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      06-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: BMW M5 - massive paint restoration and correction

Subject - BMW M5
Requirements - Wet sand imperfections and lots and lots of Paint Correction

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís 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
- Wetsanding
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf Pad - Griots Orbital
- Meg's D300 with Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Menzerna SF4000 with Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax Premium Class Carnauba Wax
- 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

Interior
- Interior Vac
- Leather Cleaned/Conditioned
- Plastic - wiped down and protected

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Aquartz Iron Cut
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Meg's D300 Microfiber Correction System
Menzerna SF4000
Sonax Premium Carnauba Paste Wax
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
1Z einszett Cockpit
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Vital Conditioner


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

Interior before





Interior afters



Exterior
Before




Prep - Wash, decon, autoscrub, wheels, tires, engine

Wheels






Wash






Iron Cut



Rinse


Stoner's Tarminator to remove the rest of the grime


Before - imperfections galore you name it, this M5 had it.











Trunk in different angles







More imperfections








Wetsanding the imperfections








50/50 shots










After some heavy compounding (didn't get to the fuel door yet)


More


Before




After





Rear fender before


Close up


After



Rinsing off the car



Tight beads from Sonax Premium Class Carnauba



Afters
Engine





Final After shots


















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      06-19-2012, 10:36 PM   #2
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Great job!
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      06-19-2012, 10:37 PM   #3
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thanks!
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      06-20-2012, 12:46 AM   #4
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What exactly is the purpose of iron cut and how do you use it?
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      06-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #5
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its used after the wash to assist in removing iron deposits.

iron cut will not eliminate claying or nanoskin autoscrub however it will help reduce the time needed for those steps.
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      06-20-2012, 04:31 PM   #6
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Amazing save Phil, it doesn't even look like the same car anymore. That thing really looked abused before.
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      06-20-2012, 06:28 PM   #7
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Outstanding!
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      06-20-2012, 06:35 PM   #8
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Spectacular results! Everytime I see wet sanding pictures it scares me...the look of the hazed paint after sanding but before polishing...but the results are incredible. Nice job.
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      06-20-2012, 11:54 PM   #9
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Nice work - you guys are artists
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      07-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #10
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That thing really looked abused before.
For sure.

Some people really take their nice cars for granted.
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      07-14-2012, 03:34 AM   #11
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I see people using Wolf's Deironizer and Aquartz Iron Cut primarily on paint but also on wheels.
Does that mean Sonax Full Effect could be used on paint as well as wheels? My guess is no, but someone please explain to me?
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      07-14-2012, 06:13 AM   #12
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you figure it would work but unfortunately its not as effective.
(we have tried)
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      07-27-2012, 03:33 PM   #13
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Suddenly reminded why I get all my cleaning products from your site!
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      07-27-2012, 04:01 PM   #14
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Great work, that's an amazing turn around. What's amazing is how much orange peel that car has even after wet sanding, BMW really is getting lazy these days.
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      11-16-2012, 12:04 AM   #15
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Incredible the difference it made with the paint correction. Looks like a totally different vehicle!
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      11-16-2012, 12:10 PM   #16
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I sooo wish you guys were close to my location.
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      11-16-2012, 07:49 PM   #17
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I used to own a detailing company for years in NY. Now in Texas.

Looks great!

Why use an orbital? A buffer would have cut better and eliminated most of that wet sanding. I know the newer chemical etching compounds and glazes seem to be more popular but when it comes to paint with that many issues it seems like a lot of extra work.

I recently repaired a buddies truck from extensive trail rash. Took 4 hours but it was rough...



to this



Sorry- just wanting to know your reasoning. I'm old school and had my business through the 90's so I'm maybe out of touch with most newer products. I used Top of the Line products (heat leveling compound and glaze) and finished with wax applied by a Cyclo.

Never heard of that Iron removing product and like that a lot to avoid wasting a good (and expensive) clay bar.

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      11-16-2012, 09:12 PM   #18
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Old Cruiser I used a rotary polisher for years as well, in fact up to about a year ago.

I too was a non believer of the orbital thinking it was a toy but with newer pads and compounds you will be quite impressed.

Take a look at the below it was done with a compound in one step with an orbital polisher.



The above was done with a new compound and a microfiber pad to a last step ready, no holograms etc.

If you actually give it a shot you will be quite impressed.

Take a look at the complete write up.

Product Showcase: Menzerna Fast Gloss 400
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      11-17-2012, 06:48 AM   #19
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Great thread and pics Phil. Do you guys ever do detailing clinics? For those of us not local to you.
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yes we have clinics a few times a year. as well we have pay for classes and private paid classes.

take a look at our orbital paint correction class.
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      11-17-2012, 10:46 PM   #21
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This looks great!
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      11-19-2012, 11:01 PM   #22
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Old Cruiser I used a rotary polisher for years as well, in fact up to about a year ago.

I too was a non believer of the orbital thinking it was a toy but with newer pads and compounds you will be quite impressed.

Take a look at the below it was done with a compound in one step with an orbital polisher.



The above was done with a new compound and a microfiber pad to a last step ready, no holograms etc.

If you actually give it a shot you will be quite impressed.

Take a look at the complete write up.

Product Showcase: Menzerna Fast Gloss 400
That is impressive. I knew the technology would get there in regards to pads and leveling compounds. The pads were just starting to be come a major improvement back in the dino days when I was in business. LOL!

Thought about stepping back into it a few years ago but down here in TX, if a kid has a bucket of soapy water and a can of wax- he is a "detailer"...

Thanks for the explanation.

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