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      12-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
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mfatuation - BMW M3 - paint correction - Auto Finesse Illusion @ DetailersDomain.com

We got a call from Matt Stellas (aka mfatuation) shortly after Bimmerfest requesting a paint correction for this very special Santorini Blue M3. Apparently during transport back home to NJ, the car wash wiped down incorrectly. Take a look at the exterior paint correction.

We also opted for Auto Finesse Illusion due to its show car status.

Enjoy!

Exterior

- Wheels were cleaned and prepped for Auto Finesse Mint Rims
- Tires cleaned with Sonax Multi Star
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Auto Finesse Avalanche in the Uber Foam Cannon
- Clayed with the New Uber Yellow Poly Clay and NanoSkin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna Fast Gloss FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
- Last step - Auto Finesse Illusion Show Car Wax
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned and polished

Products used
Auto Finesse Avalanche
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Sonax Multi Star Multi Purpose Cleaner
Auto Finesse Iron Out
NanoSkin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt
Uber Yellow Poly Clay Bar
Meguiar's M101
Menzerna Fast Gloss FG400
Sonax Perfect Finish 4/6
Auto Finesse Tripple
Auto Finesse Illusion Show Car Wax
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Mint Rims
Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

Tools Used
Uber Microfiber Towels
Uber Super Drying Towel
Rupes LHR 21ES
Rupes LHR 15ES
Rupes LHR 75
Surbuf Pad
Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Pads
Uber Foam Buffing Pads
Wheel Woolies
Über Boar's Hair Brush
EZ-Detail Brush

Here is the much awaited video


Before shots














Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action



Wheels were brushed then rinsed



Decon

Auto Finesse Iron Out used prior to NanoSkin Autoscrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt and Clay Bar



Foaming with Auto Finesse Avalanche and washed down with and Uber Yellow Wash Sponge followed by the NanoSkin AutoScrub Fine Grade Wash Mitt








Drying with an Uber Super Drying Microfiber Towel


the imperfections on the paint

bird droppings




paint measurements taken


masking the car


Rupes Bigfoot action shot





Removal of compounds and polish with an Uber Microfiber towel


Surbuf pad used to remove the bird etching with Meg's M101 and Menzerna FG400


Following it up with the Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Pad and Menzerna FG400


Getting into some of the tight spots


50/50 shot


Before rear deck


After rear deck



Before rear bumper


After rear bumper



Before rear bumper


Before side skirt


After side skirt





After compound and polishing


Auto Finesse Tripple followed by Auto Finesse Illusion for that show car shine






After shots


























Hope you enjoyed this one.

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got a real quick quesion, you guys foam the car and let the foam dwell for a couple minutes....

then do you rinse off completely and then re-foam and wash with the foam on?

or do you just let the initial foam dwell for a couple minutes and then just wash like normal with whatever carwash in the bucket using the initial foam as lubricity?

hopefully that makes some sense?

thanks for your time and help.
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got a real quick quesion, you guys foam the car and let the foam dwell for a couple minutes....

then do you rinse off completely and then re-foam and wash with the foam on?

or do you just let the initial foam dwell for a couple minutes and then just wash like normal with whatever carwash in the bucket using the initial foam as lubricity?

hopefully that makes some sense?

thanks for your time and help.
we do it both ways depending on how bad the car is, for example today I did a wash that required foam then rinse, then foam, rinse and traditional wash with mitts.

for this M3 we went from foam to rinse to regular wash.
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thank you I appreciate the feedback.
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Very nicely done. And a smart looking car too!
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      12-24-2013, 09:40 AM   #8
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Thank you again for everything Phil! I could not be happier with how the car turned out. I'll have to bring it by in the spring after the roads are clear again.

p.s. I'll be stealing some of those pics for my IG account!
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Excellent job. Looks good.
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Amazing work on an amazing colour. Great work Phil. Loved the last shots: BBS after BBS after BBS...
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I think I'll be back soon... No swirls this time though!
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nice correction, and excellent photos
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So much win!

It must take a lot of work to keep those Brembos clean.
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anyone know what kind of lip that is? My BMW performance splitters are so far gone. I wish I had them clear wrapped
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How much is a full detail like that? Where are you located?
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front lip???
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So much win!

It must take a lot of work to keep those Brembos clean.
It actually looked better when I picked it up at Detailers Domain, than when I picked it up originally in Munich!

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front lip???
It's a Vorsteiner GTS-V front lip. I picked it up from Eric@supremepower.com









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It actually looked better when I picked it up at Detailers Domain, than when I picked it up originally in Munich!
I meant keeping them clean constantly. I have TE37's and its easy to clean weekly, those BBS wheels are beautiful but it seems hard to get to the caliper and wheel well on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

In the end is a sexy a$$ combo no matter what. Great stuff.
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It actually looked better when I picked it up at Detailers Domain, than when I picked it up originally in Munich!
I meant keeping them clean constantly. I have TE37's and its easy to clean weekly, those BBS wheels are beautiful but it seems hard to get to the caliper and wheel well on a weekly or bi-weekly basis.

In the end is a sexy a$$ combo no matter what. Great stuff.
I came so close to getting TE-37s! Wish I had, since the e88s can be a pain to clean. I have a few brushes from Griots which help a lot...
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Beautiful work as always phil!

Great looking M Matt!
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