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Picked up the car april of 2014 and here's what I've done:

Painted front bumper inner lip
New Headlight lenses
matte black grilles
clear corners with chrome bulbs
clear reflectors
LED tail light conversion
Shadowline trim
two tone door handles
27% window tint
new side mirrors
new roundels

Custom alcantara wrapped wheel from Coby Wheel
Red gauge needles
Aluminum brush trim
Black M3 seats front and rear
new headliner
Pillars rewrapped
Center console and all compartments recoated
rear parcel shelf redyed black
all weather floor mats

ZHP camshaft upgrade
Custom tune
Mishimotor radiator and electric fan
30.8mm CSL sway bar front
25mm rear sway bar
m3 solid motor mounts
Subframe reinforcement
Bilstein PSS9 coilovers
Adjustable sway bar end links
13.7:1 steering rack (from 15.4:1 production date)

Wheels and Tires:
front: 18x8 et 30(+5) with Potenza re760 225/40
rear: 18x9 et 42 with Potenza re760 255/35

MtechII front and rear
M3 sideskirts
6 speed trans swap

A few pics (more to come when it's finished if it ever will be):


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Nice M3 seat swap, I've been debating whether to do the same or have the Upholster redo my drivers seat.
If you do end up going the reupholstered route, I'd love to know what that set's you back. Not to be nosey or anything.

I only ask, because most of the E46's I've looked at that are for sale. the drivers seat is in rough shape, but the rest are close to perfect, and I'd like to get a good idea at what it'll cost to have it redone. professionally

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I used a latex based paint, has that tacky feel kind of like oe but slightly different texture.
Can you share some insight as to what paint/brand you used? I'm planning on doing this myself but I don't know weather to use plasti-dip, regular paint, or a specialty paint.

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I used a valspar latex black paint with a small foam roller brush. It gives a different texture but still has a matte look if you apply it correctly. It's been on there for about a year now and I haven't noticed any wear on it. I also tried plasti dip on certain high touch parts just to see how it holds up. The plastidip started to peel up after about 8 months of being touched daily.

here's the texture detail on the latex paint


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