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Old 14-06-2018, 03:53 AM   #1
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My shop car: 2018 Daytona Violet M3 ZCP ... and a long story

Years ago I sold my hellrot red e36 M3 to take my detail business more seriously. I recognized that there was room for fun cars in the future and to not be too attached to depreciating assets(or anything not truly important in life, in general). So here things have come full circle and my shop(me?? lol) ordered a 2018 M3 ZCP in individual Daytona Violet. I hope you all enjoy the story to this point...

South Carolina Performance Center Delivery
(South Carolina is located in the southeastern portion of the USA)

It was a minute of waiting since I ordered her but my day finally came at the BMW Performance Center on April 5, 2018. The experience BMW provides a private owner with was fantastic. Donnie Isley was the instructor that took my group out and he kept things fun with his dry humor(which I happen to be a huge fan of) and excellent feedback.

I will be updating the thread from time to time when there's something that may be worth while to share. We'll be releasing some truly unique(and hopefully entertaining) content through my Youtube channel as well. In the meantime, I hope you can enjoy some of the pictures and videos available right now.



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Amaro Brown Extended Leather

I believe the extended full Amaro leather lays beautifully against the daytona violet. My interior modifications will all be inline with a tasteful and, hopefully, not overstated approach(well...with some context, opinions are subjective of course )





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Part I: Georgia to the BMW Performance Center

If you guys/ladies like vlog-style content, you may enjoy this video/series I am putting together on our M3 purchase/build. I'm not an overly exciting person in front of a camera (it's actually more difficult than one may think to be natural while knowingly being videoed). But hopefully the story makes it worth your while.

Part I is more about the travel and hotel experience BMW provides leading up to the Performance Center. I hope to update with a new part every week or two. I hope y'all enjoy.


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Part II: The Delivery

Part II is arguably better than Part I and shares the moment I saw the car the first time. After looking it over I also found a couple neat surprises too!




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Part III: Load & Go

I have taken delivery and now is the time to load her up in my enclosed transport. Here we go!


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Extended Amaro Brown leather gets dialed in in 4K video

After more than a month of owning "Laura" and her sitting, I finally began on getting her dolled up and protected.

Here's a video showing the full process for the leather cleaning, decontaminating and protecting. Just a brief heads up...it's a long-format video. Might be best served while enjoy a few cups of coffee in the morning.




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Satin Paint Protection Film or Not?

My plans have been to wrap my Daytona Violet M3 with satin PPF since it was ordered. But the time has come to see how it will actually look in person.

I am comfortable in knowing this is not for everyone. Feel free to throw shade, I have thick skin

This video is where I share my .02 on an area the satin PPF excels in over a glossy finish PPF and if I feel the satin finish will ultimately be the right fit for my shop car. But first thing's first....I need to see how it will look.

Also shown is the exact appearance of the satin PPF in direct sunlight and diffused lighting from multiple angles. (starts at 3:11) I believe this is the most telling part of the video that will lift the fog for most folks on how satin PPF affects a color.


Pretty sure a full-body PPF wrap is the route to go!


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Annnnnnd, oh man I LOVE the tail lights too!

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Old 14-06-2018, 08:12 AM   #3
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Not a huge fan of the exterior colour, but I do like the leather.
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Old 14-06-2018, 02:47 PM   #4
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Not a huge fan of the exterior colour, but I do like the leather.
Thanks gentlemen. And I understand the color being polarizing. It's definitely not for everyone!
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Old 14-06-2018, 04:16 PM   #5
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A really nice colour combo
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Very nice indeed my friend. Long may you enjoy it.
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Old 14-06-2018, 07:39 PM   #7
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Thanks gentlemen. And I understand the color being polarizing. It's definitely not for everyone!
Interestingly I find the exterior colour to be spot on but not so sure about the interior

Awesome all the same though

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Old 14-06-2018, 10:49 PM   #8
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I have to say that in my opinion the interior and exterior go really well together. a bold choice of colours but stunning nonetheless.

Great looking car, I aim to catch up with your vlogs over the next few days.
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I actually quite like the colour and interior combination.

Just a pointer your pictures are huge (I noticed in one of your other posts that it was the same) meaning that viewing it on a tablet or phone it's really difficult as you need to keep scrolling in and out to read what you've wrote and is quite offputting. Most folk resize their photos as it makes it easier to view and read.

Keep up the good work though
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Love the color combo! Nice to see we are getting out of the black/white/silver monotones, and back to the 70's with bold colors.
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