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      01-16-2020, 08:33 PM   #1
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Hi everyone! I meant to make one of these with my 2011 535 last year when I got it but didn't really have the ability to do much to it and was mainly in the learning phase since this was my "first" BMW (had a 95 520 in HS, only mod was a radio). Well, unfortunately it fell victim to a dumb driver and was totaled last month.

Needless to say I jumped back in really quickly and found a nice 2016 535 M sport with 44k miles to replace it. Can't wait to get to started making it mine (after maintenance of course).

And yes, I went Sapphire Black to Jet Black. I know it's a pain to maintain but there's just something about a black on black BMW. Any tips for washing/maintaining/touch up painting i'm all ears!
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Congrats! Never take it to a public car wash. Use the 2 bucket method and you should be good to go
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      01-17-2020, 11:35 PM   #3
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two bucket for sure! Oh, and this:
https://www.chemicalguys.com/hydrosu.../CWS21216.html
and the happy ending drying towels will change your life
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Congrats! Never take it to a public car wash. Use the 2 bucket method and you should be good to go
Thanks! Yea, I never take my cars to public car washes. I've seen too many horror stories. And the 2 bucket method is a must! People really don't realize how dirty the water gets after the first pass.
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two bucket for sure! Oh, and this:
https://www.chemicalguys.com/hydrosu.../CWS21216.html
and the happy ending drying towels will change your life
I'll have to look into this. Seems it adds a level of care for ceramic coatings. I plan to get some small rock chips fixed and then doing a ceramic coating so this will definitely help with the maintenance.
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I'll have to look into this. Seems it adds a level of care for ceramic coatings. I plan to get some small rock chips fixed and then doing a ceramic coating so this will definitely help with the maintenance.
even with ceramic coating you still have to take care of the precautions of washing the car. i have friends with ceramic coatings on their car...not necessarily BMW but they complain of why they have scratches and swirl marks on their front bumper and hood when they spent a pretty good amount of money on ceramic coating. i asked how do you wash the car? they replied at the car wash of course
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Yea, I definitely won't be going through a car wash. I plan on getting a foam cannon and pressure washer soon
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Congratz. Looking good. I personally have the foam canon from Chemical Guys for all my car washes. https://www.chemicalguys.com/torq-pr...SABEgKO_PD_BwE
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Congratz. Looking good. I personally have the foam canon from Chemical Guys for all my car washes. https://www.chemicalguys.com/torq-pr...SABEgKO_PD_BwE
Thanks! I am planning on stepping up my cleaning arsenal with a foam cannon and pressure washer soon.

Btw, where's did you get your headlight covers?
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Thanks! I am planning on stepping up my cleaning arsenal with a foam cannon and pressure washer soon.

Btw, where's did you get your headlight covers?
Nice nice.

That was my brother with some left over wrap and knife-less tape. I know there is some eyelid covers on ebay but I havn't used them.

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Nice nice.

That was my brother with some left over wrap and knife-less tape. I know there is some eyelid covers on ebay but I havn't used them.

Why cover the lights?
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@Ickdeep ahh ok. Looks really clean. I like it better than those thick carbon fiber eyelids
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Nice nice.

That was my brother with some left over wrap and knife-less tape. I know there is some eyelid covers on ebay but I havn't used them.

Why cover the lights?
It's just for the look. The top part on pre lci is useless
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Nice nice.

That was my brother with some left over wrap and knife-less tape. I know there is some eyelid covers on ebay but I havn't used them.

i'm thinking of getting the CF versions. the white does kinda stand out now that I have everything blacked out
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Nice nice.

That was my brother with some left over wrap and knife-less tape. I know there is some eyelid covers on ebay but I havn't used them.

i'm thinking of getting the CF versions. the white does kinda stand out now that I have everything blacked out
I had carbon fiber wrap on there before but I took it off as I already had plenty of carbon fiber
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They had this on sale the other day so I picked up a couple.
Oh, and their wheel cleaner with the brush is definitely a must.
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