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      05-23-2020, 11:07 PM   #23
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Yeah I saw he has done a few overhauls of his lights, just thought to start I would clean up the angel eyes, cant find where he did this (lots o pages) thought I would see if there is a bulb that people mainly use. All good, I'll keep looking.
P1 covers the BMR AE lamps. This was a few years back

Lux V7 are a popular, modern bulb

https://www.luxangeleyes.com/

Or do what I did on page 9, replace the glass rings with colour changing rings,

Most cheap branded rings have a blue tint to the white light setting

If you want pure white, colour changing rings, bavgruppe make the best quality rings imo

https://www.bavgruppedesign.com/

Hope this helps
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Yeah I saw he has done a few overhauls of his lights, just thought to start I would clean up the angel eyes, cant find where he did this (lots o pages) thought I would see if there is a bulb that people mainly use. All good, I'll keep looking.
Here you go

https://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1723648
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P1 covers the BMR AE lamps. This was a few years back

Lux V7 are a popular, modern bulb

https://www.luxangeleyes.com/

Or do what I did on page 9, replace the glass rings with colour changing rings,

Most cheap branded rings have a blue tint to the white light setting

If you want pure white, colour changing rings, bavgruppe make the best quality rings imo

https://www.bavgruppedesign.com/

Hope this helps
Mate, thanks once again, That guide to your thread is a gem!
Now I wait for some things to arrive in the mail, then, the fun begins.
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I bought these and haven't had an issue

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262586150862
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Hey mate, yes I am on the Gold Coast, getting the blast done at Marsanic Motorsport in Burleigh. I got quoted $545 to get it done.

And I have a Bimmergeek cable coming in the mail, what I think I will do is try and get a few parts together, then do a fair bit of work at once and after that flash with MHD to suit what has been done.
Awesome, I'd be keen to see how it goes. I'm in Brisbane but work on the GC.
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Ok so I managed to wrap the window trim.
As a first timer I did ok, I do have to re-do one topside piece as I stretched it a touch too much and the matte finish went a bit glossy so it is very noticeable.

Pic 1, Before.
Pic 2, After
Pic 3, Trim removed. On dining table. Thanks wife. (with drink...)
Pic 4, Side by side of the unwrapped and wrapped.

I also learned that is is much easier if you remove the rubber seals from the trim before wrapping, they are not too hard to press back in place.

I was going to leave the trim on the car to do this but I wanted the wrap to go over the edges on all pieces so it looked clean.

I think it looks a little better...
Now I think she needs new shoes.
aaaaaaand the bug begins...
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I bought these and haven't had an issue

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/262586150862

Thanks mate, I will have a look see.
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Well done! Looks very nice and clean.
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Its amazing how much better it looks with the blacked out trim.
Just need to murder out the rest of the car now
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Ok so I managed to wrap the window trim.
As a first timer I did ok, I do have to re-do one topside piece as I stretched it a touch too much and the matte finish went a bit glossy so it is very noticeable.

Pic 1, Before.
Pic 2, After
Pic 3, Trim removed. On dining table. Thanks wife. (with drink...)
Pic 4, Side by side of the unwrapped and wrapped.

I also learned that is is much easier if you remove the rubber seals from the trim before wrapping, they are not too hard to press back in place.

I was going to leave the trim on the car to do this but I wanted the wrap to go over the edges on all pieces so it looked clean.

I think it looks a little better...
Now I think she needs new shoes.
aaaaaaand the bug begins...
It looks great Baker. What brand of wrap did you use?
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The trim looks way better wrapped black on your car Baker! Well done. Now... what's next :P
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Well done! Looks very nice and clean.
Thanks mate, does look a lot better in person too.
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Its amazing how much better it looks with the blacked out trim.
Just need to murder out the rest of the car now
Cant wait. Fun times.
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It looks great Baker. What brand of wrap did you use?
To be honest mate I just went to autobarn and got designer wrap standard. (matte black) I was thinking if I stuff the whole thing up I will just peel it off and start again. If it starts looking a bit iffy soon I will order some good quality wrap and do it again. I think i could do a much better job now already. Happy so far though.
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The trim looks way better wrapped black on your car Baker! Well done. Now... what's next :P
Everything is next!
Actually, first, sparks, coils, walnut blast. Then I will paint the lower mesh on the bumper, get black side indicators, WHEELS!, new white bulbs for the angel eyes, suspension, then FMIC, catless DP's, air filter, MHD flash, then lots of things. Then more things. So......lots of fun to come.
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Wow great job Bakes..... Looks so good. Black out trim totally transforms the look of the car. Nice
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Well,

Finally received my bimmergeek cable in the mail...
Booked in for a walnut blast on Wednesday.
then next week, plugs and coils.
That should be the initial maintenance done.

Question, coils, OEM? or PR or Bimmerlife?

Should I upgrade now? The plan is to go full bolt ons on stock turbos (at least for a while) is it worth sparks a step colder and upgraded coils right off the bat? will a MHD flash cover this until I get an upgraded intercooler and DP's? or should I collect parts and do it all at once?

Sorry for all the questions.
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Wow great job Bakes..... Looks so good. Black out trim totally transforms the look of the car. Nice
Thanks mate, apart from the little stuff up I have to re do, loving it.
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Well,

Finally received my bimmergeek cable in the mail...
Booked in for a walnut blast on Wednesday.
then next week, plugs and coils.
That should be the initial maintenance done.

Question, coils, OEM? or PR or Bimmerlife?

Should I upgrade now? The plan is to go full bolt ons on stock turbos (at least for a while) is it worth sparks a step colder and upgraded coils right off the bat? will a MHD flash cover this until I get an upgraded intercooler and DP's? or should I collect parts and do it all at once?

Sorry for all the questions.
Eldor coils for sure! Even though i have Delphi's and there been great on stage 2+ running Bosch OE ZGR6STE2 spark plugs

More info on coils here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjsx-K1mjkQ
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Eldor coils for sure! Even though i have Delphi's and there been great on stage 2+ running Bosch OE ZGR6STE2 spark plugs

More info on coils here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tjsx-K1mjkQ
Thanks mate, appreciate it. I am a massive beginner so this sort of info helps me no end.
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This is just an update to show everyone what not to do when replacing your trim.

I managed to get all the trim off the car without breaking any clips or scratching the paint, but! when replacing the trim there is an angled piece of rubber which must sit underneath the seal on the door frame above the side mirror.

pic 1. wrong! It must be tucked in under the seal!
pic 2. right.

I know this may seem logical to most but I didn't realise and when I washed my car I noticed the carpet was damp in the footwell under where the side mirror meets the window. Water inside = bad.

It didn't take me long to work out that it must have been something I did when wrapping the trim. Bloody turkey.

Anyway it's all fixed now, hope this helps anyone who is planning to remove their window trim.
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This is just an update to show everyone what not to do when replacing your trim.

I managed to get all the trim off the car without breaking any clips or scratching the paint, but! when replacing the trim there is an angled piece of rubber which must sit underneath the seal on the door frame above the side mirror.

pic 1. wrong! It must be tucked in under the seal!
pic 2. right.

I know this may seem logical to most but I didn't realise and when I washed my car I noticed the carpet was damp in the footwell under where the side mirror meets the window. Water inside = bad.

It didn't take me long to work out that it must have been something I did when wrapping the trim. Bloody turkey.

Anyway it's all fixed now, hope this helps anyone who is planning to remove their window trim.
thanks for sharing... did not know that
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