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      09-17-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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Subject: BMW Z8
Requirements: Remove swirls and imperfections from over the years.

This was a car that was in great shape, not much needed on the inside at all. This Z8 had tons of gloss. However upon closer inspection we found the paint imperfections. Take a look at how we fixed them.


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Aquartz Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Lusso Oro was used as a last step
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

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1Z einszett W99
Aquartz Iron Cut
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Lusso Oro
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
Wolf's Rim Shield

1Z Cockpit
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z Leathercare
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Ultra Interior Brush for Orbital Polishers

Adam's APC
Adam's In and Out Spray

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Polishing the seat backs with the Griots and Adam's 4 inch Focus Pads

Not a great shot but as you can see the mat on the left was not cleaned up and the one on the right has been cleaned with the Griots 3 inch polisher w/Uber Ultra Interior Brush and 1Z einszett Deep Cleaner

After Interior

Prep - Car Wash/Decon/NanoSkin/Wheels/Tires/Engine

Convertible Top Cleaned

Wheels were not too bad

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action

Wheel Woolies used to clean the barrels out

Wheels cleaned

Wheel wells power washed

Before engine

After engine

Wolf's Rim Shield used on the wheels

Wheels and Tires all done

Imperfections that we were up against

Compound and Polish -

50/50 shots
This was after compounding (various panels on the car)




Afters under the lights


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      09-17-2012, 08:22 PM   #2
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I saw a red Z8 yesterday for the first time on the road, the car looked fantastic. So does this black car
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      09-17-2012, 10:14 PM   #3
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Wow.... Fantabulous.
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      09-21-2012, 06:07 PM   #4
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Looks awesome. Nice job on the paint. I prefer to pull the wheels and clean them inside and out.
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      09-21-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Another fantastic job Phil.

Is that Wolf's Rim Shield something new for the wheels?
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      11-15-2012, 11:46 PM   #6
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Beautifully done!
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      11-26-2012, 12:55 AM   #7
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A true beau

I have a silly question. What is compounding?

English is not my first language, so maybe you can explain what this process is.

thanks in advance.
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