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Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-28-2012, 08:54 AM
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Posted By mjames
Sold

Sold
Forum: Cars - Private Party 12-24-2012, 12:57 PM
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Views: 1,036
Posted By mjames
FS: Super clean E46 M3 carbon black/cinnamon

I am selling my 2004 M3, 104k miles, carbon black on cinnamon interior. SMG transmission. I've put a lot into maintaining and caring for this car, but it is time to move on.

Has been meticulously...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 07-22-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,834
Posted By mjames
I am going, let me know if any updates.

I am going, let me know if any updates.
Forum: Bimmerfest East 2011 08-05-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,189
Posted By mjames
Starting my 500-mile journey in an hour...

Starting my 500-mile journey in an hour...
Forum: Car Navigation, Audio & Electronics sponsored by BimmerTech 08-23-2007, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,665
Posted By mjames
I didn't do it, the dealer did. Further, I know...

I didn't do it, the dealer did. Further, I know longer have that car. I told the dealer I want the antenna inside the car by the rear window on the ledge. They can thread the wires through there to...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-23-2007, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 789
Posted By mjames
Lived in Vienna/Fairfax, VA. Thank god I moved....

Lived in Vienna/Fairfax, VA. Thank god I moved. They are like traffic nazis there. Don't even allow radar detectors.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-23-2007, 08:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,852
Posted By mjames
Those are perfectly acceptable reasons. Power to...

Those are perfectly acceptable reasons. Power to you.

No one needs an M car, especially as a daily driver. It's above and beyond what you need to get from A to B. But that ostentatious nature of M...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-22-2007, 09:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,928
Posted By mjames
Care to elaborate? All I'm saying is going from...

Care to elaborate? All I'm saying is going from any non-M to M is similar in that the M versions are wild beasts. The non-Ms, as great as they are, are more "civilized." As long as you hold the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-21-2007, 09:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,928
Posted By mjames
On a lesser but similar level, I have to agree....

On a lesser but similar level, I have to agree. Going from a regular 3-Series to an M3 was a huge step. It feels and sounds like a completely different car. I would imagine the 6-Series to M6 jump is...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-21-2007, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By mjames
I remember thinking how silly we must have looked...

I remember thinking how silly we must have looked to "normal" people; a bunch of Bimmerheads cleaning their cars for hours on end in the parking lot of a hotel. I thought I was crazy until Gerry...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-21-2007, 08:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,923
Posted By mjames
Charlotte is another major city nearby: also 3.5...

Charlotte is another major city nearby: also 3.5 hours from TOD.

I will be there for my third trip with the Dragon Slayers, barring any schedule conflicts (90% chance of coming, I will know by...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-15-2007, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 408
Posted By mjames
How to clean polishes off sunroof trim?

I should have covered it in tape, but I used my Porter Cable around my sunroof and now the felt-like material around the sunroof has a white-ish color to it from the polishes. Anyone have any tips on...
Forum: Southeast Regional - AR, AL, GA, FL, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, and TN 06-12-2007, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,440
Posted By mjames
Hey, check out www.carolinaeuros.com as it's a...

Hey, check out www.carolinaeuros.com as it's a Charlotte-centric Euro club where you can get more info. Two shops to try are GMP Performance and Touring Car in Matthews.
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-12-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,084
Posted By mjames
I would only put a clearbra on a new car;...

I would only put a clearbra on a new car; otherwise you are covering up existing blimishes.

Just bring some quarters and stop at those DIY car washes. Use the high-pressure water to spray off the...
Forum: E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013) 06-12-2007, 10:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 981
Posted By mjames
Very nice, I bet it looks sick lowered. Make...

Very nice, I bet it looks sick lowered. Make plans to come to the Dragon in October!
Forum: The Detail Department 05-30-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mjames
Thanks for the input, Jeff. There's so many...

Thanks for the input, Jeff. There's so many options out there, I'd like to try them all at some point, but as of now I am moving from Zaino to Menzerna.

I have made my decision and ordered...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-30-2007, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mjames
The last part I'm stuck on is deciding which...

The last part I'm stuck on is deciding which polishes to use. I have all the Zaino ones and was hoping to use them with the PC, but that doesn't seem to be popular. I am considering something like...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-29-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mjames
Yep, I think I am going with the Edge pads for...

Yep, I think I am going with the Edge pads for the PC 7424. Probably just the orange light-cutting, blue finishing, and white polishing.
Forum: The Detail Department 05-29-2007, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By mjames
Newbie needs advice with Porter Cable polishing...

Help me out here, I have no experience or expertise with anything but manual detailing. What do I need to get started using PC and Zaino?

I think the PC 7424...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-29-2007, 01:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,089
Posted By mjames
I understand, and thanks for the help. Regarding...

I understand, and thanks for the help. Regarding the pads, I am pretty lost here. What do I need to go with the Porter Cable 7424 I linked to? I read you need several that you can switch between when...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-29-2007, 01:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,089
Posted By mjames
Turns out the Zaino PC swirl remover is an...

Turns out the Zaino PC swirl remover is an abrasive that'll remove the protectants I applied, so no need to Dawn or clay it again.

I am going to purchase a Porter Cable polisher like this...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-29-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,089
Posted By mjames
I can almost guarantee this isn't the case. The...

I can almost guarantee this isn't the case. The car has been very well cared for and the marks only are where I began claying after doing a Dawn wash. I'm fairly certain I used a bad/old piece of...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-27-2007, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,089
Posted By mjames
I washed it a second time and applied layers of...

I washed it a second time and applied layers of Zaino, and the the swirl marks and scratches are still there. It must have been a dirty claybar ... after you clay, it shouldn't leave any marks...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-27-2007, 01:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,089
Posted By mjames
I know, I didn't expect swirls after claying. It...

I know, I didn't expect swirls after claying. It must have been the clay; it wasn't brand new and had been used before. After I washed with Dawn, the paint looked great and I highly doubt it's the...
Forum: The Detail Department 05-27-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,089
Posted By mjames
Clayed car, got swirl marks?!

I just washed my black M3 with Dawn to strip all the wax. Then tried to remove water spots on the hood by using my claybar. I rinsed off the clay in the sink and folded it a couple times to make sure...
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