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Forum: Dealer Feedback / Vehicle Problems 07-05-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,610
Posted By aray
I have purchased two cars from Adrian. First...

I have purchased two cars from Adrian. First experience was good. Second wasn't so good.

We're miscommunicated on the spec, which I will take the responsibility for. My wife and her father...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-03-2013, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By aray
Thanks! They're actually pretty different cars,...

Thanks! They're actually pretty different cars, and since I couldn't do ED the AH was not significantly cheaper even with the ECO credit at that time. Also no M-Sport was available on the AH,...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 02-02-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By aray
Acid stained, then coated with a polyurethane...

Acid stained, then coated with a polyurethane product. If I had to do it again I would go with a more matte finish over the acid stain, this was supposed to be satin but turned out gloss.
...
Forum: The Detail Department 01-29-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By aray
autogeek and detailersdomain I would go 100%...

autogeek and detailersdomain

I would go 100% detailersdomain but there are a few things I've grown fond of that only autogeek carries. But then again, the nice thing about detailersdomain is...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-28-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By aray
Updated Ad. Practically 3-series money.... ...

Updated Ad.

Practically 3-series money....

Thanks for looking.
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-20-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By aray
Thanks guys! I'll make the call to FS

Thanks guys! I'll make the call to FS
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-20-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By aray
Here are some current pics I took today.... ...

Here are some current pics I took today....

http://i249.photobucket.com/albums/gg223/andyray1983/2013-740pics/DSC_4572Medium_zps0dc1199e.jpg
...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-19-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By aray
Yea, I've been shopping ebay for tires. My gut...

Yea, I've been shopping ebay for tires. My gut says that one will be a no brainer.

The scrape is deep and not something that can be touched up to a reasonable standard. To fix it 'right' the...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 01-19-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 907
Posted By aray
Lease Turn in questions on excess wear

My wife's 2010 328i sport lease is up in April.

It's in great condition generally, and is 10k under mileage.

Only things that I think are going to be out of spec:
- rear tires will need...
Forum: Cars - Private Party 01-17-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,762
Posted By aray
Cool F01 Lease Takeover - '12 740i M-Sport Black/Black - Orlando, FL

SOLD.

BMW 740i Sedan M-Sport

Black Sapphire Metallic
Black Dakota Leather
Fineline Matte Wood (looks awesome, always get comments on this)
M-Sport Package (20" 303M wheels, M steering...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-04-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,270
Posted By aray
This shot is sick! ...

This shot is sick!

http://i1203.photobucket.com/albums/bb387/BigADetailing/E36%20M3/4.jpg

- Killer reflection - check
- Obscure content to reflect - check
- Brick wall - check
- //M colors...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-03-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,917
Posted By aray
I use distilled for rinseless, even though my...

I use distilled for rinseless, even though my hose waters not too bad. About $1.50 a wash, cheap insurance!
Forum: The Detail Department 09-02-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,917
Posted By aray
My experience using a leaf blower is that it is...

My experience using a leaf blower is that it is slower than drying with a quality microfiber towel, at least in my humid Central Florida climate. A leaf blower is more gentle to the paint, but not...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-02-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,917
Posted By aray
Not an expert, but.... It sounds like the...

Not an expert, but....

It sounds like the the root causes of the spots are:
1) minerals in the water
2) drops of water are being allowed to dry on the car

To keep it simple, fix those issues...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-02-2012, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By aray
If you have an Advance Auto Parts near you the...

If you have an Advance Auto Parts near you the Griots Leather care spray is decent, and they also have a clear interior cleaner that can be used for deeper cleaning on leather. I haven't use...
Forum: The Detail Department 09-01-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By aray
Our cars have coated leather, the key is to keep...

Our cars have coated leather, the key is to keep it clean to protect the coating.

To make it easy -
Vaccum and wipe down with damp cloth often.

I also use Leather Masters products - cleaner,...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-26-2012, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,946
Posted By aray
I wouldnt go with a half-a.. application of a...

I wouldnt go with a half-a.. application of a coating. I would keep it simple, all you need is a cpl weeks of protection.

Small bottles of
-Lm protection cream
- maybe a WOWA sealant like...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-23-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,224
Posted By aray
found this on garagejournal ...

found this on garagejournal

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=127918

take fwiw - don't know how credible this source is, but it appears to make sense

If it doesn't come...
Forum: The Detail Department 08-08-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,372
Posted By aray
+1 for wolfs mask. I'd be interested to see...

+1 for wolfs mask. I'd be interested to see how the griots performs.
Forum: The Detail Department 08-08-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,597
Posted By aray
Above is all good advice. Production...

Above is all good advice.

Production detailers who focus on high volume dealer work usually are not a good fit for enthusiasts....we have different goals.

Dealers want...
- Cheap
- Fast...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 07-11-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 13,869
Posted By aray
I would also check the other BMW enthusiast...

I would also check the other BMW enthusiast forums. Some folks may list a car only on one of these sites.

for example
http://www.m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=413353

e46fanatics.com...
Forum: Ask-A-Dealer 06-26-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,702
Posted By aray
+1

+1
Forum: Cars - Private Party 06-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 15,244
Posted By aray
Is your car smg or manual? Also where in Fl...

Is your car smg or manual? Also where in Fl are you, I'm guessing Sarasota from the plate? I'm in Orlando.
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-23-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By aray
No, it was at a used car dealer, and he said he...

No, it was at a used car dealer, and he said he bought it from carmax at an auction.

I pulled a carfax on it for kicks and sometime in 2010 you see entries with "color noted as yellow", then a...
Forum: E46 M3 (2001-2006) 06-22-2012, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,935
Posted By aray
Ding ding ding!! We have a winner. ...

Ding ding ding!! We have a winner.

Cracked me up when I saw it.

not sure why someone would do a complete re-spray on this car....
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