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Old 20-05-2017, 08:13 PM   #21
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Against all odds, they might be able to do it sooner....but might require one more night.....if I push them though, they might say why can't it wait until morning.......at which point I'll tell them I don't care any more and don't loose my number....it's the least you can do....

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Old 20-05-2017, 08:20 PM   #22
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Anyway, onto other things....

Complete decontamination done today. Hit twice with Tardis (there was plenty for it to go at, then all over with Fallout. Pressure washed in between. Washed, rinsed, dried.

I'm reporting into a guy at work who had the car before my boss. He told me he had it completely cleaned etc before he handed it over. Might explain the general lack of swirling, although that might be the hard as nails BMW paint....

Gave the bonnet a go with CG All In One polish, did the wing and door with Power finish...have to say the PF looks better. Managed to get a layer of Alien 51 on the bonnet and wing and off again, just before the heavens opened......

Rain stopped play. Resume tomorrow.
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Looking forward to the pics chap!
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Couple more pics and a bit of an update later but one for now....

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Beautiful!
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Stunning mate. Absolutely stunning.

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Bit more of an update then.


Continued with the machine polishing. Ended up choosing Scholl S40 as polish on a black pad. The paint was in excellent condition with almost no swirling and rather than spend hours trying to correct the last 5% (which would have taken an age given the hardness of the paint), I chose to use the S40 and prep the surface for wax. I had considered getting a sealant as I think the glassy finish on BMWs of this colour that I've seen on here looks incredible but as I'm not sure how long I'll be keeping it, I thought better of it and to use what I have.


So, with the whole thing polished, it was onto the wax. OCD Nebula, layered over Alien:51 has never given me a poor result and today was no different. For me, grey is similar to silver in that IMHO it's hard to make it look really great in the way you could perhaps with a red or blue car….anyway, I'll let the rest of the pics do the talking.










Obligatory product on mf on paint shot.....



Not many but you get the general idea. It looks much much better, although I could see it was clearly in need of some form of protection given the complete lack of beading and sheeting behaviour of water.


Once that was all done, I got the hoover out and hoovered the whole thing. Got busy cleaning more of the seats as the rear seat in the passenger side was filthy, as was the back of the passenger front seat. I suspect it's has a child in it. Didn't get any pics of the interior other than this one which is nothing special.





Door shuts and sill trims done with G101, and that was that.


It's now clean enough for me. Only thing left for me to figure out is the exhaust tips. They are a black type of finish so not sure what to use to clean them up…...one for another day.
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That's one lovely motor car. Made all the better by the gratuitous product plug lol. Brilliant job mate.



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Phil Collins has left the building.

Forcibly removed by the very nice guys at BMW in Leicester who found it rather amusing when I told them it had the cd stuck in it. The master tech had a quick look when I dropped it off and came back chuckling, confirming that there was indeed a cd of said artist stuck in there!

Ended up them needing the car for two days as they ended up having to replace the entire unit which is the cd player/sat Nav/dab unit etc all in one as they couldn't get the cd out. Was done under warranty but they did tell me the part alone was £1500....

Still, all fixed and now plays CDs of my choice!

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