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      07-27-2013, 06:32 PM   #1
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2011 BMW M3 - Jerez Black from back from the dead...

This Jerez Black M3 was purchased recently, but unfortunately the paint had not exactly been treated with care during the short 15K miles this vehicle has been on the road. I put a plan together, and together with my friend Flex, Menzerna, Uber and Swissvax, we bought it back from the dead.

Owner had dropped the car off the day previous, and this is how I was greeted early this morning.


I had my camera on the wrong setting, so all pictures I took inside look a bit strange. But hopefully this shows how dirty and dull the paint was.


Very dull paint.






Ready for her wash.


Plenty of dirt in there.


Washed the M3 with Chemical Guys Citrus Wash 'n Gloss.


Under the lights (and after stripping everything that was on the paint), you could really see the damage.


It had been a while since I've had to deal with RIDS like this.


Most of the car was done using yellow and green Uber pads.




Look at all the dirt I was pulling from the paint.


After a few hours, all polishing was done.




All done. LSP was Swissvax Insignix v1.

















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      07-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #2
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Looks really good buddy. Good job
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      07-27-2013, 09:59 PM   #3
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Came out great. Insignis is a great wax. I was trying to get my hands on the v3 for a while

any info on the products used?
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      07-28-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Came out great. Insignis is a great wax. I was trying to get my hands on the v3 for a while

any info on the products used?
Yes, it's a wonderful wax. I have Insignis v1, v2 and v3 and I think v1 is still my favorite.

Products used:
- Washed with an Uber sponge
- Shampoo was Chemical Guys Citrus Wash 'n Gloss
- dried with waffle weave towel
- Polish used was Menzerna FG400
- Pads were Uber green and yellow
- wax was Insignis v1
- Tropicare on the tires
- P21S to clean the wheels
- inside was wiped down with 1Z Cockpit Premium
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      07-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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Looks alot like my car after I had paint correction done! Great job
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Looks alot like my car after I had paint correction done! Great job
I had a look at the thread of when you detailed yours and it does look very similar, down to the black grille and the black reflectors.

How do you like Crystal Rock?
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      07-28-2013, 05:52 PM   #7
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I had a look at the thread of when you detailed yours and it does look very similar, down to the black grille and the black reflectors.

How do you like Crystal Rock?
I love it. It's still beading after over a year but that's because of how often the car is garaged and driven. Overall a great wax but I'm going with nano sealant next
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I love it. It's still beading after over a year but that's because of how often the car is garaged and driven. Overall a great wax but I'm going with nano sealant next
I've always been curious to see how it compares to the Insignis line. Do you own a pot or was it just applied by your detailer?
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Looks good I like it
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I've always been curious to see how it compares to the Insignis line. Do you own a pot or was it just applied by your detailer?
Nope just applied by my detailer. The added cost was minimal in regards to the paint correction so I was like why not give one of the "best waxes" out there a try
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Looks great man. I wish I could do the same for my Jerez Black M. One tough color to keep clean
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Looks great man. I wish I could do the same for my Jerez Black M. One tough color to keep clean
Be happy you don't have jet black
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Looks great man. I wish I could do the same for my Jerez Black M. One tough color to keep clean
This was definitely one of the tougher blacks I've had to deal with. Not an easy color indeed.
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Thanks Piet! It came out great.
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looking good piet!
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Be happy you don't have jet black
Exactly
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Lol. "After couple of hours. " I'm sure a few more than couple.
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