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Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 12-21-2006, 09:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,193
Posted By BMW Detailer
Your owner's manual may have it in a separate...

Your owner's manual may have it in a separate radio insert. Mine did. I found the code, punched it in, and it came back on.
Forum: The Detail Department 10-01-2006, 07:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,438
Posted By BMW Detailer
I've used a Makita random-orbit dual polisher /...

I've used a Makita random-orbit dual polisher / sander in combination with an 8' Meguirs pad (a red one, more abrasive, and a yellow one, less) and had great results. It's great for the larger...
Forum: Automotive / Photography 09-15-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 792
Posted By BMW Detailer
Take a look at the Panasonic DMZ30 or DMZ20....

Take a look at the Panasonic DMZ30 or DMZ20. Can't say anything bad about it. The LUMIX lens is awesome.
Forum: The Detail Department 09-15-2006, 10:16 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 134,673
Posted By BMW Detailer
Yes, I've tried langka and was not overly...

Yes, I've tried langka and was not overly impressed. It was ok on one or two chips, but if you have many to fix it will take you forever. You have to wait a day or so to let the paint dry and then...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2006, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By BMW Detailer
E36....hmmm. Uh, yeah. I guess that would be a...

E36....hmmm. Uh, yeah. I guess that would be a better start. It's always just :stupid: been a 3-series to me.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-11-2006, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By BMW Detailer
I figured my mechanic- high end shop- would have...

I figured my mechanic- high end shop- would have used whatever was best. But then perhaps not. Maybe I'll try changing them again. It seems like they're going to last forever.
Forum: E36 (1991 - 1999) 07-11-2006, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By BMW Detailer
Question Squealing brakes, pads are NOT new

My brakes have squealed for about a year. Car has over 80K miles. The pads / rotors are in good condition but not new. It drives me out of my mind. I've read the posts here on this topic and...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 134,673
Posted By BMW Detailer
drcolorchip touch up paint

Try drcolorchip (http://drcolorchip.com/bmw-touchup-paint.html)for paint chip repair. They make a one color touch up kit. The website says you need your paint code, but I only gave them the color...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 04:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,013
Posted By BMW Detailer
Question How much did your Zaino supplies cost? Never...

How much did your Zaino supplies cost? Never used it but curious.
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 08:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 34,859
Posted By BMW Detailer
Good tip. Never heard of it. Any ideas on how...

Good tip. Never heard of it. Any ideas on how best to remove the yellowing in the back plastic window?
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,410
Posted By BMW Detailer
Thumbs up Have tried Drcolorchip touch up on two cars- jet...

Have tried Drcolorchip touch up on two cars- jet black, and topaz blue. It worked great on the road chips to the point where I couldn't see most of them at all unless I really looked. The black car...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By BMW Detailer
Have never used Zaino Bros but I hear it's good...

Have never used Zaino Bros but I hear it's good stuff. I use Meguirs Tech Wax. It's their newest wax. On black cars, it works wonders. Not sure how long it lasts, but I wouldn't assume beyond 2-3...
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 07:34 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 42,984
Posted By BMW Detailer
Good advice cattman- I do the same using a random...

Good advice cattman- I do the same using a random orbital and Meguir's Diamond Cut and/or their polish. If I use a circular pad to remove scratches, I use very low rpms with a foam pad- never wool....
Forum: The Detail Department 07-11-2006, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,079
Posted By BMW Detailer
Not Long Island, but somewhat nearby in NJ. He's...

Not Long Island, but somewhat nearby in NJ. He's the best by far of ANYONE doing chip repair- short of sanding and spraying anyway. Can get his name or company if you check back on this post. Not...
Forum: E30 (1982 - 1993) 07-11-2006, 06:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 570
Posted By BMW Detailer
'95 325ic Radio crackles

Anyone have issues with their stock radio? Mine crackles, pops, sometimes doesn't work. I can get it to come back on now and then by applying pressure on the volume knob. It's very random- usually...
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