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Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 07-24-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By rdorman
Since you called out concerns for the metal bits...

Since you called out concerns for the metal bits you can protect them from corrosion. Fluid Film is nice on the underside (pressure wash first) and Sonus Trim and Motor coat works nice on ALL under...
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By rdorman
Very true! Give this a shot first and if you have...

Very true! Give this a shot first and if you have remaining then you can try the other method.
Forum: The Detail Department 06-30-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 532
Posted By rdorman
I don't like car covers and this is one reason....

I don't like car covers and this is one reason. Clear coat will absorb a lot of moisture which is what you are seeing. Below is one trick to help get the moisture out. After that it is repaint time. ...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By rdorman
Glad you liked it!

Glad you liked it!
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By rdorman
I don't think I would go that far! But yes, JB is...

I don't think I would go that far! But yes, JB is a PAIN!

OP, you can get a pro to correct and coat for you. You has to choose a true professional that knows how to work with this paint. He can...
Forum: F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current) 05-08-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,070
Posted By rdorman
http://home.comcast.net/~michael.cohen1/Detailing_...

http://home.comcast.net/~michael.cohen1/Detailing_Hand_Book.pdf
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 04-15-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 860
Posted By rdorman
This. I hardly use a hose any more.

This. I hardly use a hose any more.
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 04-07-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,166
Posted By rdorman
Left over policy from WWII.

Left over policy from WWII.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 04-07-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,480
Posted By rdorman
"Dems da brakes!" A few people mentioned...

"Dems da brakes!"

A few people mentioned autocorrect. You can have a lot of fun playing a practical joke using autocorrect. People become dependent and don't verify the correction. I had a great...
Forum: European Delivery 04-07-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 844
Posted By rdorman
Never had an trouble abroad. The only thing I do...

Never had an trouble abroad. The only thing I do is notify the bank that I will be traveling so they don't lock down for a fraud alert. And like all other important travel documents, copy front and...
Forum: The Detail Department 03-03-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By rdorman
CR spotless, Griots, etc sell inline de-ionizers...

CR spotless, Griots, etc sell inline de-ionizers that will deal with hard water. I use white vinegar to remove spots. If the surface is etched then it must be compounded to remove the imperfection.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,193
Posted By rdorman
That is correct. Wear goes up initially after a...

That is correct. Wear goes up initially after a change. I am not sure if that is a universal truth but ever time I have seen it tested that is what happened.
Forum: F12 / F13 (2012 - Current) 02-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,193
Posted By rdorman
I have NO issues with folks that like to change...

I have NO issues with folks that like to change it sooner, if it makes you happy then you should do it.

Me, I follow the indicator. Car has always had it oils changed according to the indicator...
Forum: The Detail Department 02-18-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,058
Posted By rdorman
My most used product is 845. And, I do warm it...

My most used product is 845. And, I do warm it before use.
Forum: E39 (1997 - 2003) 02-16-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 868
Posted By rdorman
Pull the inspection covers over the plugs....

Pull the inspection covers over the plugs. Leaking valve cover gaskets will soak the plugs and it will smoke.
Forum: Off-Topic 02-13-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By rdorman
Sometimes they get what the vendor is donating...

Sometimes they get what the vendor is donating gives them. Some times they have a choice. There are people in the Cobra community that think that anything but a four speed toploader is a cardinal...
Forum: Off-Topic 02-12-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By rdorman
This years raffle car for Cystic Fibrosis

Knowing what the roller, engine, tranny etc costs I would put this one at about $125,000 if you just ordered it!

So DO want!

http://londoncobrashow.com/Default.aspx?pt=RaffleCarRegistration
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Forum: X3 F25 (2011 - current) 01-28-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,100
Posted By rdorman
Tire pressures are a series of compromises. Trade...

Tire pressures are a series of compromises. Trade performance, wear, load and ride. I find that I generally run the fronts 2-3 psi higher then the recommended to help reduce understeer. Have done so...
Forum: E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013) 11-26-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,142
Posted By rdorman
Google how to properly bed your brakes and then...

Google how to properly bed your brakes and then do so. More likely the cause on a repeat.
Forum: E46 (1999 - 2006) 11-14-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,417
Posted By rdorman
They are all good oils. I have been using the...

They are all good oils. I have been using the Mobil 1 0w-40 in my m63 for nearly 60,000 miles. No noise issues and the used oil analysis (UOA) always come back great. I even change it when the car...
Forum: The Detail Department 11-14-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 476
Posted By rdorman
That should have been taped off......... An all...

That should have been taped off......... An all purpose cleaner and a brush (such as a tooth brush) but that will also remove wax where you get it on the paint.
Forum: F10 / F11 (2011 - Current) 10-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,568
Posted By rdorman
Too high. I have no idea what BMW is charging for...

Too high. I have no idea what BMW is charging for fluid 8322 2152426 but it is ZF Lifeguard8 and can be had for $25 a liter. Seems to me it take 9. The BMW pan/filter can be had for about $160. If...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-22-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By rdorman
Boy they did make a large hole! You can fill the...

Boy they did make a large hole! You can fill the hole with firebrick and mortar (no need for special mortar). The problem is the valve location. The valve needs to be outside the firebox and before...
Forum: Off-Topic 09-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 631
Posted By rdorman
pics would be a big help. I fixed/built...

pics would be a big help. I fixed/built fireplaces for years. Masonry or not still a good idea to have it inspected by a local chimney company. I always used pip dope. Don't think the teflon tape...
Forum: X5 E70 (2007 - 2013) 08-06-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,193
Posted By rdorman
Sumitomo HTR Sports are currently $488 for four...

Sumitomo HTR Sports are currently $488 for four from tirerack in that size.

For the rest of you, why the OP wants to save some cash is their business. I completely understand your passion for...
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