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      09-13-2012, 08:29 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.







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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Sharp! How many hours?
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Looking awesome!
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where are the After pics of the engine!
you got me all excited
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Saw this car over there on weds. I cant comprehend the amount of work it takes to do what sniz did to that thing. The paint really shows it though! Nice job!
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Saw this car over there on weds. I cant comprehend the amount of work it takes to do what sniz did to that thing. The paint really shows it though! Nice job!
thanks man, check this out, done polishing tonight, around 13 hours on the buffer on this car. Its 95% perfect. would take another 5-8 hours to get 99% perfect.

there is no LSP (wax/sealent/etc) on the paint, this is just pure paint shining.

polishing done......teaser vid as photobucket seems to be down.



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where are the After pics of the engine!
you got me all excited
photobucket is down
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wow, thats gorgeous!
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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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that just looks awesome!
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2) just wow... Matt, you are a genius on detailing man. I just hope my e92 looks that good when it's that old.
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Sniz I am going to come see you to get my GX470 taken care of in the spring - finally.
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Hey, I am looking to have my daily driver car detailed. I also have a few scratches which I would like to see if anything can be done about them. I was wondering if you work on just your personal cars?
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Sniz I am going to come see you to get my GX470 taken care of in the spring - finally.

hey guys send me an email to mattsniz@gmail.com

let me know what you are looking for. I'm not on here that much so email is best.
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The car is almost as shiny as the ring. Congrats on both the restoration and the proposal
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I hate seeing a 25 year old car with paint in better condition than my 3 year old car.
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