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      10-05-2012, 05:40 AM   #155
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Perfect timing too as the photoshoot is going to be on October 13th, the evening before.



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Rear reflector trim for the diffuser just came in:

Hey, I was wondering why you went with the diffuser painted to match your car's color while it seems like everyone else went the other direction and got theirs to match the diffuser. I think I like your approach better. Do you have a pic of it installed? Thanks!
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      10-05-2012, 01:51 PM   #156
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Those are actually the color of the diffuser. I thought about the other way but decided matching them to the diffuser would be best.
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      10-05-2012, 02:54 PM   #157
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Oh really? It looks estoril blue in the pic lol!
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      10-05-2012, 04:07 PM   #158
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No problem
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Mod update:

The car was tinted over the weekend with V-kool tint. My goal was to get the benefits of tint without the look of it. I also like how V-Kool reflects instead of absorbs (ceramics). I had the whole car done including the windshield and moon roof. I really love it so far, the car is much cooler inside and the clean look I'm after has been achieved.

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      10-09-2012, 05:13 PM   #160
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Teaser pic showing the front fitment of the wheels. Also newish in this pic is the no holes license plate holder from Jurrian @ **********s.

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looks amazing so far!
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      10-12-2012, 12:58 PM   #162
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Thanks! Photo shoot is tomorrow. Hopefully everything goes well.
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      10-15-2012, 09:51 PM   #163
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any updates on the photoshoot?
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      10-16-2012, 12:39 PM   #164
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any updates on the photoshoot?
Photoshoot was a success and Morr has the pics right now.

Here is a teaser the photographer sent me. All I did with it is save it to my photobucket, cropped the people out of the sides, and hit autofix, whatever that does.

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just read up on your link to V-Kool, how are you liking it so far? I think this is perfect, that way i can do my front windshield without worrying about darkness or cops
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just read up on your link to V-Kool, how are you liking it so far? I think this is perfect, that way i can do my front windshield without worrying about darkness or cops
This is my 3rd car with the tint, I love it. Did everything including the moonroof. The car is so much cooler now. I normally close the moonroof when it gets sunny due to the heat but now I don't have to. The tint is on the car in the above pic. The benefits of tint without the look of it was what I was going for.
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This is an awesome STEP BY STEP of how to upgrade an F30 with class and tasteful modifications. Car looks incredible..Wow....
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Car looks amazing man! We need more pics!
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Gorgeous looking car you've got there - looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
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Those wheels look awesome on your car! I'm actually thinking about getting a set for me too except in a glossy black finish instead
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This is an awesome STEP BY STEP of how to upgrade an F30 with class and tasteful modifications. Car looks incredible..Wow....
Thanks! That was the goal, to keep it clean and classy. Too many people these days over mod these cars to the point that they no longer look timeless. They start to look cheap and tacky imo. To each their own I suppose...

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Car looks amazing man! We need more pics!
Thanks, we need more pics of your M's.

I'm sure Morr will be posting the shoot soon.

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Gorgeous looking car you've got there - looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
Glad you like it, I'm almost done with her, just a few more mods to go...

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Those wheels look awesome on your car! I'm actually thinking about getting a set for me too except in a glossy black finish instead
Thank you, these wheels are amazing. You won't regret it.
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Update:

I wanted to touch base on the detail that took place for the shoot. My friend Shea, who owns Shea's Luxury Detail here in Hawaii, did the detail. I consider him the best on the island so if any of you locals are considering a detail I highly recommend him.

The goal was to do a wet sand to get rid of the orange peel. So the paint was measured to see how much could be sanded and what was found was surprising but not unexpected.

The paint was thin, like 80 microns thin in some areas. For example behind the front wheel on the lower fender. The thickest it measured was only a 110, which was the center of the hood and roof. It seems the paint got thinner as it went down the car, which is interesting to see. He was able to recreate how the robot sprayed the car lol.

For comparison, he measured a Camry that was on property and that read from 150-200. My e46 M3 had paint around the 130-160 range so it appears BMW is going thinner and thinner with their paint for cost savings I would assume. I wonder how much they save by going this thin and how thick are their high end models....

Anyways a wet sand was out of the question. So the plan than became to even out the paint as much as possible. A bit of a bummer but there was nothing we could do. The end result was still fantastic with the finish giving off a much more even shine. He even found a clear run off spot and was able to correct that as well. For finishing he used two coats of Wolf Chemicals' Hard Body Paint Seal and one coat of Dodo Juices' Bouncers 22. He also applied these to the wheels since they are clear coated. Here are two pics right before we left to the shoot. The pics are unedited taken from a phone. The paint was mesmerizing to say the least...



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      10-19-2012, 02:25 PM   #175
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80 microns?!?! EEEEEEEEP....

Either way, your car looks FREAKING PHENOMENAL!!!

I might as well give up trying to post pics of my car. It doesn't even compare to yours
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looks great, cant wait to clay and way my new baby when i get her
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