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Old 03-27-2012, 03:55 PM
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:56 PM
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Old 03-27-2012, 03:57 PM
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Congrats! Very nice looking car. Those are my favorite wheels on the Z4 but I'm glad you'll be the one cleaning them.
You are not the first one to bring that to my attention.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:19 PM
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My car is in and is at the dealership. I plan on picking it up on Thursday if my schedule permits.


Enjoy the car and be sure to post a few photos when you have the time.
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Old 03-27-2012, 11:25 PM
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You are not the first one to bring that to my attention.


Get some wax on the wheels. It helps a little.

The wheels get dusty faster than the car gets dirty. I use Hozelock portashower to spot clean the wheels. I don't know if they are sold in the US.

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Old 03-28-2012, 08:32 AM
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collinite 845 for the wheels...two coats 12 hours apart.....spray/wipe with alcohol/water first to get a clean surface so the collinite can cross-link...
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:24 AM
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collinite 845 for the wheels...two coats 12 hours apart.....spray/wipe with alcohol/water first to get a clean surface so the collinite can cross-link...
Collinite 845 is a great wax, but the problem with it and all carnauba waxes is that they don't hold up in heat heat applications, such as car wheels. They just melt off. That's why synthetics are more long-lasting. At least that's been my experience and what I've read. I know everyone has there favorite things when it comes to detailing; I've had a lot of success with Klasse products, particularly Klasse SG for wheels.
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Old 03-28-2012, 10:34 AM
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I don't see a wheel really getting hot , collonite worked for me for years . I suggested it as its more well known.however a better choice recently seems to be polymers. The two that I really like are ultimate paint guard or Rejex.


Whatever you do, get something on 'em!!
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Old 03-28-2012, 11:33 AM
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Thanks for all the input. Will definitely look into this in the next few days.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:16 PM
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Congrats on your new Z4. I have 2 2011 BMWs and brake dust is no longer a problem, haven't seen any. It used to be a nightmare. I think they went to a ceramic pad or something.
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Old 03-28-2012, 02:32 PM
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Congrats on your new Z4. I have 2 2011 BMWs and brake dust is no longer a problem, haven't seen any. It used to be a nightmare. I think they went to a ceramic pad or something.
Agree with mclaren, the brake dust on my Z4 is SO much better than the brake dust on my E46
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:37 PM
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Congrats!! Enjoy the car.
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Old 03-29-2012, 04:37 PM
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Bought my first BMW 328i in February of 2010 and other than a few problems with the music gadgets I have loved it. Had to have my Satelite radio reprogramed and a new USB port installed. I guess I have definitely caught the fever. I am seriously thinking of placing an order for Z4 35i, Crimson, Black or Beige Kansas Leather, Brushed Aluminum, Premium Sound Package, Sport Package, and Premium Package. I have been back and forth for a few months on a 6 speed manual or the 7 speed auto with paddles. At this moment I am leaning towards the auto. It appears to me that this years paddles are longer and are up(right) and down(left) shifting as opposed to the short stubby paddles that work in unison. I would make sure of this and a few other things before I placed an order. I drove a 28i that had the up/down paddles and the car was wonderful, I have driven probably 4 different Z4s, including an M and I loved each one of them. Think I would go with the 35i for more HP/Torque. Would love the 35is but thats a little out of my price range. Decisions decisions.
As a direct counter-point to POST #2 - The DCT is an awesome transmission of you want the flexibility of having a manual transmission with no clutch pedal, and with the added convenience of driving it in "automatic mode" when the situation dictates. Even at that the DCT blows away any "Manumatic".

It is also an awesome transmission if you want smooth shifts, in a matter milliseconds.

If youy want an automatic, that is not available for the 35i

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Old 03-29-2012, 06:01 PM
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Shes home!

Car is at home in bed. What a day. To worn out to say much more than "I Love It". Hopefully have some good pics to post before long.
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