lllM POWER 1688
Sun, Jul-28-2002, 07:31:00 AM
Sup my cutty macks,
I've used 3M, Mothers, and Meguiars waxes and was wondering if there were better products on the market at a fairly decent price. Also, I heard the new shadow chrome wheels on the M cars are sensitive to acid based wheel cleaners. What are some top notch wheel cleaners (P21S?), any products to minimze brake dust build-up?
Does waxing, say once a month, actually wear out the clear-coat?
Any other tips on car care would be greatly appreciated.
Peace out mah nigs
2002 Steel Grey McCoupe (weekend toy)
1991 red CRX (daily commuter)
Sun, Jul-28-2002, 02:44:00 PM
here is a link from previous post...
m coupe wheels are known to have horrible finishes to them. i wax my wheels and it seems to help w/ brake dust and discoloration. plase post some pics when you get it. http://www.m3forum.com/ubb/graemlins/thumbsup.gif
lllM POWER 1688
Sun, Jul-28-2002, 09:23:00 PM
Thanks for all the help Roadrunner, I really appreciate it. I'll post up some pics as soon as I get it in, within 3 weeks for sure!!!!
Mon, Jul-29-2002, 11:43:00 PM
no problem, any time. again, you are going to LOVE it! http://www.m3forum.com/ubb/graemlins/thumbsup.gif
Wed, Aug-28-2002, 09:08:50 PM
3M invisible paint shield
I am new to this board and otherwise not very well versed with the nuances of the M-coupe
Recently purchased a brand new 2001 m-coupe (400 miles) from the dealership this past june 2002. For some reason they had a difficult time selling it and it had been on their lot for about one year. I dealed with the dealership and bought it for about 37K and the final price being $39K total price which includes tax,tag,etc (any opinions on the price I payed?).
Its a very fun drive. Currently I drive approximately 115 miles roundtrip on the highway for work. I drive a corolla which i will soon give to a family member, thus the m-coupe will be my only vehicle. The corolla has alot of rock chips on the hood/bumper secondary to the highway commute. I spoke with the bmw dealership regarding the clear invisible sheet that they sell which would offer protection, however the bmw installer highly discouraged the use of the clear shield. He stated that he has installed a few of them and had many dissatisfied customers due to the bubbles/obvious prominence of the visible shield. He felt that its not truly invisible and sometimes turns a yellowish color after a few months. Their were also complaints of the uncovered paint not fading to the same degree as the paint under the invisible shield, and thus in a few years there would be a discernible difference in appearance due to fading.
Then I called www.bavarianautosport.com 1800 535 2002, and the salesperson stated the complete opposite....there were many happy customers, its practically invisible, and there is no fading differential. He also suggested rear mudflaps since they would protect the rear fenders and to avoid the front mudflaps due to cosmetic reasons as well as the front tires won't throw debris to the rear fenders.
Since I am a new owner and I would like to protect my vehicle from the rock chips, however not at the expense of unnecessary cost that would result in poor cosmesis. I would greatly appreciate experienced advice on the invisible shields as well as mudflaps (front vs rear). Additionally, my vehicle didn't have a cd-changer...any suggestions on which cd-changer to buy and how it affects warranty.
Also, I am wondering why the m-coupe wasn't a hit as far as sales, and the depreciation of these vehicles and the possibility of this being a classic in the future.