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      07-16-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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Clean Reflections: Personal Ride & HIN

Hey guys,

Hope everyone is doing well and enjoying this beautiful weather we have been having. I recently showed my car at Hot Import Nights in Chicago this past weekend and managed to clean her up a bit. Spent 5 days doing everything possible to the ride; and she needed it. It was nice to have 5 days to make sure I perfected every detail. In total I spent about 19 hours on the car, plus 16 hours in betwen little touch ups to let the two coats of sealant cure. Here are the products used and pics:

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2 Bucket Method
Pressure Washer
CG Citrus Wash and Gloss
CG Wheel and Rim Citrus Cleaner
Boars Hair Brush
EZ Detail Brush
CG Purple Clay Bar
CG Synthetic Quick Detailer (Clay lube when needed)
P21S TAW in various areas
Lots of MF

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Gloss it backing plates
Menzerna PO203S
Menzerna PO85RD
White Pad
Black Pad
Green Pad
IPA Wipe down before and after each step

LSP
2 coats of CG Jet Seal
2 coats of Rubbish Boys Original Edition (my new favorite wax)

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P21S Metal Polish Soap on side gilles and grilles
P21S Finish Restorer on exhaust
CG Extreme V.R.P on tires
Que tips everywhere
Einzet Cockpit premium
CG Fade 2 Black for the fenders

I'm sure I am forgetting something, but here are the pics

Before




Some holograming








Trunk is all CF


After







Love the curves of the M3.
























Little Details

Had some gunk built up in this small area


Before


After


Before


After


Letting the wax cure


Final Pics at the show






















Thanks for looking guys. Comments and criticism are always welcome.
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      07-16-2009, 10:52 PM   #2
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That's one clean ride. Very nice job, it looks dripping wet!
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      07-16-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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great job!
looks very clean!
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      07-16-2009, 10:57 PM   #4
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ssiiiickkk!!! how did you take care of the cf? did you just treat it like normal paint or did you do something else to it?
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      07-16-2009, 11:30 PM   #5
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looks good!!
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      07-16-2009, 11:38 PM   #6
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the wax curing picture is so cool ahha

you are so uniform in applying that
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      07-16-2009, 11:44 PM   #7
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That's one clean ride. Very nice job, it looks dripping wet!
thank you! rubbish boys original edition is my new favorite wax. it makes the paint look so wet. its a bastard to put on tho, had to head the wax and applicator with my shop lights

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great job!
looks very clean!
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ssiiiickkk!!! how did you take care of the cf? did you just treat it like normal paint or did you do something else to it?
the clear on it was actually softer than the M's so a less aggressive pad was used for it

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looks good!!
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the wax curing picture is so cool ahha

you are so uniform in applying that
thanks! i thought it would be a cool pic, i stepped back when i was done and thought to myself it deserves a pic
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Nice work! I miss my E46 from time to time.

Oh, and tell the truth, we all know why you took this pic...

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Nice work! I miss my E46 from time to time.

Oh, and tell the truth, we all know why you took this pic...

ha i knew when i put this up someone would comment
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Great work man!
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      07-17-2009, 11:05 PM   #12
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i was there! did you tape her up driving home?
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DAMN! that turned out great!!
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      07-18-2009, 02:04 PM   #16
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WoW, really nice job detailing
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