Extreme Power House
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wash, Wax, Detailing and Cosmetic protection/repairs > Detailer's Domain: BMW Z8 - Full Correction/Engine/Interior

Thread Tools Search this Thread
      09-17-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

DetailersDomain's Avatar
Drives: 15 MW M3
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey

Posts: 3,738
iTrader: (22)

Detailer's Domain: BMW Z8 - Full Correction/Engine/Interior

Subject: BMW Z8
Requirements: Remove swirls and imperfections from over the years.

This was a car that was in great shape, not much needed on the inside at all. This Z8 had tons of gloss. However upon closer inspection we found the paint imperfections. Take a look at how we fixed them.


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Aquartz Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Lusso Oro was used as a last step
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Aquartz Iron Cut
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Meg's M105
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Lusso Oro
Adam's Super VRT
Optimum Metal Polish
Wolf's Rim Shield

1Z Cockpit
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner
1Z Leathercare
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Ultra Interior Brush for Orbital Polishers

Adam's APC
Adam's In and Out Spray

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Polishing the seat backs with the Griots and Adam's 4 inch Focus Pads

Not a great shot but as you can see the mat on the left was not cleaned up and the one on the right has been cleaned with the Griots 3 inch polisher w/Uber Ultra Interior Brush and 1Z einszett Deep Cleaner

After Interior

Prep - Car Wash/Decon/NanoSkin/Wheels/Tires/Engine

Convertible Top Cleaned

Wheels were not too bad

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action

Wheel Woolies used to clean the barrels out

Wheels cleaned

Wheel wells power washed

Before engine

After engine

Wolf's Rim Shield used on the wheels

Wheels and Tires all done

Imperfections that we were up against

Compound and Polish -

50/50 shots
This was after compounding (various panels on the car)




Afters under the lights


Appreciate 0
      09-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
Brigadier General

CJ421's Avatar
Drives: 2011 E92 335i
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: PA

Posts: 3,262
iTrader: (1)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335i  [4.66]
Just beauuuutiful!

Always liked the Z8's lines, especially the rear.
2011 BMW E92 335i, 6MT, Le Mans blue - Quaife LSD, JRZ RS Pro, JRZ camber plates, Eibach ERS, full M3 susp, custom toe arms, Powergrid end-links, SS brake lines, brake ducting, Michelin PSS, UUC SSK, ETS FMIC, ER CP, Perf. Exhaust, VAC RSIK, Sparcos; work by VAC Motorsports in Philadelphia
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2012, 06:25 PM   #3

sofresh's Avatar
Drives: slow
Join Date: May 2010
Location: U.S.A.

Posts: 784
iTrader: (8)

amazing job!
Appreciate 0
      10-06-2012, 07:36 PM   #4
Route 16
I got lei'd

Route 16's Avatar
Drives: '07 E90 328i
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: BayArea

Posts: 4,628
iTrader: (29)

pressure washed engine?
Appreciate 0


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:51 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST