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Old 15-05-2012, 08:52 PM   #1
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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.

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

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!

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

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

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!

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

Brakes before!

And after!


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

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

And after...

Stone chips being touched in… Before


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

Coating being applied

Now we start with the paintwork!



MUCH better right?

Onto the roof…

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

Large 50/50

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

Moving onto the sides

Onto the rear end now!

The A pillars were in dire need of polishing!

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!

Back on the ground ready to go outdoors!

The wheel bolts were torqued up to manufacturers spec.

Being washed…


Now back inside for the finishing touches.

Sealant curing

Leather being thoroughly cleaned

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!

Time taken: Approx. 30 hours

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Old 15-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Great turn around Jay. What was the sealant used on the paint mate?
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Old 15-05-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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Great job there, nice to see an E89 detailed Same colour and wheels as mine
Btw. it's not an 3.0si, it's an sDrive35i
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Old 15-05-2012, 09:59 PM   #4
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Great work once again really on top of the game
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Old 15-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 15-05-2012, 10:45 PM   #6
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great work and right up thanks
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Old 15-05-2012, 10:55 PM   #7
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Super turnaround, love Sapph. Black.
Which sealant did you use?
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Old 15-05-2012, 10:56 PM   #8
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Looks amazing and great recovery on the stone chips
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Stunning work there mate
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Old 15-05-2012, 11:13 PM   #10
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Nice work as per Jay
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