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      12-23-2012, 01:40 PM   #1
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Paint correction near DIA?

Subject says all, well most of it, I've taken some time off over the holidays and would like to get my JB E92 335i corrected and sealed, to whom should I take it? Any recommendations greatly appreciated. I've done my own cut 'n' buff jobs before but for obvious reasons this one makes me very nervous. I live in Sterling, VA very close to DIA.

Also looking for source for Opti-Seal or similar products as my wheels are at Ye Olde Wheel Shop right now being straightened and refinished since the winter set is on ATM.

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let me know, I can help with both opticoat and/or detailing.

I am in Herndon va.
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      12-23-2012, 10:09 PM   #3
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I'd recommend Raja!
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I second that recommendation for Raja!
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Well I picked up car from Raja today... Had him do a one step polish and seal because car is a semi-dd and it's getting into winter. Too dark to do a real evaluation but at a glance I'm quite happy. At a minimum the car looks much, much better than it did when I got it (used, from dealership) swirls and scratches are mostly gone where they were very noticeable before. He cleaned under the hood too which is nice Will take a better look tomorrow and try to take some pics
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Well I picked up car from Raja today... Had him do a one step polish and seal because car is a semi-dd and it's getting into winter. Too dark to do a real evaluation but at a glance I'm quite happy. At a minimum the car looks much, much better than it did when I got it (used, from dealership) swirls and scratches are mostly gone where they were very noticeable before. He cleaned under the hood too which is nice Will take a better look tomorrow and try to take some pics
+1 on Raja, he's good people. Impressive work, even during the winter months.
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Well I picked up car from Raja today... Had him do a one step polish and seal because car is a semi-dd and it's getting into winter. Too dark to do a real evaluation but at a glance I'm quite happy. At a minimum the car looks much, much better than it did when I got it (used, from dealership) swirls and scratches are mostly gone where they were very noticeable before. He cleaned under the hood too which is nice Will take a better look tomorrow and try to take some pics
I had my E92 detailed by Raja before I sold it. Raja gets my recommendation.
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Well I can't give you good pics because today I came out to run to the store and the car was covered by frozen dew. That said, the tiny little beads looked fantastic

Downside: now the one little ding on the pass quarter panel is really pissing me off, I'm thinking of having it PDR'd now.
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I took my car to an automatic car-wash (brushless, but that doesn't even mean anything), because my car was the dirtiest it's ever been from DC<->VT. Normally, it wouldn't have been bad, but I think because my car was covered in salt, it scratched the hell out of my paint. I take the blame, but I filed an accident report with the business.
I'll be needing a paint correction in the Spring
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Pictures saved it really did look that good, can't wait for Saturday to give it a wash. And for spring so I can get rid of winter mode wheel/tire package!

I feel much less guilty driving it everywhere now though that it's got some protection on it...
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Damn, that looks like a new car from when I saw it! Great job Raja
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Pictures saved it really did look that good, can't wait for Saturday to give it a wash. And for spring so I can get rid of winter mode wheel/tire package!

I feel much less guilty driving it everywhere now though that it's got some protection on it...
make sure to bring the summer wheels for some OPTI-COAT.
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Damn, he did a great job!
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make sure to bring the summer wheels for some OPTI-COAT.
They're still up at YOWS... and car is completely filthy now since I can't wash it... :/

I'm hoping that they get them done in time that I can let the new paint cure before I want to put them on the car!
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Pictures saved it really did look that good, can't wait for Saturday to give it a wash. And for spring so I can get rid of winter mode wheel/tire package!

I feel much less guilty driving it everywhere now though that it's got some protection on it...
yeah get rid of those winter wheel\tire setup. UGLY !
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Actually raja finished sealing my summers yesterday, going to try to do it today if it doesn't rain!
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sexy! I need a little paint work done too still haven't heard back from D&V or a few other shops I put some quotes into... Cali is obviously where the car scene is at
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Well I got 'em on but it's too cold to wash the car so no pics... also got a bad TPMS sensor. NAPA has 'em but $20 more than from Tire Rack so I will just order one tomorrow and deal with the @#$%$# light a couple days

worst part is YOWS told me that whoever changed the tires last damaged the sensors (but they were working last fall) - it was BMW of Sterling! I have the service history! I took the chance and didn't buy new ones, dammitall... I'm OCD, warning lights drive me nuts.

But the wheels do look fantastic.
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Nate, post some pix when you have the new wheels on. looks fantastic!!!
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sexy! I need a little paint work done too still haven't heard back from D&V or a few other shops I put some quotes into... Cali is obviously where the car scene is at
who did u talk to at D&V? I can get you connected to them if you like.

Thanks!
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who did u talk to at D&V? I can get you connected to them if you like.

Thanks!
Pretty much every recommended shop on here and only got one call back for follow up pics only to then not get a return quote/ offer to come in. I just took it to the dealers bodyshop and got a loaner and its all fixed now... I appreciate it though.
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