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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 04-23-2012, 07:53 PM
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Nice job. I wish I thought to refinish my wheels before I got the tires mounted. The gas station put another scratch in the wheels when they mounted the tires. It happens every time
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:58 PM
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Not sure on the brand you used, but I used some on a bike frame before.


Didn't look bad, but as soon as gas touched it it was ruined. Be careful with that stuff, it definitely doesn't protect like clear+hardener from a gun.
I used Wurth High Gloss Clear Lacquer Spray. I waited for 5 whole days to let it cure before getting the tires installed. But good to know.

I know the owner of the service garage and personally got his reassurance that it would not get scratched during the tire install!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:16 PM
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Changed the lock button on my trunk, now I don't have to rely on the power lock. I have to carry 2 keys now but I can live with that. Found the used lock on E-Bay w/2 keys for $29 to my door. Easy DIY, 2 bolts and 2 rods.

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Old 04-23-2012, 10:14 PM
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Nice job on those wheels! I want to respray my bbs rs wheels soo bad because the clear coat on the lip is pealing off...I would like to get the lip mirror polished but i wouldn't knw what color to go with for the center mesh spokes tho?? Powder Gold, black, or original color? Suggestions???
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:18 PM
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Old 04-23-2012, 10:37 PM
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Pearl white!
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Old 04-23-2012, 11:15 PM
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Uuuuuuu....pearl white sounds nice! Anyone on here have some pearl whites or sweet colored mesh bbs rs wheels??? Pictures plz! I knw there is a post your e36 pictures thread but I wanna see some sweet looking bbs rs on e36.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:20 AM
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CJ & Hectorml07, thanks for the thumbs up on the wheels.
As my wife says, 90% of the work in getting a great paint job is the prep work, cleaning, sanding, degreasing, more sanding, etc.

Hectorml07, I think gold would look great on those wheels.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:41 AM
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Wheels look great...you know the ///M stickers you painted over can be replaced cheap via ebay...just in case you wanted new ones.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:51 AM
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B1MM3R - thank you. No worries. I had electrical tape on the ///M stickers.
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Old 04-24-2012, 07:52 AM
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Like the new sig , they look good.
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Like the new sig , they look good.
Thanks. Looking at it I am wondering if I should lower the front a bit? what do you think?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:03 PM
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:35 PM
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Uuuuuuu....pearl white sounds nice! Anyone on here have some pearl whites or sweet colored mesh bbs rs wheels??? Pictures plz! I knw there is a post your e36 pictures thread but I wanna see some sweet looking bbs rs on e36.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:00 PM
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Shigeta those look great..I think I like the idea of gold powder coating to go with my black car.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:41 PM
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Gold always looks best on style 5 centers. There's not enough contrast between the pearl and aluminum. From 50 seet away it all looks like white. Just as well be polished centers.
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Old 04-25-2012, 07:57 AM
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Hectorml07 - the gold is going to look good.

I picked up a set of staggered Style 68's. It seems to be raining wheels! It would be a good change, maybe I will put them on for Bimmerfest East.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:49 AM
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Dangit!!!! Why can't I find a set of wheels for cheap locally!!!!!!!
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Old 04-25-2012, 01:38 PM
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Old 04-25-2012, 04:07 PM
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Hectorml07 - the gold is going to look good.

I picked up a set of staggered Style 68's. It seems to be raining wheels! It would be a good change, maybe I will put them on for Bimmerfest East.


Yea I like the second set of wheels that I posted with gold bolts and center caps...I dnt think ill have them done for bimmerfest tho :/...one day ....nice set u picked up tho! How much did u pay for them?
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....nice set u picked up tho! How much did u pay for them?
Hectorml07 - thx, They were very dirty when I got them (see pic). A little simply green and a power washer and voila ... not bad for $250.
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OrionsGate...with tires?? That's not a bad! Clean!
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OrionsGate...with tires?? That's not a bad! Clean!
Yeah! not bad at all. The tires are ok, one of the fronts has a puncture. And the rear tires are fairly bald, but probably ok for 2000-4000 miles. I am probably looking at new rubber at some point. But even for the wheels, that's $63/wheel. How do you go wrong with that!!

Also, this is my first staggered set. The rear wheels are with 245/40's, very fat indeed.
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