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Old 10-04-2011, 08:58 PM
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Yeah, I was going about that slow, and straight sideways...
Might be selling Mom's Silver 4.6is. Let me know if youre interested
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:26 PM
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Well, I've been as busy as ever lately between finishing moving to the new old house I rebuilt and working late everyday at work to make my $500 work truck more road worthy, since I've been having to drive her over 100 miles a day for the last couple weeks... and she's a faaaar cry from the beloved late X5. (the truck is in the background of some of these pics) But this weekend I finally got around to working on my old E36 325is to get her back together. The front end was wrecked from my friend, and the whole back half had no clearcoat left and was faded to a very manly shade of pastel pink. I now got all that taken care of with the new parts painted and installed and some fresh paint on the whole car.

This was my absolute first time behind a paint gun and I was doing this in the backyard at the country house, against the woods... so there are a few bugs in the paint needless to say... But for a newb painting the paint layed out really well and the clear layed out great as well. Very minimal runs/drips (only like 2 total, and not a big deal where they are) I feel that if I did this in a paint booth it would have come out near perfect. Now when the paint is dry I can throw on the headlights, taillights, grilles, etc. and get this beauty back on the road where she belongs! (and will be racking up around 40k miles a year as my daily driver!)

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Old 10-05-2011, 12:19 AM
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Looking good! Luckily you're kind of handy with automotive tools.
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Old 10-05-2011, 10:32 AM
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you sure did a good job with that X5. Too bad though. Atleast you are ok. Hit me up if you are looking to sell the BSW sub box
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Nice job. Is the caulk tube next to radiator part of a mod or something?
Interesting how painting has changed since then. Parts under fender are different color.

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damn! glad you're ok man!
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Old 10-06-2011, 06:58 AM
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Nice job. Is the caulk tube next to radiator part of a mod or something?
Interesting how painting has changed since then. Parts under fender are different color.
Yes, that is a special blend of BMW radiator support caulk I got from home depot... I think it will only be temporary though, damn cheap crap.
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Weasel, is that red compressor in the background what you used for spray air? I guess you modified that too........
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Old 10-06-2011, 10:52 PM
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Yeah, I had all the best equipment to work with...! That beauty of a craftsman 150psi compressor was turned down to ~40 psi and used the better regulator on the gun to better regulate it to ~8psi at the tip. The paint layed out real nice and smooth, regardless of a few bugs. However it being outside dew set on it while the clear was still soft and messed up the finish a little on the roof and trunk lid... I'm hoping I can wet sand then polish it out, otherwise I have more work in front of me that I don't want.

As always any professional advise (other than "get better equipment and a paint booth!") is always welcomed!
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