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      09-28-2012, 04:05 PM   #23
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Nice job the mirror finish looks awesome!
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      09-28-2012, 07:22 PM   #26
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Might just be me...but...
Pre-LCI e90's w/ Euro headlamps, OSS, etc. >>>>> LCI e90's

Great job OP, car is absolutely stunning.
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      09-28-2012, 07:27 PM   #27
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lol first time took me 7 hours too and my back felt like it was broken the next day haha. I think next time i'll tackle if one section a day instead.
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      09-28-2012, 08:54 PM   #28
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      09-28-2012, 09:00 PM   #29
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Either you a pro or a fast learner, either way GREAT JOB. IT LOOKS STUNNING
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Wow. I need the same clean new car shine.
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      09-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #32
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      09-28-2012, 10:04 PM   #33
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      09-28-2012, 10:05 PM   #34
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You can detail your car and make it look this good too, with our special product! Only 19.95!

Seriously though, I love it, it looks amazing.
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      09-28-2012, 10:16 PM   #36
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Wow thanks for all the kind words! I didn't expect to come home from work and see so many compliments

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Yea, that is a excellent job for someone that never did paint correction before. You must have some hidden talent and did plenty of research prior.

I guess now is a good time to mention I was never happy with the poor boys line up myself, you may want to look into menzerna or meguiars in the future. You will probably find the latter finish up easier. I remember when I used poor boys I had to keep finishing down a lot to get gloss back and if I wasn't getting enough correction I had to go to an aggressive polish and it really made it difficult from then to finish back up.
Thanks for the tip, I'll definitely keep that in mind. I'm not exactly sure what's good or what's not as of now but I'll make sure I try some other brands when I run through my bottles. I was surprised with how runny the poorboy's blue wax was though, not sure if that would be a good or bad thing but I was expecting it to be a little thicker...naturally I would think wax = thick(er) haha. Still fairly noob with this stuff I guess. Thanks again for the heads up though!

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It looks great! I am curious to see some before pics.
I regret now that I didn't take any before pics, I kind of rushed straight to the detailing and didn't think I'd get such a response with these pictures haha. I'll see if I can dig up some pics though!

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I can only imagine how the car looked before.. in the shots after detail, it looks outstanding! For someone who's never done this before, this is very well done!

Those headlights, did they come with the car when you bought it or did you replace yourself? If so, do you mind me asking what brand and where from?

Thanks!
Now I really wish I took some pics before the detail! Thanks for the compliment though! Actually the headlights are by depo. I bought them from "fishcake" on eBay, you may have heard of him. Some people had issues with fogging/ cracking lenses and distorted beams. I resealed them the day I bought it and threw on some laminx to protect the lens. As for the beam, it's not the BEST but it definitely is better than the stock halogens.

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Need pics from before.
Looks like depo headlights.
Orange or red pad?
Very clean car
You're right on, they're depos. The pad is a lake country crimson pad with hydrotech for ultra fine finishing. I used it for my wax application. Thanks!

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lol first time took me 7 hours too and my back felt like it was broken the next day haha. I think next time i'll tackle if one section a day instead.
I can really second that! My whole body was sore after the first day. Couldn't finish in one night so I moved on to the next day which just made matters worse. One section a day sounds like a better plan lol but with these things you just can't wait to see the finished result. When I was prepping for the LSP (clay, cut, polish) I kept telling I was going to "stop after this". Turns out I went all the way until my body just stopped working lol. When it came to the gloss and wax, I really couldn't stop
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      09-29-2012, 01:37 AM   #37
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What a great job. Your car looks absolutely amazing. Ive always wanted to attempt a detail myself. Bought the poorboys products and all. But for some reason I could just never pull the trigger. And Im talking 8-10 years of wanting to give it a try lol. Im sure the products are mush by now. But awsome job what a beautiful car.
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      09-29-2012, 02:14 AM   #38
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looks great guy nice job
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      09-29-2012, 02:27 AM   #39
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Thanks! Glad you like it!

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What a great job. Your car looks absolutely amazing. Ive always wanted to attempt a detail myself. Bought the poorboys products and all. But for some reason I could just never pull the trigger. And Im talking 8-10 years of wanting to give it a try lol. Im sure the products are mush by now. But awsome job what a beautiful car.
Thanks for the compliments! Personally, I found it hard to get my hands off as soon as I started. Watching the car shine more and more as I went through each step slowly grew into an addiction, at least for me . You'll just need to find the sufficient time to get started Even after I finished I tried so hard to find something else to do to it lol
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      09-29-2012, 10:08 AM   #40
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great job man,

headlights look good too!

any pics with the angel eye on?
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      09-29-2012, 10:25 AM   #41
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when i bought my SGM e90 the paint was terrible and still is, i wish mine looked like this but the only thing helping my car is a repaint
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      10-03-2012, 07:51 AM   #43
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Tuckin'! This is how my car needs to look by next summer, my paint needs work badly.. excellent job man!
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Pure awesomeness!!!
quick question - did your car come with that lip or you bought it?
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