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Old 08-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #1
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THATS FRESH Detailed: 90 IslandGreen Metallic 535i

more more more rain. finally got this car scheduled. this called for an almost full restoration job. with only a day and half to correct the paint, i had to grind this one out fast. car history: was repainted by previous owner. but over the years, the clear eventually went thin and gone in some areas. the new owner "IDRIVEANE34" on here aquired the car from a dealer down in North Carolina during the winter so inspecting the paint was a tough one. She drove the car back up to VA through a snow storm. Few months later, the true condition of the paint showed. She did use touch up paint to cover some troubled areas. Those areas were about 3" in diameter. i didnt not touch bc i did not want to risk more damage as i could see the bare metal right through the touch up paint. I informed her that best option was to repspray the car. She did however provide me with a fresh package of Dr Colorchip which i did use on rock chips, scratches etc.

I did my best to revive the metallic color while removing 90% of the swirls. the paint levels were dangerously low for me to work on throughout the car. I say i got a 75% correction rating. Well onto the detail...



ENGINE
P21s TAW
Megs GC/foam gun
303 Protectant


WHEELS/WELLS
P21s Gel
Megs GC


EXTERIOR
APC Spray down
CWC/Foam Gun, Rinse
CWC, Megs GC 2BM, Rinse


CLAY
Megs White, Clay Magic Medium Clay
ONR Lube
Rinse, WW MF Towel


CORRECTION with PC 6" & 4" pads
IP/Orange (2 passes)
106FA/White


SEALANT
JetSeal109/Blue


LSP
Dodo Juice Purple Haze


FINALS
Stoners IG (sides and rear)
RainX (front windshield)
OPT Wheel Gel
OPT QID








P21s TAW covering everything



TAW almost working on impact




After rinsing TAW, there were still some trouble spots so i just sprayed engine and under hood with Megs GC/foam gun










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the bottom of half of the car got a healty dosage of APC. lots of salt and grime were easily visible



then onto the presoak for the whole car/clay/prep process





areas like these shapes appeared all over the car.



and this was with megs white fine clay



looks like someone tried to spot wax an area.

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Old 08-30-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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before/after scratches that needed wetsanding








50/50 rear passenger fender with 106/white










50/50 front passenger fender






the green just coming right off




AFTERS:





i knew there was flake!!!


















as always, thanks for looking and C&C welcome
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Old 08-30-2009, 06:16 PM   #3
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holy crap! that looks 100x better. You are an amazing detailer, another super extreme clean car (compared to how bad it was before)!
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:20 PM   #4
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Old 08-30-2009, 07:28 PM   #5
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what'd the interior look like?
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #6
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interior is coming the 2nd week of september.... i can't wait to see what it looks like. there was so much salt on the exterior from a trip to rodanthe pier the friday before glenn got the car... on the drive back, we couldn't see 100yds ahead of us because there was so much salt in the air.


i've NEVER seen the metallic in my paint before glenn got ahold of this. i'm baffled by what he did, and i'm anxious to see what he does for the interior.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #7
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sweet holy mary Glenn, that **** is too wicked. when are you moving again, next year?
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can't believe all that green came off... your clearcoat that effed?

nice job glenn

springs/shocks/spacers would be ftw
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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wow - looks much better

my wagon needs this
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This is the kind of stuff that makes a good name for a detailer. Great job bro
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can't believe all that green came off... your clearcoat that effed?

nice job glenn

springs/shocks/spacers would be ftw
It's probably a single stage paint that's why the green came off.

Nice work Fresh.
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Glenn, that is just awesome.
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