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  1. 2003 E46 316ti compact - Got rid of the horrid vinyl covering on the interior bitties... Pic heavy! 
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    Hey guys,

    Been busy today... Had enough of my gear surround looking like poop so decided to get it to fook!!

    Dont have a before pic... was too eager!

    Well I used these products... And soaked them in hot water to soften the material (dont know what it is but its rubbish!)
    • Soaked in hot water
    • Peeled off using my thumb
    • Dried with a microfiber
    • IPA wipedown
    • AG SRP
    • 2 coats off collinite 476






    Cleaned up those hard to reach areas! (cleaned it up more after the pic was taken...)





    Wax applied..

    Finger swipe test....FAIL!










    Finger swipe test.... PASS!











    Few after shots...















    Water...mmmm beading!..

















    Next was the door handles... I got a before... the gear surround was in the same state..



    Before:




    Soaking in hot water:








    Stubborn bits removed with AG tar and glue remover..









    And finally an after..





    Overall finish if a 8-9/10 as the plastic underneath obviously isnt a finished product so i done best with what i had... going to wrap it in vinyl anyway sooner or later..
     
     

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    Looks spot on.

    How did you make it come up to that shiny mate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amos View Post
    Looks spot on.

    How did you make it come up to that shiny mate?

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    Just polished it then 2 coats of wax...
     
     

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    looking good ben

    nice job
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    looking good ben

    nice job
    Thanks Sam..

    Just need to clean the inside of the car out now... its minging!
     
     

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    lol, i done mine today, washed waxed, vaccumed and cleaned the leather
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam1832 View Post
    lol, i done mine today, washed waxed, vaccumed and cleaned the leather
    see washing and waxing.. that takes me the best part of 4-5 hours! whats wrong with me!?

    Then interior.. well another couple.. Not shampooing them though...
     
     

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    lol, it took a few hours today but mines a cabrolet so i dont really wash and wax the roof so thats abit of time saved lol
     
     

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    looks spot on mate i wouldnt bother wrapping them the pics look goooooooooooood
    love life as much as your car
     
     

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    Looking good.

    What colour vinyl you planning on wrapping it in?
     
     

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