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      07-03-2011, 06:54 AM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: BMW 135 - Aquartz Applied

This 1 series came to us in pretty good shape. Not much polishing was needed however a thorough cleaning was necessary and proper prep on the paint and wheels were needed to apply Aquartz and Opti Coat - something the customer was keen on as this is a heavily used daily and also sees the track time.

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- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
-1 Step - Sonax Perfect Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Aquartz (3 coats)
- Wheels pulled off and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Brake Calipers cleaned and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Iron Cut
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Adam's Undercarriage Spray
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Sonax Perfect Finish
Aquartz Nano Coating
Optimum Opti Coat 2
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Metal Polish
Adam's Glass Cleaner

Engine
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's In and Out Spray

Interior
1Z einszett Cockpit
1Z einszett Leathercare

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter

Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Interior
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Metro Vac being used to clean up the interior






After




Exterior
Before



Wheels (this was 1 week of brake dust)
Before




Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner to the rescue






(more on the wheels in a few)

Engine
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Adam's All Purpose sprayed generously on the engine bay



After
Engine was dressed with Adam's In and Out Spray




Bug and tar was evident on the nose of the car. I used the 1Z einszett Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover




After




As you can see the Iron Cut was needed on this 1.









The 1 was washed with W99 and then rinsed well.



Clayed the windows and paint



I was still able to pull contaminants off the paint


Used 3m Adhesive remover to pull tar off the bottom of the car





As mentioned before the car didn't need much in terms of correction. We used Sonax Perfect Finish to prep the paint for Aquartz


On to the wheels, brake calipers and wheel wells


Steam used to clean the caliper/wheel wells etc






Opti Coat applied






Adam's Super VRT on the tires




After shots













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      07-03-2011, 07:21 AM   #2
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Amazing job Phil. How long do you think 3 coats of AQuartz will last?
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      07-03-2011, 07:26 AM   #3
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I'm going to say min 1 year max 3 years.
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      07-03-2011, 07:35 AM   #4
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WOW, great job Phil What did you use to clean up the calipers and rotors ?
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the calipers were hit up with sonax full effect wheel cleaner during the wash, then steam.
the rotors were hit up with steam.
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I was interested in using some of these products on my car for its next full detail but was told that you cannot achieve a really glassy look with them. Any recommendations??
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you lost me on that one what products can you not achieve a good finish with?
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you lost me on that one what products can you not achieve a good finish with?
Sorry, made sense for some reason when I typed it (face palm) lol I was looking at the Aquartz and Opti Coat 2
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they are both great products...maybe you should email me on what you are looking for, I believe we spoke about this before correct? either way email me phil@detailersdomain.com
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Great work!
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does Iron Cut remove the LSP? I assume you have to seal or wax immediately after using this?
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does Iron Cut remove the LSP? I assume you have to seal or wax immediately after using this?
no iron cut should not remove your last step.
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Phil does some crazy work. I've seen it in the flesh. Now If only I could stop procrastinating... LOL
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