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      08-13-2021, 07:54 AM   #749
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Let me know what they recommend ...from my reading you must use matte paint-specific shampoo (no polymers or anything that might fill in the uneven clear coat that gives the matte paint its look). Same with any "wax" ...which I have learned, for matte paint, is sealant, not wax. The BMW matte paint products I bought work great.

Assuming you got every option, we're almost identical; the differences are just the wheels and interior trim, I got gloss black for both. How do you like the Alcantara?

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Charles, they recommended McGuires Gold for matte paint. They said any would do that does not have wax in it. if the BMW brand works well for you I say keep it as a safe bet. If you want a cheaper product use the advice above. BTW, with the ceramic, no sealers are needed. In the sun, the car takes on a titanium look where the shaded parts take on a dark grey. I'm happy with the appearance the product did for the paint.
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      08-16-2021, 11:30 AM   #750
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Some folks are hitting that 4-5 month mark. Luckily mine was less than 2! I got it at the 7 week mark. Rooting for you. HOpe you get your new ride soon. It's a fricken blast to drive around in.
That's good to hear! You're lucky that you got yours so early

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I had 6 days in paint too. I do hope yours arrives at the end of September. I DO NOT wish on anybody what I went through.
I hope so too, but that may not be the case. Mine's is still showing that it's in the paint shop and it's been nearly three weeks! It started around the 29th-30th I believe. This is going to be the third week. Should I panic a little? lol
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      08-16-2021, 11:50 AM   #751
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That's good to hear! You're lucky that you got yours so early



I hope so too, but that may not be the case. Mine's is still showing that it's in the paint shop and it's been nearly three weeks! It started around the 29th-30th I believe. This is going to be the third week. Should I panic a little? lol
Panic? No. Oftentimes the tracker doesn't keep up with what is actually happening.

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Call the BMW Genius Hotline 1.844.4GENIUS (443-6487)
Available Monday through Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm (EST), Friday 9:00am-6:00pm (EST), and Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm (EST)
If you would prefer to send us an email, please contact bmwgenius@bmwusa.com

Shoot them a call and they'll help you out. Ask.. what is goin on? What is current status and have the production number or VIN available.
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      08-16-2021, 12:36 PM   #752
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Panic? No. Oftentimes the tracker doesn't keep up with what is actually happening.

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If you would prefer to send us an email, please contact bmwgenius@bmwusa.com

Shoot them a call and they'll help you out. Ask.. what is goin on? What is current status and have the production number or VIN available.
Agree. Oh, when you get it make sure you follow the break-in procedures. On that note, the car really wants to run even though you are watching the revs.
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Panic? No. Oftentimes the tracker doesn't keep up with what is actually happening.

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Call the BMW Genius Hotline 1.844.4GENIUS (443-6487)
Available Monday through Thursday 9:00am-9:00pm (EST), Friday 9:00am-6:00pm (EST), and Saturday 10:00am-7:00pm (EST)
If you would prefer to send us an email, please contact bmwgenius@bmwusa.com

Shoot them a call and they'll help you out. Ask.. what is goin on? What is current status and have the production number or VIN available.
Ok cool! Thanks. I'll give them a call today to see what's going on.
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Ok cool! Thanks. I'll give them a call today to see what's going on.
Happy hunting.
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Ok cool! Thanks. I'll give them a call today to see what's going on.
Awesome! Keep us updated. Im curious to know what the issue was.
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Awesome! Keep us updated. Im curious to know what the issue was.
For sure! They told me that everything looks fine and they haven't received any errors or warnings on the car so far. So that's good, since it's scheduled to be finished in production tomorrow.

I just checked the tracker today and it said that it's entering assembly line!!! Finally! lol
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For sure! They told me that everything looks fine and they haven't received any errors or warnings on the car so far. So that's good, since it's scheduled to be finished in production tomorrow.

I just checked the tracker today and it said that it's entering assembly line!!! Finally! lol
Funny how you call them.. then it SUUUUDDENLY moves eh? :P

Had the same issue when my car was sitting at the origination port a little too long... I called to ask what's up and they told me.. OH YEAAAH actually it left on a ship yesterday. Suddenly it shows "in transit."
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For sure! They told me that everything looks fine and they haven't received any errors or warnings on the car so far. So that's good, since it's scheduled to be finished in production tomorrow.

I just checked the tracker today and it said that it's entering assembly line!!! Finally! lol
Congrats, it is only a matter of time now.
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After visiting the Spartanburg assembly plant and watching them put vehicles together I’d say there is likely little human intervention in the timeline once things start.
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