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      06-24-2019, 05:01 PM   #23
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Just ordered my M40i today. Frozen gray, black interior, premium, executive, and 19" gray wheels. Really looking forward to having it as a garage mate to my M4. Will be selling my Z3
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Just ordered my M40i today. Frozen gray, black interior, premium, executive, and 19" gray wheels. Really looking forward to having it as a garage mate to my M4. Will be selling my Z3
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Just ordered my M40i today. Frozen gray, black interior, premium, executive, and 19" gray wheels. Really looking forward to having it as a garage mate to my M4. Will be selling my Z3
Nice combo and brave given all that noise out there about how difficult it supposedly is to care for the frozen colors. I really wonder if thatís true so canít wait for people to post their practical experience with that!
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Nice combo and brave given all that noise out there about how difficult it supposedly is to care for the frozen colors. I really wonder if thatís true so canít wait for people to post their practical experience with that!
There are some ceramic coatings that you can have a body shop put on the car, which won't mess with the matte finish and make maintenance/upkeep much easier. I'm planning on doing that with mine pretty shortly after I take delivery of the car. My shop uses cQuartz coatings, but Dr. Beasley's also make a coating kit for matte finished vehicles (also check out their cleaning supply kits for matte paints - they have you covered: https://www.drbeasleys.com/matte-pai...scription.html)
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Nice combo and brave given all that noise out there about how difficult it supposedly is to care for the frozen colors. I really wonder if that’s true so can’t wait for people to post their practical experience with that!
There are some ceramic coatings that you can have a body shop put on the car, which won't mess with the matte finish and make maintenance/upkeep much easier. I'm planning on doing that with mine pretty shortly after I take delivery of the car. My shop uses cQuartz coatings, but Dr. Beasley's also make a coating kit for matte finished vehicles (also check out their cleaning supply kits for matte paints - they have you covered: https://www.drbeasleys.com/matte-pai...scription.html)
Just used the Dr Beasley's on my frozen grey and worked great. Amazon has a sort of tester kit that includes everything you need and about half the price to make sure it works for you.
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Just used the Dr Beasley's on my frozen grey and worked great. Amazon has a sort of tester kit that includes everything you need and about half the price to make sure it works for you.
Got my Beasleys starter kit - thanks for the advice.

Just curious for others here who have got their grey or ordered: mine has been "in production" on the MyGarage site since last week of July and it is now Aug 17. Wondering if they are pooling Frozen Greys to do together or if others here experienced delay in the assembly starting.
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Got my Beasleys starter kit - thanks for the advice.

Just curious for others here who have got their grey or ordered: mine has been "in production" on the MyGarage site since last week of July and it is now Aug 17. Wondering if they are pooling Frozen Greys to do together or if others here experienced delay in the assembly starting.
I have decided to XPEL Stealth mine when I get it. Will costs $5,500 for full car.

Mine has been "In production" since July 25th. Still saying completion on August 30th when I call the 800 number.
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I have decided to XPEL Stealth mine when I get it. Will costs $5,500 for full car.

Mine has been "In production" since July 25th. Still saying completion on August 30th when I call the 800 number.
Sakhir, we must be identical and ours are getting built together as your figures - from "Production Starts" to when finished at the factory are same as mine. I think my original order at the dealer went in before yours but my dealer had an allocation later than your slot whereas your dealer had a better one. I will check out this product!
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Sakhir, we must be identical and ours are getting built together as your figures - from "Production Starts" to when finished at the factory are same as mine. I think my original order at the dealer went in before yours but my dealer had an allocation later than your slot whereas your dealer had a better one. I will check out this product!
I ordered mine on June 24th and got my production number the same day.
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I have decided to XPEL Stealth mine when I get it. Will costs $5,500 for full car.

Mine has been "In production" since July 25th. Still saying completion on August 30th when I call the 800 number.
That is the best way to properly protect this paint finish and for me this would be the only way I would feel comfortable with this colour. The cost is very similar here in the UK when I enquired for XPEL Stealth. However, unfortunately this takes ordering a car in this finish out of my budget. So I have gone for the Sapphire Black with the Black Pack.

The frozen grey does show the lines of the Z4 off at its best and probably Sapphire is the worst for this. But a black 'gloss' finish can also look stunning.

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That is the best way to properly protect this paint finish and for me this would be the only way I would feel comfortable with this colour. The cost is very similar here in the UK when I enquired for XPEL Stealth. However, unfortunately this takes ordering a car in this finish out of my budget. So I have gone for the Sapphire Black with the Black Pack.

The frozen grey does show the lines of the Z4 off at its best and probably Sapphire is the worst for this. But a black 'gloss' finish can also look stunning.
I never thought I would buy a frozen color, but I agree that the Frozen Grey absolutely shows off the lines of the Z4 the best. I figure that if I am going to toss up the extra coins for the paint, I should also toss up the extra to protect it. Since I am getting a pretty deep discount on the Z4, I am basically getting it with paint and paint protection for MSRP. In addition, I am friends with the XPEL manager and am getting a $7,700 job for $5,500.
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Had my car full6 wrapped in xpel stealth. Very pleased only place can see is on boot as had to use 2 pieces.
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Had my car full6 wrapped in xpel stealth. Very pleased only place can see is on boot as had to use 2 pieces.
Thanks for the photos. Looks great!! Can't wait for mine.

Where is the seam on the boot?
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Curious to see impressions once car is out in the light. I am hesitant to put anything on it other than the Beasleys matte protectant as want to make sure that "look" holds. From these pics though it looks great. And love your seat color and wheels on your car! exactly choices I picked too...depending on the color this car definitely dictates different wheels and seats.

I will also be washing mine meticulously and not be putting too many miles on it so hoping it holds up. Time will tell. wondering if this would look ok if just did front valence and part of front bumper. My 2007 z4 M Coupe looked like new even w 100K miles on it EXCEPT the front bumper/valence which had bunch of nicks from crap hitting it.

Finally saw my first frozen grey at local dealer in Pleasanton and it looked awesome (but not M40i and wo my options). Looks like not too many out there currently nationwide. When I ordered mine in June there were zero FGreys of any type in California.
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Had my car full6 wrapped in xpel stealth. Very pleased only place can see is on boot as had to use 2 pieces.
That look's fantastic. They have made a really nice job of that
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Few more pictures. Car is now debadge as had to take off to apply ppf corectly and bmw wanted £230 to replace the bonnet
Badges and 2 side ones. If you zoom in on bonnet you will see the join. Follows line of rear wing.
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Sorry I mean Boot not bonnet. Been a long day
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That's okay we knew you meant the trunk lid
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Hi everyone, new here, happy owner of a frozen grey s30i, 1 week old, 1000 miles. I didn't realize how scarce the color was.

I was fortunate enough to get one off the lot, with black leather with blue stitching, and alcantara door inserts and seat tops, with a spec pretty closer to what I would have ordered.

Loving the car overall, only thing I'm struggling with is a bass dead spot in the driving position - I'm 6', have the seat all the way to the back. When in the driving position, there's a bass dead spot - lean forward towards the windshield and there's a ton of bass, lean back, it disappears, and all I hear is the trunk rattling.

Does anyone know where the amp is mounted? Not the same place as all my past BMWs. I'd like to add a small amp and secondary sub.
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Awesome you have yours! I managed to see one in the flesh at local dealership few weeks ago. Mine sat in "production starts" mode for almost a month and finally started moving a couple days ago and yesterday hit "in the paint booth". Hoping mine will make it out here to Cali late Sept/early Oct (and hoping its not the week I am in Amsterdam!). Enjoy the new ride. Still have not seen any Z4 on the road here in any version/color....

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Awesome you have yours! I managed to see one in the flesh at local dealership few weeks ago. Mine sat in "production starts" mode for almost a month and finally started moving a couple days ago and yesterday hit "in the paint booth". Hoping mine will make it out here to Cali late Sept/early Oct (and hoping its not the week I am in Amsterdam!). Enjoy the new ride. Still have not seen any Z4 on the road here in any version/color....

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You have more patience than me, I'd be going crazy right now if I had to wait that long

Yeah, i'm in LA, haven't seen a single one here yet, which I really didn't expect.

I debadged it, as the badges took up a lot of real estate on the s30, a lot of people keep asking me what car it is. I wasn't expecting it to turn many heads, given the amount of high end cars here, but seems people really like it.

If you're ever in LA, you're welcome to come take it for a spin while you wait for yours.
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Mine finally moved yesterday from "production starts" to "Exterior body assembly begins". At least that is progress
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