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Forum: The Detail Department 07-03-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By Ilovemycar
I've got my money's worth from my MetroVac mostly...

I've got my money's worth from my MetroVac mostly as a vacuum, but for cars, the garage, and in the home. You might unfortunately find that using it as a blower will only accelerate the hard water...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By Ilovemycar
I think the best advice for you would be to get...

I think the best advice for you would be to get the input and hopefully subsequent service (which means he doesn't believe it's from clearcoat failure, which it sort of sounds like) from a detailer...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 682
Posted By Ilovemycar
I haven't used it due to price, but some would...

I haven't used it due to price, but some would say the answer to that question is Krytox made by Dupont.

My best product is Finish Line Extreme Fluoro 100% DuPont Teflon Grease, $12. I think...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Ilovemycar
You're welcome, and thanks again. :)

You're welcome, and thanks again. :)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-29-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Ilovemycar
Thanks a lot, sptt! A very rough ballpark...

Thanks a lot, sptt!

A very rough ballpark figure is around $600, and yes that means I'm in the red and I knew that going in. But it will all pay off and then some by the next go around, I have...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Ilovemycar
Interesting thought, thanks for the input... ...

Interesting thought, thanks for the input...


It's only been on one short drive, and the only feedback I can really provide is what I said at the end of the first sentence of the OP, that...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-28-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 482
Posted By Ilovemycar
Walnuts done

It was delayed for much longer than anticipated but I finally did the job, and thankfully I had real help for the first time in forever from a friend who is an experienced wrench. It's only been...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-20-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 632
Posted By Ilovemycar
Hi. My opinion: skip the polisher for now....

Hi. My opinion: skip the polisher for now. Unless you are ready to polish, I say spend your money a bit differently as far as product choices.

No worries about what sealant goes with what wash....
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 818
Posted By Ilovemycar
I have Space Gray. It's a fantastic color, and...

I have Space Gray. It's a fantastic color, and as I've been taught here, the most color neutral of any BMW paint. While white is considered a boring color by many, I think it goes very nicely on...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-20-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,287
Posted By Ilovemycar
Yep, the fart cans ae on my short list. ...

Yep, the fart cans ae on my short list. Particularly the ones with tail pipes that are so large in diameter that I could shove a semi-inflated volleyball in them.

Fully murdered out cars bother...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By Ilovemycar
Get the M. The "M package" is just cosmetic. I...

Get the M. The "M package" is just cosmetic. I don't have iDrive and I don't miss it. I like the sleek look, and having less gadgets to go bad on my during long term ownership. But I suppose you...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-19-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,434
Posted By Ilovemycar
I've never heard of gray rice. So I don't think...

I've never heard of gray rice. So I don't think you have a ricer.

I like White Rice.

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg298/phillycivic0589/tool.jpg

And Brown Rice.
...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Ilovemycar
I've rinsed my truck before with no soap. Every...

I've rinsed my truck before with no soap. Every time I wash the BMW, I prerinse it. I still don't agree with you. I will not polish my car to clean it, because that is just crazy talk. :confused:...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 843
Posted By Ilovemycar
I don't buy the "no soap" idea. That said, some...

I don't buy the "no soap" idea. That said, some soaps are a lot superior to others, IMO. Griot's has the highest lubricity I've tried, with the seemingly most wax friendly chemistry. Optimum is my...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-11-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Ilovemycar
Oh, the 3M will work well on those little black...

Oh, the 3M will work well on those little black tar spots (as will other tar removing products). But be careful when around your wheels weights, as it's also good at removing the adhesives for them!...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-11-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By Ilovemycar
You may have some irreversible pitting (unless...

You may have some irreversible pitting (unless they can be sanded out, and then repainted). Anyway, your question is pretty relevant to wheels, as they are a real bear to clean thoroughly,...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 04-06-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,876
Posted By Ilovemycar
Two years, and no pitting! I would consider...

Two years, and no pitting! I would consider yourself a little lucky there. :thumbup:
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-06-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,247
Posted By Ilovemycar
I have something to aim for! :thumbup: ...

I have something to aim for! :thumbup:

Guys... I'd like your opinion... I am not concerned about mileage, but only time.

I don't even hit 7.5K in a year on the 335i. I do at least once...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-06-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By Ilovemycar
I have a stop in my E92, and I can say with...

I have a stop in my E92, and I can say with confidence you are going to like it. The biggest benefit for me was that I could put my seat slightly more upright (which was so nice), while still...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Ilovemycar
You're very welcome. FWIW, CTEK isn't just...

You're very welcome. FWIW, CTEK isn't just rebranded for BMW, but also Ferrari, Lamborghini, Maserati, Audi, etc. I like the CTEK because it's sealed (I am often around a lot of detailing products...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By Ilovemycar
I can think of nothing that is now under warranty...

I can think of nothing that is now under warranty for you, save possibly for the HPFP, and who knows maybe they would replace it in spite of having the tune, and of course that's assuming you've got...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-04-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 458
Posted By Ilovemycar
Yes, good product. It is a foam gun, not cannon,...

Yes, good product. It is a foam gun, not cannon, the latter of which requires a pressure washer, where I've read the most important spec is GPM. Personally, I would only get the latter if I wanted...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Ilovemycar
I decided to dig up an old post where the CTEK...

I decided to dig up an old post where the CTEK quick connector was installed on an E92. He didn't opt to snake it to the grille, but maybe it would be less of a hassle for you, or maybe the hassle...
Forum: X3 E83 (2004 - 2010) 04-04-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By Ilovemycar
There are solar chargers around, but I find it...

There are solar chargers around, but I find it doubtful that it will be enough.

However, she won't need to connect it everyday. Once a week should be more than enough, IMO. I think every other...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-04-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 431
Posted By Ilovemycar
Check out RealOEM for starters. I'd look up...

Check out RealOEM for starters. I'd look up Pelican Parts too, they have some nice pictorials and such there for a variety of things.

I plugged in January '06 for you, E90 325i, under lighting,...
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