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E36 /7 Z3 (1996-2002)
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Old 06-19-2011, 06:37 PM
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Z3 Intensive Care

Here is the cleaning and restoration (sort of) of a 1998 BMW z3. It's a 2.8 and has only 55000 miles but in real bad shape. It sits and is only driven every few months. I work on this car whenever I'm in town and will be posting pictures and more info as I get it cleaned up. before-
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:01 PM
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Nice job, how long did it take you to clean up just that area?
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Old 06-19-2011, 08:06 PM
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With the help of a toothbrush and waterbucket, it took about an hour of scrubbing for the area around one of the shock towers and the tower itself. I haven't even made a dent in the rest there is to clean. Its fun working on it though. It'll be mine someday.
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Old 06-20-2011, 03:11 AM
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Keep up the good work ! Shes gonna be a sweet ride !!!
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Old 06-21-2011, 02:39 PM
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before- after-
I may have mixed up the photos but it's obvious which ones are the before and after. I'm still not
Done after sitting in the south Georgia sun for hours. It's fun work. So far.
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Old 06-21-2011, 05:13 PM
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It looks great. What kind of cleaning solution are you using, and did you do some touch up painting, too?

Think mine could use some of the same treatment.

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Old 06-21-2011, 06:06 PM
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Well, no cleaning solution was used at all. Just water and elbow grease. The paint needs less touch up and more of a full respray.
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