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      04-21-2011, 05:06 PM   #1
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Here we go then. Some slightly better pics...

















Loving it so far. And a big to Nathan Keegan at Sytner Sheffield.
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Fantastic looking car, lovely spec, great colour, shame it's spoiled by the engine choice though
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Congrats on the new car. Looks stunning and sure you will enjoy it!

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very nice car well done
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Fantastic looking car, lovely spec, great colour, shame it's spoiled by the engine choice though
shame about the engine the 184 bhp 320d will give a e39 530i a good run for the money and do twice the mpg and 90 per year to tax
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      04-22-2011, 02:32 AM   #7
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Congrats. Colour looks great.
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Well it's a nice day again, I've got a day pass from the family, a collection of new car beautifying products and a cup of tea. Bliss.

Really appreciate the comments so far

I'm very impressed with this motor. To say the E9x has been around for so long it's light years ahead of the Saab. Then again I think they were making 93s when God was a lad.
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      04-22-2011, 04:21 AM   #9
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Hey Rich, my second cars a 93 and it does make you wonder how the sold any against the likes of the 3 series! Anyway PLEASE tell me you have your washing methods and products all planed ready to protect that lovely new car from swirls?!?
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      04-22-2011, 04:29 AM   #10
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Very nice. Colour looks good on Touring.

Rich - are you getting any excessive road nosie form those Michelin tyres?
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Liking the wheel colour, always wondered what gunmetal wheels would lilke like with Le Mans Blue.
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That looks stunning superb colour, and those gunmetal wheels really work against the LMB. Just a shame it's a HDD nav

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Thanks again for the comments.

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Anyway PLEASE tell me you have your washing methods and products all planed ready to protect that lovely new car from swirls?!?
Don't worry. I'm careful. And quite determined this one won't be going near the Kosovans

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Rich - are you getting any excessive road nosie form those Michelin tyres?
Not that I've noticed but I still haven't been on a proper run yet. I'm up the motorway tomorrow so I'll let you know.

Had a play out last night with the Xenons and they are awesome! First car with them and it's a revelation. High Beam Assist is pretty nifty too. And I'd forgotten the the lights turn with the steering!

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That looks stunning superb colour, and those gunmetal wheels really work against the LMB. Just a shame it's a HDD nav
Yes, sorry I couldn't help you. The wheels are great though. They hide all sorts of grubbiness

And a bit more Le Mans Blue loveliness...















A wash with Werkstat AutoBody Wash and then a couple of coats of Werkstat Acrylic Jett: Trigger.

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And I lined up the BMW wheel caps with the M logo

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Lovely mate!
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And I lined up the BMW wheel caps with the M logo
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Car looks great, I am not always a fan of E91's tbh, but that really does look nice, especially with the graphite rims
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Looks great!

Are these 320d only?
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Looks great!

Are these 320d only?
Yep, 320i/d and also 318i/d I think.
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Hey Rich

See if you can beat me for car washing sadness? From start to finish...

Wheels

Jet wash with water only to loosen brake dust then apply Very Cherry wheel cleaner with foam bottle, leave to soak then wash off.
Hand wash wheels and tire walls with Megs Gold Class and lambswool mit and rinse.

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Jet wash with light pressure to remove surface grit.
Snow Foam entire car with Foam Lance, including wheels, wheel arches and under skirts etc. Leave for five minutes and jet wash off.
Hand wash each panel with lambs wool mit using two bucket method with grit guards and Megs Gold Class.
Once each panels clean and free from grit wash again from top to bottom using Megs and mit keeping car wet all over whilst doing so, allowing it to sheet. Once done immediately dry with drying towel.

Voila, clean, shiny and no water marks or blisters!

Most I've done polishing wise is Megs Quick Detailer for now but I have been meaning to apply some Dodo Juice Wax I've had sitting since Christmas. Perhaps I'll have a go this weekend?

I've also got a Das Pro with range of Mezuma Polishes sat in the garage as well but I've not actually got any swirls yet. Considering been washing it once a week since the beginning of January thats quite impressive!

Saying that I have just picked up a small etch mark from some bird muck that was only on there for a couple of hours, perhaps I'll give it a go removing it with the Das. By the way, watch bird muck, don't know what this one had eaten but I suspect it had holiday'd at Fukishima.

In regards to the Xenon's I've had them on my Saab for several years but the BMW' is in a different league. On top of the steering round bends and High Beam Assist the Full Beam is Xenon as well. It's crazy. The Mrs was driving behind me the other night and held them on, it was like I was being abducted by Aliens. They are extremely bright!

Will check to see if my centre caps line up ASAP, don't want to let the side down!
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Liking the wheel colour, always wondered what gunmetal wheels would lilke like with Le Mans Blue.
Same here plus I'm liking the more aggresive LCI front end too. Can feel an LCI bonnet/bumper swap coming for mine and a set of spacers for the rear track to LCI width or more cos it looks far better than the sunken pre lci stance.
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