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Hairyarse last won the day on October 18 2017

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    2002 E65 745i. Another E39 will follow soon! :)

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  1. Hairyarse

    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    I swapped over my headlights recently and couldn't believe I had to take the bumper off to do it!! It's not too bad of a job though is it
  2. Hairyarse

    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    You're not missing out on much!!
  3. Hairyarse

    The new project and not a 5! - 2006 E65 730D

    Thanks for the shout-out Dan, I've caught-up on your thread now! What a great find!! Such a rare colour for a 65 - they're usually black, grey or silver - and it looks great in this colour too! I think you have the best wheels for a 65.They just look bang-on! You're right about the solid feel of them - I've been out for the day in mine today and it's just so well built and eats-up the miles. The only thing mine is lacking is a sports steering wheel. The standard one is really thin-rimmed and with the top spokes really high up - it's not comfy. If you haven't sussed already, there's not a huge amount of resource for the E65 - certainly compared to the E39. I've found that the Facebook BMW E65/E66 Owners Club UK page is about the best place to get answers on technical questions. Forums I've tried so far with E65 sections just aren't active. Anyway, enjoy it mate, great car
  4. Hairyarse

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Looks the business
  5. Sorry @d_a_n1979 I only just seen this too!! lol Nice one, any pics?? My E65 has really started to grow on me now, but I do still miss having a 39 of course
  6. Blimey Dan, what you gone and done??!! lol
  7. Well that could be a lot worse
  8. That looks smart Rich. Window surrounds painted gloss black?
  9. Nice work! What sort of money do the genuine headlights come in at? Was it from a dealer?
  10. Well done Rich, I'm surprised it didn't go quicker. Picks of the X5 please!! How is it?
  11. Hairyarse

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Interior looks tidy, good work. I reckon a Sport model black headlining and pillar trims would finish that off nicely
  12. Sounds a fair shout
  13. GLWTS Rich - On the basis it's had your magic touch on it, it will be a good buy for someone My mate just recently purchased a 640d. Absolutely EPIC motor!!
  14. Hairyarse

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Shampoo the car - you can get detox shampoo (Farcella do it) to take off as much residue of wax, polish etc. Then clay bar the car to ensure the paint is squeaky clean and free of contamination. You may need some glue and tar remover for any really stubborn spots. Then hit it (gently! lol) with the machine polisher. I use the Menzerna range of polishes - https://www.menzerna.com/products/polishes/car-polishes/ If you get ones with 'FG' after the number, it's 'Finished Gloss' so you can use a harder compound but still get a good finish without always having to do multiple stages. I do tend to finish with a fine one though. After that, a coat of sealer or wax to finish it off. Hope that helps
  15. Hairyarse

    What did you do to your E39 today ?

    Shampoo the car - you can get detox shampoo (Farcella do it) to take off as much residue of wax, polish etc. Then clay bar the car to ensure the paint is squeaky clean and free of contamination. You may need some glue and tar remover for any really stubborn spots. Then hit it (gently! lol) with the machine polisher. I use the Menzerna range of polishes - https://www.menzerna.com/products/polishes/car-polishes/ If you get ones with 'FG' after the number, it's 'Finished Gloss' so you can use a harder compound but still get a good finish without always having to do multiple stages. I do tend to finish with a fine one though. After that, a coat of sealer or wax to finish it off. Hope that helps
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