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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:08 PM
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A bit off topic but how do you make sure you get no swirls?

I go to a touchless carwash and then use a Microfiber cloth from Walmart for drying, is this okay?
My previous Blacura I never cared enough to dry myself..

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+1 or even red. I'm one of those anal dudes who is very careful and do not have swirls on my black sapphire paint. I've had a black Acura, then 530i, and 325i. My M3 was Silver Gray and even though the bastard always looked clean and no worries from swirls, I had to go back to black.

My former GF (black) told me "once you go black, you'll never go back" LOL
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A bit off topic but how do you make sure you get no swirls?

I go to a touchless carwash and then use a Microfiber cloth from Walmart for drying, is this okay?
My previous Blacura I never cared enough to dry myself..

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You can be more fussy than this, but I use the Blade to get the excess water off, and cotton towels to dry the rest. I use Microfiber for waxing. Old clean cotton towels are better for absorbing water and shouldn't create swirls if clean.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:28 PM
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Thx for the tip, I'll try an old Teeshirt. Never herd of the Blade..

is this what your talking about?
http://www.ttproducts.com/car-care-s...ing-blade.html

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You can be more fussy than this, but I use the Blade to get the excess water off, and cotton towels to dry the rest. I use Microfiber for waxing. Old clean cotton towels are better for absorbing water and shouldn't create swirls if clean.
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Says you!
Not slandering your choice of color, just pointing out and maybe it's not where you live but here in SA, lots of various manufacturers out there and all offer silver cars. The polo is a firm favorite and so common on the road it makes any silver look dated. No one offers Estoril blue like BMW which will stand out in the crowd
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Estoril blue is a super hot color, one if the few colors they're still using since the 90's and the reason they named the color is pretty cool... Maybe cause I'm Portuguese. Black, silver and white are colors you lose in the parking lot...
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Thx for the tip, I'll try an old Teeshirt. Never herd of the Blade..

is this what your talking about?
http://www.ttproducts.com/car-care-s...ing-blade.html

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That's it. Just make sure it's always free of dirt and debris before using.
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when drying your car, dont make any lateral movements with a towel, but instead just place the towel over the panel and run your hands over the back of it.
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That's it. Just make sure it's always free of dirt and debris before using.
I'll Pick one up, thx!!
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when drying your car, dont make any lateral movements with a towel, but instead just place the towel over the panel and run your hands over the back of it.
I was drying in a circular motion.. Thanks for the tip!
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Hi All

I think this site is great!!!

I am currently driving a white 323i msport and just ordered an F30 320d.

I am confused on which colour would look better.....Estoril Blue or Black!!!!!

Silver i am told is boring, mineral grey is amazing, but just does not appealing when slightly dirty. I have had 2 black cars before and absolutely loved them.

Question is.......do i get the EBII or black on my new msport?????
will i get tired of EBII in 2 years time???? black remains timeless, but i fig, this will be my 1st diesel car so i am going different, why not try a dif colour!!!!!!!!!!!!

would really love to hear ppls opinions and thoughts on this. i have to confirm an order by beg of feb!!!!

thanks all
I was trying to decide between white and EBii. Here's my decision. Just got the front splitter on. Love the color. Also, make sure you get the 19's. They are sweet!

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I was trying to decide between white and EBii. Here's my decision. Just got the front splitter on. Love the color. Also, make sure you get the 19's. They are sweet!

Sweeeeeeeet!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:54 PM
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I was trying to decide between white and EBii. Here's my decision. Just got the front splitter on. Love the color. Also, make sure you get the 19's. They are sweet!

Looks much darker here. Somewhere in between royal and navy blue. Beautiful car!!
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