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Old 07-15-2009, 04:50 AM
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Hello everyone !

So I met this customer about a month ago to do an extensive interior clean on his 335i. After the detail we arranged for a one step polish however upon arriving that morning I realized the swirls and RDS were beyond one step and proceeded to a 2-3 step polish on the entire vehicle.

The car had just taken a trip to the country over the weekend and you'll notice a lot of dirt and it's safe to assume a few RDS from the country as well. A few trouble ares to mention were the driver side and passenger side door as well as the trunk and bumper of the vehicle.



Process

Wash
Meguiars Gold Class
Sheepskin Mitts
Full Size Detail Brush for Wheels
Medium Sized Detail Brush
EZ Detail Brush
Chenille Mitts for Wheels
P21S TAW
P21S Wheel Cleaner

Clay
Riccardo Yellow Clay
Clay Lubricant

Correction
PTG
Metabo x 2
3M Backing Plate
RB Backing Plate
Halogen
Fenix TK10
3M Sungun
Sonus White Pad
Sonus Blue Pad
LC 4 inch White
LC 4 inch blue
Menzerna Power Finish
Menzerna Micro Polish
3M Ultrafina

LSP
Wheels: Wheel Sealant
Paint: Opti-seal, Opt Car Wax

Befores


















DURING


So this is after 2 passes with Sonus White and Power Finish. Although it provided some decent results a third pass on the hood was necessary to get it to where I liked it.


3rd Pass.


50/50 of the driver side door.


Driver side Cleared up.


50/50 of rear driver side door.


Rear fender Unpolished


Rear fender Unpolished


Rear fender Cleared


Trunk 50/50


Hood after being polished before LSP


Trunk after being polished before LSP


Driver Side All Polished before LSP

Bumper




License Plate Area Cleared up !




Clearing up the Rear Lights. It's a thing of beauty when lights are cleared. You don't need diamonds in your life when you have these :)


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Bumper reflection shot! Hopefully I'll be doing the neighbours Carrera you see in the reflection.


A few more polished shots.















This was about 10pm. I started the day at 9am. It's been a long day and as much as I wanted to finish the odds and ends and top the paint off with sealant and wax. I just could not see clearly anymore so I came back the next morning to do it properly and make sure nothing was forgotten.





AFTERS

Here we go. Finally we have arrived at the afters. I spent about another 2 hours cleaning up the odds and end and doing a quick vacuum of the interior. Thanks for looking and I hope you've enjoyed.



























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Old 07-15-2009, 09:51 PM
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nice work, so much time invested, i hope you got paid handsomely
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:38 PM
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What car port cover dilly do you have there? I may need one of those.

Never thought about polishing my tails. :oh:
Nice work again!
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Old 08-03-2009, 06:53 PM
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Thanks for reading guys. As to the carport question I used a pop up canopy :) It's a 10 x 10 and it isn't quite big enough. Ideally a 14x14 and if you have the transport space 20 by 14.

Cheers,
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