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Old 08-04-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Miglior Detailing: BMW 1 series, awful stuff on the paint!

Hi guys, well ill start off with a bmw 1 series i had in for an enhance and protect detail.
The car has 106k miles on the clock and was looking really shabby.



The owner brought it in because he was concerned about how rough the paint felt on the bonnet and all down one side. he said it felt like sandpaper. Before i saw the car i presumed it will be full of tree sap but i was wrong. It looked like all the clear coat was coming off.





I washed the car and couldnt believe how rough it was! it really was awful. after washing it gave me a better idea of what i was looking it. it looked like some sort of industrial overspray, like some form of glue maybe?
i tested a small bit of the bonnet with Megs Pro Mild clay. magic, it was bringing it off. I still treaded carefully, because it was quite scratchy. this car took about 2 hours just to clay because of this. sometimes i needed to step up to Agressive clay, and this along with what i was removing, left some slight maring.




So after i had finished claying i quickly went round the car with menz final finish. this really brought the clarity back to the paint. it got rid of 90% of the swirls, although there were still some pretty hefty marks remaining, but this wasnt booked in for a full correction.
the car was looking so much better now, it had shaved 80k miles off it!
now i moved onto a wipe down with IPA and then two coats of Z5 and a spritz of z8 afterwards.
the owner was absolutely delighted and couldnt believe how clean his car was.
















total work time was only about 6 hours

Thanks for reading, although it was a short one!

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Old 08-04-2009, 03:47 PM   #2
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Nice job there fella.

Such a shame newer beemers all seem to be plagued with horrendous orange peel!
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Old 08-04-2009, 05:30 PM   #3
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nice work ,that looks fantastic
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:22 PM   #4
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nice little spruce up
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Old 08-04-2009, 06:49 PM   #5
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yea orange peel seems to be standard these days .

Nice work.
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Old 08-04-2009, 07:06 PM   #6
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hate the orange peel on my 1coupe beamer arghh...
lovely results mate! great garage you got there, plenty of space right left and center..just what one needs
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Nice job there fella.

Such a shame newer beemers all seem to be plagued with horrendous orange peel!
Nice job on that, well done.

OP, nah, its called dimple finish
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Old 09-04-2009, 10:01 AM   #8
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Good work.
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Old 09-04-2009, 12:43 PM   #9
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nice work, looks good man

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Old 09-04-2009, 09:56 PM   #10
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thanks guys, i washed it again today, the owner came back with bird poo all over it!!

i topped it up with some more z5 on the "soiled" areas! haha!
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