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      09-28-2012, 05:26 AM   #1
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- Detailed a Neglected SGM Pre LCI E90 - [ First Attempt - 8 hours ]

I bought this e90 about two and a half months ago in pretty bad shape externally. After some reading through some tutorials here I decided to make an attempt on detailing. Big shout out to all those who contributed to the wealth of info and tutorials here!

So here are some shots after 8 hours of noob detailing (youtube videos made it look so easy to use a polisher!! Took me 2 hours and a huge mess to finally get the hang of it . Never touched a polisher or anything of the like before, but I guess I'm a slow learner too )

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      09-28-2012, 06:51 AM   #2
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      09-28-2012, 06:52 AM   #3
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Mad props! Car looks stunning!
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      09-28-2012, 07:18 AM   #4
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Good shine
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Damn! Great job!!!
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      09-28-2012, 11:08 AM   #7
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That looks awesome!
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great looking car!
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      09-28-2012, 12:34 PM   #9
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looks amazing. Great job!
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      09-28-2012, 12:38 PM   #10
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      09-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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      09-28-2012, 12:42 PM   #12
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wow this makes me want to try it myself...great job bro!
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Yea, that is a excellent job for someone that never did paint correction before. You must have some hidden talent and did plenty of research prior.

I guess now is a good time to mention I was never happy with the poor boys line up myself, you may want to look into menzerna or meguiars in the future. You will probably find the latter finish up easier. I remember when I used poor boys I had to keep finishing down a lot to get gloss back and if I wasn't getting enough correction I had to go to an aggressive polish and it really made it difficult from then to finish back up.
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It looks great! I am curious to see some before pics.
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I can only imagine how the car looked before.. in the shots after detail, it looks outstanding! For someone who's never done this before, this is very well done!

Those headlights, did they come with the car when you bought it or did you replace yourself? If so, do you mind me asking what brand and where from?

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i gotta do this soon!
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      09-28-2012, 02:20 PM   #18
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Need pics from before.
Looks like depo headlights.
Orange or red pad?
Very clean car
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wow came out great! car looks proper too!
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You sir, have done a nice job. The shine really pops. Now I really need to get to work on mine!

Curious about the kind of headlights too. Almost look like OSS rings.
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Amazing work. Paint looks perfect.
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