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Old 14-04-2017, 12:16 PM   #1
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My BMW E90 correction detail plus Gtechniq CSL + EXO V3

This bundle of goodies showed up at the door so was time to get started on the paint correction and coatings detail :happyanim:

Went with Gtechniq so the car has had Crystal Serum Light on all paintwork plus wheels and then 2 coats of EXO V3, the only thing that only got 1 coat of EXO was the roof and wheels as i ran out !




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Car was still beading well with just Fusso Coat



Car was then clayed and dried



Wheels removed




Compounding started, used Rupes Mk2 with Meguires microfibre cutting pads and Megiures 101



Then finished down using Rupes white finishing pad and Meguires 205



Paint was then wiped down with IPA and inspected, all looked great so on with the coatings



After applying Crystal Serum light i left the car to sit for around 5 hours then applied 2 coats of EXO V3 back to back



Same process with the wheels, front and backs



All glass then coated with 2 coats of Gtechniq G5



All rubber trim treated with Gyeon Q2 Trim Coat



Polished the exhaust with some good old autosol, find that stuff hard to beat and then decided to coat the with some left over CSL, don't know how that will hold up but figured it was worth a try.




Finally complete with wheels back on the car, I didn't take many before photos of the car as i just got stuck in and wanted to get the job completed over the weekend but i have included some photos i took of the paint a few weeks ago when i was trying out different polishing combos and also have attached some photos of how the paint is looking now.


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Quick water behaviour video



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Old 14-04-2017, 01:59 PM   #2
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Fantastic work bud but why didn't you clean your arches and shocks plus treat them especially when you had the wheels off
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Old 14-04-2017, 03:45 PM   #4
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Cheers guys


I wanted to get stuck in and get the paint work complete, I will likely do the arches at the next wash just popping one wheel off at a time, they really need a good scrub and jet wash ( (especially the carpeted ones at the rear) which i wasn't willing todo inside the garage.
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Old 14-04-2017, 07:02 PM   #5
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Nice work on the car but more importantly nice setup with the carport to keep the elements (sunlight/rain etc) at bay and then into the nice spacious garage. Would love to have similar setup.
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Looking good! Nice results.
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very nice - looks superb.

what quantity of CSL and EXO did you buy? Interested in using this combo for a couple of my cars.
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Class results, looks really well! Really starting to like the idea of CSL & EXO!


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very nice - looks superb.

what quantity of CSL and EXO did you buy? Interested in using this combo for a couple of my cars.
Just the 30ml bottles. For 2 of EXO coats on everything you would really need the 50ml. I didn't initially plan of doing 2 coats but had a fair bit left and would have been a shame to waste it. I just started working my way around the car and ran out with just the roof and wheels left out on second coat
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Thanks - does the water behaviour of the EXO change where you've only put 1 layer?
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