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Old 01-07-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Need some assistance from you experienced detailers

I own a 02 OG M3 and would like to do some detailing on my own I don't trust alot of people doing detailing on my car.I have http://www.detailersdomain.com/Griot...Kit_p_683.html but no chemicals i would like to know if anyone would help me out with a diy just some pics or a step by step with which products i want to do an entire detail starting from claying,compound,wax,polish,sealent, the whole 9 yards . Please if you guys can help me out so i can start this product.

Ps.. i already saw the diy by http://www.madrussian.net/m3/diy_detail_pc.shtml
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Old 01-07-2014, 08:54 PM   #2
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I would start here: http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-phillips.html
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Old 01-13-2014, 09:11 PM   #3
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What is your budget? What is your experience level? Mad Russian's guide is a bit dated compared to what is available on the market at the moment.

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Old 01-13-2014, 11:06 PM   #4
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I'm experienced with detailing buildings lobby floors like marble..etc I know a car is totally different but with that said no experience in car detailing but would just like a DIY on what products to use and I don't want to do a shitty job money isn't an issue and if you ask why don't I just bring it to a detailer I'm very OCD and anal about how I want my car done and would like to do it my self I do everything else my self so might as well start detailing it my self all your help would be much appreciated thank you
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Old 01-15-2014, 03:24 PM   #5
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Get some more pictures in the sun of your paint. Chemicals/equipment only gets you so far, Detailing is more about fundamentals, skill, and technique. What I would recommend and just based off what I like preference wise:

Car Soap - anything will work, some are better than others
Clay - fine or medium grade will work, there are only 2 manufacturers in the world
Polish / compound - all depends on how bad your paint is
All In One - HD Speed or Optimum GPS
Sealant - Menzerna Powerlock
Wax - Collinite
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:31 PM   #6
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Get some more pictures in the sun of your paint. Chemicals/equipment only gets you so far, Detailing is more about fundamentals, skill, and technique. What I would recommend and just based off what I like preference wise:

Car Soap - anything will work, some are better than others
Clay - fine or medium grade will work, there are only 2 manufacturers in the world
Polish / compound - all depends on how bad your paint is
All In One - HD Speed or Optimum GPS
Sealant - Menzerna Powerlock
Wax - Collinite
if you can give me links to each one im srry being a pain in the ass dont wanna f this up thanks man finally i can start this project . my car was a company car so i dont think it was ever detailed its suppose to be metallic but it just looks green

also which pads should i use
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Old 01-21-2014, 08:32 PM   #7
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if you can give me links to each one im srry being a pain in the ass dont wanna f this up
You need to take the time to read/research if you want a good result. As was mentioned above:
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-phillips.html

Products:
http://www.autogeek.net/exteriorcare.html
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Old 01-22-2014, 03:51 PM   #8
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You need to take the time to read/research if you want a good result. As was mentioned above:
http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...-phillips.html

Products:
http://www.autogeek.net/exteriorcare.html
Read above threads for basic knowledge, then come back and ask us specific curious questions.
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