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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
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Old Sun, Nov-12-2017, 10:50:00 PM   #121
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Damn, that is clean. Very impressive!
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You know where to get them! Thanks!







You know, that's not a bad idea. i think I should visit the dealer... I need some garage space...



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I have a steamer, I used it to take off the tint and steam clean the carpets...Didn't realize it would work on the black spots/grime under the wheel wells. Thanks for the tip.



Michelins are coming. I need to refinish the wheels as well. They are not bad, just wrong color.



Thanks all!


I feel like if you bought brand new wheels from bmw you would be paying not much more than if you were repainting them, and it’s a guaranteed color match from factory so you can’t go wrong. Awesome restoration thread!

*forgot to mention you can sell your old wheels to to close the spending gap

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Old Mon, Nov-13-2017, 03:27:22 PM   #123
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Looking great! I️ think this Car deserves a set of zkw or bosch headlights.


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What is wrong with original headlights? I mean, aside from being useless?

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What did you use to clean the door jambs with?
Elbow grease. Works great.
Joking aside, concentrated mean green and toothbrushes.

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Damn, that is clean. Very impressive!
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I feel like if you bought brand new wheels from bmw you would be paying not much more than if you were repainting them, and it’s a guaranteed color match from factory so you can’t go wrong. Awesome restoration thread!

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I don't think these are available from BMW any longer. Plus, refinishing runs about $120 per wheel, new set would be what, $2K?
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Old Mon, Nov-13-2017, 04:16:21 PM   #124
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https://www.turnermotorsport.com/p-8...eel-17x85-e36/
You could get a brand new set for around $1300. Sell yours for $500 then you aren’t really much more than the refinishing.
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Old Tue, Nov-14-2017, 01:14:40 AM   #125
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You could get a brand new set for around $1300. Sell yours for $500 then you aren’t really much more than the refinishing.
Interesting. Didn't realize these were still available new. Something to think about for sure.

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Old Fri, Nov-17-2017, 07:31:27 PM   #126
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this thread is serious inspiration for me to work on my e36 all weekend now..

this Dakar is a lovely example, and in a great home - congrats OP!

I need to pick your brain on some of that interior/leather upkeep... with DOVE its hard to tell how bad things actually are. (my seats are generally mint, back seats dam near perfect, but after looking at your work, I'm sure i'll find dirt in hidden places)

did you use anything to clean inside the front bumper (will mean green work for that?)
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Old Fri, Nov-17-2017, 09:07:31 PM   #127
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What did you use to clean the door jambs with?
That's the same as the rest of the body. Nothing special needed.

I couldn't help but laugh a little at all those stickers on the fuelcap and door, because of the "captain obvious" statements. Same with all that text on the tire pressure label (which looks very different from ours).

All is said about your restau job. This is the kind of E36's I like to watch.




Bray, I thought Cosmoline was used to protect the body/rust inhibitor, why would you want to take it off.

p.s. Gummi Pflege is not back to black. Gummi, German for rubber, is a product specially made to protect all rubber parts/seals. But, it does also work good on plastic trim, although not specifically designed for it.
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Old Sun, Nov-19-2017, 12:01:04 AM   #128
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this thread is serious inspiration for me to work on my e36 all weekend now..

this Dakar is a lovely example, and in a great home - congrats OP!

I need to pick your brain on some of that interior/leather upkeep... with DOVE its hard to tell how bad things actually are. (my seats are generally mint, back seats dam near perfect, but after looking at your work, I'm sure i'll find dirt in hidden places)

did you use anything to clean inside the front bumper (will mean green work for that?)
Thanks!
Yeah, mean green would work just fine, in fact that is exactly what I've been using. It works great. If you have any questions on the leather work - fire away.

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That's the same as the rest of the body. Nothing special needed.

I couldn't help but laugh a little at all those stickers on the fuelcap and door, because of the "captain obvious" statements. Same with all that text on the tire pressure label (which looks very different from ours).

All is said about your restau job. This is the kind of E36's I like to watch.




Bray, I thought Cosmoline was used to protect the body/rust inhibitor, why would you want to take it off.

p.s. Gummi Pflege is not back to black. Gummi, German for rubber, is a product specially made to protect all rubber parts/seals. But, it does also work good on plastic trim, although not specifically designed for it.
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Yes, I know Gummi Pfledge is for rubber, but it worked wonders on my plastic trim before, so I keep using it. Great stuff. And unlike others, does not leave residue on plastic after it dries. Keeps it black for long time too.
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Forgot to mention, since you did a proper cleaning, remove the taillights to clean the bodywork underneath.

You’ll be surprised the amount of dirt that collects there over time. It runs from the trunk channels and drains between the body and seals of rear lights.
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Old Sun, Nov-19-2017, 10:18:26 AM   #130
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Also pull the windshield plastic engine cowl cover, mine had loads of dirt leaves trash.

Another area to clean is behind aux fan... my ac condensor was 70% clogged w trash.
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