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      04-12-2009, 12:00 PM   #1
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Non-Professional Detail - 335xi/G35x

My (335xi) wasn't too bad, had the normal swirl marks from the winter.

My friends G35x was in really bad shape. Lots of swirls and scrathes everywhere.

I wish I got before pictures, but I didn't. The G35x pictures were taken with an iPhone.

I used the following:

- Mother's Clay Bar
- PC 7424 (yellow, white, black pads)
- 3M Compound (If needed)
- 3M Swirl Mark
- 3M Machine Glaze
- Blackfire Wax
- Wheel Wax
- Clear Pearl II
- Hot Shine

After a good wash, I started with claying. Then I put down 3M compound (the G35x needed it, mine did not). I then followed up with the 3M Swirl Mark remover, followed by the 3M Machine Glaze. All of the the previous steps were put on with the 7424 on a setting of 5 and 6 (depending on the paint correction needed) and then removed by hand. The wax step was put on and removed by hand.

Wheel wax was used on the wheels. The tire dressing used was Hot Shine.

The final step was to spray down the car(s) with Clear Pearl II to remove any product residue.

Microfiber towels were used for all product removal
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      04-13-2009, 10:51 AM   #2
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Old guys rule! Pretty professional results.
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      04-13-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Thanks we older guys can get stuff done when we put our minds to it. The problem is it takes me longer to recover from doing a detailing job.
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      04-13-2009, 08:20 PM   #4
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good work! was the pc7424 easy for you to work with? what speeds did u use btw.

i just got a pc7424 today.
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The PC 7424 is very easy to use. I used a setting of 5 on mine and 6 for the G35.
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> The problem is it takes me longer to recover from doing a detailing job.

I know how that feels. If I just do horizontal surfaces, I'm usually OK. It's those darn verticals that kill me.
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Thanks we older guys can get stuff done when we put our minds to it. The problem is it takes me longer to recover from doing a detailing job.
That's the truth. I'll be doing my business partner's 328i sports wagon this weekend and I can already envision not being able to walk come Monday! Nice job on the two you worked on!
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Took advantage of the great weather and added another coat of wax today.
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Nice. Back to summer tires on 162 rims? I love 162s.
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Yes, back to the summers on 162. I got the 189's cheap, so decided to use them for winter.
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      04-25-2009, 08:58 PM   #13
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Yes, back to the summers on 162. I got the 189's cheap, so decided to use them for winter.
both sets look great.
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