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Old 09-08-2009, 12:09 AM   #1
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THATS FRESH Detailed: 97 Jet Black 328i ZKW

This 328i came in with medium to heavy swirling with a ton of RIDs. Owner (Robb1887 member on here) agreed for paint correction to remove most of the swirls. I tried my best to get as close to the RIDs as possible with just spot compounding and polishing. After doing test sections, i showed the owner that most of the swirls were gone and just the super deep RIDs remained and the wetsanding was the only way to remove them. He shook his head okay and i proceeded to tackle the rest of the car. Car is garage kept and regularly washed so there weren't any surprises during the wash/prep. Most of the discrepancies were from the previous owner



ENGINE
P21s TAW
303 Protectant


WHEELS/WELLS
P21s Gel
Megs GC


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


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


CORRECTION with PC 6" & 4" pads
PG/Orange (spot treatment)
IP/Orange (2 passes)
106FA/White
PO85rd/Blue


SEALANT
JetSeal109/Blue


LSP
Dodo Juice Purple Haze


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



Owner, Robb removing trim as i was washing the wheels and prepping to clean the engine



spraying some APC where the trim clips to



Robb decided to debadge at this point which was great since i was going to work on his paint. since we were on a SUPER time constraint, i made him do all the dirty work. check out more action shots of Robb working my hairdryer/floss dedicated to detailing.



The wheels cleaned up pretty easy. no pics. Now onto the engine
Before


TAW working


Rinsing off the TAW


After. So rewarding.




After cleaning up the engine, i proceeded like normal and started to presoak the car and prep for correction





this happened to be the least worst section (passenger door) bad but not bad







after compounding test section


finished up with PO85rd




Trunk lid
Before. yes those are RIDs that easily catch my fingernails.



After the first pass of PG/orange




Some spots were treated with a few dots of PG and a few dots of IP. after hitting those sections, it seemed to pretty clean up real well and was ready for the finishing polish. After spot compounding, polishing with IP and following up with 106FA and PO85rd, sealing with JetSeal, the gloss came out! it looked so wet. BUT i wasnt done yet. With the car being black, i had to see if even more wetness could be achieved and let me tell you, it blew me and Robb away after i buffed the Purple Haze off.
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now onto the long awaited afters

Roof


Hood





going around with LED trying to find those damnn RIDs i wasnt able to get with PG



i need to get my nails did.








Robb decided to send his GF some pics of his new paint job...sorry robb, i had too, haha














Brought the car in for final touches to the windows, trim and interior


debadged and clean...removed any ghosting the 12yr old car may have had from the badge. POOF


reflection of the rear drivers panel just above the rear bumper.


same area. rear bumper behind rear wheel...*i love Purple Haze


lower bumper passenger side...GLOSS



By the time we were done, the rain came and poured. it hurt me so bad that his car had to see rain just minutes after i buffed the wax off. i had to risk my camera and get some actual beading shots from the rain.




Notice how the rain just doesnt stick to the vertical panel of the drivers side door. This was after it was sitting in the rain for several minutes... yummy!




thank you Dodo Juice Purple Haze


as always, C&C welcome. thanks for looking!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:15 AM   #3
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:18 AM   #4
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this is amazing...
wish i could get my car detailed from you!
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:21 AM   #5
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:22 AM   #6
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:23 AM   #7
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Amaaaaazing. i know how you feel about all that work, then rain.
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:19 AM   #8
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Wow great job, but wtf exhaust tips are those
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:45 AM   #9
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Wow great job, but wtf exhaust tips are those
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Old 09-08-2009, 01:54 AM   #10
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:33 AM   #11
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Wow great job, but wtf exhaust tips are those

BMP design supersprint exhaust.

Yea they are pretty gross looking, but for local and and good price I deal with them till I can get them cut and sexier ones.

HUGE thanks to Glenn. Car looks amazing.

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Old 09-08-2009, 08:33 AM   #12
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:44 AM   #13
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Old 09-08-2009, 08:51 AM   #14
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Looks great! I'd be pissed when it started to rain
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wow...i need to detail my car like this
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:56 AM   #17
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dang that looks a world different ! come do my e36 next
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Old 09-08-2009, 12:25 PM   #18
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Old 09-08-2009, 02:35 PM   #19
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That's my kind of detail...Gotta spend at least 12 hours to make it look right.
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