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Old 01-05-2006, 03:27 AM   #1
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E46 Coupe Scratched To Bits

Hi People , Ive Just Inhereted A Bmw 318ci (ireland) Year 01 . It Looks Great During The Daytime But Put It Under Lets Say A Gas Station Forecourt Light At Night And It Looks Completely **** . Loads Of Round Scratches Cover The Car Completely(think Auto-car Wash) . Is There Any Hope Of Getting These Out ?( They Look Pretty Deep ) It Looks Bad.
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Old 01-05-2006, 11:42 AM   #2
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We have set up a set of products and a process that really helps restore the surface of the paint and give it the optimal look again. Several members of the forum have tried this process with little to no detailing experience and have had great success with it. Here are the products needed to do our five step restoration process from www.detailedimage.com

Porter Cable 7424 Kit that comes with four pads (listed below are the suplied pads) and two pad cleanering solutions - *e46 special* $182.50 (Special ends January 17th)
Poorboy's World SSR 2.5 _ Orange Cutting Pad $12.99
Poorboy's World SSR 1.0 - White Polishing Pad $12.99
Menzerna Finishing Touch Glaze (FTG) - White Polishing Pad $12.99
Menzerna Full Molecular Jacket (FMJ) - Black Finishing Pad
P21S Carnauba Wax - applied by hand with supplied applicator pad
*Site special combo* 32oz FMJ and P21S $69.99

Here are two unsilicited posts that members just posted about the process and their results:
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=298937
http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=281767

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can clarify anything for you. Thanks for posting!

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Old 01-06-2006, 03:19 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply . Whats the story with the porter cable 7424 can u give me the specs of it so i can get something similar over here! I would be interested in getting the rest of the stuff wanna give this car a right good going over , whats the story with post and packaging to ireland?
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Here is the link to the PC 7424 from our site that will give you some information on the product. From my personal expereince its the best orbital buffer available to consumers for maximum results and safe detailing. Its extremely easy to use and will help breakdown the product with more even distribution of heat and pressure so you get more uniform results.

As for shipping to Ireland we ship internationally through USPS because they are almost always the cheapest. Here are the rates that they gave me for a 9lb package which is the approximate weight for the products I listed not including the Porter Cable. Let me know if you want to add products to the order and I can recalculate shipping.

-Global Express Guaranteed® Document Service (more info)
See Service Guide Before Mailing 2 - 3 Days $89.00
-Global Express Guaranteed® Non-Document Service (more info)
See Service Guide Before Mailing 2 - 3 Days Calculate
-Global Express Mail™ (EMS) (more info) 3 - 5 Days $47.35
-Airmail Parcel Post (more info) 4 - 10 Days $37.25

Please let me know if you have any questions about the order or shipping options.

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Thanks for the reply . Whats the story with the porter cable 7424 can u give me the specs of it so i can get something similar over here! I would be interested in getting the rest of the stuff wanna give this car a right good going over , whats the story with post and packaging to ireland?
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