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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 05-04-2012, 05:27 PM
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Matt, it looks like it's working as intended. Get a plastic spatula and scrap off the softened paint, then scrub with steel wool and mineral spirits. Repeat on the tough parts. Sand smooth what's left. Prime, seal and paint.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:56 PM
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I'll try that stuff out.

Ken, it is working...to a point.


I really really really heavily applied it 4 times, and there is still a bunch of paint left. It's taking a lot longer than I'd like. The old paint was peeling badly, that's why I didn't just sand/prime/paint.

I used a scraper too, never heard of steel wool though. I'll try that out!
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:58 PM
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Try Dad's Easy Spray Paint remover. That stuff will take any paint off anything else, including your skin off your body if you get it on you. I use it on locomotive horns that have been painted with DuPont Imron and it takes even that tough epoxy paint off.

http://www.dadseasyspray.com/
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Old 05-04-2012, 07:01 PM
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Old 05-05-2012, 05:38 PM
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Progress, not perfect as they're used, but not bad. Some medium scratches here and there, but I'm not putting bondo on anything so it is what it is.



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Old 05-07-2012, 07:14 PM
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:52 PM
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:57 PM
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:58 PM
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Nah, I don't trust myself painting big things lol. There's some dirt and for some reason 5 bugs decided to land in the clear....lol.
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Old 05-08-2012, 03:19 PM
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Old 05-08-2012, 06:15 PM
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:54 PM
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Someone drilled through the cover. I'm really tempted to get the tow hook license plate thing, but it seems like a lot of them stick out way to far.

But yea, round these parts tow hooks on front or back scream "JDM AS FCUK".
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:20 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 12:10 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:07 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:26 PM
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:28 PM
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Exciting! Promise us you'll include full details & photos of the new setup in this build thread.
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Well, they can't be any less full and detailed as those in his original build Karl.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:40 PM
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I loled everytime he forgot his camera but got a lot done, Its true tho it was hard for me to take pictures because you start to get so concentrated on the work and you end up not caring,

easiest would be if you have a lady friend take pictures the whole time
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Jelly as usual, paint me.some hellrot bumpers Matt and help me fix the rust on my rear quarters

I'm not very good, I'd be happy to help, I can paint the bumpers for you!




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I loled everytime he forgot his camera but got a lot done, Its true tho it was hard for me to take pictures because you start to get so concentrated on the work and you end up not caring,

easiest would be if you have a lady friend take pictures the whole time
Plus I get covered in filth, making it hard to take pictures.

If someone would buy my old wheels and tires and the last engine I would be set to buy some parts! Big big purchase coming soon.

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Old 05-22-2012, 03:22 PM
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Not sure yet, I'll probably list it on bimmerforums for around 3k or a little less, but I need to powder coat some stuff and lay it all out.

This would be tune, injectors, maf, all hardware and full exhaust, etc.

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Old 06-03-2012, 06:43 PM
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