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Old 26-03-2016, 08:46 AM
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Old 28-03-2016, 02:51 PM
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I want to do my headlights; have you put any kind of protector on to stop them fading again?
I haven't - I keep the car in the garage when not in use so it doesn't get constant exposure to UV light (I think this is the cause of fading?). I'm seeing how long they last before/if they need doing again. With the lights off the car it was only 30 mins per headlight to get them sparkling. I was very impressed with the 3M kit - my son had used the Meguiars kit previously but the 3M one seemed so much better i.e. quicker & more effective
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I haven't - I keep the car in the garage when not in use so it doesn't get constant exposure to UV light (I think this is the cause of fading?). I'm seeing how long they last before/if they need doing again. With the lights off the car it was only 30 mins per headlight to get them sparkling. I was very impressed with the 3M kit - my son had used the Meguiars kit previously but the 3M one seemed so much better i.e. quicker & more effective
UV isn't many peoples friend!

I might give that a try myself then
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Also added a Storm Motorwerks gearknob and handbrake lever (the new one with an angled detent button):


...and what all the best metal knobs are wearing to keep warm this year
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Sorry to hear about the injury Ian but great work on the car.

I thought the external temp sensor was behind the rear drivers wheel arch on all Z3m's, not the front bumper as per the none ///M's ?
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I thought the external temp sensor was behind the rear drivers wheel arch on all Z3m's, not the front bumper as per the none ///M's ?
There are 2 sensors Jon. The one behind the drivers side wheel arch is for the gauge on the centre console (and a feed for the aircon I think). The front bumper sensor is for heated washer jets (windscreen and headlights) if fitted.
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Took some time to carry out some preventive maintenance recently. Treated the inside of the sills with Dinitrol Converust and 3125HS. Followed this with some light surface rust treatment under the sills using POR15 and overcoated with Hammerite/Waxoyl underbody seal.







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What's the Dinitrol a spray liquid?
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I've not used the convertrust but the 3125 wax is a spray, comes with a long straw nozzle and is great for spraying wax in to box sections etc. It drys a brown waxy colour. I soaked the sills and behind arch/wing/sills on mine with it.
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