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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 06-05-2012, 04:30 PM
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I believe they're called estates?
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:46 PM
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I believe they're called estates?
Could be. Touring, wagon, estate - many names. Back in here they use the touring.
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:06 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:21 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 05:29 PM
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The paint looks fantastic! I need to get mine done this weekend. Just picked up some clay bars saturday.
I was really surprised at how little dirt was stuck onto the clear coat. My dad has never ever clayed it so I was expecting to see loads of dirt on the clay. Luckily, the car was driven in TN and garaged for most of its life so not much dirt was stuck on.
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:22 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 06:23 PM
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I was really surprised at how little dirt was stuck onto the clear coat. My dad has never ever clayed it so I was expecting to see loads of dirt on the clay. Luckily, the car was driven in TN and garaged for most of its life so not much dirt was stuck on.
car looks phenominal!
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:52 PM
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Car looks great.

Next step, new wheels?
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:28 PM
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Gah, the trim looks so stupid since some of it was painted by the PO and the rest is faded. So what's the consensus? Flat black plastidip? Or just flat black paint?

The car looks a mess in this picture. I'm hoping a serious detail will bring the paint on the replacement door closer to the rest of the car. I need to paint my lowers, too.

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Old 06-05-2012, 08:36 PM
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Definitely do NOT use flat. It catches and holds dust like nothing else. It's awful to keep clean. Satin/semi-gloss is OK. I actually painted my trim semi-gloss and it looks good and stays relatively clean with a simple spray-down.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:37 PM
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It will all look good at bimmerfest CJ

Get a dye for the trim, not paint.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:38 PM
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Actually CJ, I have two sets of black side skirts if you'd be interested in them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:41 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:42 PM
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Definitely do NOT use flat. It catches and holds dust like nothing else. It's awful to keep clean. Satin/semi-gloss is OK. I actually painted my trim semi-gloss and it looks good and stays relatively clean with a simple spray-down.
Just normal paint, right? Not plastidip? I think I already have some satin black that I can try on some spare trim.
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It will all look good at bimmerfest CJ

Get a dye for the trim, not paint.
Problem is that they are already painted, so I don't think the dye will work.
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Actually CJ, I have two sets of black side skirts if you'd be interested in them.
They already have good paint? I'm interested because I think the ones Dino has need a repaint IIRC.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:43 PM
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:45 PM
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Hah, yeah. I can't do a quality job with paint, so it's easier to just buy Matt's if they have good paint.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:46 PM
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Yea, I think Griots makes it. Karl has used it, I am planning on it.

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Just normal paint, right? Not plastidip? I think I already have some satin black that I can try on some spare trim.

Problem is that they are already painted, so I don't think the dye will work.



They already have good paint? I'm interested because I think the ones Dino has need a repaint IIRC.
Remove the paint? I don't like painting rough plastic, good chance of it coming off.


Yes, they are OEM paint, however I still need to clean them up and see if I need to do any buffing. I figure there should be at least 2 good ones out of four.
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Yea, I think Griots makes it. Karl has used it, I am planning on it.



Remove the paint? I don't like painting rough plastic, good chance of it coming off.


Yes, they are OEM paint, however I still need to clean them up and see if I need to do any buffing. I figure there should be at least 2 good ones out of four.
What's a good way to remove the paint? Just plain old sanding?


Thanks, let me know when you get a chance to check out the skirts.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:12 PM
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Aren't the moldings not smooth? I don't think I'd sand them, if they're factory looking like the front and rear bumpers I would dye them.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:15 PM
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How else would I remove the paint so I could dye them?
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:27 PM
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Paint stripper.
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Or thinner if you have some laying around. Be careful becuase depending on the surface you might f it up.

Just dealt with this for about 2 hours. I probably should have painted it right the first time, rather than about 4 coats and cussing at myself while I have to take everything off.
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Could be. Touring, wagon, estate - many names. Back in here they use the touring.
I think estate is what the body type is called in England (and US?). The official name for an E36 wagon is Touring. This is how ze germans planned them to be called.
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