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      10-07-2008, 05:37 PM   #1
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Concours Finish Detailed: 2008 BMW M3 Space Gray

2008 M3 Space Gray

This is the same owner of the M6 I detailed a few weeks back.

Wash
Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss
P21S Total Auto Wash
P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
Meguiars APC +


Clay
Chemical Guys Gray Clay
ONR QD Strength Clay Lube

Paint Correction
Makita 9227c
Orange Pad and Menz SIP
White Pad and Menz PO106FF


Trim
Prima Clarity Glass Cleaner
Black Wow
303 Aerospace Protectant
Meguiars Hyperdressing

Interior
5.5 hp Rigid Shop Vac
Prima Nero
Prima Nourish Leather Conditioner
Prma Clarity
303 Aerospace Protectant

LSP
Chemical Guys 50/50

Befores














Car was never clayed. This was from half of the trunk lid.


Overall the car was in good shape with a few light scratches here and there.




Trunk Lid Before


Trunk Lid After


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After


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After


Before


After


Before


After


My best attempt at a 50/50. Top side is polished and bottom is not.






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Owner suggested that we take some shots of both cars together








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      10-09-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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Just incredible!
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      10-11-2008, 01:11 AM   #3
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      10-11-2008, 11:18 AM   #4
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what do you use on the exhaust tips? p21s chrome polish?
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Looking very nice. Does it make much difference on such a new car?
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      10-11-2008, 02:49 PM   #6
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congrats!
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      10-11-2008, 05:22 PM   #7
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SG looks great. M6 too!
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      10-13-2008, 08:25 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the compliments guys.

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what do you use on the exhaust tips? p21s chrome polish?
I used NXT All Metal Polysh.

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Looking very nice. Does it make much difference on such a new car?
Even new cars need to be detailed and properly sealed. They pick up rail dust through transporting that needs to be clayed and if the dealership washed it on the like...it will most likely already have swirls.
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      10-13-2008, 10:09 PM   #9
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Very nice work. I'd love to watch you work some time and pick up a few tips. I just used Prima's glass cleaner for the first time this week and it is awesome. No streaks at all.

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Looking very nice. Does it make much difference on such a new car?
Yes it is definitely needed based on how most dealers wash cars. I just picked up my E90 M3 2 weeks ago, but it was an 04/08 production. I cringe just thinking about the number of times its been washed by the dealer. After a good clay and polish it's in pretty good shape, but still needs paint correction on a few small scratches I found.
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      10-14-2008, 02:21 AM   #10
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thats sick.. how do you like the chemical guys stuff youre using?
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      10-17-2008, 12:24 AM   #11
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Looks great! I'm really surprised at how bad the clay was after only doing half the trunk lid.
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      10-29-2008, 04:54 PM   #12
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Nice work, I will probably want to get my car done in a few weeks.
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