Hello to one and all

Jamezee

Zorg Guru (III)
British Zeds
Joined
Dec 5, 2011
Points
137
Location
Peak District
Model of Z
Z3 2.2 sport, Z4 Coupe 3.0Si
Hi Matt, welcome to the forum :-H
Enjoyed the detailing day at yours the other week. I still haven't sorted that stone chip out :( I am building myself up to it :D
 

bessieblue

Zorg Guru (II)
East Anglian Crew
Joined
Jan 13, 2012
Points
120
Location
chelmsford
Model of Z
2.2
Jamezee said:
Hi Matt, welcome to the forum :-H
Enjoyed the detailing day at yours the other week. I still haven't sorted that stone chip out :( I am building myself up to it :D
any advice on repairing stone chips would be helpful :)
 
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badman gee

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bessieblue said:
Jamezee said:
Hi Matt, welcome to the forum :-H
Enjoyed the detailing day at yours the other week. I still haven't sorted that stone chip out :( I am building myself up to it :D
any advice on repairing stone chips would be helpful :)
buy the kit from halfords,

it comes with a small brush applicator or (the best bit) a fine needle point applicator.

the needle applicator helps prevent over application of the paint.

mark
 

HornelZ3M

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East Anglian Crew
Joined
Dec 4, 2011
Points
63
Location
Raglan. South Wales
Model of Z
Z3M Roadster
Welcome to zorg matt. Car looks nice and clean, nearly as clean as mine :ymsmug: , but haven`t seen your name on the list for Silverstone. ;)
 

z3cade

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East Anglian Crew
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137
Location
Peterborough
HornelZ3M said:
haven`t seen your name on the list for Silverstone. ;)
I keep asking Matt if he's coming zed fest but he hasn't answered me yet :p
 

bessieblue

Zorg Guru (II)
East Anglian Crew
Joined
Jan 13, 2012
Points
120
Location
chelmsford
Model of Z
2.2
badman gee said:
bessieblue said:
Jamezee said:
Hi Matt, welcome to the forum :-H
Enjoyed the detailing day at yours the other week. I still haven't sorted that stone chip out :( I am building myself up to it :D
any advice on repairing stone chips would be helpful :)
buy the kit from halfords,

it comes with a small brush applicator or (the best bit) a fine needle point applicator.

the needle applicator helps prevent over application of the paint.

mark
Hi Mark , what about the colour match ? never seems to be much choice at Halfords :-s
 

Off Your Marks

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z3cade said:
HornelZ3M said:
haven`t seen your name on the list for Silverstone. ;)
I keep asking Matt if he's coming zed fest but he hasn't answered me yet :p
Yeah I'll be going for sure, just not 100% sure if I'll be taking mine with me.

It would be nice to meet a few fellow zedders and hopefully get chance to have a good look at liams z3 :)
 
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badman gee

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hello bessie, they do exact colour matches.

go take a look.
 

z3cade

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Peterborough
Off Your Marks said:
z3cade said:
HornelZ3M said:
haven`t seen your name on the list for Silverstone. ;)
I keep asking Matt if he's coming zed fest but he hasn't answered me yet :p
Yeah I'll be going for sure, just not 100% sure if I'll be taking mine with me.

It would be nice to meet a few fellow zedders and hopefully get chance to have a good look at liams z3 :)
I'll show you mine if you show me yours... :ymdaydream:

:))

You've got to take your M Matt... We all want to see it... Plus I want to see if mines in better nick.. :ymdevil:
 

Boysie

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British Zeds
M Power
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94
Location
West Chiltington, West Sussex
Model of Z
M Roadster S50
Hi Matt
Welcome to the Org
I look forward to your input
:coolsteer) :coolsteer)
 

HornelZ3M

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Raglan. South Wales
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Z3M Roadster
God thats prestine and i thought mine was nice :-?? Well done matt for a great find :ymapplause:
 

Warrior

Dedicated Member
Joined
Dec 7, 2011
Points
29
Model of Z
3.0i sports automatic
Hi Matt,

Did you actually buy this having first seen it on Pistonheads?

I remember you picking it up and reading the story on 'the other' site ;) but never asked the question.

I saw it after it had been on PH for just a few minutes but wasn't savvy enough, rich enough or quick enough to make a move...
 

Off Your Marks

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Hi Warrior

Yep that's the one — had her for just over a year now.

I remember clicking on PH at 2230hrs after a real awful day and saw a 'NEW' ad on the BMW M. Roadster section. Anyway liked what I saw and phoned the seller immediately who had just set out on a long journey from Cornwall to Derbyshire! Anyway I badgered him into being the first to view the morning after. We arranged 1100hrs - I was there for 1030 :D

It was owned by a collector who had owned if for two years and covered 50 miles in it.

The property had a separate courtyard with 6 garages and in one was the MR. Apparently being sold to make way for a new MP12 4C!

Anyway I nought the car and collected later in the evening. Between 1100hrs and 1900hrs he had lost count of the calls he'd had and also had 30 emails! I felt really privileged to be buying it for sure. Looking back it must have been fate :)

here she is when I first went to view

 

Off Your Marks

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HornelZ3M said:
God thats prestine and i thought mine was nice :-?? Well done matt for a great find :ymapplause:
Ive heard that yours is a pretty special car mate. :coolsteer)

There are a few things on mine that I will replace/improve when funds allow. First up is the roof - although its mint in many peoples eyes, for me its the weak link. The first owner, a lady, had it for 10 years as part of a collection of special BMW's she and her husband had. It never went out in the rain and the car was stored with the roof in the stowed position. So it doesnt look as 'out of the box' as the rest of the car. Thing is a new BMW roof is about £1000! So I'll live with it for a while. Also the steering wheel roundel badge is marked thanks to me, so I'll change that soon too.
 
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badman gee

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thats the trouble with the softtop matt,

mine is about 12 years old and in good condition for the age, but it still has storage marks that im not happy with.

im looking for a new one at the moment, just getting quotes.

even with a new one its best to store it with the hood up.

was that an official quote you have there for an original replacement?

many thanks

mark
 

z3cade

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East Anglian Crew
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Location
Peterborough
If you let me have it for a week Matt I'll rack up some miles on in for you :ymsmug:

Swop? Mine has a new roof... :p
 

Off Your Marks

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badman gee said:
thats the trouble with the softtop matt,

mine is about 12 years old and in good condition for the age, but it still has storage marks that im not happy with.

im looking for a new one at the moment, just getting quotes.

even with a new one its best to store it with the hood up.

was that an official quote you have there for an original replacement?

many thanks

mark
That was a BMW supply price with trade discount.

Ive spoken to somebody who knows the company that produce them for BMW. They are the only company to make them with the zip out window. As they are contractually bound they will not supply one (understandably) so if you want an OEM roof with zipper then its big money.

I looked into a non OEM roof made by BAS international. Whilst the prices were good there were too many little bits that made me not bother. The fabric looked thinner and ever so different different, the rear screen was bonded in and had an impregnated stamp in the bottom LHS - looked cack. Finally the side reliff pockets were missing, but apparently you can have them with the pockets.

Personally, If I am going to change it then I'll have to pay the money and get OEM. That said, its hard to justify spending all that for a few very minor marks that will likely reappear shortly anyway (well thats what my wife thinks on the matter)
 
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