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      04-11-2011, 07:50 PM   #1365
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Thanks for the response. Just as a quick follow-up. Is this the type of pad you're recommending to use with the Menzerna Super Finish (PO106FA Nano Polish)?
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hi, i have a queston. what kind of wax do i need to put on my AW 2009 e92 335i? can anyone give me some choices? where can i get it? thank you!!!!
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      04-24-2011, 08:23 AM   #1368
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Hello...I drive a 2011 328i E90. Only had it for almost 6 months and the headlights already look buffed/scratched with light scratches. Instead of the light flowing through the lens, the light now forms a blotch of light on the actual lens itself revealing all the scratches. Is there a way to get it back to brand new crystal clear? I know a majority of the time there's isn't much you can do but I would expect this from an older car...mine is still brand new. Thanks
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hi, i have a queston. what kind of wax do i need to put on my AW 2009 e92 335i? can anyone give me some choices? where can i get it? thank you!!!!
My name is Greg and I'm the owner of www.DetailedImage.com and we're a site sponsor here that would be happy to help you. If you are looking to protect your paint we recommend a sealant or a wax. Sealants are artificial waxes that last about 3 - 6 months. A carnauba wax is a natural based product but it only lasts about 2 - 6 weeks. Therefore we generally recommend sealants for a daily driver. The Blackfire Wet Diamond with Polycharger is my favorite sealant that looks amazing and protects for months. If you prefer the Chemical Guys 50/50 Limited Series Concourse Paste Wax or for a great value try the Poorboy's World Natty's Blue Paste Wax. We offer 10% off to forum members with the coupon code e90post. If you have any questions please let me know.

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      04-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #1370
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Hello...I drive a 2011 328i E90. Only had it for almost 6 months and the headlights already look buffed/scratched with light scratches. Instead of the light flowing through the lens, the light now forms a blotch of light on the actual lens itself revealing all the scratches. Is there a way to get it back to brand new crystal clear? I know a majority of the time there's isn't much you can do but I would expect this from an older car...mine is still brand new. Thanks
That can be frustrating and I'm surprised to hear such a new car has such bad haze. Check out these articles about headlights from our professional detailers:
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...s-on-a-budget/
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ation-process/
http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...-and-menzerna/

Hopefully they will provide an outline of how to restore them and get them looking clean and clear again. If you have any questions after reading them don't hesitate to ask me. Also don't forget you can protect the exterior of them with a sealant just like you would use on your paint (i.e. Blackfire Wet Diamond, etc.). Let me know if you have any questions.

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My name is Greg and I'm the owner of www.DetailedImage.com and we're a site sponsor here that would be happy to help you. If you are looking to protect your paint we recommend a sealant or a wax. Sealants are artificial waxes that last about 3 - 6 months. A carnauba wax is a natural based product but it only lasts about 2 - 6 weeks. Therefore we generally recommend sealants for a daily driver. The Blackfire Wet Diamond with Polycharger is my favorite sealant that looks amazing and protects for months. If you prefer the Chemical Guys 50/50 Limited Series Concourse Paste Wax or for a great value try the Poorboy's World Natty's Blue Paste Wax. We offer 10% off to forum members with the coupon code e90post. If you have any questions please let me know.

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thanks, Greg. what aout The Klasse Kit including # Klasse All-In-One and Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze? what do you think about this combination? if i use this one do i still need a wax??
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thanks, Greg. what aout The Klasse Kit including # Klasse All-In-One and Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze? what do you think about this combination? if i use this one do i still need a wax??
The Klasse products both work great. The Klasse AIO helps clean and protect in one step. The Klasse HGSG looks great and protects really long, however it can be a little bit of a pain to use. Let me know if you have any questions.

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The Klasse products both work great. The Klasse AIO helps clean and protect in one step. The Klasse HGSG looks great and protects really long, however it can be a little bit of a pain to use. Let me know if you have any questions.

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what do you mean by a little bit of pain to use it??can you explain it please?
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I have some type of buildup on the interior trim of my car and its on there pretty good, any suggestions on how to remove it? Also, I have some black buildup on my wheels (assuming its brake dust) which will not come off with a typical cleaning, any suggestions here?



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hi,I know not much and detail. i want to protect my paint cause i live in apartment. My car will be expose under the sun. It's a AW 335 coupe. I just bought The Klasse Kit including # Klasse All-In-One and Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaz. Want to use them after wash and dry. What else do I need?
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what do you mean by a little bit of pain to use it??can you explain it please?
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hi,I know not much and detail. i want to protect my paint cause i live in apartment. My car will be expose under the sun. It's a AW 335 coupe. I just bought The Klasse Kit including # Klasse All-In-One and Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaz. Want to use them after wash and dry. What else do I need?
Most high quality sealants should be applied nice and thin, however the Klasse HGSG MUST be applied very thin. If you apply it a bit too thick or if the weather is a bit too humid or hot it can be challenging to buff off the excess product. A lot of people use it and love it but it's one of the very few sealants that has a bit of a learning curve with it. If you do pick it up I highly recommend pouring some in a DI Accessories Dispenser Bottles 2oz, which helps you regulate how much you are using and it has a fine tip. If you have any other questions please let me know.

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I have some type of buildup on the interior trim of my car and its on there pretty good, any suggestions on how to remove it? Also, I have some black buildup on my wheels (assuming its brake dust) which will not come off with a typical cleaning, any suggestions here?



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If it's a build up on top of the coated hard wood you could use a clay bar on it and if that doesn't work use a light degreaser (i.e. P21S Total Auto Wash). If that doesn't work or if there is a light etching you could use a very light polish on it like the Menzerna Micro Finish (PO85RD Polish). It will make the coated wood look more optically clear again so you get a great shine.

For the wheels I assume you've tried a good wheel cleaner like the SONAX Wheel Cleaner Full Effect on them first. If that doesn't work usually a good metal polish with some elbow grease is needed. The P21S Finish Restorer is one of the strongest metal polishes that works on both clear coated wheels and bare metal wheels. If you have any other questions please let me know!

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Most high quality sealants should be applied nice and thin, however the Klasse HGSG MUST be applied very thin. If you apply it a bit too thick or if the weather is a bit too humid or hot it can be challenging to buff off the excess product. A lot of people use it and love it but it's one of the very few sealants that has a bit of a learning curve with it. If you do pick it up I highly recommend pouring some in a DI Accessories Dispenser Bottles 2oz, which helps you regulate how much you are using and it has a fine tip. If you have any other questions please let me know.

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thank you very much for your help!!! So it's fine to only use the klasses kit to protect my paint. i just need to be careful of using a very thin amount of sealants. it's that right? thank you very much again!!!
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thank you very much for your help!!! So it's fine to only use the klasses kit to protect my paint. i just need to be careful of using a very thin amount of sealants. it's that right? thank you very much again!!!
Happy to help! The AIO is pretty user friendly, but you'll only need about 1oz per coat. The HGSG is where you'll want to be extra careful and you'll need less than one ounce per coat for most vehicles. Good luck!
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I started my own thread before I saw this one: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524157

Headlights are covered in really small stone chips. Is it possible to wet sand and polish them back to a good condition, or is it not possible on the plastic?

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since you say that klasse sealant needs to come on as thin as possible, would it be possible to put it in a spray bottle and mist it on or is the klasse sealant too viscous to mist
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I started my own thread before I saw this one: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=524157

Headlights are covered in really small stone chips. Is it possible to wet sand and polish them back to a good condition, or is it not possible on the plastic?

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Here are some great articles to read from our Ask a Pro Blog:

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...ation-process/

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...-and-menzerna/

http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...s-on-a-budget/
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since you say that klasse sealant needs to come on as thin as possible, would it be possible to put it in a spray bottle and mist it on or is the klasse sealant too viscous to mist
Again the Klasse AIO is easy to work with and it doesn't have to be applied too thin. The Klasse HGSG is the one that should be applied very thin. However I don't think it should be used in a spray bottle like this one(DI Accessories Pump Spray Bottle). Let me know if you have any other questions.

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Yes I have an outstanding detailer for you, Marc and Jacob from AutoLavish. Check out some of their top quality detailing work and detailing knowledge here - http://www.detailedimage.com/Ask-a-P...r/marc-harris/. If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

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I was washing my car today with Chemical Guys Citrus Wash with the proper dilution. 1oz per gallon and I washed my whole car using dual 5 gallon bucket system.

Now I clay barred my hood and fenders and then buffed it with Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant using a Porter Cable.

It got dark and I don't have enough room to comfortably work on the rest of the car.

I'm going to an event about 3 hours away from me tomorrow (saturday). Would it be ok to wash my car again and clay bar and apply sealant on the rest of the car on sunday? Can I apply a second layer on the hood and fenders without having to worry about scratches?

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