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Old 23-11-2017, 04:53 PM   #1
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56k Icon Jerez black BMW M3 rescue

I put a lot of hours into getting this car somewhere close to as it should be. Uncleaned when it came to me (just how I like it) the new owner was very excited as to what could be achieved


Upon delivery, she looked a little sorry for herself

DSC_0199 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0200 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0201 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0202 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


The car went through a thorough wash and decontamination routine to rid the car of all dirt and bonded contaminants so we could start at square one


DSC_0203 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0204 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Looking an awful lot better already


DSC_0205 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0207 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


The car was then dried with warm air and drying towels and placed in the surgery


DSC_0209 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Then taped and sheeted to protect the sensitive trim areas and to collect compounding dust


DSC_0210 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0212 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


After this the tyres were dressed and the wheels covered


DSC_0215 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


After a thorough inspection some calls were made to the owner as it became apparent the car had had some cosmetic work done before he bought it. The front end had been painted, and of course was full of the dreaded. So we decided to spend the extra time, and therefore money, fixing those areas to a level that would match the finish of the rest of the car
So I started on the worst areas, bonnet


DSC_0217 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0218 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0219 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


A close up of what I was working with


DSC_0221 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0224 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


On some areas it took multiple hits, this is after a set or two with wool and detailing kingdom 1.1


DSC_0235 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

And then after a further set there was still signs of deep pigtails, so more digging was needed


DSC_0229 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


The whole car was essentially a blanket of sanding marks


DSC_0227 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0228 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


The sides were no different


DSC_0246 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0249 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

It of course was also covered in holograms, this is a good example of the gains made in clarity and gloss, just from compounding


DSC_0243 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr

Once all the digging around was done, a did a further set again with wool and dk 1.1, but this time as a nice evening set


DSC_0237 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Down the sides of the vehicle, much the same finish


DSC_0251 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0252 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Nearside exactly the same


DSC_0255 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0254 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0257 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0259 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0260 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0279 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0282 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Then onto the rear, and shock horror....


DSC_0325 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0326 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0327 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0328 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0329 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0330 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


There were some deeper marks on the boot lid but as I couldn't remove the spoiler I had to tape up and do the best I could. Believe me when I say it east perfect

DSC_0314 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0322 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0311 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0313 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Once all the compounding was done the whole car was wiped down with onr to get rid of any polishing dust, to give a clean surface to refine. Then using soft pads and finale I set about removing the feint holograms left behind from cutting


DSC_0309 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0310 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


And the gloss black were done at the same time with the same combo to gloss them up a bit


DSC_0331 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0334 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


DSC_0336 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0337 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


I then machined on a coat of shinesupply daddy o


DSC_0345 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


and got on with the interior. I called it "operation shiny leather"


50/50


DSC_0347 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0349 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Once everything was done and cured I finished off the exhausts, m3 tips always come up well


DSC_0351 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0353 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


Time for some afters, mega


DSC_0375 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0359 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0361 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0356 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0371 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0366 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0372 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr
DSC_0369 by Matt Rowe, on Flickr


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Old 23-11-2017, 05:14 PM   #2
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Another stunning turnaround - you do get some awful condition cars!

the effect left by the machined sealant looks great, should have left it like that
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It's a shame that such a nice car was in such a bad state before you got to it. Great turnaround as usual fantastic work.
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Old 23-11-2017, 05:27 PM   #4
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Another stunning turnaround - you do get some awful condition cars!

the effect left by the machined sealant looks great, should have left it like that
I couldn't put my finger on what it reminded me of, then it came to me, the tattoo on the back in red dragon (science of the lambs series)!
I seemed to be on my own though lol
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Old 23-11-2017, 05:30 PM   #5
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I couldn't put my finger on what it reminded me of, then it came to me, the tattoo on the back in red dragon (science of the lambs series)!

I seemed to be on my own though lol


I was thinking more the marble effect paint jobs that did the rounds a while back lol
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Old 23-11-2017, 05:41 PM   #6
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Brought the paint back to life bud some great sanding marks in that paint matt these details are the best to do
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Old 23-11-2017, 06:04 PM   #7
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Absolutely fantastic results matt. The sanding marks on that were horrendous.

Really brilliant job.

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Old 23-11-2017, 06:31 PM   #8
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Simply wow, I only wish I had half the patience and skill you pros have.
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stunning work, looks great, did you have to do any wetsanding to remove the scratches on the rear of the car?
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