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Petrucci_M3 08-17-2009 03:12 AM

Petrucci Detailed: 2005 BMW Jet Black M3
 
Petrucci Detailed: 2005 BMW Jet Black M3

Wash:
Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss
Gilmour Foam Gun

Clayed:
Meguiar’s Medium clay
Chemical Guys Synthetic Quick Detailer

Paint Correction:
Flex 3403 rotary
3M Backing Plate
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna Nano Polish
Menzerna PO85RD
CM5300
Fenix TK10
Orange LC pad
White LC pad
Grey LC pad
Blue LC pad
Detailer Domain Uber Towels
Highline Paint Gauge Meter

Protection:
Jetseal109

LSP:
Pinnacle Souveran

Trim:
Aerospace 303

Glass:
Stoner’s Invisible Glass

Wheels:
EZ Detail Brush
Swissvax Wheel Brush
Chemical Guy’s Grime Reaper
Surfcity Tire Shine



Before:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...ack/JBM3ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...k/JBM3_5ED.jpg

Wash:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_17ED.jpg

Here’s what I had to work with after stripping the wax and clay barring the car.:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_34ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_23ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_38ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_81ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_90ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_209ED.jpg

So the next step was to measure the clear coat to see what I would be working with and then plan the attack with my Menzerna polishes. Going through the car the hood was the lowest of the readings, so I had to be extra careful.:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_52ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_75ED.jpg

Here are some readings of the trunk which was pretty healthy for BMW JB.:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_64ED.jpg

Various other panel readings.:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_70ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p.../JBM3_74ED.jpg

I started with the trunk working with the least aggressive method first. I started out with a white lake country pad and 106ff at around 1300 rpm. To my amazement it cleared up some of the heaviest areas on the car, but there were certain spots were deeper imperfections were still present. I worked with some SIP but it seemed the paint did not want to accept it because it would leave behind nasty hazing. After a couple of trials I found the formula for the car, which was a white pad with half a bead of 106ff and SIP. Then I followed it up with a white pad and 106ff to get rid of any leftover hazing left from the SIP, and then on to my favorite step jewelling with 85rd on a blue pad. This paint was super soft (almost a nightmare); some of my microfibers would scratch the paint if not careful. Also, my normal 50/50 alcohol wipe down would leave behind streaks and sometimes pick up things that would scratch the paint. I’d say the correction was about 90%, it was definitely a challenge.


Trunk - Before:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_102ED.jpg

Trunk 50/50:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_117ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_125ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_128ED.jpg

Trunk - After:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_201ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_203ED.jpg

Panel - Before:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_134ED.jpg

Panel - After:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_140ED.jpg

Hood - Before:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_212ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_213ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_216ED.jpg

Hood 50/50:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_149ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_219ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_221ED.jpg

Driver Fender - After:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_158ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_159ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_162ED.jpg


Driver Door - Before:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_167ED.jpg

Driver Door 50/50:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_168ED.jpg

Driver Door After:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_174ED.jpg

Driver Rear Fender - Before:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_188ED.jpg

Driver Rear Fender - After:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_189ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_195ED.jpg

Passenger Door 50/50:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_246ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_248ED.jpg

Passenger Door - After:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_249ED.jpg

Petrucci_M3 08-17-2009 03:13 AM

Random reflection shots:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_197ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_199ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_204ED.jpg



After Shots:

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_253ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_266ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_268ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_271ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_273ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_287ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_290ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_292ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_295ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_298ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_302ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_305ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_308ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_310ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_314ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_320ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_325ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_330ED.jpg

http://i399.photobucket.com/albums/p...JBM3_334ED.jpg

325ray 08-17-2009 04:50 PM

WOW, Im sure the owner was stoked. Car was way past due for a detail.

Petrucci_M3 08-18-2009 12:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 325ray (Post 10475654)
WOW, Im sure the owner was stoked. Car was way past due for a detail.

For sure this one was in need of some major TLC.

Thanks again man!

THATS FRESH 08-18-2009 08:47 AM

YUMMY. almost looks like my car when i got it... the owner better appreciate how much work you put into and know how to properly maintain it now.

Petrucci_M3 08-19-2009 12:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by THATS FRESH (Post 10478965)
YUMMY. almost looks like my car when i got it... the owner better appreciate how much work you put into and know how to properly maintain it now.

Thank you as always :)

I showed him the way. I'll probably see this one come back to me at a future date for sure.

SmoKeNfLY 08-19-2009 01:44 AM

Great looking job, I just have one question and maybe you might not want to answer publicly but how much did you charge him?

Greg@DetailedImage.com 08-19-2009 06:00 PM

HUGE improvement!

Greg @ DI

Mirko 08-19-2009 06:13 PM

Wow .. amazing job! Almost a shame to take it for a drive for fear it will get dirty!

Petrucci_M3 08-20-2009 01:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SmoKeNfLY (Post 10483442)
Great looking job, I just have one question and maybe you might not want to answer publicly but how much did you charge him?

Thank you!

You can expect to pay anywhere from 200 - 400+ for paint correction depending on your local market and who is doing the work.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg@DetailedImage.com (Post 10486586)
HUGE improvement!

Greg @ DI

Thanks Greg :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mirko (Post 10486660)
Wow .. amazing job! Almost a shame to take it for a drive for fear it will get dirty!

I hear ya, maintenance washing will be a pins and needles job for sure, but I have my own black car to worry about hehe. Thanks again!

Hellas 08-25-2009 09:15 AM

The perfect result. Bravo.

CriticalMass 08-25-2009 04:34 PM

Excellent work as usual. Beautiful car too. :thumbsup:

CJtech323 08-26-2009 09:06 PM

Damn that paint needed a good detail, great job!

Edit: Just one question, about how long did you spend on this?

tdekany 08-26-2009 09:19 PM

Fantastic work!!!!!

SaaDiesel 08-26-2009 11:48 PM

That looked like quite a challenge! Great results as always :thumbsup:

Petrucci_M3 08-30-2009 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hellas (Post 10513321)
The perfect result. Bravo.

Quote:

Originally Posted by CriticalMass (Post 10515564)
Excellent work as usual. Beautiful car too. :thumbsup:

Quote:

Originally Posted by CJtech323 (Post 10522735)
Damn that paint needed a good detail, great job!

Edit: Just one question, about how long did you spend on this?

Thank you guys! I spent a little more than two twelve hour days on it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by tdekany (Post 10522800)
Fantastic work!!!!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by SaaDiesel (Post 10523518)
That looked like quite a challenge! Great results as always :thumbsup:

Thank you for the kind words! :)

E46Rida 08-30-2009 01:10 AM

let me grab my towel for all this :drool:

Sneaky 08-30-2009 01:26 AM

looks great,

My JB needs a detail badly.

farmdog 08-30-2009 01:29 AM

Nice work....

LABMW13 09-15-2009 05:22 PM

WOW! Looks Great


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