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Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
11-11-2011, 10:37 AM
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Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
So I thought I should start a thread on my car, Starting with how it looks currently & then as I progress I will update on it.

So to start, it does not look to bad from far, when its is clean..

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Some bad RDS's on the bonnet, Wont get these out
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Swirls on all panels, Found it difficulty to get them showing in the photos
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Normal old age dirt in hard to reach places that normal washing does not get to
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Some contamination in the paint, like black stuff but it does not come off with washing, but when water gets on it it leaves clean water marks, this happens on most of the car, pollution etc I think is the cause
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Wheel arches/wells
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Some paint transfer from someone who must have bumped my car as it was defiantly not me
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Cleaned the exhaust today as well
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Some random reflection shots
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E90 orange peal
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Sorry for the crappy paintshopping of numberplate, dont have my laptop today so no photoshop..
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12-11-2011, 07:02 PM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
You have your work cut out for you.
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12-11-2011, 07:10 PM
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So you have some work to do. Bluebiggrin
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13-11-2011, 05:32 AM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
(12-11-2011 07:02 PM)calypso Wrote:  You have your work cut out for you.

+1

Dont even attempt to do that over one weekend...
Maybe tackle one thing at a time Thumb

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13-11-2011, 12:09 PM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
I would start with a couple of small brushes and clean out all the dirt first.

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14-11-2011, 04:39 AM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
I plan on doing it bit by bit over December & Jan when I have some free time. I want to start with the wheels & wheel wells... & while the wheels are off, clean up the rusted sections of the brake disks & paint them black..

Will be getting a floor jack as well to make the process easier..

Will update on the progress as I am still deciding & putting together my kit.
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15-11-2011, 11:18 AM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
(14-11-2011 04:39 AM)andrewbuch Wrote:  I plan on doing it bit by bit over December & Jan when I have some free time. I want to start with the wheels & wheel wells... & while the wheels are off, clean up the rusted sections of the brake disks & paint them black..

Will be getting a floor jack as well to make the process easier..

Will update on the progress as I am still deciding & putting together my kit.

Pictures throughout the process! Clap

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15-11-2011, 02:43 PM
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Let me know when you plan on staring, will be keen to come through and help (read watch) you work Bluebiggrin

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16-11-2011, 07:29 AM
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Best of luck with your project bud Thumb
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16-11-2011, 01:16 PM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
(15-11-2011 11:18 AM)onyx Wrote:  Pictures throughout the process! Clap

Definatly Bluebiggrin

(15-11-2011 02:43 PM)Sankekur Wrote:  Let me know when you plan on staring, will be keen to come through and help (read watch) you work Bluebiggrin


Cool Cool, Starting a job as well so might be Detailing at night time Bluebiggrin

Thats the same "help" as when I helped with my oil service Bluebiggrin

(16-11-2011 07:29 AM)Carn Wrote:  Best of luck with your project bud Thumb


Thanks Bluebiggrin

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22-11-2011, 04:01 PM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
So I had a few hours today, so decided to start with a wheel & wheel well...

Only got a few photos, & not so many afters as its raining now...

Under the badge (getting a new one so thought to clean under here)

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Around the grills (got some new ones, so cleaned before fitting)

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Wheel well

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After

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Sorry for the Quality of pics, Cellphone Camera sucks..

Will need to try taking some more next time..

I also started cleaning the back of the mag wheel, its going to take a few goes as its really dirty..

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07-12-2011, 12:58 PM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
Some wax testing: http://www.waxon.co.za/showthread.php?tid=1730

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11-12-2011, 05:44 PM
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That's a very nice work you've done. Clap
The after pics speak for themselves.

Just do it, one at a time n keep posting too Thumb
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11-12-2011, 11:26 PM
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Those arches are really something to behold! Bluebiggrin

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12-12-2011, 11:05 AM
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RE: Andrewbuch's E46 318i - Detailing thread
Posts going be slow for a while Sad

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12-12-2011, 03:42 PM
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Just read about it on bmwfanatics......

What a douchebag!

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13-12-2011, 02:04 PM (This post was last modified: 13-12-2011 02:04 PM by Sankekur.)
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We (as drivers) should have stickers made "Think Car" and stick them on our cars Bluebiggrin

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13-12-2011, 02:07 PM
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That guy needs a sticker that reads : THINK ROBOT = STOP

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