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BMW 5 Series Detail
07-03-2011, 10:23 PM
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BMW 5 Series Detail
The time came to give the wife's car a detail ... permission was finally obtained. Not really! Bluebiggrin

Due to time constraints I split the detail over two weekends; initially focusing on the wheels, chassis and engine before polishing the body panels and cleaning the interior.

Some befores:
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Did the usual rinse, foam, wash with CG Maxi-Suds II and Blade APC, followed by claying using the Megs Smooth Surface kit, before drying and taping the car for polishing:

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Here's a quick before and after pic once I completed a single hit (6 section passes) with Menz Power Gloss on a green LC pad.

Before:
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After 1 x 6 passes:
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I eventually polished each panel 3 x 6 passes with the Power Gloss and green LC pad before completing with Final Finish on a yellow 3M polishing pad.

Here are some before/after pics from the previous week:

Wheels were removed, cleaned using APC and clayed before being sealed with Wolfgang Deep Gloss paint sealant 3.0:
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While the wheels were off the car, I gave the calipers, wheel arch's trim and sound insulating material a good scrub with APC:
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I gave the exhaust pipes the same treatment as with with Audi ... MacGyver'd a wool bonnet over a drill bit and let loose for about 5 minutes on each side. Here's a comparison between the two (right pipe was only hand polished at this stage):
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The engine was sprayed with APC, brushed and rinsed before the Megs Engine Dressing was applied and wiped:
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Interior was vacuumed, leather cleaned using a mild APC dilution, brushed and wiped. Megs leather foam was allowed to soak before being wiped off. Sonax matt cockpit cleaner was applied to the other bits:
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Car was then re-washed, dried and a coat of Wolfgang Deep Gloss paint sealant 3.0 applied and allowed to cure overnight. The next day a final coat of Collinite Marque de Elegance was applied and the wheels dressed with Megs Endurance tyre gel.

The afters:
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Thanks for looking!
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08-03-2011, 07:11 AM
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RE: BMW 5 Series Detail
Nice through work... I hope the wife was happy with the results. :-)
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08-03-2011, 07:43 AM
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Outstanding work and great results
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08-03-2011, 10:08 AM
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Nice work man! Love the sound of those bmw v8s!
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08-03-2011, 04:44 PM
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Looking good bud, sure the wife was pleased Thumb

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08-03-2011, 06:53 PM
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Great work Lambros !!!
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08-03-2011, 07:53 PM
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Great job. Well done. Love the pipes.
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10-03-2011, 02:25 PM
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Its very nice man Clap Outstanding job. Clap

btw, which speeds you used for the Power Gloss and the Final Finish?

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10-03-2011, 04:20 PM
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RE: BMW 5 Series Detail
Thanks for comments guys!

(10-03-2011 02:25 PM)zckid Wrote:  Its very nice man Clap Outstanding job. Clap

btw, which speeds you used for the Power Gloss and the Final Finish?

Thanks

Thanks zckid! I started with 5.5 (Shield DAS6) and medium pressure for the Power Gloss and reduced to 4 on the final passes. I Kept the Final Finish speed at 3 with very light pressure.
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10-03-2011, 09:51 PM
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Really nice work bud.
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