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Miglior 15-05-2012 08:52 PM

▀▄ BMW Z4 3.0si Light Correction Detail + Brake Caliper refurb + Leather Detail ▄▀
 




BMW Z4 - 3.0si - Sapphire Black

Hi Guys, thanks for reading another write up of mine. This time it's a 2009 BMW Z4!

This car was booked in for:
- Light Correction detail
- Wheels Off detail Including Cquartz Finest on alloys
- Leather detail
- Brake Calipers and discs painted


This car was booked for a light correction detail mainly. This removes the vast majority (normally 90%+) of surface scratches. This is a perfect option for a badly swirled car that needs a huge turnaround without needing to spend 3-4 days off the road. This is my most popular option for cars that are driven daily also. The difference is massive, even though it's not a full correction

The car on arrival.

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/1.jpg

Very badly swirled, and the paint looking lifeless. No flake showing through.

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/2.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/3.jpg

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Here you can see the brakes. They are surely in need of some attention. Its a shame to have a light correction done on a car, and the paint looking stunning, only for the car to be let down by areas like this!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/5.jpg

Some stone chips the owner asked me to touch in (this requires an extra night in the unit)

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/6.jpg

Onto the wash/decontamination stages. This is the engine bay being thoroughly cleaned

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/7.jpg

I didn't take too many photos of my washing the car, as always, you've seen it before!

Claying… removing a lot of contaminants on the paint a wash would leave behind!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/8.jpg

Now the wheels have been removed allowing for steam cleaning of the arches & preparing and painting the brakes!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta...7/resize/9.jpg

Brakes before!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/11.jpg

And after!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/12.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/10.jpg

Before

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/13.jpg

After (the aluminium bells on the front were wire brushed and cleaned rather than painted.

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/14.jpg

Now it was time to properly clean the wheels! Here iron filings are being removed from the paint surfaces

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/15.jpg

And after...

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/16.jpg

Stone chips being touched in… Before

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/17.jpg

After

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/18.jpg

Now the next morning the wheels were being prepared for the CQuartz coating.

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/19.jpg

Coating being applied

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http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/20.jpg

Now we start with the paintwork!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/22.jpg

Before

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/23.jpg

After

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/24.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/25.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/26.jpg

MUCH better right?

Onto the roof…

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http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/31.jpg

Moving onto the bonnet now! I will let the photos do the talking!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/32.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/33.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/34.jpg

Large 50/50

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/35.jpg

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http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/38.jpg

Even the small areas on the front bumper get the same attention!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/39.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/40.jpg

Moving onto the sides

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http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/42.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/43.jpg

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Onto the rear end now!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/46.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/47.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/48.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/49.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/50.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/51.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/52.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/53.jpg

The A pillars were in dire need of polishing!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/54.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/55.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/56.jpg

With all the polishing now complete, the car was very very dusty! It time to get the wheels back on and get the car outside for another wash!

Copper slip being applied to all the discs to ensure the wheels don't seize on there!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/57.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/58.jpg

Back on the ground ready to go outdoors!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/59.jpg

The wheel bolts were torqued up to manufacturers spec.

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/60.jpg

Being washed…

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/61.jpg

Rinsed

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/62.jpg

Now back inside for the finishing touches.

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/63.jpg

Sealant curing

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/64.jpg

Leather being thoroughly cleaned

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/65.jpg

Now, there were a lot of stages after the polishing that I didn't photography due to time restraints (as always!)

Here are some after shots!

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/66.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/67.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/68.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/69.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/70.jpg

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http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/77.jpg

http://www.miglior.co.uk/images/deta.../resize/78.jpg

Time taken: Approx. 30 hours

thanks for reading!!





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stangalang 15-05-2012 09:36 PM

Great turn around Jay. What was the sealant used on the paint mate?

Trip tdi 15-05-2012 09:49 PM

Great Enhancement there from yourself, I really like the bmw z4, what did you on the callipers and the hubs, spray paint, or paint with a brush.

NL-J 15-05-2012 09:56 PM

Great job there, nice to see an E89 detailed :thumb: Same colour and wheels as mine :)
Btw. it's not an 3.0si, it's an sDrive35i ;)

Goodfella36 15-05-2012 09:59 PM

Great work once again really on top of the game :thumb:

leemckenna 15-05-2012 10:45 PM

great work and right up thanks :thumb:

phil_m_rob 15-05-2012 10:55 PM

Super turnaround, love Sapph. Black.
Which sealant did you use?

BigAshD 15-05-2012 10:56 PM

Looks amazing and great recovery on the stone chips

DMH-01 15-05-2012 11:08 PM

Stunning work there mate :thumb:

Ti22 15-05-2012 11:13 PM

Nice work as per Jay :thumb:

AaronGTi 15-05-2012 11:14 PM

Excellent work Jay as always :thumb:

ChrisST 15-05-2012 11:22 PM

Fantastic job as always :thumb:
I love the depth to the paint in the 'afters' it looks as though you could dive into that bonnet :argie:

JBirchy 15-05-2012 11:23 PM

Stunning work as always Jay - amazing improvement to the paint without doing full correction!

Beau Technique 15-05-2012 11:23 PM

Lovely Jay. The clear can be tough on the Z4's. Looks very nice.

P200MSD 16-05-2012 12:05 AM

Stunning! :thumb:

Miguel Pestana 16-05-2012 12:56 AM

Amazing job :thumb:

MidlandsCarCare 16-05-2012 01:05 AM

Awesome work as always Jay. Amazing photography!

Miglior 16-05-2012 06:48 PM

thanks guys :)

gb270 16-05-2012 07:25 PM

Great work

sunders2 16-05-2012 07:49 PM

Looks great, I really like these cars! :thumb:

Ns1980 16-05-2012 10:49 PM

All round excellence!

tonyy 17-05-2012 02:59 PM

Great job:thumb:

gally 17-05-2012 03:55 PM

Fantastic work as always, Jay. Love your work.

Swissvax brush and cleaner on the leather? And what was the sealant choice? A secret? :o

neilb62 17-05-2012 05:19 PM

Top job there mate, I'm hoping for a BM next and its nice to see the paint being turned around like this. :thumb:

I must pop over to say Hi, as I've just realised I only live about 5 miles away!

Miglior 17-05-2012 09:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gally (Post 3487982)
Fantastic work as always, Jay. Love your work.

Swissvax brush and cleaner on the leather? And what was the sealant choice? A secret? :o

Leather was done with my own stuff and own brushes

And the sealant was blackfire ;)

crackerjack1000 18-05-2012 05:59 AM

This is by far the best detailing thread I have ever seen!!!! Great job!!

paranoid73 18-05-2012 08:51 AM

Great work as always :thumb:

Miglior 20-05-2012 07:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crackerjack1000 (Post 3489237)
This is by far the best detailing thread I have ever seen!!!! Great job!!

Really? Ha thanks

Dan J 20-05-2012 07:37 PM

Excellent work, great photography also, thanks for sharing

Huw 21-05-2012 08:43 PM

Great work, the ramp must make live a lot easier.

strongman 21-05-2012 09:42 PM

Another great job

wyliss 24-05-2012 03:00 PM

Hi
I'm admiring the work on this, superb !!
What paint/process did you use to get the brakes looking so good/near as OEM standard?
Cheers

Griffiths Detailing 24-05-2012 03:57 PM

Stunning!! Top work mate!


Chris

Miglior 27-05-2012 09:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by wyliss (Post 3501581)
Hi
I'm admiring the work on this, superb !!
What paint/process did you use to get the brakes looking so good/near as OEM standard?
Cheers

Just at of prep work primer and brake paint ;)


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