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      12-05-2009, 08:09 PM   #1
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Detailer's Domain: New Car Prep BMW 135 (tcd223)

This customer came to us from the 1Addicts boards. The car was picked up 48 hours prior to coming to DD. Customer requested that the dealer do nothing to the car. We performed a new car detail on this 1 series, take a look.

What was done -
Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with P21S Wheel Gel and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wheel wells were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Paint inspected and measured
- Wheels protected with Swissvax Autobahn
- Tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu
- 1 Step Polish with Menzerna PO203 Power Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Menzerna FMJ
- Swissvax Divine
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned

Interior Detail

- All interior surfaces cleaned and protected, including glass, and all
vinyl/plastic surfaces.
- Carpets and upholstery vacuumed.

Products used:

Product List:
Exterior:
Lusso AutoBathe
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge
Swissvax Clay Bar and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer
Einszett Spray Wax
Menzerna Power Finish PO203
Menzerna FMJ
Swissvax Divine

Wheels and tires:
Uber Wheel/Wheel Well/Tire/Engine Kit

Interior:
Einszett Cockpit
Adam's Glass Cleaner

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Flex 3403
Makita
Metabo
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Brushes
CamSpray

Sorry no interior shots

Before








Prep with P21S Total Autowash
Wheel wells


Ace Power Stick


Uber Wheel Brush


Swissvax Wheel Brush


After


Lusso Auto Bathe


Pre-Rinse



Lusso Auto Bathe Soaking (smells so good)






Dan claying the car


Wheel and tires getting the finishing touches, Swissvax Pneu and Swissvax Autobahn








Power Finish being applied


Removal of Polish


Menzerna FMJ Removal


Final shots
















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      12-05-2009, 09:08 PM   #2
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DAMN, those final shots look good! That is IMO the best color for the 1er.

So did you apply the FMJ by machine? The pattern in the hazed part looks so uniform, it looks like it might have been done by machine. Just wondering.

Very nice work!
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      12-05-2009, 09:51 PM   #3
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thanks!

yup FMJ applied with a PC 7424XP
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Great job - nice looking 135i!
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Nice!

No snow for you guys yet? Lucky.
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looks new! oh wait... it is! heh

that thing was dirty for a 2 day old car!
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that thing was dirty for a 2 day old car!
I was thinking the same. I figure the owner was like, "I'm going to enjoy the hell out of this thing and not worry about keeping it clean because my detailer will be working on it tomorrow."
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Wow... awesome work as always!!
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