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      12-04-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Waxed the Frozen Black

Picked up the car little bit over a month ago, but just got around to wax it, right before the winter.

My car is Frozen Black E90 M3, and contrary to popular belief it is possible to wax frozen colors. Just have to use the right wax and everything has to be done by hand, no machines.

I actually used the tips from the post of other member and from the SwissVax product book:

http://www.m3post.com/forums/showthr...09#post9448609

The products I used are from SwissVax (SwissOl in Germany) Opague line. I used the SV Opaque Car Bath, SV Opaque Pre-Cleaner Fluid, SV Opaque Wax and SV Opaque Quick Finish along with the SV microfiber towels and application pad. Took me a little over 4 hrs.

First the car was washed with SwissVax Opaque Car Bath and then dried up.
Then the SwissVax Opaque Pre-Cleaner fluid was applied by spraying small sections at a time, spread and wiped off before it dried. After entire car was treated with the Pre-Cleaner fluid, I applied the SwissVax Opaque Wax to small sections. This wax is not to dry on the paint and only have to wait few minutes before taking it off with a microfiber towel. One towel was used to take off the wax, and the other to buff out the residue. Finally after the entire car was waxed, final touch with the SwissVax Opaque Quick Finish to complete the process.

Pics are not the greatest since taken with iPhone. I first waxed only half the hood to see if it makes a difference in effect and you can clearly see it in the pics.
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      12-04-2011, 01:49 PM   #2
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      12-04-2011, 01:52 PM   #3
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Great work looks good!
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      12-04-2011, 01:53 PM   #4
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nice job, looks great

as does that nice garage floor ... are those tiles? ... wait you are in a service bay at work too many doors for a garage and all that glass
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Clean! I like how the wax makes the paint appear to be a "deeper" black compared to the non-waxed sections (thanks for the 50/50s). Before the car looked slightly dusty, or slightly grey on the surface. The wax definitely took care of that!

Enjoy the car, it is a beauty!

P.S. do you have any pictures of the frozen colors in the rain?
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Very nice!!

I have yet to do it, but have the SwissVax stuff...
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nice job, looks great

as does that nice garage floor ... are those tiles? ... wait you are in a service bay at work too many doors for a garage and all that glass

Yes, those are tiles on the floor. This is Pentagon Car Sales (US Military Sales) wash/detail bay at their location in Ramstein-Miesenbach. They really take care of their customers and allowed me to use it for half a day to detail my car myself.
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Very nice!!

I have yet to do it, but have the SwissVax stuff...
It is so much easier and quicker than regular wax/polish. Car wash and drying took me longer than the Pre-cleaner fluid and wax application and buffing out, since you have to basically wipe it off immediately.
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Yes, those are tiles on the floor. This is Pentagon Car Sales (US Military Sales) wash/detail bay at their location in Ramstein-Miesenbach. They really take care of their customers and allowed me to use it for half a day to detail my car myself.
Ah yes good old Germany ... I remember it well
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Frozen blaaack!!

Awesome work, Congrats.
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Very nice!!

I have yet to do it, but have the SwissVax stuff...
Thanks,
I just noticed you got two M3s? What a combo - sedan and coupe. Nice!

Are you the one that made the little sign with "1 of 20"? Thinking of making one for my car "1 of 1" since this is the only sedan in Frozen Black.
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Thanks,
I just noticed you got two M3s? What a combo - sedan and coupe. Nice!

Are you the one that made the little sign with "1 of 20"? Thinking of making one for my car "1 of 1" since this is the only sedan in Frozen Black.
I believe frozen black editions came with the 1 of 20 badge.
The person that made one, made a 1 of 30 for a frozen grey, which did not come with the badge.

after you put the wax on it looks less frozen.
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I believe frozen black editions came with the 1 of 20 badge.
The person that made one, made a 1 of 30 for a frozen grey, which did not come with the badge.

after you put the wax on it looks less frozen.
It's still Frozen as it was, just cleaner!
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Love the deeper finish that waxing provides. Nice work, such a stunning car!
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....Are you the one that made the little sign with "1 of 20"?...
No, they are stock. I think a Frozen Gray owner made a 1 of 30.

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