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  1. 3 points
    straight6pwr

    Coronavirus

    bit of hope! https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/1/d/e/2PACX-1vQpuJ2G20VVzGa_ic-dfwGVDDSv1hCA1n94mIm51GWA0SX74nYoiq4yn1H_o0N8doCFxmOL8E9jbPnW/pubhtml?fbclid=IwAR2Dh1GEdKXw100o9ON0zo609J3ejicHm-_8ZZvgcqYNXiC68s_C_a4pZBc# the projections are starting to plummet, i.e. "stay at home" may be starting to show its working! its gone from 200k to 40k to 16k for WI.
  2. 3 points
    B C

    β€˜91 E30

    Dont quote me on the thread size. I was high on Fun Dip when I googled that. The reason we all cant have a drive with perfectly running cars at the same time is it would be the final straw that would end the world. It’s like having a complete row in Tetris. it becomes complete and disappears. @YoungCR and @Bassboy3313 are the missing pieces
  3. 2 points
    straight6pwr

    Coronavirus

    also
  4. 2 points
    gilber33

    1989 325i Project Thread

    I wish these pictures showed the hours of sanding I've spent on it. I did 220 and 320 on it last night and have 400 left. I had found a write up on how to finish primers for paint on Eastwoods website and they said to finish the polyester primer for paint to use 80 grit to knock it down, and then continue with 180, 220, 320, 400, and then DA with 400. I mean, I don't know if that was a really old article, but how much primer do they think is on the car? I followed that and not only did the 80 grit remove all of the primer in a couple spots but left huge gouges (which, of course it did, it's 80 grit). So I had to respray the passenger side of the car, hood, and trunk lid to cover the scratches and to put more primer on the spots where it took it all off. This time around I started with 220 and it was more than enough to get the primer knocked down and start smoothing it out. With that said, I'm back on track. The car is almost done being sanded. The hood, trunk, and front bumper are done.
  5. 2 points
    Tkuhn

    A purists nightmare - E46 drift build

    UPDATE! Started the weekend off on Friday night by getting the cage back up on the rocker boxes and welding them in for good then welding the cage in for good as well. That task took all night and was definitely frustrating. But it's done 😁. Then I hit everything with some sandpaper in preperation for painting. Saturday morning I got to taping and making off the entire car. Which took alot longer than I planned lol. Pro tip: tin foil is a lifesaver and cheaper than tape and easier than plastic. Wiped the cage down with some prep solution and then played down 2 coats of self etching primer. "Pro tip #2" : I used my shop vac to try and keep over spray to a minimum and it did seem to work decently. Obviously next came color! I did 2 coats of color and then a third to finish off the last can in the areas that will be "higher traffic" like the door bars and a pillars. I do plan to put down clear vinyl on the door bars to keep them from scratching as well. I will spare you the repetitive photos and jump right to the ones with clear which I did on sunday afternoon. I am super excited at the way this turned out. Every aspect was daunting for me just because I wanted to do it as well as possible, since we pride ourselves on good looking and also functional drift cars haha. I chose to use rattle can for a few reasons. With this tight area and the fact that I wasnt doing the entire interior a actual 2 stage paint with a gun would have made a huge mess with the air pressure and the hose. Secondly if it does get scratched, which I'm sure it will, touch up will be easier if necessary. And thirdly I do like to pride myself on tricking people to think that it was done with a gun but it's just spray paint lmao. Super excited to un-mask everything and get rolling on putting the interior back in along with a few other projects for the season yet!
  6. 1 point
    straight6pwr

    1989 325i Project Thread

  7. 1 point
    Tkuhn

    A purists nightmare - E46 drift build

    Thanks!! And yes that was my plan. Specifically on the door bars.
  8. 1 point
    KaiserRolls

    A purists nightmare - E46 drift build

    Looks good. Could always toss some 3m clear vinyl on the high wear areas.
  9. 1 point
    KaiserRolls

    β€˜91 E30

    Post quarantine it is
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