This car belongs to my younger brother, and today we were going to freshen it up, it’s generally cleaned once a week and its very well looked after, but the paintwork felt like sandpaper and was in desperate need of claying/glazing/waxing. It will get a full correctional detail, but that’ll be after his 19”s and Coilovers go on
On with the detail.
The car wasn’t looking too bad before, just very dirty wheels.
I sprayed Bilberry onto the rims and let it do the business for a few minutes, can’t quite remember the dilution ratio, all I know is that this stuff is the best wheel cleaner I’ve come across and it just gets all the muck off! Saving a lot of time on the detail, no need for wheel brushes etc (sometimes anyway)
That was just spraying the bilberry on and jet washing it off, next up was to pre jet wash the car then snow foam it:
I love the bulky presence of the pre-facelift E46; the facelift is much slicker, but this shape much more “meaner” imo
The foam was followed with the 2BM method using Megs wash mitt and Megs Shampoo plus and then clayed using Megs quick clay.
This was just the bootlid
Bonnet wasn’t much better
After the car was clayed, it was then rinsed again:
The car was washed again via the 2BM and dried using the Sonus Der Wonder. The engine bay was next up, hadn’t been cleaned since he got the car:
Megs Super degreaser was used to clean the engine bay and this brush (which is a must for detailing, gets in loads of spots and a bargain at Ł2.99!!), then rinsed off with the hose on very very light pressure.
Once dried it was treated with some Aerospace 303 and a Megs Applicator Pad like this:
Which left this as a final result (I was very happy with this ) :
The roof was cleaned with AG Fabric Hood Maintenance Kit and the sealed with Renovo:
Following which the car was glazed using Clearkote Vanilla Moose Hand Glaze:
The grilles and exhaust were cleaned using Megs NXT Generation All Metal Polysh:
Then I applied 1 layer of Collinte 476 and then 1 layer of Vics Concours for todays LSPs. The car was hovered inside and glass done using Megs NXT Generation Glass Cleaner, tyres dressed with Blackfire Long Lasting Tyre Gel and here are the final shots:
(Don’t worry the l.e.d.s are getting ordered next week )
This is my favourite shot of the bunch!
Louis has a mod list that is stacking up including, 19” grey CSL rims (with wider rears), KW V2 coilovers, new m-tec steering wheel, electric folding mirrors but most importantly the l.e.d. rear lights which are getting ordered next week!
Info/questions/advice, all appreciated.