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Old 09-28-2009, 03:23 AM   #1
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SpecC Detailed: TiAg BMW E90 325i with VOLKS

This car was in wayyyy better condition than I ever imagined possible. Pictures will show later. Car belongs to Andy@LTBMW

Paint correction was pretty fun with this car excluding the backbreaking labor part. There were hardly any swirls at all. Most of it went away with Meguiar's M205 and DD uber green pad. Some required PO203S and green pad. Some random RDS were around too. After 2 passes of DD uber yellow and M105, I stopped chasing some of those.

Since it was sunny out, I burned my eyeballs trying to look for swirls on a SILVER car. I thought it'd be worse, but this is almost perfect as it is. Man, that previous detailer really did a good job!

First time doing an entire car with the Gloss-it backing plate too. I'd say this performs just as well as the 3M one. The 3" one really wasn't necessary in my opinion, but it was really nice to have.

Wash&Dry
CG CWG
Failed foam cannon - it needed cleaning apparently.
DD uber wash sponge
Zymol sponges
Detailedimage waffle weave drying towel
Majestic solutions super green stuff - on trim and tight areas
ONR - on door shuts

Clay
Zymol clay - half my bar was gone
ONR clay lube
91% isopropyl alcohol

Paint correction
Meguiar's M105 + DD Uber Yellow 5.5" pad - Spot polishing for random deep scratches
Meguiar's M205 + DD Uber Green 5.5" and 4" pads
Menzerna PO203S + DD Uber green 5.5" and 4"
Menzerna PO85RD + DD Ube blue 5.5" and 4"
Gloss-it 5" and 3" backing plates
Makita 9227c

Engine bay+Under the hood
Majestic solutions super green stuff 3:1
Swissvax wheel brush
ONR
Swissvax Pneu
Old cut up zymol sponge as applicator

Wheels and Tires
Majestic solutions super green stuff - Tires
P21S Wheel Gel
DD Spoke Brush
Swissvax Wheel brush
Crappy pep boys tire brush
Gloss-it tire dressing
M205 by hand on the lips
DG601 + 105 sealant

Trim and other rubber
Swissvax Pneu - pretty decent for a trim dressing. I would like it glossier, but the owner thought something like Black WOW was greasy.

Exhaust tips
0000 steel wool
ONR
Majestic solutions super green stuff
P21S polishing soap

Sealant and Wax
DG601
DG105
Zymol Vintage
Gloss-it gloss enhancer

Yes, this car got some VINTAGE!

PICTORS



Wheel gel workin it





Worked!



I don't know what I'd do without super green stuff.



I don't think these have ever been cleaned until now.



Clay bar used on a few panels vs new clay.



The mighty CLAY DESTROYER



Destroyed

Now let's go swirl hunting.












Do your eyeballs hurt as much as mine do? :thud:



Polish - 4
Car - 0
Eyeballs - -1



This was the only real thing wrong with the car.



FIXED





Pre LSP champ pics

Now how about that Gloss it tire dressing?

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Before



DONE! Sun pictures later. I think I like it better than Pneu!
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Old 09-28-2009, 03:23 AM   #2
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Exhaust tips being awesomeized





AWESOME




I think this bad boy is ready to go outside now.



Door shuts outside.



Pneu moonlighting as trim dressing.



Even the wipers got some Pneu.





Pneu in the engine bay too?! That Pneu is a ****!



Gotta rep his pimp in the engine bay.

Zymol vintage ON




Gloss-it tire shine outside



It's a tad glossier than Pneu which is what I really like about it.

Now how about some of these wheels?







FULL BODY SHOTS! YEAH










M3 Mirrors



P21S polishing soap working magic.



And finally, some Vintage beading shots.

Enjoy! c&c always welcome
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Old 09-28-2009, 09:41 AM   #3
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nice writeup
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