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BMW645 enhancement detail

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  1. butler2.8i
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    An enhancement detail on a BMW645 which due to the amount of swirls was being robbed of any depth to the pant or reflections. Which stands out even more under the halogen spot light when doing the 50/50 shots

    And the dirt build up and zebra stripes on the roof was also letting the car down


    Products and equipment used

    Uber microfiber towels
    Chemical guy’s woolly mammoth drying towel
    3m yellow pads 150mm 75 mm
    3m blue pads 150mm 75mm
    140 mm Lake county ultimate last stage Pad
    Halogen site lights
    Makita rotary polisher
    DA Polisher
    Scholl s17+
    Scholl S40
    Carpro eraser
    303 convertible top cleaner
    303 high tech fabric guard
    Blackfire all finish paint protection
    Blackfire Midnight sun wax
    3m masking tape
    Meguiars APC
    Costco microfibre towels
    Meguiars hyper dressing
    Valet pro citrus bling
    Bilt Hamber AutoWheels
    Valet Pro PH neutral Snowfoam
    Valet pro tyre dressing
    AMDetails AMbubbles
    Bilt Hamber clay bar
    Autosmart Tardis
    Various brushes
    Kranzle pressure washer
    Carpro Sheepskin wash mitt
    Carpro Dlux
    Noodle wash mitt
    Carpro Lambs wool wash mitt
    Poorboys microfibre clothes
    Uber buffing clothes
    Autobrite Snow foam gun
    Chemical guys Jetseal 109
    Autobrite Repel
    Autosol metal polish
    00 grade wire wool


    Some photos of the car before I start

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    The car was then given its first coat of snow foam whilst this was dwelling I went round the car using APC in a foaming head bottle cleaning the fuel filler area and various gaps and grills. The snowfoam was then blasted off with the pressure washer, and then the car was given another coat of the same mix snowfoam and then cleaned off again at this point it started to rain so the car was brought into the unit.
    The car was washed using the 2 bucket method with grit guards in both buckets and a Carpro lambswool wash mitt.
    The car was then rinsed off using an open ended hose and I then went round the car with Tardis which was left to go to work before being wiped down with microfibre clothes. The car was then given a coat of Ironx again left to do its stuff before the car was washed doing using the pressure washer.
    The car was clayed using citrus bling and water mix (10 to 1) and a Bilt hamber soft clay bar which helped to pull more contaminates from the paint work it was then rewashed using the same method and dried using the woolly mammoth. As it was still raining the wheels where left until I could get the car back outside but they where cleaned using Bilt Hamber AutoWheels which is another new product to me which I’m really impressed with as fronts of the wheels was just given a coat of this and then left to dwell for a couple of minutes then removed using the pressure washer, the inner face’s of the wheels are in a very poor state I think the owner is looking at getting them powdercoated in the original silver finish as the really let the final look of the car down this is something we will be able to offer as part of our detailing packages soon.

    The arches where next and they where sprayed with APC and cleaned using various brushes and a noodle wash mitt. They where then sprayed with Tardis which was left do its stuff whilst I moved onto the next arch before going back and being wiped down with a microfibre cloth.




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    The roof was cleaned using the 303 cleaner which I did twice as the amount of muck and mold on the roof was unreal

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    Before I started polishing the car I decided to go round and dress the arches using Meguiars hyper dressing

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    I then taped the car up and went round with various yellow 3m pads and Scholl s17+ polish, each panel was given a wipe down with carpro eraser after polishing to check finish and remove any polishing oils.
    After this I went back round the car with the Scholl s40 and a the 3m pads to give the finish a little more depth

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    The Roof of the car was given its first coat 303 fabric guard which was left to dry over night before a second coat was added
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    I then went round the car and applied a coat of Blackfire all finish paint protection using the DA and the lake county pad which was left before being buffed using Uber buffing towels.

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    At the end of the first day

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    The car was given 2 coats of the Midnight sun wax leaving approx 60min between each coat again buffed using Uber buffing towels

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    The plastic trim was dressed using Carpro Dlux which is a cracking product which a little goes a long way and gives a stunning finish.

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    After this I ceaned the glass and gave them all 2 coats of Autobrite repel and also gave the arches another coat of hyper dressing and dressed the tyres using the Valet pro tyre dressing. Alloys sealed using 2 coats of Chemical guys Jetseal 109


    Exhaust was cleaned up using Autosol metal polish and 00 grade wire wool


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    And a little beading shot

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    [May 11, 2012]
    Nice work Shaun .... see your getting the unit up and running nice and quick.

    Just a side note some of the pictures were a little out of focus which makes then a bit difficult to see.
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    You have your own unit now eh? Wow, Im impressed. From starting out doing this on your drive to setting up properly, yeah good on ya mate.

    Best of luck with your business.

    Ps. The BMW looks great :icon_thumright:
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    Cheers Jen i thnik i`ve killed my camera as i dropped it getting out of the car, need to go camera shopping asap:yes:
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    Cheers matey have a pop in sometime :thumbsup:
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    [May 11, 2012]
    Will do mate, where's your unit at?
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    [May 11, 2012]
    North East Car Care
    Unit 1F Ullswater Road
    Longhill Industrial Estate
    Hartlepool
    TS25 1UE
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    [May 12, 2012]
    Shaun, you sharing a unit with Jonathan, Retrofits?
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    [May 17, 2012]
    Sure am matey
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