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      09-28-2012, 05:31 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, 05:42 AM   #2
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Wow.... beautiful job! SGM is an awesome color!
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      09-28-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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Amazing! I need to put some TLC into mine.
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      09-28-2012, 09:40 AM   #4
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Looking sharp!

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      09-29-2012, 03:00 AM   #5
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Looking sharp!

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Thanks for the supplies Greg!

If anybody needs any detailing supplies, DI is the way to go! Best prices, best promos!
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Glad to assist you and I'm happy to hear this car is back looking like new again!

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      10-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #7
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Any before pics? What all products did you use? Looks Saweet!
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Great job! Looking to do mine this week
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Great job! Looking to do mine this week
Good luck! Share some pics if you have the time!
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      10-10-2012, 02:18 AM   #10
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Any before pics? What all products did you use? Looks Saweet!
I didn't take any before pics unfortunately.

Here's a rundown of everything I used:

My cart with detailedimage:

1 Poorboy's World Wheel Sealant - 8 oz
1 Poorboy's World Liquid Natty's Blue Wax - 16 oz 1 Poorboy's World Black Hole - 16 oz
1 Chemical Guys Citrus Wash & Gloss - 16 oz
1 DI Brushes EZ Detail Brush - Full Size
1 CarPro Eraser Intensive Oil and Polish Cleaner - 16 oz
2 DI Accessories Dispenser Bottles - 2 oz
1 Lake Country Yellow Cutting Pad - 3 inch
1 Lake Country Orange Light Cutting Pad - 3 inch
1 DI Accessories Sheepskin Wash Mitt without thumb
2 DI Microfiber Waffle Weave Drying Towel - 36" x 24"
1 DI Microfiber Ultra Plush Two Sided Towel - 16" x 16"
1 Lake Country Tire Dressing Applicator
2 DI Accessories Yellow Foam Applicator Pad
1 Lake Country White Polishing Pad - 5.5 inch
1 Lake Country Black Finishing Pad - 5.5 inch
1 Lake Country Orange Light Cutting Pad - 5.5 inch
1 Lake Country Yellow Cutting Pad - 5.5 inch
1 Lake Country Hydro Tech Crimson Ultra Fine Finishing Pad - 5.5 inch
1 Lake Country 3" Backing Plate for Porter Cable 7424 XP - 73 mm
2 Lake Country Snappy Clean Pad Cleaner

Some things that weren't included in the cart:

(purchased at walmart and target for much cheaper)


Meguiar's Ultimate Compound (more intensive paint repair)
Meguiar's Scratch X 2.0 (for swirls and light scratches)
Meguiar's Clay Kit
Lots of cheap microfibers
Porter Cable 7427xp

Some things that were not purchased that I would highly recommend:


Wool pad and meguiar's m105 for tough scratches (I was afraid of using these products on my first detail)
meguiar's m205
Blackfire Total Polish and Seal
Perhaps a different wax. The natty's liquid wax was quite watery and ended up getting soaked up by the pad too quickly.

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for your first time it looks great!!!
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      10-20-2012, 11:55 PM   #12
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I need to detail my sgm asap as well...this thread has just set my mind on doing it tomorrow haha
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      10-21-2012, 03:36 AM   #13
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I need to detail my sgm asap as well...this thread has just set my mind on doing it tomorrow haha
Nice! Keep us posted! Im just waiting on another batch of supplies to fix up some deep scratches and paint chips. Another update soon to come and I'll be sure to post before pics this time around!
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