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Old 05-24-2005, 02:45 AM   #1
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Talking Post body shop detail pics and Q

First off, sorry about the pic sizes, my resizer is being ghey right now

Well just got the car back from the body shop and needless to say, for a ceritified BMW repair shop, this was THE worst detailing job I have EVER seen I wasted my $$$ on those bastards. They made me wait a month and I got bird **** on my hood when I saw the car in the lot. Not only were there spiderweb scratches from their sh1tty cloths, but there were watermarks everywhere. Well end of rant, just got done undo-ing the damage and re-datailing it. Started at 6 and finished about 1.5 hrs ago.

I got wax on my rubber front/rear window trims, and now it has a nasty chalky look to it. Anybody know how to strip the wax w/o stripping the rubber? Also, what would you guys recommend for cleaning/preserving the rubber accents on the doors and on the bumpers? They have a bad habit of becoming discolored very easily. I used good 'ol ArmorAll on the side windows and got a pretty nice deep black luster, but is there anything better? TIA.


^^^ My rims after using Black Majic wheel cleaner, they used to be almost black lol





OK heres the window w/ the Armor All:



Heres the window w/ the wax :

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Old 05-24-2005, 04:09 AM   #2
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Sorry could not see the pics, moght be just me.
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Old 05-25-2005, 03:29 AM   #3
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Ah thanx alot bro thats really cool of you Im gonna post the right pics tom. Right now im away from my home comp.
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Old 05-25-2005, 05:42 PM   #4
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First off, sorry about the pic sizes, my resizer is being ghey right now

Well just got the car back from the body shop and needless to say, for a ceritified BMW repair shop, this was THE worst detailing job I have EVER seen I wasted my $$$ on those bastards. They made me wait a month and I got bird **** on my hood when I saw the car in the lot. Not only were there spiderweb scratches from their sh1tty cloths, but there were watermarks everywhere. Well end of rant, just got done undo-ing the damage and re-datailing it. Started at 6 and finished about 1.5 hrs ago.

I got wax on my rubber front/rear window trims, and now it has a nasty chalky look to it. Anybody know how to strip the wax w/o stripping the rubber? Also, what would you guys recommend for cleaning/preserving the rubber accents on the doors and on the bumpers? They have a bad habit of becoming discolored very easily. I used good 'ol ArmorAll on the side windows and got a pretty nice deep black luster, but is there anything better? TIA.


^^^ My rims after using Black Majic wheel cleaner, they used to be almost black lol





OK heres the window w/ the Armor All:



Heres the window w/ the wax :

I cant see the pics either. But thats the same situation I was in. I had the front end of my M3 painted a few months back by a BMW certified shop. I wasnt totally happy about the detail job that they did. The paint job itself was awsome in my opinion. But whoever detailed it is not someone that knew what they were doing. I got my car back and it looked all shinny and nice. They a few days later I had to wash it because it got dirty, wow what a difference. The whole car was absoultely covered in terrible swirl marks and holograms. I mean I never saw my car or any black car like this before. I was thinking of going back and having them do it again, but for what, so they can put more swirls? So I never said anything. But now I am just waiting a while for the paint to cure so I can do it myself. Its very disappointing to pay that much and get a good paint job but a sh*tty detail that puts swirls in your car.
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Old 05-25-2005, 07:09 PM   #5
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Improper buffing techniques very common is body shops.

My advice is to get yourself a PC.
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