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by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Sunroof fix - 2nd time's a charm

This weekend I had to remove my sunroof again in order to replace the "sliding jaw" and also adjust the sunroof. The first time I did this was a bit of disaster when I was repainting the roof. This time, I knew better what to expect. Here's my day in pictures. First order of business is to remove th...
by songzunhuang
Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6'er
Replies: 37
Views: 5671

Re: My 6'er

Hey, I used those HF hose clamps and they worked very well. Funny thing is that I forgot where I put them after the first use and next time I needed clamps, I just used the ones I have lying around for woodwork. They worked too. Do you do that? Buy tools for one project and then forget where you put...
by songzunhuang
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 6er revival and modernization
Replies: 2
Views: 129

Re: My 6er revival and modernization

Hello all! I'm Aaron it my friends call me wormie, I have a 10/84 635csi and this will be a random assed and irregurly updated thing about Sharlene my dolphin grey metallic on pearl beige and antricite grey 6. This project has taken me quite a long time to get to this point and will I surmise take ...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: My 82 resurrection project
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: My 82 resurrection project

hornhospital wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:31 pm
Welcome to the insanity!
Let me second that! And so it begins.
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your articles on the progress of your car restoration. Its a great record of your work, well written with so many fantastic photos clearly showing the steps involved. To do so much without workshop facilities is truly inspirational! Maybe I can help you w...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song Simply awesome! Between the wet sanding and the polish, did you use any machine compounding cream? Do you have to wait before you wax the repainted surface? I just used some Turtle Wax polishing compound at the end. As for waxing, the paint instructions say to wait 90 days. So that's what I'll...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Another amazing project with excellent results. I feel certain that you could do a complete car repaint with the same results. With your determination and resolve it would get done. You are an inspiration to us all. I'm just trying to share the knowledge that I have gained through experience. Again...
by songzunhuang
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Tiny projects always grow

Yesterday I was going to do a simple thing, sand, and polish out my roof since there were dust specs in the clearcoat. Recall I sprayed my paint in my garage with no special accommodations for dust filtering or anything. I started with 1000 grit and then went to 1500 grit. This was all followed up w...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Sunroof woes...
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Sunroof woes...

Try this. https://shop.bmw-classic.de/bmw-classic/de_DE/index.html BTW - if you followed my project, you'll see that I ultimately purchased 2 pieces to seal the sunroof. There was a front and rear seal. They are not cheap. I believe it was $44 for the front and $77 for the rear, but I needed it bef...
by songzunhuang
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:03 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Roof Repaint - Day 3 of 3 - Sunroof hell

So today was supposed to be easy. I was just going to reassemble the sunroof and polish up the car. Well, all the nightmare stories you hear about sunroofs? It's real. I spent 3.5 hours on this on it wasn't without incident. First the easy part. I got my freshly painted panel and installed the new r...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Roof Repaint- Day 2 of 3

The goal today was to shoot the color and clear. I started by sanding the primer coat with 400 grit paper to get a super smooth surface. Even though I did everything according to the instructions on the can of primer, I still got a little orange peel. I ended up spending over an hour sanding the roo...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Definitely requires dedication and it’s showing. Wet down the garage floor to keep dust down. You really will not be walking across very much but be careful not to slip. Or mop it down an hour before you start spraying I was shown this trick below many years ago. It lifts the windshield seal off th...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Definitely requires dedication and it’s showing. Wet down the garage floor to keep dust down. You really will not be walking across very much but be careful not to slip. Or mop it down an hour before you start spraying I was shown this trick below many years ago. It lifts the windshield seal off th...
by songzunhuang
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Roof repaint - Day 1 of 3

Labor day weekend is here! What does that mean? Roof paint time. I have to stare at my failing roof paint every day. I have been so looking forward to getting this fixed right. Here's the long day in pictures. First while cleaning up the car in prep, I noticed there were 4 small dings on the forward...
by songzunhuang
Fri Aug 31, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Bad Roof Paint - Before

I'm looking forward to fixing the bad paint on my roof this Labor day weekend. The plan is to spend day one removing the bad paint or feathering the transition from the paint flaking off to the "good" parts. Then I'll fix the small dents on the roof and then get 2-3 coats of primer on the roof and s...
by songzunhuang
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song- With regard to wiring up the fogs, I hope you find what I did on my '83. The wiring harness was already set up, I just needed to connect the switch and the fogs. I sourced the switch from a scrap yard. Be sure to get the dashboard insert panel too. It is slightly different than the blanking p...
by songzunhuang
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Good stuff mate. I think the transformation between the first pic on page 1 of this thread and where you are now is a credit to you, and that car is lucky to have you! =D> Now just remember to take care when parking nose-in at kerbs & gutters, and making your way up & down driveways. 8) I've crunch...
by songzunhuang
Sat Aug 25, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Before and After Airdam

OK, a quick side by side so that people can see the difference an air-dam makes on my car. First, the side view. Side.png And then the 3/4 frontview. Front.png Also interesting to note is the color shift based on the lighting. I guess these pictures were taken at different times of day and it made t...
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: Sunroof woes...
Replies: 7
Views: 1942

Re: Thanks Guys!

I was wondering about the one piece vs. the 2 piece. Thanks for clearing that up Chris. Cheers! Hey, I'm just catching up as I am re-doing my sunroof panel. So it looks like I need 2 pieces and over $100 for a gasket? Sheesh. I just measured around my Sunroof and it was 94.5" all around. I can't fi...
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

New Front Air Dam Installed! Woohoo!

Hello everyone and thanks for the nice comments. As many of you know, the positive energy from this forum makes many of us do things that we wouldn't do if we were sitting in isolation and thinking about the work ahead! So, onto today's activities. I got to install the newly finished airdam and it l...
by songzunhuang
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Align it - make it straight!

In the three-plus years I've had my car, I've never had an alignment done. Goodness knows I've changed a lot of suspension pieces - like all of them. I came across a Living Social deal for a 4-wheel alignment for $55 and though, what the heck. So here's my car getting its first alignment. Screen Sho...
by songzunhuang
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Do the colors match?

So it's been three days since I painted my front air dam. The paint appears to have cured quite well and I've inspected the air dam closely with a flashlight at night and there's not a single visible spec of dirt from the re-paint. I am shocked. I won't get put this on until the weekend, but in the ...
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Thanks for the details Song. A couple of pics to show the bracketry for the air dam. Hope this helps you. Ralph Airdam Brackets.JPGAirdam Brackets2.JPG Excellent Ralph! That's a lot of hardware to hold up some plastic! Lol. With those pics, I'll be able to figure all this out I am sure. Many thanks...
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Are you sure that's LVLP, and not HVLP (High Volume Low Pressure)? Because that's the industry standard now. I've never heard of LVLP. The HVLP guns deliver more paint with very little overspray. I am very sure. I struggled with the consideration of a HVLP gun for a long time. You see, my compresso...
by songzunhuang
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 695
Views: 86383

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

My best piece of advice is make sure you have a very good air filration system. You want clean, dry air for the sprayer. I sold that spoiler to Song last year as it was the last one I had for sale and I really don't expect to see anymore come up at the scrap yards. He knew I didn't want to ship it ...