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Old 02-10-2018, 06:54 PM   #11
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Stunner of a car mate. We do need more pics though


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Old 02-10-2018, 08:17 PM   #12
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Carbon diffuser?
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Old 03-10-2018, 07:42 AM   #13
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Aha, I wondered where this car had ended up. A stunning example! Look forward to seeing what you do with it!
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:24 AM   #15
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That looks fantastic
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Old 03-10-2018, 10:28 AM   #16
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1) Stunning
2) Snap! I just picked up my E92 M3 Edition MC yesterday!

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Old 03-10-2018, 01:47 PM   #18
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Thanks for the positive comments everyone, I'm very pleased with her.

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Carbon diffuser?
Possibly, I need to research some designs and see if I like any. My main concern is fixing them to the car - I'd like to be able to return to OEM with as minimal trace of mods as possible should I wish to

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Stunner of a car mate. We do need more pics though
I agree - when she's had a clean I'll take some more!

I forgot to add an image of the interior so here's one showing the condition of the leather - it's about perfect!

20180929_182956 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

And in the spec, I forgot to mention the carbon mirror covers. They work well on the 'edition' cars as they have inverse colour schemes to normal versions so the carbon cap looks like it was meant to be there - they're black as oem anyway:

Carbon Mirrors by Matt Bly, on Flickr

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1) Stunning
2) Snap! I just picked up my E92 M3 Edition MC yesterday!

I saw that on M3Cutters - well done on the purchase - it looks like a nice example and has most of the coding stuff done that I'm looking to have done. It would be interesting to compare them both back to back!

I hope you start a thread on it - we can compare notes
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Definitely one of the cars on my bucket list to own - could not justify one at the moment but prices of the V8 M3s still seem to be dropping so maybe in a year or so it will become more justifiable
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Thanks for all the positive replies, I've enjoyed the first week so far!

I managed to get the first wash done today. I know already that there are a few swirls to get rid of over time but today was just about getting to know the car better in person. You only really ever get to know the true condition after washing and stripping back the the paint as you know.

Process was TFR, snowfoam, wheel wash, engine bay clean, 2 bucket wash, Iron x, Tardis and clay bar before a further snowfoam. The car was then dried with a pet dryer and drying towel before I opted to cover up some of the swirls with AG SRP. The LSP was Autofinesse Illusion. Glass cleaned and tyres shined and off for some photos while it was clean. Here are a few during the clean:

20181008_110000 by , on Flickr

20181008_110437 by , on Flickr

Can you see the the buffer trails?
20181008_114257 by , on Flickr

These wouldn't shift even with the Tardis
20181008_114303 by , on Flickr

Almost nothing on the clay - she's been looked after!
20181008_114914 by , on Flickr

Even the Iron X bleeding was pretty uneventful
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AS Finish left to sit and bonnet shut!
20181008_105331 by , on Flickr

After leaving for an hour or so:
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20181008_142511 by , on Flickr

Now for some finished shots (there's a few):

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Also, my new plates arrived ready for my plate when the V5 comes back. I managed to source an 85mm high plate which will look better on the plinth-less bumper as the previous owner ran a 90mm version. The std size just looks a little cumbersome.

20181004_112137 by Matt Bly, on Flickr

Thanks for reading.

Matt

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