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      09-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #1
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e28 M5 cosmetic restoration

Hey all,
Just cataloging some work on a local 1988 e28 m5. Its been fully resprayed with 2 stage jet black several years ago. Interior is not in the best of shape and the owner plans on having the front seats redone.

Full 3 stage polish with Opticoat will be done here.

Spent a full 7 hours on the first stage.

1st degreased and cleaned the engine bay

before





this bucket was clear when I began....



condition of the paint on the hood....ready for some love



ouch



etching and lots of RIDS



all taped up



test section on hood



2 passes got me this, 2 more stages and it should end up a mirror.



video showing the difference vs what I started with.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWiJACZf0c0

Adams gorgeous s/c e39 M5 hanging out



trunk polished out.....damned good for 105 on purple wool.....killer combo for heavy correction



same treatment everywhere



corrected



as I left it tonight, ready for stage II



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      09-17-2012, 08:30 PM   #2
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ok guys back at it, finished the m5 last weekend just now getting to post, I was delayed by whats shown in the last photo .

out in the sun after stage 1.



after 105



after 106ff on white



After 85rd on black (stage 3)





reflection of Adams house




which is actually this photo flipped!



wheels are off



cleaning with Simple Green and Sonax



Engine bay is done prior to last wash before Opti-Coat



Car is totally done polishing, washed very carefully and then wiped down with ISP







Ready for the good stuff



Flashing off on the hood



on the doors



Done!





Hood outdoors just after Opti-coating, its still curing for sure




and the reason for my delay on these photos......she said yes

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      09-18-2012, 04:02 AM   #3
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great finish on the car. Only two years for the car to become so scratched wow.

Congratulations as well!
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Amazing.
Hats off to you sir
Swirl marks are rampant on my metallic black 2009 328i even after polishing it 2 months ago
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Good job! The car looks amazing!
Congratulations!!
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nice job, congratulations also!
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Those reflection pics are unreal, great job!
And congrats!
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Nice job on both aspects! Congrats!!
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awesome. crazy reflection picture. And congrats on the engagement.
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great finish on the car. Only two years for the car to become so scratched wow.

Congratulations as well!
It was not washed correctly or carefully apparently, or/and the paint shop didnt finish the job off very well.

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Amazing.
Hats off to you sir
Swirl marks are rampant on my metallic black 2009 328i even after polishing it 2 months ago
all in the washing techniques!

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Good job! The car looks amazing!
Congratulations!!
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Those reflection pics are unreal, great job!
And congrats!
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awesome. crazy reflection picture. And congrats on the engagement.
Thanks guys, its been nice being engaged! Already planning a destination wedding in Riviera Maya

I was very pleased with the end result on this one
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amazing!!!
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Looking good!

Congrats!

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This is incredible! Amazing restoration!

Most of all congrats on the good news!
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This is incredible! Amazing restoration!

Most of all congrats on the good news!
thanks!
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