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Old 07-13-2010, 02:14 PM   #61
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You should start with a e30 repair manual first, then worry about carbon fibre, just sayin'
Nah.. Winter car. Why on earth would someone buy a pristine BMW knowing nothing about them? I bought this car just so I can get familiar with the BMW brand. Next car will either be a very nice 5series or M3. Although shortly I will be repairing the bumpers and such
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:55 PM   #62
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Download the e30 manual and get CF!! LOL Just my opinion; but I'm biased.....
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:02 PM   #63
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Could you wrap a E30 sunroof panel?
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:49 PM   #64
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Nah.. Winter car. Why on earth would someone buy a pristine BMW knowing nothing about them? I bought this car just so I can get familiar with the BMW brand. Next car will either be a very nice 5series or M3. Although shortly I will be repairing the bumpers and such
Again, mechanical first, appearance last
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Could you wrap a E30 sunroof panel?
Yes; physically it can be done. Couple of questions though....

1. What condition is it. Many I've seen are pretty rusty...
2. If I recall correctly the e30's are pop-up types correct? Or do you have the power version?
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Old 07-14-2010, 11:45 PM   #66
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Again, mechanical first, appearance last
Again, my car has nothing wrong besides new CV joints which I'm getting shortly. Everything else is fine, new plugs, oil change, all new hoses, newer rad because the old one leaked, many other such things like floor and such.

Is it tough to do the CF wrapping? also, how much does it cost for a roll of it? Might fool around with some of it just to test it out. Have many things like extra grill and such that would look different in CF.
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Old 07-15-2010, 02:03 AM   #67
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Yes; physically it can be done. Couple of questions though....

1. What condition is it. Many I've seen are pretty rusty...
2. If I recall correctly the e30's are pop-up types correct? Or do you have the power version?
0 rust, just put it in.

And it does pop up, and it is electric. But it also slides back.
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0 rust, just put it in.

And it does pop up, and it is electric. But it also slides back.
SO you have the electric.... cool.... should be no issue. PM me and we can discuss.
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Bill,
You're doing an awesome job! The results are pretty good i must say.
I had a chance to do what you're doing last summer and i was equally impressed with how much there is to learn each time you do another wrap.

To the E46 M3 guys, get your Intake snorkle wrapped in 2x2 teal and it will make ppl awe when you pop the hood - and Bill can do it very easily.

IMO: once you perfect the art of wrapping, invest some time/knowledge/money into mold making and vacuumed CF parts so you dont have to "wrap" parts per-say, and you can manufacture exact replicas of the OEM parts.

keep up the amazing work!
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:17 PM   #70
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Bill,
You're doing an awesome job! The results are pretty good i must say.
I had a chance to do what you're doing last summer and i was equally impressed with how much there is to learn each time you do another wrap.

To the E46 M3 guys, get your Intake snorkle wrapped in 2x2 teal and it will make ppl awe when you pop the hood - and Bill can do it very easily.

IMO: once you perfect the art of wrapping, invest some time/knowledge/money into mold making and vacuumed CF parts so you dont have to "wrap" parts per-say, and you can manufacture exact replicas of the OEM parts.

keep up the amazing work!
Now that I'm getting quite abit more proficient, I've adopted the West System products and been looking @ their vacuum system as a next purchase.... Been deciding if I go with a free-form setup or use a traditional base and bag setup.... Initially will use to continue wrapping parts (but they will be perfect and add virtually no weight and require little finishing to complete) and then build some molds (but need to see what's popoular first to determine what parts to mold).... If I get to that stage, a CF front hood is definitely one of the first molds I make.....

Need to sell a few sets first though.....

On that note; my latest set is for sale..... See link: http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=135263

Anyone interested, PM me....
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New Fabric ordered.... Will be wrapping set as soon as it arrives. Should look awesome!

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