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New Car Detail - Alpine White MY20 G01 BMW X3 xDrive 20d M Sport

Bristle Hound Dec 8, 2019

  1. Bristle Hound

    Bristle Hound Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    My last three new cars I have asked the Dealer not to do any prep what so ever
    However I didn't fancy the whole new car prep thing this time & just let the Dealer prep the car, which in all honestly, had me holding my breath a little

    I had a few issues on collection with the cleanliness of the X3 on collection but nothing major and the supplying Dealer sorted me out with over £200 worth of freebies so happy enough for a bit of dirt lol

    The main thing is the cars paintwork was fine. No scratches or swirls that I could see, even under the strong LED lights in my garage
    After the pre-washing/shampoo the paint was squeeky clean so didn't require a full decontamination IMHO

    As usual no 'in progress' photos
    Didn't get to my usual photo shoot location as I didn't have time, so that will have to wait

    Detail as done -

    Strong pre-wash with ValetPro Citrus Pre-Wash
    Snow foamed with CarChem's SF
    2 bucket wash with MF Madness Incredimitt & a strong mix of G3 Detox shampoo
    Lower 1/2 of bodywork decontaminated with CP Iron-X (which turned out to be unnecessary)
    Bodywork prep'ed with Bilt Hamber Cleanser Fluid
    2 x coats of Gyeon Q2 Cure applied with short MF & buffed off with a plush MF
    Door & boot shuts treated with Gyeon Q2 Cure
    2 x coats of Planet Polish Wheel Seal & Shine applied to the wheels
    Tyres dressed with Meguairs Endurance Tyre Gel
    Exhaust tips cleaned and sealed with Britemax Final Shine sealent
    Under bonnet cleaned with APC
    Interior surfaces cleaned with Sonax Xtreme Interior Cleaner
    Interior glass cleaned with CP Eraser
    Exterior glass cleaned with Rain-X Glass Cleaner & Rain Repellent (Got some Dodo Juice Supernatural Glass Sealant left so will apply that when it gets a bit warmer)

    (Leather interior to be cleaned / sealed with Colourlock Cleaner & Leather Shield later on this week - pic's to follow)

    A few pic's -

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    I'm really pleased with how it looks, having not used Cure for some time. The pic's don't do the finish justice TBH

    Thanks for looking :thumbs up:


    https://www.audi-sport.net/xf/threads/bhs-alpine-white-my20-g01-bmw-x3-xdrive-20d-m-sport.404731/
     
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  3. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Registered User

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    Looks mint! Got an x3 in the unit tomorrow for the same job.

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  4. V6_Man

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    Cracking job as always BH. X3 looking stunning mate
     
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  5. Bristle Hound

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    @RS03_SEN @V6_Man - Thanks fella's :thumbs up:
     
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  6. A4A4

    A4A4 Owner of a Shiny Daytona

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    Can't see any of the pictures!

    But knowing you it will look superb anyway.


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    Likey, likey.
     
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  7. Bristle Hound

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    @A4A4 - Thanks buddy :thumbs up:

    Can't understand what the probs are with the pics are TBH
    They're all links to Imgur so wondering whether its your browser
     
  8. NevMan

    NevMan Well known member

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    Col, looking awesome, but when you say Gyeon Pure, do you mean Cure? As you said 2 coats of Pure (ceramic) but then stated you hadn’t used Cure for awhile.
     
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  9. Bristle Hound

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    @X3man - Thanks Nev :thumbs up:
    [​IMG] ! Thing is I'd put 'Cure' at the bottom of the post. I was obviously thinking about myself with the Pure ;) lol
    Thanks for the heads up - post editted
     
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  10. Moon

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    Looks amazing :respekt:
     
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  11. SPIKE_JCW

    SPIKE_JCW Vorsprung durch Technik

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    Congrats on the new X3 and great work on getting it super shiny. Have you have plans to seal the wheels?
     
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  13. Bristle Hound

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    @Moon - Cheers buddy :thumbs up:
    @SPIKE_S3 - Thanks :thumbs up:
    Gave up doing the whole wheel off ceramic coating a while ago
    Now I'm happy to just use PP WS&S & my wheel woolies to keep (or try to lol) on top of my wheels
     
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  14. SaraS3

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    Lovely and glossy. I would have liked another white one this time but got the dreaded black. . White is my favourite colour to look after. I'm trying to give mine it's first wash. I'm about to use korrosol on the bottom half for the first time if it stops raining. . Paintwork feels a bit rough around the bottom and I'd rather not clay it. I'll be using the planet polish on the wheels if I can find it in my garage
     
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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Nice looking "Screw"mobile mate lol tyres and wheels looking good but white paint ffs lol
     
  16. Bristle Hound

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    @SaraS3 - Thanks
    Love white TBH. I had a ibis white B8 A4 from new for 5 1/2 years & found it so easy to look after
    @jassyo06 - Screw mobile ?
    I’ve just accepted that we will never agree on anything buddy lol
    Oh & thanks, I think & Merry Christmas ! ;):D
     
  17. RS03_SEN

    RS03_SEN Registered User

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    Clearly never seen how good freshly detailed white cars look. I was never a fan until I did a golf and a Q3 recently. Looked superb.

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  18. Bristle Hound

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    @RS03_SEN - Agreed & thanks :thumbs up:
     
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  19. vigor

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    Nice job & thanks for sharing the products you used.
    May I ask how many hours it took you?
    Cheers, Paul


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  20. AlS3BE

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    lovely looking motor and great job on the detail. If you are feeling bored I have a couple of cars you can come round and do :thumbs up:
    Good to see real world results of the products you used. Sometimes it’s difficult picking the right product based on reviews as everyone’s expectations are difficult.
    Keep us posted on the longevity of those products used.
     
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  21. Bristle Hound

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    @vigor - Thanks Paul :thumbs up:
    The Detail, in total, too me around 6 1/2 hours
    @AlS3BE - Cheers :thumbs up:
    & nice try lol
    Will do :thumbs up:
     
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  22. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Screws=4 x 2s,The Filth,coppers,The Sweeney....etc White BMW X3s/X5s are frequently driven by the Police...lol
     
  23. RS03_SEN

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    Screws are prison officers. Get your lingo right!

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    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Going off tropic last they're all the same to me mate
     

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