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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Tue, May-07-2019, 02:53:24 AM   #31
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Nice progress!
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When I bought this car the passenger side skirt was missing. I was told that one would be ordered and painted, but that never happened so I decided to take things into my own hands. I found a deal on a used set, but of course they were the wrong color. I ordered some paint from automotive touchup as well as two part clear coat that comes in a can. I've never used the 2k clear before, but I have to say, I'm massively impressed with it.

Pretty hard to believe that this is a rattle can job.



I can't figure out if the paint is a shade too bright or if the rest of the car just needs a good paint correction, but it blends in pretty well since it's so low on the car. Overall, I'm happy for a home job.

Finally, a complete body again. The missing panels were driving me crazy







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Old Mon, May-20-2019, 04:02:42 PM   #33
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I think the light/surfaces make it look different shade. Of maybe you didn't put enough clear/another layer of paint. Its hard to match new paint to a 20+ y/o paint.
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Old Mon, May-20-2019, 04:08:52 PM   #34
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Avus, the only color that matters lol. Looks great!
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Old Mon, May-20-2019, 04:10:31 PM   #35
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I think you're right. One more layer of paint might have done the trick but with the can starting to sputter, I didn't want to risk it. Either way, I'm extremely impressed with the spraymax 2k clear. That piece actually looks glossier than anything else on the car at this point
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Was it one of those cans where you have to break the internal seal and mix the two parts before spraying? I've been using 2K urethane clears for a while, and they are great. Wear paint mask rated for organics and isocyanates when spraying though, they are odorless and colorless and will ruin your lungs in a jiffy.
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Was it one of those cans where you have to break the internal seal and mix the two parts before spraying? I've been using 2K urethane clears for a while, and they are great. Wear paint mask rated for organics and isocyanates when spraying though, they are odorless and colorless and will ruin your lungs in a jiffy.
Yes, that's the one. I used a 3M mask that I had from back when I used to spray paint through a hvlp setup so hopefully everything is good as far as filtration. I didn't take the warnings lightly as they were all over the can and the place I ordered from even had a specific agreement box that was required to check before ordering. Based on all of that, I expected it to be pretty good but not fresh out of a real paint gun good.
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Yes, that's the one. I used a 3M mask that I had from back when I used to spray paint through a hvlp setup so hopefully everything is good as far as filtration. I didn't take the warnings lightly as they were all over the can and the place I ordered from even had a specific agreement box that was required to check before ordering. Based on all of that, I expected it to be pretty good but not fresh out of a real paint gun good.

Just FYI at this point, but never use a paint mask that has been opened and exposed to air (not stored in airtight container) for ISO, these are technically one-time use masks (worn properly, good for about 6-8 hours). Even if this is a proper mask, filters are probably no good if it was opened more than a day or so ago. ISO is a very nasty stuff, and technically should be sprayed in full suit with oxygen-fed mask. Like I mentioned, it is odorless and colorless, and it gets in your body via skin, eyes, everything. Crazy shit. I used to paint a lot and did a lot of research on this.
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That is good info for next time, thanks!
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