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      01-23-2015, 05:13 PM   #1
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Got a new to me e93.

So I'm looking to detail it a little deeper than the PO. It's in great shape and white, so it shouldn't be too much work.
Looking for advice on a few things though.

1: rubber seals. The vert has lots. I know zymol has nice waxes, but anyone used their rubber conditioner? Then there's the good old gummiphledge. Anything else out there that's better?

2: leather conditioner. I use the Smart brand conditioner on my 7. Mostly because it smells like an old leather sofa. Sooooo nice. But with the special leather in the m and being black and exposed to the elements more, is there a better product?


Thanks in advance. I use p21 carnauba wax on my other cars so I'll likely just use that on the m too. White is a pretty easy color to take care of so I'm not too worried about brand of waxes. The p21 looks great on my other cars. The 7 is Royal red (deep maroon) and can be a pita to take care of.
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So I'm looking to detail it a little deeper than the PO. It's in great shape and white, so it shouldn't be too much work.
Looking for advice on a few things though.

1: rubber seals. The vert has lots. I know zymol has nice waxes, but anyone used their rubber conditioner? Then there's the good old gummiphledge. Anything else out there that's better?

2: leather conditioner. I use the Smart brand conditioner on my 7. Mostly because it smells like an old leather sofa. Sooooo nice. But with the special leather in the m and being black and exposed to the elements more, is there a better product?


Thanks in advance. I use p21 carnauba wax on my other cars so I'll likely just use that on the m too. White is a pretty easy color to take care of so I'm not too worried about brand of waxes. The p21 looks great on my other cars. The 7 is Royal red (deep maroon) and can be a pita to take care of.
Look into exterior trim sealants/coatings. There are plenty like carpro dlux, gtechniq c4, wolfgang exterior trim sealant, carpro perl, etc. The cleaning is the most crucial part. The trim needs to be really clean for the product to properly bond.

As far as leather conditioners go you don't actually need a conditioner for the leather in the M3. Many cars with leather actually don't need conditioners as they are already coated from the factory. Same idea as how the paint has a clear coat applies here. A proper leather cleaner is more important.
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Read this post:

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=609222

I used krytox instead of gummy b/c it lasts longer. It was noticeably smoother opening and closing the top. Do the joints and pivots with the wurths hhsk spray.
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