      09-09-2013, 03:42 PM   #1
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Cool Updated with all the shots! What a difference a professional photog makes





Update: you can find all of the shots here, along with some great pics of a pair of NSX's the photographer was also shooting
http://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew...7635477189516/
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      09-09-2013, 04:18 PM   #2
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Looks great! Very OEM+, makes me miss those wheels :P
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Nice, That paint looks perfect...
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      09-09-2013, 07:34 PM   #4
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very nice. black is beautiful
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Why are you so far down in your seat? Are you under 5 feet tall? Just wondering.

Car looks clean!
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Why are you so far down in your seat? Are you under 5 feet tall? Just wondering.

Car looks clean!
Yeah endless, I'm very, very short.
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Nice, That paint looks perfect...
Thanks Abner, it's been wet sanded and cut a few times since I got it last year, it's taken quite a bit of work
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great pics! the kind you'll have to look back on for years and years
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Thanks Abner, it's been wet sanded and cut a few times since I got it last year, it's taken quite a bit of work
So is it the original paint?
Mine got fresh paint BSM but It doesn't look that perfect
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Yep original paint, BMW clear is not known for its thickness but it is really really hard so if you cut it right it shines like crazy.

No matter what, any paint job- factory or otherwise- is not going to look as great with a paint and buff as it will after a good wet-sanding and polish to level the clear... you might consider it, or if you've never done it consider taking it to a high end detail shop and let them get after it.
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Great looking shots!
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where did you get your particular black kidney grille's from?
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where did you get your particular black kidney grille's from?

Skyline - I just plastidipped my factory kidneys
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Beautiful car. The paint looks amazing
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Beautiful car. The paint looks amazing
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Yep original paint, BMW clear is not known for its thickness but it is really really hard so if you cut it right it shines like crazy.

No matter what, any paint job- factory or otherwise- is not going to look as great with a paint and buff as it will after a good wet-sanding and polish to level the clear... you might consider it, or if you've never done it consider taking it to a high end detail shop and let them get after it.
Think that it would help on Red - I would be scared to death they would take off the clear coat - all I have is swirl marks and the odd scratch but they do bother me
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Great photos, are those headlights oem? Or maybe polished, they look so clear.
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Think that it would help on Red - I would be scared to death they would take off the clear coat - all I have is swirl marks and the odd scratch but they do bother me
undoubtedly would help - if your anxious about the wet-sanding you could just use a good cutting compound and see how that suits your fancy?

it's really possible to screw up your paint though, that's my disclaimer...

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Great photos, are those headlights oem? Or maybe polished, they look so clear.
Yep factory, the paint had a hard life from the previous owner but I think it was garaged most of the time, they're almost flawless.
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