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      04-17-2016, 08:44 PM   #1
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Individual Paint: Is the engine bay and underside of your hood cleared and polished?

So someone pointed this out on my car that I never noticed. The underside of my hood and entire engine bay was cleared and polished and I'm wondering who else has this. I've seen multiple other individual cars none of which have this done. Did I get some special treatment or something? LOL


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So someone pointed this out on my car that I never noticed. The underside of my hood and entire engine bay was cleared and polished and I'm wondering who else has this. I've seen multiple other individual cars none of which have this done. Did I get some special treatment or something? LOL
VDC probably cleared everything when they fixed your car after it was damaged during shipping.
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So someone pointed this out on my car that I never noticed. The underside of my hood and entire engine bay was cleared and polished and I'm wondering who else has this. I've seen multiple other individual cars none of which have this done. Did I get some special treatment or something? LOL
VDC probably cleared everything when they fixed your car after it was damaged during shipping.
LOL they did an awesome job in that case. Pulled the motor and all.
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I guess nobody else has this?
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Mine is flat MW no clear at all. Maybe 04rc51 is right?
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Mine is flat MW no clear at all. Maybe 04rc51 is right?
There is no way .... that's insane! They literally would've had to take the engine out. I added photos to first post.
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I'm guessing you got this because you have individual paint and paid extra.
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I'm guessing you got this because you have individual paint and paid extra.
Like I said, I saw 4 other individual cars over the weekend and none had it...
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Individual paint cars are hand painted on a separate line (at least in Regensburg). It looks like you may have had an overzelous painter or there is some variability in their process.
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Well nonetheless it looks damn good. Maybe you are the only one with a true "individual" color, because in this instance, it is 100% fact. I understand your curiousness, but you know what? I think its a good problem even though your car is different from the rest of the f8x owners out there. I'm sure some other the other anal owners out there wished their engine bay was painted as well.
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Like I said, I saw 4 other individual cars over the weekend and none had it...
Were they true individual, or semi-individual (i.e. one of the 4 "individual" options listed on the Build Your Own site)?
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Well nonetheless it looks damn good. Maybe you are the only one with a true "individual" color, because in this instance, it is 100% fact. I understand your curiousness, but you know what? I think its a good problem even though your car is different from the rest of the f8x owners out there. I'm sure some other the other anal owners out there wished their engine bay was painted as well.
Oh, i'm not concerned at all or upset. I just wanted to know who else got this because it's awesome! I'm waiting on someone else that has SMB to let me know if it's something that SMB cars get or if it's just random maybe....

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Were they true individual, or semi-individual (i.e. one of the 4 "individual" options listed on the Build Your Own site)?
The other cars were full individual. Not listed on site.
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probably due to an individual color
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I picked up my car Friday and there was no polish lol (Yas Marina Blue)
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The other cars were full individual. Not listed on site.
Were they all F80's or a mix of F82's also?
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Were they all F80's or a mix of F82's also?
Both F80's. One around the same production date and the other one of the first individuals's.
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Hmmm...maybe BMW had a new guy in the paint shop and wanted him to practice a bit first!
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Hmmm...maybe BMW had a new guy in the paint shop and wanted him to practice a bit first!
Hahaha
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Hmmm...maybe BMW had a new guy in the paint shop and wanted him to practice a bit first!
Nah - they let them practice on the M4s before they let them touch an M3
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First, looks awesome. I'm AW so I guess I have to take a closer look to see if it's clearcoated; I thought it was but perhaps not.

Second, genuine question I hadn't considered before: Clearcoat does not stand up well to significant heat. Will normal clearcoat in an engine bay withstand the level of heat near the turbos/block? I know on the outside edges of the engine bay it would be fine.
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Nah - they let them practice on the M4s before they let them touch an M3
Love this!
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Here is a quick snap of the engine bay of my March 16 build SMB F82


BMW S55 engine by Neil Washbrook, on Flickr
Dont think it is as yours though
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