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Old 04-26-2013, 10:38 AM
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DetailersDomain.com - Much needed paint correction on this BMW M5 e39

A great customer came to us with his "NEW" to him BMW M5 e39 - it was mechanically in great condition and to the best of his knowledge at pick up was "Detailed". After a couple of washes he was a bit surprised to see how his "NEW" car looked. He called us up and we were brought on to fix all the dealers mistakes.

Subject: BMW M5
Requirement: Customer requested to fix his paint on his new to him M5. Glaze when used under the wrong hands is just not good.

Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with Adam's Car Wash
- Decon with Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish
- Last step - Auto Finesse Desire
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

Adam's Car Wash
Wolf's Decon Gel - Iron Remover
Stoner's Tarminator
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6
Auto Finesse Desire Premium Carnauba Wax
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR75
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Before - take a look at the severe paint damage and imperfections.





















Our go to wheel cleaner - Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner - and some brushes used to clean the wheels. Tires were scrubbed with some APC and a Tire Brush







Exhaust tips were cleaned up




We always find more dirt and grime on tires even after hitting them with a brush and apc.... what we do is hit them up with Stoner's Tarminator and a MF Towel, take a look at what we were able to pull off.



Take a look at the transformation in our 50/50 shots. - We got our results using the Rupes Bigfoot LHR21, Rupes Bigfoot LHR15, Rupes Bigfoot LHR75, Menzerna FG400 and Sonax Nano Polish, our last step wash Auto Finesse Desire.

No specific order - random shots of the process.








Afters






















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Holly Cow! The stuff that dealer used must have a lot of filler material in it. He did the right thing by bringing his car to you guys. Great job.
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Old 04-26-2013, 02:21 PM
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Wow Phil what a beautiful restoration of a classic E39, so glad you were able to bring it back to showroom condition, I'm sure you all had heart attacks when it pulled up!
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That was nasty swirl or buffer gone bad paint damage!

Great job on the correction resulting to a like new car now!
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How much would it be to do a x5 like this? How long does it last?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:37 AM
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We always find more dirt and grime on tires even after hitting them with a brush and apc.... what we do is hit them up with Stoner's Tarminator and a MF Towel, take a look at what we were able to pull off.



Phil I just tried this over the weekend with my wife's tires, even after scrubbing 3 times with APC and a brush/sponge they were still brown!

I waited till the tires were mostly dry and took a couple of my Costco special MF towels (36ct for 17 bucks sorry Phil that they aren't Ubers, but they are my throwaways I keep just for these kind of jobs, with all the grime on there its cheaper to just toss them after than to throw them in the wash and waste Micro-Restore on them, I wouldn't use my Uber plush or Uber Ultra microfibers for this) with some TARMINATOR, and scrubbed off the grime, tires looked new again! I had to use 2 towels for the 4 tires and the towels were completely black when I was done!

For anyone who's tires may have been neglected recently, try some Tarminator first. Remember, a good dressing like Super VRT is only going to be as good as the prep work cleaning the tires beforehand!
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