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      07-16-2008, 03:58 AM   #1
Concours Finish
Reflection Obsession

Drives: blue "thinking man's bmw"
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Diego & Pasadena

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Concours Finish Detailed: 2005 BMW M3 Alpine White

I did this customer's s2000 few weeks back to prep it for sale since he just bought an 2005 M3 and wanted me to work my magic on it. He has now come over the dark side but he is still retaining some JDM roots with Volks. It was in pristine condition after I worked on it until his neighbor decided to lower its resale value! Pics below.


P21S Total Auto Wash
Prima Mystique diluted 6:1 foam cannon
2-bucket /w prima mystique


P21s Gel Cleaner
Megiuars APC+

CG clay
ONR lube

Prima Cut Purple Foamed Wool @ 1200 rpm for certain sections
Prima Swirl on 6.5" & 4" Orange LC Pad @ 1350 rpm
Menz 106ff on 6.5" & 4" White LC Pad @ 1200 rpm
Makita 9227C & PC 7336

Lexol leather cleaner
Prima Nero
Prima Nourish Leather Conditioner
Rigid 5.5 hp shop vac
303 Aerospace Protectant

Exterior trim & glass

303 Aerospace Protectant
Black Wow
Prima Clarity glass cleaner

Collinite 845

Really starting to like these foam tip swabs

I always use 3 buckets. 1 for wheels. 1 for soap & 1 for rinse. 3 sheepskin wash mitts. 1 for lower body panels and other 2 for the rest.

Wash products. Prima Mystique in 1 oz squeeze bottle for foam cannon and soap bucket. P21S TAW for pre-wash degreaser

Engine Before Shots

After P21S TAW and CD2 Engine Detailer







Now that's its clean lets see what it looks like under the sun

Trunk Lid


Another part of hood

My go to product for plastic trim

50/50 after black wow

Leather conditioning with Nourish. Smells like leather. great stuff.

All prepped and ready for paint correction

Test panel on trunk lid turned out spectacular


Hood Before






The client lives in an town home complex where all the garages are lined up along an alley and people usually back up to get out. So as I was applying the wax, the neighbor was backing out his Toyota Sequoia and BOOM!

The culprit.

The client has always babied this car and now he has to report that its been in an accident right before he sells it.

Back to the detail now. here are some afters

Interesting choice in putting japanese wheels on a german car. To each his own.

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