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      08-19-2012, 08:18 PM   #1
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Drives: 2016 228iC -picked up 8-13-16!
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Davie, FL

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Hey guys I am doing my "old" detail job this week on my E88 128i.

I used to gear up for the BMW CCA concours (local chapter) while in college and spend 14 hrs doing an in/out detail job by hand. In 4 years My 1988 325i placed 2 best of shows.

In 2010 when my car was brand new I took home a best of show with little effort and a step by step application of Zyomol Estate Glaze - (Atlantique glaze).

For this year I'm using the Swissvax paint cleaner/polish with Porter Cable.
I'll use the same wax - Atlantique - hand applied (curing procss followed).
Zymol Field glaze carnauba detailer as a topper.
Swissvax interior wood glaze (for interior wood trims).
BMW Leather Care kit.
Zymol glas wash - glass cleaner.
BMW interior cleaner (interior detailer/cleaner).
BMW Convertible Top cleaner/protectant.
Zymol clear - car wash soap.
Adam's in/out - engine bay detailer.
Griots Wheel Cleaner
Griots Wheel Cleaning Clay
Eagle One - Keep Clean Wheel (protectant).
BMW tire shine
Griots Plastic Polish
Meguairs Mirror Glaze - plastic cleaner
Meguairs Mirror Glaze - plastic polish
Mothers Metal polish
Meguairs Ultimate polish (Door Jamb polish)
Meguairs Mirror Glaze "Cleaner Wax" - Door Jambs
Meguiars Mirror Glaze Final Inspection - Final follow ups. Will be used consistantly.

Hand washing with 3 bucket method will be the start.
Starting the detail on the wheels , metal, and engine bay tomorrow.

*I plan on posting pictures before/after.
This will be 90% hand applied work. Just me working on it.
Should take 14 hours in total .