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Old 10-31-2011, 06:01 AM   #1
hennep E46
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E93 M3 Rubin-schwarz extensive buffertrail removal

I don't often share my detailing jobs here but every once in a while something special comes by that i have to share. This is a ex BMW AG car he bought it with only 24000 km on the clock the car is from may 2009. It's a individual exterior with an individual interior
De dealer give him a extra option free of charge. The owner wasn't to happy with the result and the dealer wouldn't come thrue in solving the problem, their response was "it always looks like that, there is nothing we can do". He contacted me if i could help him
Washing the car


Cleaning the rims first step was washing with the presure hose, then treated with Meg's wheelbrightner then washed with Meg's shampoo plus after that we sprayed on some Carpro Iron-X to get rid of the last of the contaminents and baked in brakedust. the purple water is what still came of after washing


Then we drove of to our detailing area and placed it in 2 halogen 500W lamps, we were shocked when we saw the extend of buffertrails in the paint.





we clayed the car and then we started with a testspot. We used a D/A polisher with white CCS pad and a medium cutting compound. The buffertrails disappeared but some random deep scratches remaind


We scaled up the the polishing to a rotary and Meg's So1o diamond cutting pad and M105. this was the result after one pass



on the front was a small scratch that we wetsanded with P2000 and then gave 2 passes with the rotary and So1o pad with M105
before


After


Then we continued compounding the car using:
D/A polisher - white CCS pad - Monello Mezzo
D/A polisher - lightgreen CCS pad - Monello Finale
D/A polisher - black CCS pad - PoorboysWorld Black Hole







Then it was time for the finishing touch.



Then we drove the car outside to enjoy it in the sunshine







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Old 11-02-2011, 04:52 PM   #2
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Great work, and I love the color!
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:04 PM   #3
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nice save. how do you like the smart wax paste wax? theyve got some killer products & they all smell good enough to eat!
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Old 11-22-2011, 01:25 AM   #4
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:44 AM   #5
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@Big A, by far one of the best waxes i have ever used. easy-on easy-off. When you open the jar the smell of coconuts comes out. With propper care it lasts about 6 months
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