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      09-18-2015, 07:51 AM   #1
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BMW Attacked by Wild Turkeys! - 335i Paint Correction - 22ple VX3 Paint Coating

This vehicle belongs to a repeat customer of ours. You might remember this vehicle from a previous thread when we did a major overhaul on the paint for this owner shortly after he purchased the car (click here to see the write up from last year). If you didn't see that post, here is a little summary...







... well this year it returns to us due to an unlikely event that left scratches all along the sides of the vehicle (again). The car was attacked by wild turkeys. Yep. Turkeys. They apparently saw their crystal clear reflection and decided to try to show that 'other turkey' who was boss.

Long story short, the customer wanted us to correct the sides of the vehicle to remove as much of the damage as we could while still being conservative. We also polished the rest of the vehicle to remove some water spotting, dullness, and swirls that had been introduced over the last year. I've been told the vehicle will now be parked in the garage at all times, so I hope we don't see this one in for correction for many years. It turned out great when it was all said and done... I really like this color!


Process
Tires: Tuf Shine Tire Cleaner & Tire Brush
Wheels: Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner & Various Brushes
Pre-Wash: CG Citrus Wash via Foam Lance then pressure rinse
Wash: CG Citrus Wash
Chemical Decontamination: CarPro IronX & Stoner Tarminator
Paint Decontamination: Medium Grade Speedy Prep Towel with Nanoskin Glide as Lubrication
Tape trim and other areas of concern
Paint Thickness Readings Taken
Compound/Cutting (sides only): Griot's Fast Cutting Creme on Fast Cutting MF Pads via Griot's G21, Rupes LHR21ES and Rupes LHR75e
Polishing (entire car): Griot's Correction Creme & Correcting Pad via Griot's G21, Rupes LHR21ES and Rupes LHR75e
Coating Prep/Polishing Oil Removal: 50% IPA
Ceramic Paint Coating: 22ple VX3 Signature Glass Coating
Glass: Meguiar's D120
Tire Dressing: CarPro PERL



Upon in initial inspection, it was clear that the paint needed some correction to enhance its appearance.








There were some deeper defects that would also need to be addressed.






We began with an extensive exterior cleaning and decontamination process.




The vehicle was then brought inside for further inspection. The paint had a fair amount of water staining, swirls, and scratches.




We were not after 100% defect removal as the paint was quite thin, and the majority of the vehicle had been repainted so caution is always used. I was able to make a considerable improvement to the color and depth of the paint.





Hood before





Hood after





Checking my work in the sun





Trunk before





Trunk after





50/50 on door after compounding





quarter panel before





quarter panel after compounding






bumper before






bumper after compounding





The paint was then coated with a thick layer of 22ple VX3 paint coating





This was allowed to flash, and then was wiped away to a mirror finish





The car looked great afterwards. The paint was extremely glossy!





The majority of defects were removed leaving clear reflections and vibrant metallic flake.





Hopefully this car will remain in this amazing shape for a couple more years before we get to get our pads dirty on it again.












Links to all products used are provided at the beginning of this article.

As always, thanks for reading, and let me know if you have any questions!

Zach McGovern
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Are you located in IL of NY?
I personally am located in central Illinois.

My name is Zach McGovern, I am a professional detailer, and I work for Detailed Image as an author for their Ask-A-Pro Blog and help with supporting the many forums that they sponsor (such as this one).

Detailed Image is located in New York.

Hope that clears it up Let me know if you have any other questions.

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I love the glossy look.. Was it the 22ple VX3 paint coating that made it so glossy? If not, what made it look so good?
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I love the glossy look.. Was it the 22ple VX3 paint coating that made it so glossy? If not, what made it look so good?
A nicely corrected & polished vehicle will look very glossy even without any sort of protection applied. The correction and polishing process is really what makes the vehicle stand out in terms of clarity and gloss.

The 22ple VX3 took it up a notch though as it adds further depth to the paint and gives it that glassy look.

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