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      09-13-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Swissvax'ed Jet Black BMW E92 M3 Coupe

This BMW M3 was in dire need of some TLC!

I went ahead and gave this car an Initial Swissvax exterior package. No work was done to the interior.

The entire process took about 8 hours.

Here's how the car looked when it arrived:









































I started the cleansing stage with the wheels. The wheels got a nice coat of SONAX Full Effect, and the tires and wheel wells were cleaned with 1Z W99.




Following the wheels, I proceeded to clean the rest of the exterior. P21S TAW was used in all the body crevices, plastic mesh parts, and other hard-to-reach areas. I also Cleaned all the rubber seals using P21s TAW. The next step was washing the exterior using Swissvax Car Bath and a Swissvax Waschpudel.

After the wash, I proceeded to clay the entire exterior surface using Swissvax Paint Rubber, including the Paint, Glass, and Wheels. Following that, the entire vehicle was given a wipe down with Isopropyl alcohol to remove the clay residue.









Following the alcohol wipe down, I proceeded to apply Swissvax Seal Feed and Protection to all the Rubber and Plastic parts respectively. Next, I applied Cleaner Fluid Medium using the Porter Cable with a Swissvax Gloss pad (Black). This left the paintwork with an incredible shine that had to be seen to be believed; while attaining about 20-30% correction of the paintwork.

The paintwork was thereafter given a coat of Swissvax Blau-Weiss wax for BMW Paint Systems, and a final wipe down with Swissvax Quick Finish.

Buffing off the Blau-Weiss wax wit ha Swissvax MicroPolish towel




Door, Hood, and Trunk shuts finished with Swissvax Nano Express










Finished!



















That's all for that one!

Here's the list of products we used:

-P21s TAW
-1Z Blitz
-1Z W99
-1Z Windscreen
-Sonax Full Effect
-#0000 Steel Wool


Swissvax:
-Car Bath
-Engine
-Protecton
-Seal Feed
-Engine Shine
-Paint Rubber (Yellow)
-Quick Finish
-Cleaner Fluid Medium via PC w/SV Black Gloss pad 6
-Shield PTFE wax
-Nano Express
-Cleaner Fluid Regular
-Autobahn PTFE Wax (Wheels)
-Pneu Glossy
-Waschpudel
-Black Puck Applicator
-Black wax applicator
-Micro-Absorb (Red)
-Micro-Polish (Blue)
-Micro-Fluffy
-Pneu Brush
-Detail Brush
-Wheel Brush
-Metal Polish

Thanks for looking!

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      09-13-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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Wow! I thought the car had the grey/gunmetal colored wheels from the first pics - didn't even realize it was silver.

Nice work!
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      09-13-2011, 03:22 PM   #3
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Wow! I thought the car had the grey/gunmetal colored wheels from the first pics - didn't even realize it was silver.

Nice work!

Me too! Looks like a different car now. Nice job.
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Wow! I thought the car had the grey/gunmetal colored wheels from the first pics - didn't even realize it was silver.

Nice work!
hahhah same
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      09-13-2011, 09:12 PM   #5
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Can't believe someone would let their M get to that state.
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Wow! I thought the car had the grey/gunmetal colored wheels from the first pics - didn't even realize it was silver.

Nice work!
Me too! Amazing!!!

Seriously, I thought I had already made up my mind on the color, but with what you've been able to do with the Jet Black.....

Can I ask, is Jet Black really a color to avoid? I've heard that multiple times on this forum, that it's too "soft" a color, but it just looks so incredible when a skilled detailer has done his work..... And would Jet Black be even more risky if I wanted to keep the car for a long time?
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      09-14-2011, 10:02 AM   #7
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damn! great job, my JB e92 needs to have that done too...
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Quite a transformation! Great job!
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Car looks great. Loose the door jamb sticker though, it's kinda gay.
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      09-15-2011, 05:47 AM   #10
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Me too! Amazing!!!

Seriously, I thought I had already made up my mind on the color, but with what you've been able to do with the Jet Black.....

Can I ask, is Jet Black really a color to avoid? I've heard that multiple times on this forum, that it's too "soft" a color, but it just looks so incredible when a skilled detailer has done his work..... And would Jet Black be even more risky if I wanted to keep the car for a long time?
It's not soft at all IMO. If you want black then it is seriously BLACK, not half black / half blue like Jerez. As far as keeping it for a long time (presuming you mean looking well) then you will need to maintain it with quality polishes an regular washing or bring it to your detailler a couple of times per year. If you want low maintenance as opposed to black paint as your first priority then silver or red are the best colours. By the way Jerez is just as prone to swirls as jet black.
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@ the wheels, i thought the exact same thing...

oh n excellent detail, as always
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I wish there was a detailer near me that was as good.
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im not too far!
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showroom clean! nice
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Looks great! What type of angel eyes do you have?
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im not too far!
You are pretty far from me

I'd love to have you work on my baby.
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Looks like a new car!

Do you know what kind of AE's he has on the car? They look great.
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Do you know what kind of AE's he has on the car? They look great.
It's the OSS Headlight conversion.
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Looks good. I need this done to my car.
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If you want low maintenance as opposed to black paint as your first priority then silver or red are the best colours. By the way Jerez is just as prone to swirls as jet black.
Red is actually one of the more difficult colors to maintain like black and some dark blues.
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