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Mobile Image : ///M Powah
19-04-2009, 08:56 PM
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Mobile Image : ///M Powah
Last weekend marked the return, albeit breif, to regular detailing having spent the better part of the last 2 months doing work at the Michelangelo Towers for one of our clients.

This particular detail is one I have been personally looking forward to for quite some time and is none other than a jerez black E92 M3 Drool


I'll start where we usually do with the wheels but alas, we were pressed for time on this one and I didn't get as many pics as I would have liked during the course of the detail Nono

Anyways onto the wheels, as you can see not much in the way of visible dirt.
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Sonax Xtreme Rim Cleaner applied and left to do it's thing
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As I said the rims were pretty free from brake dust as evidenced by the lack of purple run-off from the wheels
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Having attended to the wheels we turned our attention to getting the vehicle washed and rinsed followed by mild claying. The car, despite its relatively good appearance, was riddled with surface contaminants. The bonnet and roof were the worst affected, being so bad one could feel them through the wash mitts and requiring 2 passes to get the surface feeling silky smooth Uhoh2

Clay after the 2nd pass on the carbon roof
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With the wash & claying completed the car was given a final rinse before being dried and returned to it's lair to be taped up and inspected under the lights.

Tape job
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The paint defects were relatively mild, not much in the way of serious swirls and haziness with only a few deeper RIDS along the way.

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With the taping completed and the car given a thorough once over with the halogens we got started trying to find a suitable combo that would knock back the mild swirling and restore some extra clarity to the paint. In the end we wound up using a combination of Menz FA and SIP on yellow 3M pads worked via rotary at 1500-1800rpm's. The above mentioned combo destroyed almost all of the swirls and did a terrific job of bringing out the flake and gloss in the paint.

Again applogies for the lack of progress pics but we pretty much got stuck in and didn't stop until we were done.

Grant saw something he liked while we were busy on the rear end and snapped these 2 quickies
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With the correction work completed the car was given a final rinse and wash before being re-dried and the finishing touches applied. LSP for the day was CG's M-Seal topped with AG's HD wax (thanks for the test pot Siya Bluebiggrin )

As it was already dark I used the halogens in the garage to try and shed some light on the car before snapping a few reflection shots.

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Carbon roof
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Not wanting to miss out on the opportunity for some daylight pics, having been couped up in the basements of the Michelangelo for some time, I returned the following morning to get some photo's out in the sun.

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Carbon roof again
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Power Dome
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Some reflection shots
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Finished wheels
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Overall this one didn't dissappoint and was another fun days detailing Wink

Thanks for looking.

David : 083 642 2118
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19-04-2009, 09:15 PM
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Sex Wee = Understatement

Awesome job guys!!
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19-04-2009, 10:51 PM
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Thats awesome. The detailing is not bad either Bluebiggrin
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20-04-2009, 09:32 AM
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Lurvly result - Well Done Guys.

Question: - How does the VSP stuff which protects against stone chips react to polishing ? Does it take alot of extra elbow grease ?

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20-04-2009, 10:21 AM
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Oh wow, what an amazing job on an even more amazing car Wink

Did you guys get to go for a spin?

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20-04-2009, 08:30 PM
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Thanks guys Wink

(20-04-2009 09:32 AM)Banshee Wrote:  Lurvly result - Well Done Guys.

Question: - How does the VSP stuff which protects against stone chips react to polishing ? Does it take alot of extra elbow grease ?

We don't touch it unless the client expressly asks for it to be done. We have done it before, low speed, soft pad and mild polish (Menz FA) but you need to watch the heat and it doesn't always make all that much of a difference in the end.


(20-04-2009 10:21 AM)freerider Wrote:  Oh wow, what an amazing job on an even more amazing car Wink

Did you guys get to go for a spin?

Thanks dude, no spin no. Maybe when we go back to do his other toy we might wangle a spin. Its a DCT as well so it should be properly quick Bluebiggrin

On a side note we got to take a 135i for a quick spin, very impressive machine indeed with some serious poke. Terrific motor car all round Drool

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20-04-2009, 08:39 PM
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Congrats on a magnificent detail! Man does that black pop! Well done!

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21-04-2009, 12:25 AM
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Great job. Well done guys.
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21-04-2009, 10:59 AM
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Excellent word Rustbucket / Carn, another happy client. Also glad that you are out of the dungens of the Michaelangelo.

See that you have rewarded yourself with new sneakers or did you detail your old pair.
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21-04-2009, 08:18 PM
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(21-04-2009 10:59 AM)Starvekos Wrote:  Excellent word Rustbucket / Carn, another happy client. Also glad that you are out of the dungens of the Michaelangelo.

See that you have rewarded yourself with new sneakers or did you detail your old pair.

Thanks dude, will post the sneaker detail at a later stage Bluebiggrin

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