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Epic thread is epic.
You're going all out and doing it right. Only thing I dont envy is all the work/paint correction you re going to have to do to address that 'orange' peel. :/
What Psi are you spraying at? How many coats?
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Very nice so far. Is that the Umnitza bumper?
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wow...i just want to do some touch up work on my rear 1/4 panel... inspiration

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What Psi are you spraying at? How many coats?
The psi is hard to set. I aim for 40 but i am contently adjusting it to compensate for the changing psi in the compressor. 2 coats.
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Is that the Umnitza bumper?
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:42 PM
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Paint looks crazy thick.
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:00 PM
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Well you re not pushing too much air at 40. The body/metal is easiest to paint. PU is harder. Either way, I hope you did 2 coats of clear(easier to even out without going through), and have time, a lot of 1500 w or d, and a quality buffer with foam cutting pads. If you want that showroom mirror finish, there s still a lot of work to do.
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Quite a saga! I am anxious to see it orange, but think it looked real good original. It will be unique.
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Here is another update. As you can see by the pictures below I make in some more progress.












I am loving the gloss finish on these Xbox 360 controllers. They came out really nice and smooth. They just feel so good in my hands. If anyone has some spare automotive paint and an Xbox controller I highly recommend painting it.



I’m feeling a little stupid here but these came with my new bumper and for life of me I cannot remember where they go. Could someone please chime in and tell me where they go.



A few days you I stupidly spilled some of my clearcoat hardener and now I just ran out. This unfortunate is going to delay things a few days while I get some more hardener shipped to me.
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Good work. Those are brackets for your fog lights. I forgot how they go in, so if you figure it out, please document it. I'd like to put mine back in at some point...
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Those are foglight mounts.
They go on the backside of the M bumper. Look at a foglight mount/bracket and it you ll figure out where it goes. the large hole in them is for tilt adjustment of the fog.
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Saw earlier in the thread that you painted your exhaust all the way up to the manifolds, including the CATs. Be prepared to have a lot of smoke coming out from under the car when you get it on the road again until the paint burns off the CATs.
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Saw earlier in the thread that you painted your exhaust all the way up to the manifolds, including the CATs. Be prepared to have a lot of smoke coming out from under the car when you get it on the road again until the paint burns off the CATs.
Are you sure about that? I painted my old exhaust with similar high temp paint and it never smoked once. Also, I have already run the car up to temp multiple times with the new exhaust and it has not smoked yet.


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Good work. Those are brackets for your fog lights. I forgot how they go in, so if you figure it out, please document it. I'd like to put mine back in at some point...
Thanks. Tonight when I get home I will try to figure it out and I will post a picture if I get it right.
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I am confused...picture #11(?)...I wasn't aware our machines would operate with those controllers!!! Looking good, I think the color may be a better choice than I could visualize.
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I am confused...picture #11(?)...I wasn't aware our machines would operate with those controllers!!! Looking good, I think the color may be a better choice than I could visualize.
I do not know what you are talking about. Those are the stander Xbox 360 controllers that came with the console, I just painted them orange.
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Oh...you mean they are not e36 controllers...who would have thought?!?!
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Oh...you mean they are not e36 controllers...who would have thought?!?!
Oh, I though you were saying that the controllers were not compatible with the north American Xbox, like they were PAL or something.
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Going in to this I thought black on orange would look good, but now the more I see it in person, the more I love it.


I just have to flip the doors and hood and paint them. Then I am done painting.





I have no idea how a frog got in here, but it is never a go sign when the place you sent a lot of time is too toxic to sport a frog.



I posted this in OT but no one answered it. What is the part number of 12, 13, 14 in the picture below. I had to drill the screws out and I need new ones.

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Looks great! Nice and shiny.

As for the part, are you sure it wasn't #6? At the bottom of the page is this:

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Looks great! Nice and shiny.

As for the part, are you sure it wasn't #6? At the bottom of the page is this:

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Number 6 holds the mirror to the car. I need the screw that holds the mirror housing to the mirror frame.
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I continue to be simultaneously impressed at your quality of work and utterly dumbfounded at your color choice.

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I continue to be simultaneously impressed at your quality of work and utterly dumbfounded at your color choice.
Well, I wanted a unique color that BMW never offered on the e36. After much searching only two colors that I found that met those two criterias and that I would even remotely consider were orange and lime green. I decided that orange would look better on my car. The website I got my paint from had like three shades of orange to choose from. I thought General Lee pretty good and I could not resist the Dukes of Hazard joke possibilities. And that is how I chose my color.
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Well, I wanted a unique color that BMW never offered on the e36. After much searching only two colors that I found that met those two criterias and that I would even remotely consider were orange and lime green. I decided that orange would look better on my car. The website I got my paint from had like three shades of orange to choose from. I thought General Lee pretty good and I could not resist the Dukes of Hazard joke possibilities. And that is how I chose my color.
Will you be welding your doors shut as well?

Not sure too many people will get the DoH reference without a "01" or a confederate flag.
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Will you be welding your doors shut as well?

Not sure too many people will get the DoH reference without a "01" or a confederate flag.
Could name the car roscoe?

Hopefully we don't see you in daisy dukes posing on the hood of your car for the calendar submission!


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Will you be welding your doors shut as well?

Not sure too many people will get the DoH reference without a "01" or a confederate flag.
No.
People are not supposed to get the DoH reference when they see the car. They are supposed to get it when I tell them the name of the color. I have told a few people the name of the color already and the responses are always good.

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Hopefully we don't see you in daisy dukes posing on the hood of your car for the calendar submission!
I do not know if you have ever seen a picture of me, but trust me you really do not want that. I am not exactly thin.
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