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Old 04-01-2012, 06:47 AM
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DAMN that looks clean!
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:54 AM
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Very nice, but is there a small spot on the right hand front door?
Hahaha! No, that is a reflection from the driveway. I guess I should clean that next week.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:18 AM
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I've had the sometimes pleasure of owning four black cars one after the other - I went with silver this time figuring that'd be better........alas, Washington 5, me Zero
Haha, there you go again! Yeah, all my cars and bike are black...best color when clean but definitely a bitch to maintain. That's why I bought my 535 in white...fortunately the weather here in Northern Cali isn't as brutally unpredictable as Washington. Sorry pal! Lol
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:42 AM
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How do you get the Euro plates??
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:11 PM
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In Texas, how do you get away w/o front lic? Also where did you get real lic plate? (TX Dept of Safety?)
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Old 04-01-2012, 08:24 PM
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Nice - looks just like mine! (other than the quads). Where did you get that rear bumper protection piece?
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Old 04-01-2012, 09:58 PM
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Err... 5 hours...
5 hours? Takes me 5 hours just to prep the car. The whole process takes me 2 days. I must be doing something wrong.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:26 PM
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5 hours? Takes me 5 hours just to prep the car. The whole process takes me 2 days. I must be doing something wrong.
U bought a white car....lol
That's what u did wrong. TIAG 4 life
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:33 PM
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If anything, having a white car means that the more hours you invest in cleaning it, the more hours you waste, not to say that white doesn't benefit from being well kept.... it's just that you can get away with doing less for similar results. It's unfair to the guys with black cars.
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Old 04-01-2012, 10:35 PM
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U bought a white car....lol
That's what u did wrong. TIAG 4 life
Hope ur well buddy
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Ps picking up a carbon diffuser on Tuesday from a guy on the f10 forum and going to do what Alex c did with the 550 diffuser and quad tips ...pics to come!
I've been looking for a carbon fiber rear diffuser for my 550i M sport, can someone please let me know or PM me a quality seller.

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Old 04-01-2012, 10:53 PM
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if anything, having a white car means that the more hours you invest in cleaning it, the more hours you waste, not to say that white doesn't benefit from being well kept.... It's just that you can get away with doing less for similar results. It's unfair to the guys with black cars. :d
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Old 04-02-2012, 01:02 AM
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I've been looking for a carbon fiber rear diffuser for my 550i M sport, can someone please let me know or PM me a quality seller.

Thanks.
Jl motoring has the direct replacement for the oem diffuser in CF.
This is the same kind I'm buying. They have pics on there website. Really great price.
All others are aftermarket that don't look oem standard
Hope this helps
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:01 AM
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Congratulations on your efforts and rapidity. The result is absolutely stunning !
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Old 04-02-2012, 04:06 AM
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Old 04-02-2012, 05:08 AM
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are the Euro plates street legal in Texas? where did you get them?
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:03 AM
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are the Euro plates street legal in Texas? where did you get them?
There's a weird loophole in a recent law that basically allows you to use an alternate plate in Texas. His plate is SERIOUSLY awesome.

http://thenewspaper.com/news/36/3656.asp
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:18 AM
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How do you get the Euro plates??
I got them from www.customeuropeanplates.com The letters/numbers on my plate are actually my personalized plate number from the DOT.

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In Texas, how do you get away w/o front lic? Also where did you get real lic plate? (TX Dept of Safety?)
See above. Also, I've never had a front plate in TX for the last 19 years. Never been stopped for that. Also, as NCSUAlum says, there is a loophole in Texas law at least until Jan 2013 where license plate issues can't be legally enforced. In the last week I've had 2 motorcycle officers, and two sheriff's office patrols right behind me for several minutes, none of them pulled me over. My guess is that they ran the plates and my vehicle description came correct on the computer.

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Nice - looks just like mine! (other than the quads). Where did you get that rear bumper protection piece?
I got it on ebay. It works great when you have kids putting their backpacks in and out everyday for school. http://www.ebay.com/itm/2011-11-12-B...ht_1830wt_1219

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5 hours? Takes me 5 hours just to prep the car. The whole process takes me 2 days. I must be doing something wrong.
TJ, I've seen your pics... I don't remove each and every one of the wheels form the car to clean them. That alone saves me at least a couple of hours from your method! And since I hand wash my car every week, it is never really in need of a super detailing, so a basic detail is enough to bring its beauty back to life.

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U bought a white car....lol
That's what u did wrong. TIAG 4 life
Hope ur well buddy
Rob

Ps picking up a carbon diffuser on Tuesday from a guy on the f10 forum and going to do what Alex c did with the 550 diffuser and quad tips ...pics to come!
Congrats on the diffuser. We would expect pics very soon!!!

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are the Euro plates street legal in Texas? where did you get them?
See answer above.

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There's a weird loophole in a recent law that basically allows you to use an alternate plate in Texas. His plate is SERIOUSLY awesome.

http://thenewspaper.com/news/36/3656.asp
Thank you! Yes, the article is real and the loophole is still in effect...
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After 5 hours of detailing...

Alex - how's it going with the Euro Plate? Still no issues with the law?


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