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      09-10-2008, 09:36 PM   #1
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BMW e90 M3 detail

Well up front I apologize no real before shots on this one of the paint. This car is brand new and with very minor swirls and light scratches.

Customer was a pleasure to work with. I love it when that happens.

Car needed to be cleaned up due to bad washes at the dealer after customer stressed don't wash the car...typically dealer mess up.

Anyway the car was polished out with PO85RD with a white flat pad and finished up with Swissvax Cleaner Fluid and Swissvax Crystal Rock.

Products used:
Lusso Auto Bathe
Uber Clay Bar with Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer
Menzerna PO85RD -
Menzerna Top Inspection
Swissvax Cleaner Fluid
Swissvax Crystal Rock

Wheels and Tires

Swissvax Pneu
P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel
Boar’s Hair Wheel Brush
Swissvax Wheel Brush
The Spoke Brush
Foam applicator pads
Swissvax Quick Finish

Glass inside and out:
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Uber Glass MF Towels

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Makita 9227 Hi Speed Rotary
Lake Country Flat White 5 inch
Lake Country Flat Black 5 inch
Uber Waffle Weave Drying Towel
Grit Guard Bucket/Dolly
Uber Super Plush Towels

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Wheels:
Before:

Cleaned up with P21S and some brushes

After wheels wiped down with Swissvax Quick Finish and tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu for the matte finish



Car washed with Lusso Auto Bathe


Exhaust tips before:


Exhaust tips after:


After shots:

















Last shot:
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      09-10-2008, 10:52 PM   #2
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      09-10-2008, 11:56 PM   #3
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      09-11-2008, 10:52 AM   #4
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I spy a 996TT
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      09-11-2008, 02:12 PM   #5
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Me too! I would love to see one of these threads on a silver car like TiAg since that is what I own but I understand that the effects of your hard work are much more prominent on the dark cars.

Can you reccomend a good polish and wax for metallic silvers that will help them pop?

Great job on the M3.
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      09-13-2008, 12:09 AM   #6
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Einszett Glanz wax would be a good one for metallic paints.
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      09-14-2008, 04:52 AM   #7
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Wow, incredible job. You just inspired me to go detail mine :biggrin:

I'll post before and after pics in another thread.
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      09-14-2008, 11:18 AM   #8
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Me too! I would love to see one of these threads on a silver car like TiAg since that is what I own but I understand that the effects of your hard work are much more prominent on the dark cars.

Can you reccomend a good polish and wax for metallic silvers that will help them pop?

Great job on the M3.
A great polish to use with an orbital buffer is Menzerna PO 106FF.

For a metallic silver car I highly recommend Zaino. Zaino does amazing things on a metallic paint........
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Phil, please give us an idea of what a nice treatment like you provided to the M3 owner costs. Certainly, cars in rougher shape would likely cost more...

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      09-14-2008, 11:12 PM   #10
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menzerna 106ff will be phased out for 106fa.

106fa will dust less and give the same finish.

PM on the price.
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      09-15-2008, 03:09 PM   #11
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      09-15-2008, 04:57 PM   #12
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beautiful...now I want one even more. No matter how hard I scrub my 1 series it will never look that good. very nice!
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      09-23-2008, 07:30 AM   #14
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I believe that you can get your 1 too look this good.

are you using a machine polisher and the correct products?
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      09-23-2008, 09:30 PM   #15
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Quick question...what type of foam sprayer are you using? That looks like it uses pressure to force out the soap instead of water from a hose. I have been looking at a foamaster...what do you recommend? Also...nice work on the M3. That customer has nice taste in cars...M3 and a 996TT...sweet!
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the foam gun that attaches to the hose works great.

as for the one that hooks up to the pressure washer its a whole different animal.

The cam spray foam canon is great but you would have to figure out which adapters you would need to get it to work with your pressure washer.
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puurty nice.
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