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Forum: The Detail Department 07-24-2016, 07:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By dmatre
Get a tube of Optimum Gloss-Coat and do it...

Get a tube of Optimum Gloss-Coat and do it yourself. I've got 5 years on the application to my wheels, and it's still an easy cleanup. (Still need to clean, rather than just spray, but results are...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 07-20-2016, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By dmatre
Not exactly correct. N52 is affected also. ...

Not exactly correct. N52 is affected also.

When having recall done on my car, they found two bolts completely backed out and had to retrieve them - causing an extra day in the shop.
Forum: The Detail Department 06-14-2016, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 569
Posted By dmatre
Check out Griots Garage. Great car wash, and no...

Check out Griots Garage. Great car wash, and no (or VERY minimal) fragrance.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 06-11-2016, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 307
Posted By dmatre
The instructions aren't really clear. To...

The instructions aren't really clear.

To reset, you have to push the stalk button, then push again to confirm.

Give it a shot, hopefully that's your issue.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-22-2016, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By dmatre
You're not the first to do that... The...

You're not the first to do that...

The crossed connection was in the jumper cables rather than in the electrical systems of either car.

If you had the cables connected for any period of time,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-21-2016, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 700
Posted By dmatre
I am not going to tell you what you should do,...

I am not going to tell you what you should do, but I would pull the nail, plug it, and not think about it again.

People can argue pro and con until both are dead, but you have to make the decision...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-16-2016, 04:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By dmatre
Technically, tint is illegal in CA; however about...

Technically, tint is illegal in CA; however about 30% of the cars stuck in the commute with me each morning/night are tinted.

Mine was tinted when I left the east coast. I was going to run the...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 05-05-2016, 04:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By dmatre
If you get only 8 options then you're doing it...

If you get only 8 options then you're doing it wrong. There are 100's (1000's) of wheels available for E9X.

You can go with 17, 18, 19 inch wheels, square or staggered, polished/painted/chromed,...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-30-2016, 06:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 614
Posted By dmatre
No need to remove the springs to replace the rear...

No need to remove the springs to replace the rear shocks.

OP: If you're going to keep the car for a long time, consider Cal' recommendation.

If you're just trying to get it to end of lease,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 04-06-2016, 07:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By dmatre
We shipped our Volvo from Charlotte (NC) to LA. ...

We shipped our Volvo from Charlotte (NC) to LA. We arranged it through our mover. Everything worked out perfectly for us.

They did a complete walk around at pickup. All loose items had to be...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-01-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By dmatre
I have different "levels" of clay. The BMW or...

I have different "levels" of clay. The BMW or the Wife's Benz gets fresh clay every time. I then save this 'lightly used" clay, and will reuse it for our silver Volvo or silver Murano (won't show...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-01-2016, 11:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By dmatre
Optimum No Rinse

You could use your detailing spray when drying - if you are likely to wipe during drying. Just spray on the wet car, then dry as normal. If you're religious about blotting, then no need for a...
Forum: The Detail Department 04-01-2016, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By dmatre
No problem with your products - everything you've...

No problem with your products - everything you've got is quality stuff.

I believe that the issue likely is dragging/wiping when drying. Using a drying aid as a lubricant may also help (it's easy,...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-31-2016, 06:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By dmatre
Avoiding marring is equal parts technique and...

Avoiding marring is equal parts technique and product. You don't provide a lot of info, but tips are:
- use a quality car wash specifically designed for the purpose. Lubricity is more important...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-31-2016, 05:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By dmatre
Go to the dealer - that's an M-Sport wheel.

Go to the dealer - that's an M-Sport wheel.
Forum: The Detail Department 03-30-2016, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,629
Posted By dmatre
You can try chanting and burning incense, but in...

You can try chanting and burning incense, but in actuality, that's all there is. (What a letdown, huh?)
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-30-2016, 04:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By dmatre
I think you're right on target - EXCEPT for...

I think you're right on target - EXCEPT for ignoring depreciation. People who ignore depreciation typically end up with car payments every month for the rest of their life.

What I look for does...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-29-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,567
Posted By dmatre
Doggonit man, don't go confusing the situation...

Doggonit man, don't go confusing the situation with facts.
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-28-2016, 02:53 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By dmatre
And also plenty still driving their 100k BMW and...

And also plenty still driving their 100k BMW and enjoying both the car and the lack of payments.

I don't understand your math, because your scenario only works if you trade an old car needing...
Forum: Site Feedback / Questions / Suggestions 03-27-2016, 05:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 343
Posted By dmatre
Why does this app foul up edits of posts made using iPhone?

I've had multiple times where I edit one of my posts (correct spelling or clarify a point), and after hitting 'Save', the forum deletes one or more paragraphs from the original post.

I can't be...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-27-2016, 04:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By dmatre
I don't get why anyone would put 5000 into a car worth 9000

I recently put $3k into our 2000 Volvo with a retail value of around $1750. We've had the car for 7 years, and it's been bulletproof and reliable until it hit problems with a bad coil. We had all 6...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 03-27-2016, 11:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,614
Posted By dmatre
I think that there's far more to the calculations...

I think that there's far more to the calculations than simply book value of car and cost of repair.

And why would a person be worrying about someone else's decisions anyway?
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-27-2016, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By dmatre
Zaino is excellent stuff, no doubt about it. ...

Zaino is excellent stuff, no doubt about it. However, there are several other brands that have surpassed then in the last years for both appearance and ease-of-use.

Check out Optimum, Menzerna,...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 03-26-2016, 04:47 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 4,119
Posted By dmatre
M-badged?

M-badged?
Forum: The Detail Department 03-22-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 868
Posted By dmatre
I disagree completely. Dawn is ok if you want a...

I disagree completely. Dawn is ok if you want a highly alkaline wash to strip wax. For claying, you want a soap with a lot of lubricity. Try Griots, Duragloss, Optimun, or other proper car wash. ...
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