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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 Wed, Jun-22-2016, 02:55:39 PM   #21
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I used 800, 1500, and 2000 grit sandpaper on mine, which I think is plenty smooth. Can be found at Walmart, 3m wet or dry. I also had some lower grit stuff to take off the stock finish.
There's no reason to go so fine before painting. 1500 and 2000 is so smooth that there's virtually no micro scratches for the paint to grab onto. Go with the coarsest that won't show scratches when done. In fact, my final sanding was done with 600 grit.
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There's no reason to go so fine before painting. 1500 and 2000 is so smooth that there's virtually no micro scratches for the paint to grab onto. Go with the coarsest that won't show scratches when done. In fact, my final sanding was done with 600 grit.


Ahh ok, I'm not the most experienced painter haha. I do recall end up mostly using the 800 as I could hardly tell if the other two were doing anything. Would you still use the finer grit(s) when polishing the clear out afterwards? (assuming gloss clear)
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Ahh ok, I'm not the most experienced painter haha. I do recall end up mostly using the 800 as I could hardly tell if the other two were doing anything. Would you still use the finer grit(s) when polishing the clear out afterwards? (assuming gloss clear)
Yes, you got it - I use 1000 then 1500 and final 2000 before I break out the 3M polishing compound and buffer.
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Been considering doing this with my armrests, thanks for posting!
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Nice work and paint looks like a great match.
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Finally got around to adding a pic of the finished product. Looks and feels great!

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looks good OP i gotta try this!
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That looks fantastic! Nice job, I need to give this a try on mine.
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Finally got around to adding a pic of the finished product. Looks and feels great!

How did you do the area around the speaker?
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How did you do the area around the speaker?

I didn't paint that part - it wasn't peeling like the door handle, so it's still the stock paint. So you can see how well it matches at least!
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