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    I originally was going to go with someone who was...

    I originally was going to go with someone who was going to charge $2200 but I was uncomfortable with leaving the car at his facility for the week that is needed. I went back to the people who did a...
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    Went with GTechniq 9h

    I moved forward with the color correction, claying, and the application of ceramic coating on the Z8. WOW does it shine now. The reflections in the hood as I am driving are fantastic. On the way...
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    MY BMW Z8

    Liked this background to go with the lettering than the other Florida plates shown in this thread.

    South Florida
  4. Well, I asked this question 10 years ago so it is...

    Well, I asked this question 10 years ago so it is time to ask again. So how many Z8's are still on the road in the United States today?
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    Good to hear positive experiences with ceramic coatings

    The car still looks great and the paint still looks perfect. When I run my hand across the finish I can feel it is almost ready for another clay job. But I have been debating if I should try the...
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    Ceramic Pro 9H - What do you think

    I have had the Z8 clayed a few times and the glass feeling of the finish is always awesome and lasts more than a year. I dont like to put wax on the car. It is always garaged and still is a beauty...
  7. SSC Tuatara is Officially the World’s Fastest Production Vehicle

    https://2p2bboli8d61fqhjiqzb8p1a-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/ssc-tuatara-worlds-fastest-car-1-750x375.jpg

    There is now a new world’s fastest production car and it just so...
  8. Thread: Insurance 2020

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    Insurance 2020

    I have the Z8 insured at $225K stated value from American Modern. I have been paying $1562/year.
    I received a quotation from State Farm for the same stated value for $804/year. I was very...
  9. South Florida Z8 owners - Sebring International Raceway March 13-16

    Do we have any South Florida Z8 owners planning to go to Sebring March 13 - 16? There is a BMW M Motorsport Chalet located at turn 1 with a BMW owners lounge with soft seating to watch the live...
  10. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Finally Fixed

    Thank you German Autoworks of Delray Beach, Florida, my primary service people for years. I should have just let them install the clips to begin with as I apparently had them placed a little off from...
  11. Thread: New Member

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    18 years of driving the Z8 and as fun as driving...

    18 years of driving the Z8 and as fun as driving it out of the lot with 3 miles on it.
  12. Can I close my jaw that dropped open after...

    Can I close my jaw that dropped open after watching this?
  13. Thread: Seat back clips

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    6 versus 4 clips

    The original Z8 seat back had 6 clips. Two on top, two on bottom and two on the sides. When you look up the seat back in the Z8 parts diagram from BMW, it only shows 4 clips. No side clips are shown....
  14. Thread: Seat back clips

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    The saga continues

    Well the attempt to use heavy duty Velcro did not work. The clips are not deformed and are in place but they are not holding the seat back tightly against the seat. The Velcro just does not do the...
  15. Thread: Seat back clips

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    The space appeared as soon a each seat back was...

    The space appeared as soon a each seat back was placed back in the car. I have order the heavy duty Velcro to see if that will close the space.
  16. Thread: Seat back clips

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    The clips do have a left and right orientation...

    The clips do have a left and right orientation and they have been placed correctly. Given that you get once chance with MXBON 150 to put a clip in place (bonds nearly instantly), I made sure to place...
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    Sticky: Getting seat back clips

    BMW only sells the entire seat back and not the top clips. They sell the bottom clips but they are useless as they sell only one part of that two-part clip. So don't bother ordering it from BMW. It...
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    Sticky: Check the other seat back threads

    BMW only sells the entire seat back and not the top clips. They sell the bottom clips but they are useless as they sell only one part of that two-part clip. So don't bother ordering it from BMW. It...
  19. Thread: Seat back clips

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    The saga continues

    After using the MXBON 150 super glue to bond the new parts back to the seat back, I now got to install both seat backs into the Z8. But they are not sitting flush against the seat as the original...
  20. Thread: Seat back clips

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    The repaired seat back went right back on. Just a...

    The repaired seat back went right back on. Just a little wiggling around to align the bottom hole and bottom clip. The new clips held on with this nuclear level bond from the Mxbon 150 and 3D printed...
  21. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Mxbon 150

    There is another detailed thread on the subject of fixing the seat back. In it, there was a recommendation to use this Mxbon 150 glue to attach new clips to the seat back. I didn't know how much...
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    Wow, we have a mountain in Florida? Who...

    <p><p>Wow, we have a mountain in Florida? Who knew? And here I thought the highest peaks we have are the garbage dumps built up high then covered in grass. Yes the left coast has all the fun roads....
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    Sticky: And as Boomster noted, the cost of the printed...

    And as Boomster noted, the cost of the printed parts did not include the 3D scanning. And that is the problem. I spoke to two firms with 3D scanners and frankly they wanted a fee equal to the cost of...
  24. Thread: Seat back clips

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    The 3D printed top clip finally arrived from...

    The 3D printed top clip finally arrived from Germany. Took about a month in shipping. Waiting for the MAXBON 150 glue that has been recommended for gluing replacement parts to the seat back. As noted...
  25. Nationwide not just Cali

    Wish the 20th anniversary celebration would go beyond California and cover the East coast as well as South East (Florida). Need to have several events around.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Wish the 20th...
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    So its sounds like there are at least 3 of us...

    So its sounds like there are at least 3 of us located in the West Palm Beach area. If we want to join the Southwest Florida crew going from Ft. Meyers to Sebring, we can make our own caravan of at...
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    Sticky: How much MX 105 to apply

    I will try the super glue on my seat back repair. I saw a bottle of it is $10 for 4 grams on Amazon. Is this enough to glue down all the clips on a pair of seats or should I purchase a few bottles or...
  28. Thread: Seat back clips

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    So BMW has the seat back assembly for $987.80...

    So BMW has the seat back assembly for $987.80 each and with tax the pair comes to $2094.14. THEN you have to have it painted the color of your Z8. Oy.

    GetBMWParts.com has it for $439.02 each, a...
  29. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Well, the adventure continues and it doesn't look...

    Well, the adventure continues and it doesn't look good. When I ordered part 9 in the seat back diagram two posts above, I thought it would be the entire assembly consisting of the clip that snaps...
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    When I used to be a snowbird, I did not like the...

    When I used to be a snowbird, I did not like the idea of not enjoying the Z8 in the warm weather all year round. So I used to have Exotic Car Transport move it from NY to FL and back every 6 months....
  31. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Locating clips

    More on the clips: My local dealer indicated that the only clips that can be ordered are the bottom clips (number 9 in the seat diagram attached). List price $12.40. www.bmw-melter.de in Germany...
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    How about a Florida Drive

    It looks like the West Coast has all the fun in getting groups of Z8's together for a road trip. How about one in South Florida? Do we have enough owners in this area to do our own drive?
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    Need 8 clips (and some spares)

    It was reported here that the clips on the seat back are no longer manufactured. But is the entire rear seat assembly with the 6 clips able to be purchased?

    Can someone post the part number and...
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    Can you please give me the connection information...

    Can you please give me the connection information to the club member who has the 3D drawings for the top clip. I would like to make a few.
  35. Thread: Seat back clips

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    Seat back clips

    The plastic backing of my drivers and passenger seat back has separated from the seat. There have been a couple of threads walking through steps to fix this problem. But several of the clips have...
  36. Thread: sticky knobs

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    You don't need to replace the entire knob, you...

    You don't need to replace the entire knob, you just need to put on new black tabs that press onto the knobs I would think. The knob is metal but those tabs got sticky.
  37. Thread: sticky knobs

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    Same here in the hot Florida sun. They get sticky.

    Same here in the hot Florida sun. They get sticky.
  38. Hi from South Florida and welcome to the club. I...

    Hi from South Florida and welcome to the club. I use German Autoworks in Delray Beach to service my car. And what people are saying here is totally true. Even though the German Autoworks deal with...
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    How about this one that went for even less at a...

    How about this one that went for even less at a 1999 Barrett-Jackson auction - $239,500

    https://azure.barrett-jackson.com/Events/Event/Details/1959-BMW-507-ROADSTER-16532
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    1957 BMW 507 - $2,150,000 to $2,700,000

    Here's Daddy -

    Hagerty Valuation

    https://www.hagerty.com/apps/valuationtools/1957-bmw-507

    Sothebys Auction

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