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      05-25-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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5 steps..Washed..Dried....clay bar...polish and finally wax..

Finally got time to do the 5 step which i do 4 times a year 8 )

It turned out great and took over 5 hours and the wife helped too!

Great day of bbq, swimming in our pool and cleaning the car

Also got the stock rims back on and love em.

Even the horrid Rft's feel much more grounded (no more bobble head)

Enjoy the pics and let me know what you think of the reflection

ps the microfiber towels from detailer's domain were great!!!!






my dog helped too









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      05-25-2009, 10:21 PM   #2
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Nice Dave. You gotta change your grills though bro. I'll be detailing mine next weekend. Oh, I hope poochie's nails are clipped
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      05-25-2009, 10:28 PM   #3
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Nice Dave. You gotta change your grills though bro. I'll be detailing mine next weekend. Oh, I hope poochie's nails are clipped
clipped every two weeks!

and grills and cf trunk lip may be on the way by june
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      05-25-2009, 10:29 PM   #4
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thanks man! use zaino!
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      05-25-2009, 10:35 PM   #5
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whoa whoa i hope that dog has invisible microfiber booties on its feet
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whoa whoa i hope that dog has invisible microfiber booties on its feet
hahah close to... wife makes him wear socks and shoes depending on season
and wipes his feet after walking on the ground b4 he comes in bed!
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      05-26-2009, 05:31 AM   #7
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lookin good for Saturday
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      05-26-2009, 05:52 AM   #8
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lookin good for Saturday
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yup see ya there....bet you want to wash your car now!

how did all the work come out?

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      05-26-2009, 07:24 AM   #9
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I'm set to have the exterior cleaned and polished on Friday. Have to call the body shop today. Last Friday when I was washing it I noticed that one of the new rear wheels has a lot more camber than the other. You don't notice it when driving, but it's clearly not correct so that has to be adjusted. I need to ask in the suspension forum what the OEM camber is on a US 135i.
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      05-26-2009, 08:34 AM   #10
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Although white is my favorite color on the 1, unfortunately the hard work of a good detail doesnt show up as much as the darker colors
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      05-26-2009, 08:47 AM   #11
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car looks great. love the dog.

do you have mini aviators for him?
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      05-26-2009, 08:49 AM   #12
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Although white is my favorite color on the 1, unfortunately the hard work of a good detail doesnt show up as much as the darker colors
Agreed. I like the clean look of Apline white. However it just does not 'POP' as much as a darker color when freshly detailed.

Over the weekend I did a simple 2 step treatment on my friends' dark blue Honda civic. It was totally neglected and full of spider webs in the paint. After two steps it was amazing...the color and reflection looked sooo deep and almost all spider webs were gone. Kinda made me a bit jealous. However, she was really liking the transformation!
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      05-26-2009, 08:56 PM   #13
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I'm glad you switched back to OEM Dave. Makes me wanna wash my car now.
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Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, this is just too darn precious!

Car looks good... if it would only stop raining here maybe I could see some type of reflection on my cars
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      05-26-2009, 11:24 PM   #15
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looks nice...i would be afraid if my dog would get up on my cars roof...hahaha...scratches
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OMG, what a cute Dog....
The detail looks great too.
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      06-11-2009, 07:42 AM   #17
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OMG, what a cute Dog....
The detail looks great too.
hahah thanks he is an honorary 1addict member... making guest appearances to BBQ meets
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      06-11-2009, 02:03 PM   #18
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Looks great! Love a clean AW. It does not "POP" as much, but it looks smooooth.

I just spent a couple of days doing something similar on my AW 128i:

-wash,clay,wash,Z2 + ZFX, Z6 (three coats).
-vaccum, Z9 and Z10 on interior, leather master's on alcantara steering wheel and SSK.

So relaxing
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      06-11-2009, 02:34 PM   #19
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Nice!!! It must have taken u more than 6 hrs!
I wish white popped as much as a clean blk but it never really gets
Bad swirls or water marks like black.

Just saw... 3 coats!!! That is alot of wax!
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      06-14-2009, 09:02 AM   #20
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Why did you ditch your custom rims?
Thought they looked pretty sweet.
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      06-14-2009, 04:29 PM   #21
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Emall still have them they are my winter show rims haha something big planned for end of year wheel wise
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