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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, Oct-27-2010, 05:18:44 AM   #1
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Default Pic request, carbon fiber upper trim (sports steering wheel)

Does anyone have a picture of there alcantara or leather steering wheels with this on it?

http://www.europeanautosource.com/pr...oducts_id=1321

Or a picture of theres wrapped with some sort of wrap? The reason i ask is because i ruined mine while cleaning my steering wheel, made a big black line in it... and i hate my alcantara steering wheel anyway since i got the car pre-owned last year the wheel was never maintained and itl never be the same, so to kill two birds with one stone, does anyone know who could re-wrap these wheels from scratch? Otherwise i might see if somebody will trade for a leather one i really dont care for the alcantara... anyway back to the topic, if you got a picture post it up! Thanks!
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show us some pics of the wheel so we can see how bad the alcantara is. If it's bad, you can have it redone. m123 can redo it fairly cheap.
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Old Wed, Oct-27-2010, 04:55:10 PM   #3
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here it is, i just hate how it feels now and i have a feeling that even new alcantara will end up like that quickly.
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Old Wed, Oct-27-2010, 04:57:37 PM   #4
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here is one more, and by the way i obviously need a new steering wheel trim piece but its 220 dollars from bmw, anyone think i can just sand it and re paint it? I hate the silver color anyway i want the nappa black color like everyone else has.
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that looks fine, just freshen it up.
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i tried freshening it up, i bought alcantara cleaner, and alcantara protecting spray, a nubuck brush to bring it back to life, and i used a 5 blade razor to remove the pillings (reccomended by somebody at bimmer) and it turned out pretty much how it is now. Its still not in great shape... any tips? I think i just dont like alcantara i think leather would be nicer.
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smg or 6spd? you can prolly get $200+ for that wheel. A new leather whel is around $350 from Tischer. The trim you can get Billy to wrap it in the 3M cf film.
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Im not sure i like the cf trim thats why i had to see it installed... i do like the black trim i might try to take the paint off this one and possibly spray it with some sort of black plastic paint. prolly would look like crap thou, and i would love the alcantara new but its not new and i doubt if i got it re-wraped it would last long... no?
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Here is billy's work.

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthread.php?t=315333

or you can get the trim pieces wrapped in Alcantara...

http://m3forum.net/m3forum/showthrea...ght=deadlysyns

The key to keep Alcantara fresh is to not have oily hands which attracts dirt and grime.
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Old Thu, Oct-28-2010, 01:32:41 AM   #10
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if you are gonna do the top trim, i would do the bottom as well.

doing bottom in cf and leaving the top looks okay. both may be too much but doing the top and not the bottom would look weird imo.

this is not gonna be much help, but here is mine:



but pretty soon mine will look like the one ///ACS-3 had in his old car....





...since i am putting this one in:





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