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Old 11-05-2020, 03:20 PM   #1
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Bank holiday wash

Finally got around to giving the beemer some love. Had it around 6 months and either weather or time has been against me.

It’s a bit swirly still following an initial life of dealership washes but planning on some gentle correction when I manage to get all the right kit. For now though this was a basic spruce up consisting of wash, de-tar, clay, wash again, polish and wax. Came up better than I’d hoped for such a manual process although the sun kept appearing and made polishing and waxing particularly challenging as everything kept drying very quick!!









Mostly using stuff I’ve had lying around for a while so washed with Born to be Mild, Claude with BH soft clay, dragons breath on the wheels and sealed with Sonus Xtreme, polished with SRP and finished with Dodo Purple Haze from a panel pot I found in a cupboard!

Hints and tips for improving the finish on black paint greatly appreciated.


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Old 11-05-2020, 04:13 PM   #2
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Finally got around to giving the beemer some love. Had it around 6 months and either weather or time has been against me.

It’s a bit swirly still following an initial life of dealership washes but planning on some gentle correction when I manage to get all the right kit. For now though this was a basic spruce up consisting of wash, de-tar, clay, wash again, polish and wax. Came up better than I’d hoped for such a manual process although the sun kept appearing and made polishing and waxing particularly challenging as everything kept drying very quick!!









Mostly using stuff I’ve had lying around for a while so washed with Born to be Mild, Claude with BH soft clay, dragons breath on the wheels and sealed with Sonus Xtreme, polished with SRP and finished with Dodo Purple Haze from a panel pot I found in a cupboard!

Hints and tips for improving the finish on black paint greatly appreciated.


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Thats quite a lot of car to polish by hand! There is one identical to that near me and it's a lovely car. If I ever had a black car again I would use carpro essence as it's so good at filling swirls.

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Thats quite a lot of car to polish by hand! There is one identical to that near me and it's a lovely car. If I ever had a black car again I would use carpro essence as it's so good at filling swirls.

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Yeah it was a bit of a mission, but with a few podcasts in the ears it was quite therapeutic nonetheless.

Thanks for the recommendation, Ill go and do some homework!
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Yeah it was a bit of a mission, but with a few podcasts in the ears it was quite therapeutic nonetheless.

Thanks for the recommendation, Ill go and do some homework!
Exactly my tactic, hard work but I saw it as a day off from the wife and a toddler.

Car looks good, makes you want black whenever you see one with good paint.
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