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      03-27-2011, 07:21 PM   #1
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To the black 335xi owner parked outside Metro on Major Mack in Rich Hill

Dude (or dudette)....your black 335xi looked slick!

The car had a "E90Post.com" sticker on the right rear window so I know it's a member here.

How come your car looks so slick? Has it been lowered? Custom kidney grilles in the front I believe. Anything else?
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      03-27-2011, 07:27 PM   #2
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post this in torontos spotter thread :P
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      03-27-2011, 07:41 PM   #3
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post this in torontos spotter thread :P
See? I was about to pay USD 29,000 for a 2008 White/Red 328xi and now seeing this sleeeeek black coupe has convinced me to shop around for a black on black.
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      03-27-2011, 08:22 PM   #4
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hehe i dont think the car was that slick
If you dont know whether the car is lowered the answer is always its Not lowered. If its not lowered then its not "slick" :P
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      03-27-2011, 09:01 PM   #5
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hehe i dont think the car was that slick
If you dont know whether the car is lowered the answer is always its Not lowered. If its not lowered then its not "slick" :P
Was it yours? License plate **** 654.
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      03-28-2011, 07:48 AM   #6
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See? I was about to pay USD 29,000 for a 2008 White/Red 328xi and now seeing this sleeeeek black coupe has convinced me to shop around for a black on black.
Don't do it. Softest clearcoat in the world. My black car looks like shi^ after a winter of hand washes. Ive had a few dark cars and this is easily the worst.
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      03-28-2011, 09:02 AM   #7
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pretty sure i have seen thsi car there before as well. i live really close to there and go to that plaza often.
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      03-28-2011, 10:51 AM   #8
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Don't do it. Softest clearcoat in the world. My black car looks like shi^ after a winter of hand washes. Ive had a few dark cars and this is easily the worst.
I know what you're saying....black doesn't look the greatest in winter but with tints, it can look quite good.

The thing about white/red is that it does look unique.
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      03-28-2011, 10:52 AM   #9
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Is BSM just as soft as Jet Black? I thought it was Jet Black that was a PITA.
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      03-28-2011, 11:27 AM   #10
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Is BSM just as soft as Jet Black? I thought it was Jet Black that was a PITA.
No, it isn't. For whatever reason (honestly, we've discussed it ad nasuem at autopia.org and no one really knows why), the flat colours (jet black, alpine white, crimson red tend to be painfully soft, whereas the metallics are actually reasonably hard. My sparkling graphite paint is rock solid.
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Was it yours? License plate **** 654.
Nah not mine
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      03-28-2011, 02:16 PM   #12
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I know what you're saying....black doesn't look the greatest in winter but with tints, it can look quite good.

The thing about white/red is that it does look unique.
Don't think you understand what I was saying. Its scratched to#$@%$. Swirls etc. White with red and Black wheels would be nice.
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      03-28-2011, 04:12 PM   #13
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No, it isn't. For whatever reason (honestly, we've discussed it ad nasuem at autopia.org and no one really knows why), the flat colours (jet black, alpine white, crimson red tend to be painfully soft, whereas the metallics are actually reasonably hard. My sparkling graphite paint is rock solid.
Thanks for the info We need a chemist!
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      03-28-2011, 07:15 PM   #14
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Thanks for the info We need a chemist!
Well, it's possible they use a different clear on the metallics, or that they don't bake the flats at as high a temp, for whatever reason, or we're just crazy. Who knows? Bottom line is, jet black is a nightmare.
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You lie Kevin, remember my Jerez Black? It's freaking weak!
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      03-28-2011, 10:14 PM   #16
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You lie Kevin, remember my Jerez Black? It's freaking weak!
I think the re-painted panels are a bit soft, but the OEM stuff wasn't so bad if I recall correctly. I've had pretty good luck with jerez, but maybe I'm just lucky!
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I think the re-painted panels are a bit soft, but the OEM stuff wasn't so bad if I recall correctly. I've had pretty good luck with jerez, but maybe I'm just lucky!
That's true, those bastards never told me they repainted my bumper during delivery.
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      03-29-2011, 07:27 AM   #18
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How's that thing treating you, anyway?
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      03-29-2011, 09:28 AM   #19
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that was me, ran out of food, had to do some last minute grocery shopping lol
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hehe i dont think the car was that slick
If you dont know whether the car is lowered the answer is always its Not lowered. If its not lowered then its not "slick" :P

axper, yes its been lowered....maybe a lil too much in the back lol
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      03-29-2011, 08:58 PM   #22
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that was me, ran out of food, had to do some last minute grocery shopping lol
yes, it really did look good. A wash might help once in a while
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