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      09-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #67
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how is the gloss ? looks less glossy then the stock paint
No, Not even close....extremely smooth and glossy. Let me install it on the car in couple days and will try better pics. Actually, it is 9PM and I am wiped out from helping the kids with Homework (I would rather paint another bumper) I will take some tomorrow from up close.. this 2K clearcoat is no joke. Check back tomorrow for pics
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      09-25-2013, 09:03 PM   #68
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No, Not even close....extremely smooth and glossy. Let me install it on the car in couple days and will try better pics. Actually, it is 9PM and I am wiped out from helping the kids with Homework (I would rather paint another bumper) I will take some tomorrow from up close.. this 2K clearcoat is no joke. Check back tomorrow for pics
Looks great man you have me really contemplating whether to try to do this myself or just take it to a body shop once I ordered. Trying to save some money...

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      09-26-2013, 07:37 AM   #69
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Looks great man you have me really contemplating weather to try to do this myself or just take it to a body shop once I ordered. Trying to save some money...
I hear you man, def try this your self if you are handy. from 1 ~ 5 I would rate this job as a 1.5/5 difficulty. It really isn't hard at all, YOU JUST NEED TO TAKE YOUR TIME....!
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how is the gloss ? looks less glossy then the stock paint
As promised, here are some close up outside pics, DO NOTE the bumper is still NOT cured, meaning, the clear coat still hasn't been cured/dried all the way, if I touch it directly I will leave fingerprints on it, when it DOES dry thoroughly it will be EVEN more glossy, not to mention it will be polished..!

**Yes I just realized, I left my hood unlatched, I was adding a quart
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Its gonna look great man!! You did a real nice job!
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Its gonna look great man!! You did a real nice job!
Thx Roc.
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Wow. I'm curious, how did you apply the clear coat, first layer thin? top to bottom or left to right? Looks great!
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Wow. I'm curious, how did you apply the clear coat, first layer thin? top to bottom or left to right? Looks great!
First layer was thin, yes.

And when dealing with vehicle bumpers I like to go top to bottom it seems that left to right always has some unfinished strokes......more so when using spray cans which provide nowhere near the volume of a professional paint gun. That being said, you can have perfectly equal results if you take your time and paint in the right pattern, as you can see.
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First layer was thin, yes.

And when dealing with vehicle bumpers I like to go top to bottom it seems that left to right always has some unfinished strokes......more so when using spray cans which provide nowhere near the volume of a professional paint gun. That being said, you can have perfectly equal results if you take your time and paint in the right pattern, as you can see.
Thanks for the tip ill keep that in mind. Cant wait to see it mounted.
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nice! looks killer , what cf lip is that?
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      09-26-2013, 05:12 PM   #77
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nice! looks killer , what cf lip is that?

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Looks like they pulled the auction for the bumper...I wonder if it will reappear with a larger price tag...
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Bought a M3 rep bumper last year from ebay (paid $350 shipped), more than happy with the fitment and quality.....better than my mtech rear I purchased from one of the vendors here.
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Bought a M3 rep bumper last year from ebay (paid $350 shipped), more than happy with the fitment and quality.....better than my mtech rear I purchased from one of the vendors here.

Do you know the name of the seller you bought it from??
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They did?...maybe temporarily out of stock?
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They did?...maybe temporarily out of stock?

Not sure what happened...I was watching the auction, they had 8 left then all the sudden it was killed. I have emailed them to see what the deal was.

How long do you plan on letting the bumper cure before installing on your car?
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/261258160791
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Thanks, same guy..Will see if he lists them for coupes again.
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Not sure what happened...I was watching the auction, they had 8 left then all the sudden it was killed. I have emailed them to see what the deal was.

How long do you plan on letting the bumper cure before installing on your car?
I got back Yesterday from my trip but I am starting a 4 day trip again on Thursday, then I will be back on Sunday afternoon....!

I will be posting completed pictures on Monday, the 7th.

Sorry for the late date I could had it installed today or tomorrow, but it takes about 1 1/2-2 hrs to put it on and as it stands my plate is overflown with things that have to be done Sometimes I wish I could clone my self and leave one at home when I am away
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Talked to the Ebay guy...Have a bumper on the way, ordered paint as well...Will show progress as all arrives.
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Installed.....!

Finished it late last night, Kids came outside for their ride to school and said..."ooooh Daddy, you bought a new car"....lol
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Looks good - just curious to the gap between the hood and grill ? Maybe I missed something.
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