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      08-04-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: Alpine White BMW M3 - Complete Detail

This was a pretty extensive detail on this M3, unfortunately not the best example being Alpine White.
Take a look at the complete write up.

Interior was in pretty good shape, exterior/wheels/wheel wells/engine needed some work.

Big thanks to the crew that came by to help out Alvin, Joe, and Dan!

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wheel wells were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Paint inspected and measured
- Wheel Wells were cleaned and dressed with Adam's Undercarriage Spray
- Tires dressed with Adam's VRT
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meguiars M105 with an Uber Yellow, Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with an Uber Green and Menzerna PO85RD with an Uber Blue)
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Menzerna Power Lock
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Engine Cleaned and Dressed

Interior
- Sonax Dashboard Cleaner
- Einszett Leather Care
- Einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner

Products used:
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Exterior:
Valugard Detail Wash
P21S Total Auto Wash
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge
Uber Clay Bar kit with Optimum No Rinse
Einszett Spray Wax
Meguiars M105
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna PO85RD
Menzerna Power Lock

Engine
Adam's In and Out
P21S TAW

Wheels/Tires
Sonax Wheel Cleaner
Adam's VRT
3m Adhesive Remover
Plastic Razor Blades

Interior
Sonax Dashboard Cleaner
einszett Leathercare
einszett Plastic Deep Cleaner

Glass
Adam's Glass Cleaner
Adam's Glass Sealant

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Fenix TK11
Brinkmann
Fenix TK40
Flex 3403
Makita
Metabo
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Brushes
Cam Spray Pressure Wash and Foam Canon Attachment

Interior
Before



After



Engine before







P21S TAW and some brushing





Adam's In and Out


Engine After


Exterior
Before shots










Pre-soak/Wash/Clay/Wheels
More wheel details in a second

















Next up the car was jacked up for a complete wheel detail and undercarriage detail
Wheel wells




Before brakes


After


Tons of gunk to remove



3M Adhesive Remover goes to work


After (tons of chips under the gunk)


Another round of wheels this time inner wheels




Adhesive from weights




After shot of wheel


Imperfections are really hard to detect on white as you all know, here are some of the better shots




Polishing with friends is fun... lol


Before shots




After shot of polishing


After shots (clouds came in .....sorry)













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      08-05-2010, 01:56 PM   #2
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wow, the owner never washed the car at all.
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      08-05-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Great job guys

How that car got screwed over is unbelievable. Whats with all the tar?

Brutal

Hard to make white look so bad. Was this a new owner or the same dude?
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      08-05-2010, 09:14 PM   #4
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nice job. I have a question. I have a set of HRE 540Rs on my Z06. They are bare polished lips with flat black centers. I have some dirt/brake dust embedded on the inner part of the lips by the fasteners. Its very difficult to reach and I cant seem to get it out. I bought P21S gel and it was OK. What else can I use or do to remove that dirt? Is the Sonax safe to use on bare aluminum lips? I have also tried mothers aluminum polish and it worked well, but I can seem to get in near the fasteners.
sonax is safe I just did a set of them and I told my customer to get them sent out so he can get the clear coated, it blows my mind that you spend that much money on wheels and the inner wheel barrel is not cleared and the lips are not.

you need to get in there with a brush and metal polish, its just about the worst wheels I have worked on, 4 hours on them and this particular car is barely driven.
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      08-05-2010, 09:15 PM   #5
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wow, the owner never washed the car at all.
he does but he doesn't have a place to really work on it, so I see him 2-3 times a year to clean it up.
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      08-05-2010, 09:46 PM   #6
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Yup, it's hard to make white look so bad.
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if you can keep up with them they look amazing but otherwise its a pain!
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      08-06-2010, 02:47 PM   #8
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you can use some polish
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you might be stuck you can try to call hre about that.
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      08-06-2010, 03:58 PM   #10
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Any detailers recommended in Wisconsin?
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      08-06-2010, 04:12 PM   #11
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try asking around

www.detailingbliss.com
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      08-06-2010, 04:23 PM   #12
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Im wondering why you didnt post after shots of the paint with lights on it, like you did for the before's?

Reason I ask is that I had my car detailed just to repair those swirls/circles in the paint. Claybar and everything, but after, it was all still there. Paint was smooth as glass, but still had the crazy swirls/circles in the sun, or under lights.

MY guy told me that is part of the metal under the paint and that it will never go away, and that all cars have this. I was pretty bummed after hearing this.

Is he right?

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Argh, double post.

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No ^ He is full of shit.

DD removes the swirls, not cover them up!
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correct thats not right its correctable.
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take a look at this one.

http://www.detailingbliss.com/forum/...-boxster-s.htm
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Yea, Ive seen these before and after pics on here, and thats why I asked him to take care of it, it was really bothering me. Now im just extra pissed that I paid $200 and still have the Effing $hit on my paint.

WTF

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sorry to hear that but for $200 that won't get you paint correction.
also how long did he have the car, we put about 17 hours into this car.
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damn phil youre making me want to ship my car to you for a detail

you know your shit and i love the boars hair wheel brush.. its lasted way longer than i thought! 2 years or use over 104 washes!
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lol thanks for the compliments.

yup if you take care of the boar's hair brush it will last a very long time.
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Phil...Ive got a question about the Adams In and Out for the engine bay use...is that something you spray on...and wash off...or you spray on...the the engine heat up...and your done? Im pretty interested in trying that stuff out...can you give me some pointers?
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adam's in and out is a dressing.

you will have to clean up your engine first.

then once its clean and dry you can apply the in and out to it.

take a look at these videos

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner

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