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by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, glad it was a OE for the foglight issue. Another light that comes on is the hood (bonnet) light when the headlight switch is on and the hood is open. The logic, you don't need the hood light unless it's dark out and the headlight/parking lights being on adds a safety factor. Roger I knew abou...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Haha, I feel stupid in a good way - Foglights

It's so important to get educated in how something is supposed to work. Today was the first time I have driven my car in the evening since I installed the Foglights. I was lamenting about how it didn't work and many people were kind enough to chime in and give me advice on how it's supposed to work....
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi Song, I had a similar issue with my fog lights on my 89 635 USA, spent a half day solving it. In my car the headlight have to be on for the fogs to come on (it's designed this way), I'm not sure if this is applicable to your situation. Roger I have this on my ToDo list to check out the next time...
by songzunhuang
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Hi Song, I had a similar issue with my fog lights on my 89 635 USA, spent a half day solving it. In my car the headlight have to be on for the fogs to come on (it's designed this way), I'm not sure if this is applicable to your situation. Roger Thanks for the feedback. Starting simple, do those two...
by songzunhuang
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Paint and failed Foglight Installation

This weekend the roof paint went for round 3. This time I tried to airbrush just at the scratch points. I didn't bother to try and blend with the surrounding paint. I gotta say, it turned out ok. RoofPaint3.png The next thing I've been meaning to fix up was the flaking paint on my air cleaner cover....
by songzunhuang
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:53 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Exhaust and paint Issues

So my exhaust has been rattling for months. I thought it was a loose heat shield or something else minor. Well this weekend I went under the car to get a better look and realized that the joint where exhaust pipe goes into the muffler had separate. I could literally see a gap between the pipe and mu...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

Song, can you mask the entire panel good enough so that you can reshoot the whole thing :-k Appears that you can sand and polish that area for ever, but it's never gonna appear like the rest of the panel [-X Sheesh, repainting metallic, what a bitch :( You know, I did think of that but I fear that ...
by songzunhuang
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

Re: 1984 633CSi Rises again!

I had a bunch of scratches, (4 of them) when I had difficulty installing the sunroof panel after painting. I tried to use a paintbrush to do touchup, not so great. End of the day, it's really hard to match metallic paints in a small area. Scratches.png After prepping the surfaces and taping-off the ...
by songzunhuang
Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: My Project
Topic: 1984 633CSi Rises again!
Replies: 710
Views: 89910

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: 39
Views: 6049

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: 4
Views: 263

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: 189

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 2013

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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: 710
Views: 89910

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...