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Old 24-03-2008, 09:04 PM   #1
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dsms detail - 330xi black

2006 330xi mostly kept outside and never been detailed.
Before shots

A little fender bender, there was some paint transfer that came off easy when polishing, couldnt do much about the deep scratches though

After a quick rinse I foamed the car with Z7 and let it dwell for a couple minutes. Then used the 2 bucket and mitts while using the foam gun w/Z7 also.

First time using the boars hair extension brush, very soft.

I worked on the wheels first before everything else they were a mess. Tons of brake dust and road tar.

Started cleaning w/ Megs safe-D cut 3:1, let it dwell for a while and used a couple brake dust remover sticks. After that came the EZ detail brush to get behind the spokes.

Cleaned the face and between spokes with theh swissvax brush(new favorite wheel tool)

Re-rinsed and applied P21s gel and let it sit for about 10minutes before doing a final scrub with the lambswool brush. Went back later with autoglym intensive tar remover to remove the remaining tar but very little came off.

The final result(tires dressed with CG extreme wet dressing)

After drying with CG miracle dryer I clayed the car with pinnacle ultra poly using Adams QD as lube the gave it another wipedown using PB S&W

Checked for swirls in sunlight before bringing it inside

Started correction with the Flex and Megs M105 compund with a LC 5.5ccs pad(later switched to the flat ones and the purple wool)

Before and afters

After trunk 50/50

M105 finished down very nicely, little suprising for such a heavy compund. After correction came an IPA wipedown before Final polish which was 106ff w/ green ccs pad. The car was wipedown again and then I applied 3 coats of Z5pro ZFX'd (cured 20mins between each coat) followed by Z-CS and Z8.

Some before and afters

Lights just got the 106ff treatment with a white pad

Carpets were vaccumed and scrubbed with 303 cleaner cut 10:1 and Megs APC+


(the one that got away...I went back and redid that last stripe)

All the leather was cleaned with Leather masters strong cleaner and conditioned with Z10

Door shuts got Z-AIO and all lower plastic panels were cleaned with 1Z Plastik-Reiniger and magic eraser, rest of the interior got cockpit premium

Some final shots

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Old 24-03-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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great turnaround

your ez brush is wonky plus you must be the only person i know that still has safe-degreaser
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Old 24-03-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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Top work there!
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Old 24-03-2008, 09:11 PM   #4
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Nice work matey
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Old 24-03-2008, 09:16 PM   #5
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Old 24-03-2008, 09:30 PM   #6
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Very nice finish

Is this model 'X' 4 wheel drive as per earlier models?
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Old 24-03-2008, 10:00 PM   #7
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Looks awesome, stunning job!!!
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Old 24-03-2008, 10:07 PM   #8
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Superb Work!

Quite enough wheel brushes?
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Old 24-03-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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could do with a tri-pod though and some halogen shots

Looks good though
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Old 24-03-2008, 10:14 PM   #10
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Hi there. Nice job. The 105 easy to work with ? Gave quick results with woolpad ?
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