D3BT #454

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Re: D3BT #454

Post by ttrill » Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:39 pm

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:16 pm
That looks really nice - the Xenons make such a difference aesthetically, as well as being great at night. It’s super clean too!

How did you find applying the ceramic coat to the wheels? Is it a simple process?
Thanks! Very simple to do, but very hard to get an even coat although much easier with the wheels off, use a decent wheel cleaner and tar remover to get the properly wheels clean. I’ve found the actual coating has enough for 2 coats on each wheel (19’s) but I’m not sure in longevity of the coating as after 5 or so washes (ph Neutral cleaner) it’s hardly effective. On another set of wheels it was £100 to have the coating done properly and has lasted over a year.
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Re: D3BT #454

Post by ScooBeeFive » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 pm

ttrill wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:39 pm
ScooBeeFive wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:16 pm
That looks really nice - the Xenons make such a difference aesthetically, as well as being great at night. It’s super clean too!

How did you find applying the ceramic coat to the wheels? Is it a simple process?
Thanks! Very simple to do, but very hard to get an even coat although much easier with the wheels off, use a decent wheel cleaner and tar remover to get the properly wheels clean. I’ve found the actual coating has enough for 2 coats on each wheel (19’s) but I’m not sure in longevity of the coating as after 5 or so washes (ph Neutral cleaner) it’s hardly effective. On another set of wheels it was £100 to have the coating done properly and has lasted over a year.
I’ve always been slightly nervous about attempting a ceramic coating. I’ve heard it can be quite tricky. Wheels may be a good place to practice though as not quite so disastrous if you get it a bit wrong, compared to on the paintwork.

I’d be tempted to get it done by a pro but ask if I can stay and watch!
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Re: D3BT #454

Post by ttrill » Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:38 pm

ScooBeeFive wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 pm
ttrill wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:39 pm
ScooBeeFive wrote:
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:16 pm
That looks really nice - the Xenons make such a difference aesthetically, as well as being great at night. It’s super clean too!

How did you find applying the ceramic coat to the wheels? Is it a simple process?
Thanks! Very simple to do, but very hard to get an even coat although much easier with the wheels off, use a decent wheel cleaner and tar remover to get the properly wheels clean. I’ve found the actual coating has enough for 2 coats on each wheel (19’s) but I’m not sure in longevity of the coating as after 5 or so washes (ph Neutral cleaner) it’s hardly effective. On another set of wheels it was £100 to have the coating done properly and has lasted over a year.
I’ve always been slightly nervous about attempting a ceramic coating. I’ve heard it can be quite tricky. Wheels may be a good place to practice though as not quite so disastrous if you get it a bit wrong, compared to on the paintwork.

I’d be tempted to get it done by a pro but ask if I can stay and watch!
I agree, wheels are fairly fail safe but using a spray bottle for application is tricky to have it even.
Toby

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Re: D3BT #454

Post by ttrill » Thu Nov 19, 2020 6:11 pm

Some time off work today meant I could spend abit of time doing a deeper clean of the car as well as winter tyres going on.

Not posted a picture of the inside yet so here you go. Carpets will go through the machine soon as they’re grubby.
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Re: D3BT #454

Post by CaesarBob » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:24 pm

I’d missed the fact you have electric pews Toby, very executive. Do you have heated seats too? Can’t see it in the spec sheet, but I thought it was standard with full leather, or was that only in Coupes? :think
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Re: D3BT #454

Post by ttrill » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:32 pm

CaesarBob wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:24 pm
I’d missed the fact you have electric pews Toby, very executive. Do you have heated seats too? Can’t see it in the spec sheet, but I thought it was standard with full leather, or was that only in Coupes? :think
Yep heated as well :lol: also have the lumber support and backrest adjustment. Not sure if it’s the lux package that includes them?
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Re: D3BT #454

Post by CaesarBob » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:31 am

ttrill wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:32 pm
CaesarBob wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:24 pm
I’d missed the fact you have electric pews Toby, very executive. Do you have heated seats too? Can’t see it in the spec sheet, but I thought it was standard with full leather, or was that only in Coupes? :think
Yep heated as well :lol: also have the lumber support and backrest adjustment. Not sure if it’s the lux package that includes them?
This is an extract from the Jan-11 price list, seating was part of the full leather.
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Re: D3BT #454

Post by ttrill » Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:36 am

CaesarBob wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:31 am
ttrill wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:32 pm
CaesarBob wrote:
Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:24 pm
I’d missed the fact you have electric pews Toby, very executive. Do you have heated seats too? Can’t see it in the spec sheet, but I thought it was standard with full leather, or was that only in Coupes? :think
Yep heated as well :lol: also have the lumber support and backrest adjustment. Not sure if it’s the lux package that includes them?
This is an extract from the Jan-11 price list, seating was part of the full leather.
A sensible choice by BMW for once then, nothing worse than leather that’s not heated :cry:
Toby

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