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Old 06-19-2012, 09:23 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 Adam’s 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 ****pit
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)


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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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Old 06-19-2012, 09:34 PM   #2
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how come opti coat wasn't used on this car? I would think from how good it's made out to be it would get used on all vehicles?
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:38 PM   #3
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Do my black camaro next! Great work!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:39 PM   #4
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Incredible!
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:43 PM   #5
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the customer did not want to spend the additional $350 we charge for opti coat.

its amazing but sometimes customers do not want to spend the money.
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:29 PM   #6
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where could i get this done. Local hand car wash or body shop? and around how much does it cost?
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Old 06-19-2012, 10:35 PM   #7
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you can check out a site www.detailingbliss.com many good detailers on the site.

the key word would be paint correction.

I would say it would be between $850 on the low to $1500.
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:22 AM   #8
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Phil, great work like as always. The pride of your workmanship always comes through in your finish work and I appreicate the not only the hard work you're doing on the car, but the additional work it takes to capture all of the pic's and then load them up here for us to see.

Just out of morbid curiosity, did you ask the customer if they were cleaning this car with a scotch brite pad? some of those scuff marks look intentional from some just not knowing how to clean their car.

Also, on something like this, what was your total work time to get it all back to normal?
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Old 06-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #9
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thanks!

honestly I didn't even ask.
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Old 06-20-2012, 10:56 AM   #10
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Ahhhh I see said the blind man.

By the way. Beautiful work!!!!! I'm learning lots from you. Thanks!!!
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Old 07-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #11
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