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I've actually had success with 3M spray can adhesive but I weigh down any grab handle or dome light contours for 24 hours. My first headliner lasted over 10 years and the only reason I have since re-covered it was due to water damage markings. It was still holding. I usually use cans or small bottles of some sort but one of my last headliners I actually made molds prior to refinishing with plastic and plaster to weigh down the contours.


 

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Good work. Maybe 3M is better than others but frankly, Technicoll glue will never let go and can withstand some serious heat exposure. Also, with Technicoll, you don't need anything to weigh it down, as soon as you press them together it's bonded strongly and cures completely after 12 hours, and if you leave it for a few minutes to dry and you put bonding surfaces on top of each other without putting pressure on them they won't stick so it's easy to work with and to position the material.
I used spray can glue (not 3M) on black rusty E38 headliner just because I needed it done quickly and cheaply. It lasted 2 days and now it's hanging on several spots.
 

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Very nice man. As a fellow S85 owner, I concur, the sound that motor makes is incredible. Wait until you have it going full song at autobahn. Its GLORIOUS!
 
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Awesome video as always. When you first mentioned getting that E60 in the shape it was in for so cheap (excluding shipping), I thought you were on drugs lol. But after seeing the video and with how the car is, it's starting to look like you got a pretty good deal.

Ok cosmetically the body needs work, and the interior needs to be cleaned with gasoline and a match and the previous PO punched in the head for being such a disgusting slob. But I know you'll bring it back to it's former glory. Looking forward to the next video regardless of the cars you are working on.

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Awe man such an awesome video.

Everything about it, the cars you work on, your enthusiasm, editing, no BS, you actually do the work yourself.

You are making 90% of YouTube auto channels look like ****.

Cannot wait for the next instalment!

You need to get some t shirts made up and a shopify shop!
 

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Great video as always! The masochist in me makes me want to do a search for a rescue E60 lol.
I notice you used ISTA+ for diagnostics. What interface cable does it require?
 

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Thank you all!

Awe man such an awesome video.

Everything about it, the cars you work on, your enthusiasm, editing, no BS, you actually do the work yourself.

You are making 90% of YouTube auto channels look like ****.

Cannot wait for the next instalment!

You need to get some t shirts made up and a shopify shop!
Got some stuff here for the beginning :) M539 Restorations

Great video as always! The masochist in me makes me want to do a search for a rescue E60 lol.
I notice you used ISTA+ for diagnostics. What interface cable does it require?
I wanna say this one, works with INPA and ISTA, I bought it years ago though. - INPA USB Cable for BMW K + DCAN OBD2 FTDI NCS ISTA GT1 Diagnostic Tool N54 MHD | eBay
 

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Just went over 100k subs, fellas! I just can't believe it happened so fast. E60 M5 video brought in like 20k subs!

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Gonna try towards the end of the year to dump my s**tty job and do what I love full-time. Going to be a big and risky step, but I'm still young and feels like a good moment to make such move.

Also, apparently I'm sorta "famous" in China now.

 

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Great work, Sreten - and congrats for going out on a limb.

I love watching your videos because I can tell you're a true enthusiast, repairing cars the right way withe the right parts for the right reasons - unlike this wave of YouTuber's who buy the biggest click-bait car they can think of, patch it together and flip it on.

If you stay true to your formula you'll keep growing exponentially, I'm sure of it!

The only thing I would change for your own sanity, is if things start to go REALLY well for you, you can maybe get a bigger work space where you can move around your lift more freely and keep all your cars and not have to be so cramped up. But we all started in a single car garage, crawling around on the cold concrete on our backs - so I like the authenticity!
 

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Thank you! Really nice to hear that.

Been thinking a lot about a bigger garage, I'm very grateful for what I have now since I was working on floor, driveways... before but man sometimes I get really frustrated with how small it is, never enough space to open doors properly or for storage. Will look into something bigger eventually but it's incredibly difficult and expensive to find something in Frankfurt.
 

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Just watched the E60 from Raleigh video -- good job! The car must have been in the south here its whole life as the undercarriage looks fantastic for that mileage -- lucky. I would assume once the car is legal in Germany it will be of real interest to a select group of enthusiasts there given its rarity and novelty there.

That blue rear sway bar looks like a Dinan part? Are aftermarket sway bars not legal there (unless they go through some approval process)?

My initial reactions to that car are that it's in much better condition underneath than I would have ever expected, and, conversely, it's hard to imagine how neglected the exterior and interior are -- it appears to have been some daily beater that has sat in the sun for many years (rear deck faded, look at the discolored shadowline trim on driver's side in video). Perhaps in 13 years time, a 2020 M8 Competition will be for sale for $10k in totally beat condition -- just hard to fathom really.

Ready for video #2!

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Thanks, Chuck. Carfax says it was bought new at Passport BMW in Maryland, then in 2016 went to Virginia and finally for a year in NC. Given the exterior, I was expecting it to be a lot worse underneath as well but pleasantly surprised.

It does look like a Dinan sway bar, basically I need a TUV certificate for it in order to pass but I might just paint it black and get away with it.
 

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Great videos! The something about a mother i think you mumbled in Serbian? was funny. I think if you keep putting this organised, no bs with attention to detail content out you’ll
Succeed. All the best!
 

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Your craftsmanship and attention to detail is stunning. I only wish I had the talent to take on the type of projects you seem to be able to execute so effortlessly. One thought for you- I am certain there are many BMW enthusiasts who would love to have you do this type of rejuvenation work on their own cars. If you were to take on their projects, could you not increase your revenue by charging them for your work while still receiving whatever compensation you currently enjoy from the channel?
 

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Thanks, Boomster! Maybe if I had more free time but I also don't want to be a full-time mechanic but rather work on my own projects without any pressure and deadlines. I am also not a professional mechanic so if I make a mistake, it's my own car. Though, I would consider doing a project for someone else if it's a car that interests me.


Part 2 of project Cologne E46 325i is live!


Longest video I made to date but it should be near and dear to every E46 owner. I tried to keep it to the point, with a lot of wrenching action and entertainment.

This car did throw me a lot of curveballs but I made a lot of progress on it.

Do let me know if you managed to sit through it!
 

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I watched all the way and loved it. Not kidding, that thing was badly neglected on maintenance. But like you said in the video. Better to have a car that was original and neglected, than a car that was botched up repaired by idiots. Fantastic work!!
 

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Awesome videos once again! Going through every single item you went thought on that E46 wagon myself, I felt the pain and suffering of busted knuckles.

One particular area you should invest in as it appears you have not yet that would save you time, aggravation and make that 16 day struggle fest with the power steering hose connection drop down to 16 seconds is this! Use this tool, it compresses that quick-disconnect perfectly and evenly all around and that hose just slides off like butter.


BMW Power Steering & Transmission Line Disconnect Tool - CTA 3466
 

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Here is one more idea you may want to look into for the future. I just got one of these as I am building an attached garage and have already used it for countless things. 7 in 1 convertible Workbench for $130 on amazon. Converts into a rolling dolly, lays totally flat so you can store it up against a wall, has one leg setting down low so strong you can stand on it, legs also raise twice as high, still feels incredible solid, but a perfect height for doing work like headliners, etc, or even to bring under the car on the lift to rest other things like tools, etc. Converts quick and easy, highly recommend!

Oh, BONUS, you can plug a cord into it and it also has plug outlets and USB outlets!


Astro Pneumatic Tool 55670 7-IN-1 Workbench - - Amazon.com
 
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