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      12-15-2014, 11:59 AM   #1
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New BMW M3 - Mineral White/Sahkir Orange gets the works

Subject: BMW M3 Mineral White/Sahkir Orange

Requirements: New Car Prep - Full Front Xpel Ultimate Clear Film - Spring Installation - SS Lines - Spacers

Here is a list of products used on the interior.

1Z einszett Cockpit
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Barrier
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
1Z einszett Gummi Pflege Stift Rubber Care Stick

Metro Jumbo Vac n Blow
Uber Leather and Carpet Brush
Uber Microfiber Towels
Uber Microfiber Applicator Pad


Products used on the exterior:

1Z einszett Glanz Shampoo
Uber Clay Bar
Sonax Fall Out Remover
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
NanoSkin AutoScrub Mitt
Sonax Perfect Finish
Sonax Polymer Net Shield
Adam's Super VRT
Menzerna Top Inspection
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

Tools used
Metro Jumbo Vac n Blow
Uber Leather and Carpet Brush
Uber Microfiber Towels
Uber Microfiber Applicator Pad
Uber Quick Detail MF Towels
Uber All Purpose MF Towels
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster


Let's start with the interior clean up first.

We pulled out all the wrapper and a few of the decals on the glass. Did a vac and wipe down with a cockpit cleaner, followed by a nice leather cleaning and conditioning to prevent denim transfer. Glass was done as well as door jambs were sealed.

Before




Removing the tags and wrapper left in the car






















Leather cleaning and conditioning - even though the car is new I decided to clean with Leather Master Strong Cleaner followed with Leather Master Barrier to do some preventive maintenance to protect the leather from denim transfer.








Door Jambs cleaned and protected - Sonax Polymer Net Shield was used on the jambs


Door seals cleaned and protected with 1Z einszett Gummi - great way to keep them fresh and new as well as during the winter months its keeps your doors from freezing shut.



After shots








Exterior

Moving on to the exterior prep and Xpel Ultimate installation.

Before shots









Wheel cleaning - Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus and various brushes


Uber Boar's Hair Brush for the lugs


Wheel Woolies for behind the spokes and the first 1/2 of the inner wheel barrels


EZ Detail Brush for the back half of the wheels and in between the calipers and wheels - super tight especially with the stock 19's.


Smaller Wheel Woolies for between the spokes


Adam's Boulder Brush for the face of the wheels - super gentle.


Rinse them off.





Decon with Sonax Fallout Remover (it pulled up quite a bit of iron particles and fallout with only a few hundred miles on it)








After all the decon wash pressure washed off we foam the car





Rinse and blow dry



With the darker/matte wheels I have found we always need to go back and hit them up with a detail spray to ensure they are perfectly clean.


Washed and Dried - next up clay bar



Making sure the car is perfect prior to the Xpel Ultimate Clear Film installation. A good polish with Sonax Perfect Finish and the Rupes LHR21 with Rupes Yellow Pad.


After the complete prep we made sure all the areas that were getting protected with Xpel were cleaned a few times with an IPA wipe down.

Areas being covered - front bumper, full front fenders, full hood, mirrors, headlights, a pillars, front of the roof, door cups, full side skirts, luggage area on the back bumper and behind the rear wheels on the rear bumper.





















Some final touches -
Glass cleaned after the Xpel Ultimate was installed -





Getting the tires cleaned and dressed - using Stoner's Tarminator, Auto Finesse Obilitarate, Adam's Super VRT









No after shots with the stock set up we went to Ben and Mark at Rogue Engineering for some goodies.

Rogue Engineering installed H&R Springs, Rogue Engineering Spacers 12 mm, and Rogue Engineering Stainless Steel Brake Lines

stock


H&R



RE 12MM Spacers Front and Rear



RE SS Lines



Stock




RE SS lines installed


Back at DD it was cleaned it up and took some final shots.

Inside







Outside












Hope you enjoyed it, email me with any questions about this write up or anything else detailed related.
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      12-16-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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That's some amazing work and my favorite exterior color
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      12-16-2014, 10:05 PM   #3
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thank you
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      12-17-2014, 07:49 PM   #4
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The fallout remover is some amazing stuff! I couldn't believe how much stuff was on the car in on month, and I only drove it twice in that month! It dissolved so much more than the iron out stuff I was using, with less smell too.
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      12-18-2014, 09:54 AM   #5
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yes it's a great product and does a great job removing the elements during the wash cycle.
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great job, thanks for listing the products use. I have yet to try sonax. If only they are easily available in Vancouver.
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Looks great!

I have to ask: What is that foaming gun you were using for this detail and how does it compare to the foaming tool that you sell on your site?
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Amazing job!
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      02-28-2015, 05:13 PM   #9
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Fantastic job!

Did you have to cut the film when applying it to the bumper? It is a very complex surface, so I would be very impressed if you managed to apply it without visible cuts.
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thanks on the bumper we used a pre cut version from xpel so no blade on the bumper.
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Beautiful work as always Phil!
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