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      11-30-2012, 12:25 PM   #375
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Honestly, Lloyd's is a factory. It's a step up from a car wash but far from the personalized service you get from an individual professional detailer. Lloyds used the wrong buffer on my friend's black, Audi wagon, and literally removed the clear coat on an entire section of the vehicle. They have too many poorly trained/inexperienced employees that are just banging out cars for a paycheck.
Good to know, I've personally never been there as I hand wash and detail myself but a few of my friends have been happy with them.
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      12-02-2012, 12:19 PM   #376
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Buy a bottle of Optimum No-Rinse and wash yourself. Drivethru washes are the worst for your car.
I'll have to go to the auto store and look for something like this. Thanks

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Luckily you have TiAg. As long as it's kept waxed/coated, you can probably run it through an unattended gas station wash without seeing too much paint damage. I loved that about my TiAg E90. Not so lucky now with black
I do like the TiAg, but since I drove it down here, I did not wash it before I left and now it's been over 2 weeks with the same grime. The rain the other day did help a little but I'll probably find a place today.
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      12-02-2012, 02:04 PM   #377
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You wont be able to find ONR locally. You would have to order it from Detailers domain, detailed image, or autogeek. I no longer live in my condo, so i can sell you what i have left (should be almost full bottle).
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      12-03-2012, 05:40 PM   #378
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anyone interested in a set of slicks? They're 275/35/18 Conti's w/ one heat cycle on them (I've been told from the previous owner– I just took the rims)

I'm asking $200 OBO– I need these things gone QUICK. Just moved into a new place with no room for them, so they're in my car right now. Make a reasonable offer and they're yours!
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      12-03-2012, 05:53 PM   #379
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Hey everyone, anyone familiar with wrapping the interior trim pieces on their e90? I'm hoping to change the dated wood look to carbon fiber. I've been looking up some DIY but still not extremely confident since I have never wrapped anything before. Anyone know of some places around SD that do it or anyone here on the forums that do it themselves. Thanks guys, I'm located in Poway, SD
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Hey everyone, anyone familiar with wrapping the interior trim pieces on their e90? I'm hoping to change the dated wood look to carbon fiber. I've been looking up some DIY but still not extremely confident since I have never wrapped anything before. Anyone know of some places around SD that do it or anyone here on the forums that do it themselves. Thanks guys, I'm located in Poway, SD
Defiantly give a try yourself, by some cheap wrap and practice on your trim pieces. You can't really mess up, just waste the wrap.
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      12-03-2012, 06:42 PM   #381
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Defiantly give a try yourself, by some cheap wrap and practice on your trim pieces. You can't really mess up, just waste the wrap.
Where would you suggest purchasing the vinyl from?
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      12-03-2012, 06:45 PM   #382
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Where would you suggest purchasing the vinyl from?
if you want to find some cheap vinyl for practice check the for sale section i believe I saw some for sale recently.
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anyone interested in a set of slicks? They're 275/35/18 Conti's w/ one heat cycle on them (I've been told from the previous owner– I just took the rims)

I'm asking $200 OBO– I need these things gone QUICK. Just moved into a new place with no room for them, so they're in my car right now. Make a reasonable offer and they're yours!
Damn bro, i need street tires in that size, slicks would be overkill

Are they drag radials or what
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      12-03-2012, 08:19 PM   #384
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Hey everyone, anyone familiar with wrapping the interior trim pieces on their e90? I'm hoping to change the dated wood look to carbon fiber. I've been looking up some DIY but still not extremely confident since I have never wrapped anything before. Anyone know of some places around SD that do it or anyone here on the forums that do it themselves. Thanks guys, I'm located in Poway, SD
I tried myself with vinyl i bought off ebay. Ended up paying someone to do it. I went with garageworks via a referal from marie at modmy3.

Scroll back a page to see pics.
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      12-03-2012, 10:35 PM   #385
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I tried myself with vinyl i bought off ebay. Ended up paying someone to do it. I went with garageworks via a referal from marie at modmy3.

Scroll back a page to see pics.
Looks awesome, exactly the look I am going for, what vinyl did you select (are their different types of CF vinyl?) and how much did you end up paying all said in done.
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      12-04-2012, 12:45 AM   #386
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I went with 3m scotchbrite 1080 titanium cf. paid 160 all together
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      12-04-2012, 01:20 AM   #387
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I did it myself. Got it from http://autovinylsolutions.com/. Get the 3m scotchbrite. Hexis sucks. Just takes patience. You don't need any tools to put it on either. The 3M goes on and stretches really well. Think it cost me about 80 in materials.
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      12-04-2012, 02:01 AM   #388
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I would like to do mine too, but I have iDrive and can't figure out how to remove the center console trim. My buddy has done it on his non iDrive and it looked a lot better and just took awhile on the inner curvy parts. Sounds like everything else is pretty straight forward.

Let me know how it goes and what type/color you end up buying. If there's plenty extras, I may buy the rest off of you.
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Pulling the trim isnt hard. Its all held in by clips. I do recommend picking up a trim puller kit from harbor freight for 6$ or so
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I would like to do mine too, but I have iDrive and can't figure out how to remove the center console trim. My buddy has done it on his non iDrive and it looked a lot better and just took awhile on the inner curvy parts. Sounds like everything else is pretty straight forward.

Let me know how it goes and what type/color you end up buying. If there's plenty extras, I may buy the rest off of you.

iDrive controller is easy to pop out. Put your shifter in Neutral and give it a good tug straight up. It'll come off. Center console will then come off. I think you have 3 connectors for idrive that clip off. There are squeeze tabs to pull the idrive controller off.
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iDrive controller is easy to pop out. Put your shifter in Neutral and give it a good tug straight up. It'll come off. Center console will then come off. I think you have 3 connectors for idrive that clip off. There are squeeze tabs to pull the idrive controller off.
Does the knob lift up with the console or do you need to remove the knob first and then put into neutral and remove the entire center console?
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Does the knob lift up with the console or do you need to remove the knob first and then put into neutral and remove the entire center console?
No, you need to take knob off first by putting it into neutral. The leather comes up with the console and the shaft of the shifter stays in place.
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No, you need to take knob off first by putting it into neutral. The leather comes up with the console and the shaft of the shifter stays in place.
Oh, and I'm talking about an automatic. Not sure about manual.
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I'll check it out. I'm auto and I'm taking about the iDrive knob
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I'll check it out. I'm auto and I'm taking about the iDrive knob
The idrive comes out thru the bottom.
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