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      10-25-2021, 12:24 PM   #1
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After months of waiting I finally took possession of my car this past Friday. Placed order on the car on Jul 2nd and it landed in the port of Galveston on the 8th. Within 5 days my stop sale for RAM was fixed and made its way to the dealer on the 14th. After signing all the paper work I took my car straight to the detail shop for full PPF, ceramic coating, and tint (including windshield). After all the work was done I picked up my car last Friday.

I have barely put any miles on the car due to my busy weekend. Initial impressions...the car is planted, tons of grip, steering feels great, and the car is really thirsty. One thing i'm not impressed with, as we all know, is the exhaust note. Car is too quiet. I'll be placing an order soon on the exhaust. Will be going with the Remus race cat back exhaust.

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LOVE IT! Congratulations.
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Congrats!!!

Noticed the rubber floor mat covers part of the gas pedal - is that normal? Seems a little dangerous.
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Congrats!!!

Noticed the rubber floor mat covers part of the gas pedal - is that normal? Seems a little dangerous.
Thanks. I found it a little odd at first, but it's normal. BMW branded floor mats.
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Congrats! Your car looks great! Where did you take it for ceramic? Are you happy with the result?

I'm in the Houston area too. My car has been at the VPC in Spartanburg with the camera module stop sale since 10/14. I guess I should have just had them send to the dealer instead of requesting Performance Center Delivery! I'm going to get PPF installed in Greenville, SC before driving home. Will do ceramic in Houston.
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Congrats!

The wait for these cars can be brutal but it’s worth it.
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Beautiful ride. Congratulations!!
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      10-25-2021, 02:20 PM   #8
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Looks awesome! Congrats!
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Thanks. I found it a little odd at first, but it's normal. BMW branded floor mats.
Normal, but I think needs to be trimmed off...I had some 'extra' rubber above OEM BMW rubber mats I needed to scissor off.
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Beautiful, congrats!
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      10-25-2021, 04:43 PM   #11
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Congrats! Your car looks great! Where did you take it for ceramic? Are you happy with the result?

I'm in the Houston area too. My car has been at the VPC in Spartanburg with the camera module stop sale since 10/14. I guess I should have just had them send to the dealer instead of requesting Performance Center Delivery! I'm going to get PPF installed in Greenville, SC before driving home. Will do ceramic in Houston.
Thanks. I took it to Gulf Coast Auto Shield. They applied the ceramic coating for free when I had the PPF done. I'm more than happy with the results. You can't even tell there is a film on the car, they did such an excellent job. All the edges are tucked. Except for the grill and badges, I got every square inch PPF'd.

Personally, if all you're needing is ceramic coating then just do it yourself. You can get a bottle from Amazon for around $100. Will take couple of hours out of your time. Make sure car is nice and clean before application. Also take into account ceramic coating for PPF vs bare paint. They have different ones for each.
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Normal, but I think needs to be trimmed off...I had some 'extra' rubber above OEM BMW rubber mats I needed to scissor off.
Those are to keep mud and water out of the carpets. They're typically purchased by people who live in snowy areas. But I guess Houston can get bad weather too. If you trim the rubber down, you lose some protection.
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Congrats for the car.

Question:
Since this is a brand new paint, why the everybody doing ceramic coat?
It's not a overkill?

I really like apply that plastic on the front bumper/hood to protect.

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Those are to keep mud and water out of the carpets. They're typically purchased by people who live in snowy areas. But I guess Houston can get bad weather too. If you trim the rubber down, you lose some protection.
Understood as I'm from Chicago but have NEVER seen the rubber covering accelerator! Crazy...
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Congrats for the car.

Question:
Since this is a brand new paint, why the everybody doing ceramic coat?
It's not a overkill?

I really like apply that plastic on the front bumper/hood to protect.

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Multiple reasons for ceramic coating, especially when the paint is brand new. So you can preserve the look of the car. The coating will create a barrier and protect it from scratches, bird droppings, road grime, water stains, and any other substances that may harm the paint. If you get ceramic coating down the road, you'll probably want to have the paint corrected before applying. In my mind, it's best to have it ceramic coated when the paint is fresh if that's an option.
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After months of waiting I finally took possession of my car this past Friday. Placed order on the car on Jul 2nd and it landed in the port of Galveston on the 8th. Within 5 days my stop sale for RAM was fixed and made its way to the dealer on the 14th. After signing all the paper work I took my car straight to the detail shop for full PPF, ceramic coating, and tint (including windshield). After all the work was done I picked up my car last Friday.

I have barely put any miles on the car due to my busy weekend. Initial impressions...the car is planted, tons of grip, steering feels great, and the car is really thirsty. One thing i'm not impressed with, as we all know, is the exhaust note. Car is too quiet. I'll be placing an order soon on the exhaust. Will be going with the Remus race cat back exhaust.

Enjoy the pics!
Good for you man, it's worth the wait. I still haven't even tinted mine because I don't like being without!
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Multiple reasons for ceramic coating, especially when the paint is brand new. So you can preserve the look of the car. The coating will create a barrier and protect it from scratches, bird droppings, road grime, water stains, and any other substances that may harm the paint. If you get ceramic coating down the road, you'll probably want to have the paint corrected before applying. In my mind, it's best to have it ceramic coated when the paint is fresh if that's an option.
I am have FPB, no PPF, ceramic is a dream. I tell everyone to get their cars ceramic coated as soon as they get it for two reasons.

1) It's a lot less paint correction is required when the car is brand new, regardless even if its fresh off the boat, it requires some.
2) Everything is like you when it your significant other is in a bad mood, it just lays off and stays away. Water, dirt, finger prints. SiO2 is oh to good.
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Congrats!! Enjoy your new M!!
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I am have FPB, no PPF, ceramic is a dream. I tell everyone to get their cars ceramic coated as soon as they get it for two reasons.

1) It's a lot less paint correction is required when the car is brand new, regardless even if its fresh off the boat, it requires some.
2) Everything is like you when it your significant other is in a bad mood, it just lays off and stays away. Water, dirt, finger prints. SiO2 is oh to good.
Looking good. Love the frozen paint.

Amen. Can't live without ceramic anymore.
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