BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > E90/E92 M3 Technical Topics > Wash, Wax, Detail, Cosmetic Maintenance & Repairs
Post Reply
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      10-02-2011, 07:42 PM   #1

Drives: M3
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: USA

iTrader: (0)

Tips on polishing the hood

So I have not used my PC on my car yet and was wondering how people deal with the vents and the bulge in the hood. Moreso the powerdome is the issue as the vents can be taped off.

Do you use the regular size pads or do you get really small ones to detail around the power bulge?

Any tips would be great!
Appreciate 0
      10-02-2011, 10:56 PM   #2
Lieutenant Colonel
warp10's Avatar

Drives: 2011 M3 Jet Black:ZCP, ZCV, ZP
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Atlanta, Ga

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 M3  [5.00]
2011 28i X3  [0.00]
subscribed, would like to hear some ideas as well
Appreciate 0
      10-03-2011, 09:33 AM   #3
Lieutenant Colonel
Templar's Avatar

Drives: 2011 E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: One of the coasts...

iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW M3  [5.00]
Well you should have the 5 inch backing plate with your PC. Did you get that or do you just have that big white foam pad that came with it? If you don't have the backing plate, I highly recommend that. Use that and you can use 5.5 and 6.5 inch pads. In all honesty, they are big enough to do large panels but still small enough to manage some more delicate areas. I used it on my hood with no problems around the dome. The vents I taped off around the edges with painters tape and once I was done with the PC I did the smaller areas by hand. You could always just use an applicator and polish by hand too. Of course it takes a bit more work, but it is doable.
'11 BMW E92 ///M3 - ZCP and DCT
'15 Ford F-250 - Lariat, 6.7 Powerstroke Turbo-diesel
Appreciate 0
Post Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:30 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.,,,,,,,,, logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST