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      12-29-2013, 12:16 PM   #1
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BMW M3 - Santorini Blue - Paint Correction - Auto Finesse Illusion - DetailersDomain

We got a call from Matt Stellas (aka mfatuation) shortly after Bimmerfest requesting a paint correction for this very special Santorini Blue M3. Apparently during transport back home to NJ, the car wash wiped down incorrectly. Take a look at the exterior paint correction.

We also opted for Auto Finesse Illusion due to its show car status.



- Wheels were cleaned and prepped for Auto Finesse Mint Rims
- Tires cleaned with Sonax Multi Star
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Auto Finesse Avalanche in the Uber Foam Cannon
- Clayed with the New Uber Yellow Poly Clay and NanoSkin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna Fast Gloss FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
- Last step - Auto Finesse Illusion Show Car Wax
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned and polished

Products used
Auto Finesse Avalanche
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Sonax Multi Star Multi Purpose Cleaner
Auto Finesse Iron Out
NanoSkin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt
Uber Yellow Poly Clay Bar
Meguiar's M101
Menzerna Fast Gloss FG400
Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
Auto Finesse Tripple
Auto Finesse Illusion Show Car Wax
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Mint Rims
Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

Tools Used
Uber Microfiber Towels
Uber Super Drying Towel
Rupes LHR 21ES
Rupes LHR 15ES
Rupes LHR 75
Surbuf Pad
Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Pads
Uber Foam Buffing Pads
Wheel Woolies
Über Boar's Hair Brush
EZ-Detail Brush

Here is the much awaited video

Before shots

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action

Wheels were brushed then rinsed


Auto Finesse Iron Out used prior to NanoSkin Autoscrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt and Clay Bar

Foaming with Auto Finesse Avalanche and washed down with and Uber Yellow Wash Sponge followed by the NanoSkin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt

Drying with an Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel

the imperfections on the paint

bird droppings

paint measurements taken

masking the car

Rupes Bigfoot action shot

Removal of compounds and polish with an Uber Microfiber towel

Surbuf pad used to remove the bird etching with Meg's M101 and Menzerna FG400

Following it up with the Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Pad and Menzerna FG400

Getting into some of the tight spots

50/50 shot

Before rear deck

After rear deck

Before rear bumper

After rear bumper

Before rear bumper

Before side skirt

After side skirt

After compound and polishing

Auto Finesse Tripple followed by Auto Finesse Illusion for that show car shine

After shots

Hope you enjoyed this one.
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      12-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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Wow you guys did a fantastic job
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      01-06-2014, 11:33 PM   #3
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Just used FG400 for the first time and was very impressed with its working time and ability to remove imperfections while not requiring an in-between step between correction and final polishing. Have you guys gone straight to sealant/wax after using fg400??
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      01-06-2014, 11:55 PM   #4
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on lighter colors, as well we have done it with the uber green pad /fg400 as a one step on an e90 m3 jerez black the one on the photos on our link.

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      01-07-2014, 12:07 AM   #5

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Wow! Looks amazing
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