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Old 22-05-2020, 12:46 AM   #1
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Exterior (edit: and interior) detail on my BMW 440i

Wanted to do this for a while but didn't have the time until being forced to "work from home"
Only second time I have a go at detailing

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Step 1 was a clean with my portable jet wash. Snow foam from Dirtbusters and then manual wash with Poorboy's Super Slick & Suds





Megs clay bar & Quick Detailer:



Quick wash/dry and then onto the polishing
The paint wasn't particularly bad, and swirls are hardly noticeable on white.
However, some scratches here and there and swirls definitely present:



Taken before the wash:


In any case, I hated the idea of putting a long lasting wax such as Fusso on top of paint with swirls and scratches.
Using a DAS-6, I got the Poorboy's SSR2.5. Used it with a Lake Country green pad
Next I gave it a round of SRP - probably not necessary as I seem to have removed most swirls and scratches, but just in case...Hex Logic blue pad for this purpose:



Finished the paintwork with Fusso Soft99 - using it very sparingly and it's easy to buff off



Moving onto the engine bay with Sonax Engine & Cold Cleaner - easy job and now ready for the AP intake





Finished the wheels tonight (yes, rusty brake disks, I don't drive enough). Jet wash and dry followed by Magma - thought they were pretty clean but looked like the wheels were bleeding - very satisfying:



Next, onto AG Custom Wheel Cleaner kit using the brushes supplied:



Couldn't get my fingers dirty anywhere on the outer to middle part of the rims so assumed I could move on to GTechniq C5 wheel armour. Pretty easy to apply and buff, but I was surprised how dirty the cotton pads got - obviously didn't get all the dirt off. In any case, happy with the result!





Good fun doing this. Interior should be very quick as it's in near mint condition. Waiting for my Dr. Leather wipes.

Bonnet reflection














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Old 22-05-2020, 03:22 AM   #2
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Came out great. Good looking finish. Well done.

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You've done a really good job, car looks great.
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Old 22-05-2020, 09:12 AM   #4
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Very nice, cracking job
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Great job and well documented,thanks for sharing 👍
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Old 22-05-2020, 09:19 AM   #6
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Looks smashing, lovely car!

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Looks great - and some great shots of the process and results!
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Old 22-05-2020, 10:24 AM   #8
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Looking good....nice looking motor
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Looks great, cracking job done there!
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