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Pink to red BMW enhancement detail

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by butler2.8i, Apr 8, 2012.

  1. butler2.8i
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    I did an enhancement detail on a friends imola red BMW which due to the amount of swirls robbing the paint of any depth or reflection it looked more of a pink colour to be honest. Which stands out even more under the halogen spot light when doing the 50/50 shots


    Products and equipment used

    Uber microfiber towels
    Chemical guy’s woolly mammoth drying towel
    3m yellow pads 150mm 75 mm
    140 mm Constant Pressure Glazing Pad
    Halogen site lights
    Makita rotary polisher
    DA Polisher
    Scholl s17+
    Red moose machine glaze
    3m masking tape
    Meguiars APC
    Costco microfibre towels
    Maxolen Blue star A-Z dressing
    Valet pro citrus bling
    AMDetails AM Wheels
    AMDetails AM Foam
    AMDetails AMbubbles
    AMDetails clay bar
    Autosmart Tardis
    Various brushes
    Karcher pressure washer
    Noodle wash mitt
    Lambs wool wash mitt
    Poorboys microfibre clothes
    Uber buffing clothes
    Snow foam gun
    Chemical guy’s 50/50 wax
    Chemical guys Jetseal 109
    Rainx
    Autosol metal polish

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    I first got on with the wheels and also so the arches. The wheels where cleaned using AM Wheels 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 so I think ken is looking at getting them powdercoated in the original silver finish as the really let the final look of the car down. Next the wheels where given a coat of ironx which again was left to dwell before being removed with the pressure washer. 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 car was then given its first coat of snow foam

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    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 whilst this was still on the car I washed it using AM bubbles which is a new product to me and must say I am really impressed as it gives the water a really slick feel to it which seems to help the mitt just glide across the car and has a cracking fruity smell which is slightly addictive. The car was washed using the 2 bucket method with grit guards in both buckets and a 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 AMDetail 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.


    Before I started polishing the car I decided to go round and dress the arches using a new product to me which is Maxolen Blue star A-Z dressing, I’m loving the finish this gives and a little seems to go a long way
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    A few 50/50 shots using my site lights, final fixed thank to Andy lol

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    I then taped the car up and went round with various yellow 3m pads and Scholl s17+ polish
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    I then went round the car and applied a coat of red moose machine glaze using the DA and the lake county glazing pad which was left before being buffed using uber buffing towels.

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    The car was then given 2 coats of Chemical guys 50/50 wax leaving approx 30min between each coat again buffed using uber buffing towels
    Also gave the arches another coat of Blue star A-Z dressing and also used the same product on the tyres. Alloys sealed using Chemical guys Jetseal 109
    Exhaust was cleaned up using Autosol metal polish and a microfibre cloth but I forgot to get any photos


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    What a transformation,thanks for sharing.
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    Nice work, the 50/50's really show what a state it was in. What's your views on the red moose glaze? I've been looking at that for mine but haven't seen any reviews.
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    Fantastic transformation! nice work :)
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    Its a really good glaze which you can use it by hand or machine i mainly use my DA to apply though as it speeds things up and also gives a nice even coat, leaves a nice slick finish and cracking depth to the paint.
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    Thats great mate thanks. I've got a DA that I normally use for my jetseal, but I'm always looking for better products and better results.
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