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Old 13-10-2017, 12:16 AM   #1
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Interlagos Blue E60 M5 - Enhance and seal

I did my mate's car a while back (thread here- http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...d.php?t=367373)

Since then the car has sadly picked up a fair few new marks as was living on the street and I think the garage has washed it once or twice as well. So with that in mind it was time to revisit...

What we started with-


Generally a bit flat and grubby, but not as bad as the first time I did it.

Swirling is evident under my LED torch-


Just because I love looking at the wheels-


Yuck-


Before polishing-


Everyone loves a bit of foam right? This was two weeks before I got my new Bosch AQT so had to use the standard hosepipe foam cannon-


The clean revealed that the recent trip to the bodyshop had left some weird sort of overspray on the rear bumper, I couldn't feel it but you could really see it!


After the wash with ONR, I clayed with Bilt Hamber clay, using loads of ONR solution as the lubricant spray, liberally applied Dragons Breath to deal with iron contamination, and Tardis to deal with the tar spots.

Then I cracked on with polishing, using Menz Fast Gloss on a Sonus SFX1 pad for much of the original paint, refining with Menz Power Finish on an SFX2 pad. The new paint received just the Power Finish to refine it.

Sorry not many pictures of polishing stages as I was really, really pressed for time, but here's a sort of 50/50


Once all the car was polished and refuned, I wiped down with Gtechniq Panel Wipe, and sealed the whole thing in Crystal Serum Light.

This left me with this-




And with video to show it's not just a good angle








In the end the rear bumper wasn't finished properly, there was still a faint sign of the overspray, but I just ran out of time as you can see from the dull finished shots.

Anyway, reckon I got about 90% correction over the whole car, and now that there's a pressure washer available she won't be getting as swirled up again!
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Old 13-10-2017, 12:19 AM   #2
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Sorry I have no idea why so many of the images seem to be so grotesquely oversized, it's never done that to me before and I've even tried resizing them all to 1280x720 in Imgur so they shouldn't be that big. Hopefully other people's browsers are resizing automatically?
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Nice work on a beast of a car.

(Pictures seem to have resized for me)
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Old 13-10-2017, 08:49 AM   #4
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great job and hope your mate was pleased
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did you apply the CSL outside and leave to cure outside?
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did you apply the CSL outside and leave to cure outside?
Had nowhere else to do it unfortunately!

It didn't rain so I figure all is good
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Had nowhere else to do it unfortunately!

It didn't rain so I figure all is good
I would be worried about dust/dirt/particles being carried in the air, hopefully alls good but personally I wouldn't risk a coating outdoors
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I would be worried about dust/dirt/particles being carried in the air, hopefully alls good but personally I wouldn't risk a coating outdoors
If I didn't risk it I'd just never get to do any detailing lol. To be honest, it's not like I'm aiming for total concourse level perfection anyway and the coating adhered just fine, it only needs a moment to cure, in fact I was scared I wasn't buffing it off fast enough!
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good job

whats the Bosch PW like? few like a good bit of kit? came so very close to getting one myself, but swayed to the Nilfisk in the end
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