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      10-14-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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This beautiful BMW M3 e92 Competition Package car came to us for the full works on the exterior prior to leaving the NY/NJ for a new life in the southwestern part of the country.
The best part is the car came to us cleaned up so there isn't much for us to show in the prep except for the quick wash and decon. We tested out the Sonax Fallout Remover for the decon step, a new product we hope to have in 2014. Since the car spent all of its life in the tristate we expected the usual: fallout, rail dust, and various contaminants.

We also used the Sonax Multi Star on this car, on the motor, bug and tar, as well as cleaning up the tires.

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Sonax MultiStar and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Adam's Car Wash
- Decon with Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish
- Last step - Sonax Polymer Net Shield
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

Adam's Car Wash
Sonax Fallout Remover coming soon.
Stoner's Tarminator
Sonax MultiStar All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6
Sonax Polymer Net Shield
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

Engine Detail
Sonax MultiStar All Purpose Cleaner
1Z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care
Adam's In and Out Spray

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR75
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster



Prep including - Wash, Decon, Nano Skin Auto Scrub, Wheels, Tires

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Rinse



Decon trying out some Sonax Fallout Remover





Before shots of paint

The typical imperfections on the shadow line trim



Various marring and paint imperfections



Action shot



After shots














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      10-17-2013, 08:18 PM   #2
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Amazing!! Thank you for sharing
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awesome work like usual. You guys do magic on these cars! lol
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      10-17-2013, 09:08 PM   #4
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thank you guys for viewing more to come.
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      10-27-2013, 02:47 AM   #5
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Absolutely AMAZINGGGG!! Love looking at your WORK
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Beautifully done.
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      10-27-2013, 05:00 AM   #7
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this is soo f*cking amazing !
Will buy all the products you used
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      10-27-2013, 08:14 AM   #8
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thanks guys I appreciate the feedback more good writes up to come.
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      10-27-2013, 10:17 PM   #9
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awesome video!
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Great work!

Is the Sonax Fallout Remover a replacement for clay bar?
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Great work!

Is the Sonax Fallout Remover a replacement for clay bar?
it's to make claying easier. when applying sealants like opticoat you need the surface to be as clean as possible so the coating can properly bond to the paint
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Phil,

I just received the Rupes 21 polisher from you and notice that you used the Rupes 75, 15, and 21 (as well as the 6" Griots polisher). Which portions of the M3 do you use with each?

As a Pro, I'm sure you save a lot of time just setting down the Rupes 21 and picking up the 15. But as a novice/doing my own cars do you see any benefit (other than saving time from switching backplates) of using a Rupes 15 rather than a Rupes 21 with the 15's backplate?

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The main reason why I'm asking is because I ran into some issues polishing the rear fender (and other voluptuous areas). I knew this car had curves but MAN it's got a "dunk". With the order I received last week from you, I also got the Griots 3" polisher but find that it takes much longer to work compounds and doesn't correct as well as the Rupes. I am wondering if ordering the Rupes 15 backplate will help me in these sort of situations where the 6" pad is too big. Also, I realized that one pad of each color is not enough as it is taking me forever to compound/polish and want to figure out if I should stock up on more 5" Uber pads or 6" Uber pads.

Thanks! and I love your site. Although there are quite a few websites out there, your package deal for the Rupes seems the best. None of the other sites include the top-notch compounds/polishes such as the FG400 and Sonax finishing polishes. Heck the FG400 finishes so well I don't think I'll see a benefit of using the Sonax polishes!
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How did you fix the 'typical imperfections' in the shadow-line trim? What product/technique?

btw, great job! (as usual)
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      10-31-2013, 10:52 AM   #16
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Detail porn. Great job as always Phil!
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Phil,

So is Sonax the sealant of choice now? I've always been a Power Lock guy, but if you're exclusively on Sonax now then I may give it a shot.

Looking forward to the Fallout product to be released to the public!

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      11-01-2013, 03:17 PM   #18
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We like the Sonax PNS its a great product, but we also love the Menzerna PL.

Both are good, but change is also good from time to time. ; )
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Detail porn. Great job as always Phil!
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Looks really good. Great job Phil.
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      11-02-2013, 08:36 AM   #21
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How did you fix the 'typical imperfections' in the shadow-line trim? What product/technique?

btw, great job! (as usual)
Phil- how did you handle the scratches in the shadow-line trim? Polishing just like with clearcoat or something specific?
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