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E46 M3 (2001-2006) Engine: S54 - Max Hp: 333 hp at 7,900 rpm / 262 lb/ft at 4,900 rpm
Total Produced: 45,000+ - Years Produced: 2001 to 2006.


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Old Sun, Nov-21-2010, 08:56:30 AM   #1
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Default Laguna Seca Blue Interior Dye Attempt!

the previous color was titan grau.. or at least thats what most parts said on the labels as i was taking it all apart... so besides the headliner and the little bit on the dash being gray, after two years of owning it, i didnt really care for it anymore.
anywaayyyyyyyyy. it was time for change ... here we go.. tell me what u think..
old dash


when done.



some trim around the car


carpet before


carpet after 1 coat (it currently has 3 coats but i forgot to take picture.)


seats after 1st coat. (brushed on so i can get seams really good)




2nd coat. sprayed. still see under it.




3rd coat. pretty solid.



this color is SOO HARD to capture correctly with a camera. its so sensitive that the type and amount of lighting affects the outcome of the picture.
this is flash all taken with the iphone 4.


cheers. let me kno what u guys think so far.. carsos u too. i posted inside ur thread so we can compare our projects. no intent of thread jacking here.
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Old Sun, Nov-21-2010, 08:56:56 AM   #2
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OK... some more now...
here we go... where to start... hmmmmmmmmmm
this.. when working with LSB dye, there is a ton of white dye mixed with this blue dye to create the color... the bottle they provide kinda sucks cuz the opening is so small... the dye separates and the white solidifies and settles at the bottom:ben: like really its frustrating tryin to mix it in there... what i did is this.

i cut the bottle in half and kept the dye in this.. it makes for mixing the white back into the blue a lot easier and does the same as the bottle.. anyway.. thats just a recommendation.. ok now that im done with that vent lol

heres the second part of the dying.. all 4 coats on doing the 72 hour drying.. im letting dry for 72 hours cuz its not the warmest weather and i wanna give it some more time than necessary.




then my interior trim was all dirty and crappy.. so i wrapped it..




i assembled what i could on the interior at this point.


here is the first part complete and assembled.. just a comparison of before and after..






again crappy lighting + crappy phone pictures = unable to capture the true awesomeness of this color...
this requires a professional photographer with a nice awesome camera..
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MORE!

assembled the steering wheel..


finished door handles... two diff pix to show difference of this color with lighting.



passenger door panel..


rear panel on..
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rear deck assembled


pretty much everything is ready to go in..
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progress so far...








this was done yesterday..
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99% finished product... only at 99% because i order a dynavin and im waiting on it to arrive and also my smg knob i am taking apart and redoing in a different finish.. im gonna try to find a spray color that matches closely to the LSB or i might just do it in black.. i dont kno yet. what do u guys think?

**************PIX****************

remaining product. full thing of dye. 1/2 prestine. 1/4 prep. 3/4 rejuv oil.


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**MORE PICTURES TOMORROW IN DAYLIGHT**

so what do u guys think so far.. ?
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reserved more more pix.

update @ 11/21/10 @ 5pm w/ very cloudy weather low lighting.
various pix .. flash, no flash, etc.











update @ 11/28/10 @4pm










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Wow, smurf blue interior. Nice work dude.
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wow, that is amazing work. I would have been way too scared to ruin my seats. Great job.
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wow, thats nice. Does it feel sticky or smooth?
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Old Sun, Nov-21-2010, 12:56:35 PM   #10
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wow, amazing, where are you located? are you willing to offer your service?
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