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Old 08-22-2010, 08:37 PM   #1
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First wash and pictures of my new ZHP

About 3 weeks ago I brought home a 2006 Alpine White ZHP coupe, after searching non-stop for about a month. It's a 6-speed and 100% stock with the exception of a tint. Interior is gray leather with silver cube trim.

I've been pretty busy since, so I haven't really had a chance to give it a nice cleaning besides a quick once over to clean it of the bug guts and road grime that had accumulated over the 1300 miles I drove home. The weather forecast showed virtually no sign of rain for the next 10 days and it was a gorgeous day outside, so conditions were perfect!

I cleaned the wheels with Sonax and various brushes/sponges, using an Ace Turbostick to get at the inside of the wheel. Exterior washed using Optimum No Rinse with a couple of microfiber towels. Wheels were dressed with Adam's VRT.

















One cool thing I discovered was that the I-PASS transponder works perfectly mounted on the plastic panel under the hood, behind the bumper. Most stealth! I verified this a couple of times by going up to toll booths and having the gate automatically open. This allowed me to keep a completely clean look (no front plate, no windshield stickers/transponder) without having the inconvenience of having to pull the transponder out from storage whenever I encounter a toll plaza (knowing me, I'd forget half the time).



Since I brought it home, I've also hardwire the Valentine:



And here it is with its garage mate, which has been increasingly jealous of how much time I've been spending with the new car!

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Old 08-22-2010, 08:42 PM   #2
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WOW.......congrats man. That thing is super clean.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:44 PM   #3
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Looks sweet! Love alpine white. ZHP stylings FTW!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:46 PM   #4
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DAMN!!!! looks gorgeous
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:51 PM   #5
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SOOOOO clean I love it. Alpine White FTW!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #6
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holy cow! only 12k miles? CLEAN! I'm also digging the perforated steering wheel, VERY UNCOMMON!


Cool car friend!
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:55 PM   #7
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that thing is sweet man, have fun with her
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:56 PM   #8
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Nice car man. I just got one that looks similiar, not a ZHP though. Everyone thinks its a 2009-10 model
Enjoy it.
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Old 08-22-2010, 08:58 PM   #9
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:02 PM   #10
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:10 PM   #11
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:15 PM   #12
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please don't molest that car. It needs NOTHING!

just drive it, change the oil at 4k intervals and put gas in it. DON"T DO NOTHING!
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #13
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:31 PM   #14
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:36 PM   #15
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone. The only thing I've done is add the OE strut brace, and that was more to address the concerns about the strut towers "mushrooming" on our lovely Chicago roads than any desire to mod from a visual or performance aspect. The car is perfect, and I have no plans but to maintain it religiously and keep it unmolested. BMW really did an amazing job with this car. Stock is beautiful!

The odometer actually read 10438 when I picked up the car. Whoever the previous owner was, he didn't drive it much at all.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:41 PM   #16
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how much u pay for that car?!?!
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:43 PM   #17
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how much u pay for that car?!?!
$15k previous owner wanted it out asap.

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Stock is beautiful!

worshipped!

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Old 08-22-2010, 09:46 PM   #18
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I would probably drive off the road if I saw you coming in the opposite direction. Good thing you don't live in GA. haha

Congrats on purchasing an immaculate ZHP! Love your cars!
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:06 PM   #20
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u got a steal my friend
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