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      08-25-2012, 06:18 PM   #1
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Just when you thought it couldn't get any better- Auto Finesse to the rescue!

Alright...... A lot of you guys read my interior post on using Auto Finesse back in July. I finally got with Martin D. at Auto Finesse and he helped me pick out specific products based on the look i wanted to achieve. Here is quick rundown of the steps....

1. Wash car
2. Use Iron X
3. Re-wash car
4. Clay bar car
5. Dry car
6. Use Triple Polish
7. Use Tough Coat paint sealant.

I was going for something that would bring out the shine on my Interlagos Blue. I also wanted it to feel as smooth as silk and have a reflection of glass in the paint. I'll let the pictures explain the rest!

I tried to get some pictures of how dirty the car was before but i couldn't get the right angle. Here are a couple close ups of what she looked like at the beginning.



Next was the fun part. I got to use my new foam gun! That was a lot of fun!





After I got her washed, I sprayed on Iron X and let it sit for 5 minutes. I did pull the car in the shade when I sprayed this on. This gets everything off the car so when i clay the car- it will be a lot easier!






Then I had to re-wash the car! YEAH!!



Then I pulled her into the garage and I started the clay bar process. I didn't dry the car. I just pulled it into the shade and started spraying on the Glade. This stuff is amazing. By far the best lube for a clay bar i have ever used!






Next, it was time to use the Triple Polish. I put it on with an applicator i got from Martin. It was real easy. The motions that I did was as if the car was in a wind tunnel. I did small sections at a time and let it dry to a haze and wipe off with a micro fiber towel.



Finally was the Tough coat paint sealant. Honestly, i thought this was going to be hard for some reason- it wasn't. All I did was spray it directly on the car one panel at a time and then use the applicator pad to go in a wind tunnel motion. It then dried to a haze and then i wiped it off with a micro fiber towel.


Here are some final pics of how the car turned out. I tried to get shots of how reflective the paint was for everyone to see. As far as how smooth the paint feels- it almost feels like alcantara is prob the best way I can describe it.













I had a helper and it took us about 5 hrs to do everything. The car freakin' turned out amazing. It looked so good that my dad made me do his. He isn't even a car guy! If you guys need anything for your car- don't hesitate to give Martin a call at Auto Finesse. Everything he sells is super easy to use and the results are...well you can be the judge for yourself!
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... did this same process last weekend with all Mother's Products. Took me half a Sunday by myself. lol

... but WELL worth it!

You have a beautiful car man. Great color.
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... did this same process last weekend with all Mother's Products. Took me half a Sunday by myself. lol

... but WELL worth it!

You have a beautiful car man. Great color.

Thank you sir!
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Yet another great review with nice pics! Well done man. It has been a pleasure to team up with Martin. His advice and vast knowledge are very valuable along with the incredibly effective Auto Finesse products.

I can't wait to retackle my E46 M3 with some of the newer AF Products.

When using AF Glide, how much product did you use for your E92? I'm contemplating if I should purchase more than one bottle.

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Yet another great review with nice pics! Well done man. It has been a pleasure to team up with Martin. His advice and vast knowledge are very valuable along with the incredibly effective Auto Finesse products.

I can't wait to retackle my E46 M3 with some of the newer AF Products.

When using AF Glide, how much product did you use for your E92? I'm contemplating if I should purchase more than one bottle.

Thanks!
Probably a good amount since you need liberal amounts so that the clay and your paint don't have friction. If your car is garaged and not driven too much once a year clay is fine so one bottle will probably last you enough. You order from Martin often so it doesn't really matter just add more when you need it hahahaha
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When using AF Glide, how much product did you use for your E92? I'm contemplating if I should purchase more than one bottle.

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I almost used the entire bottle. I sprayed a lot so the clay bar would just "glide" over the paint. You can tell though once you need to re-wet the surface. I forgot to say that you will need to dry the car fully and get the glide residue off after you clay it before you use the Triple Polish and the Tough Coat.
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Sorry guys...forgot this pics as well! These do a good job of showing how reflective the paint turned out!



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Dang, IB is absolutely beautiful. Just don't see enough of this color.

I'm about to try to some AF products for the first time too. Didn't get any wash products apart from Citrus as I'm going to try to learn how to use my PC.
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Looks fantastic Matt. Glad you liked the products.
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matt, that looks good.
on a side note/question, why do you have an undercover cop car parked outside your house? is that the Detail police?
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matt, that looks good.
on a side note/question, why do you have an undercover cop car parked outside your house? is that the Detail police?
That's how i roll..... helps to have friends in high places
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Just spoke to Martin about Auto Finesse products for my Jerez Black M3.

Placing an order now!
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Just spoke to Martin about Auto Finesse products for my Jerez Black M3.

Placing an order now!
You won't be disappointed. Make sure to take pics of before and after!
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