E90Post
 


European Auto Source
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > BMW E90/E92/E93 3-series General Forums > Regional Forums > UK > DETAILING



Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      08-21-2007, 10:28 AM   #23
squeezebm
Colonel
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

and there lies the problem....TIME for me i might as well be at work earning money
squeezebm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 11:33 AM   #24
NathanJT
Techie Geek
 
NathanJT's Avatar
 
Drives: 330d M Sport Manual
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Derby, UK

Posts: 681
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to NathanJT
I know the feeling, but then there's the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Each to his/her own I guess.
__________________
330d M-Sport | Sapphire Black | Black Dakota | Nav Pro | iDrive | Bluetooth | PDC | Xenons | Hot Seats | Tracker | Blacklines
NathanJT is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 12:46 PM   #25
mjh93sa
Major General
 
mjh93sa's Avatar
 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Gloucestershire

Posts: 5,079
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by NathanJT View Post
.... there's the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Each to his/her own I guess.
.. and if you go for certain waxes you get to rub your hands all over the car.
__________________

Gone: Fiesta - Focus - E46 320dSE - E91 330dMSport - E82 135iMSport - R55 JCW Clubman
Now: M135i with lots of toys
mjh93sa is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 01:02 PM   #26
squeezebm
Colonel
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by NathanJT View Post
I know the feeling, but then there's the satisfaction of having done it yourself. Each to his/her own I guess.
N,don't try to make me feel so bad,i will keep it up-so to speak
squeezebm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 01:30 PM   #27
booforty
Major General
 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
I think this thread has gone into far too much detail...
booforty is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 03:38 PM   #28
vivekk
THE Viv
 
vivekk's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i SE
Join Date: May 2005
Location: the North, UK

Posts: 4,740
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by mjh93sa View Post
.. and if you go for certain waxes you get to rub your hands all over the car.
Quote:
Originally Posted by beauforty View Post
I think this thread has gone into far too much detail...
I'm just waiting for you to tell me how rubbing your hands all over Graham the pig makes you feel, Paul?!

Viv
__________________
[TiAg ▪ Dakota Black ▪ Active steering ▪ Sports suspension ▪ 162s ▪ Sports seats ▪ Al trim ▪ Bi-Xenons ▪ F&R PDC NavPro ▪ Voice control ▪ Bluetooth ▪ 6CD Logic7]


vivekk is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 03:51 PM   #29
booforty
Major General
 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by vivekk View Post
I'm just waiting for you to tell me how rubbing your hands all over Graham the pig makes you feel, Paul?!

Viv
I thought I told you at UK3?
booforty is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 04:03 PM   #30
silverbmwz3
Colonel
 
Drives: E90 335d wheelbarrow
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Buckinghamshire, UK

Posts: 2,021
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by NathanJT View Post
Totally agree with Matt here. For about 150 you could have your own Porter Cable and supplies needed to do the job yourself! All you need then is a cloudy day and 4-5 hours to spare.
Struggle to see how you'd get all you need for 150. I've spent nearer to 250-300 and don't even have a frickin polishin machine
__________________
Current: E90 335d (May 2007) | Black/Black | Prof Hifi | Prof Nav | 6FL | Fully Electric Seats | Xenons | Folding Mirrors | PDC
Previous: 325ci Conv. Black/Black with lots of ACS
Previous: z3 3.0 Silver with Black&Red Leather
silverbmwz3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 04:04 PM   #31
dxb335d
The Tarmac Terrorist
 
dxb335d's Avatar
 
Drives: E46 M3 CS
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: ''Fandango Towers''

Posts: 29,278
iTrader: (3)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverbmwz3 View Post
Struggle to see how you'd get all you need for 150. I've spent nearer to 250-300 and don't even have a frickin polishin machine
and why a cloudy day?
__________________
M3 gone .... But I now have a M3 CS
dxb335d is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 04:04 PM   #32
MattOz
Captain
 
MattOz's Avatar
 
Drives: E91 335i M Sport - LCI 6MT
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Midlands

Posts: 776
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2006 BMW E60 M5  [0.00]
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by dxb335d View Post
Matt, car looks good, have you sold it yet buddy?

still have soft spot for 535d!


Carlos
Hi Carlos,

Yup, the 535d went a couple of weeks ago. Bit gutting really, as apart from my E39 M5, the 535 was probably the best BMW I've had. I've just picked up a 53 plate 330d Sport in Individual Carbon Black. It'll be getting the works this weekend because it's a bit swirly thanks to numerous car washes.

Might have to get it DMS'd because it feels a little tardy after the 535!

Matt
MattOz is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-21-2007, 04:36 PM   #33
vivekk
THE Viv
 
vivekk's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i SE
Join Date: May 2005
Location: the North, UK

Posts: 4,740
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by beauforty View Post
I thought I told you at UK3?
You did, but I assumed I'd completely mis-heard you.

I didn't think it was at all possible for it to be better than 'stroking an otter coming out of a warm bath...'

Now, back to the 'detailing'- have you used a Port Cable polisher on Graham yet?

Viv
__________________
[TiAg ▪ Dakota Black ▪ Active steering ▪ Sports suspension ▪ 162s ▪ Sports seats ▪ Al trim ▪ Bi-Xenons ▪ F&R PDC NavPro ▪ Voice control ▪ Bluetooth ▪ 6CD Logic7]


vivekk is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-22-2007, 03:11 AM   #34
NathanJT
Techie Geek
 
NathanJT's Avatar
 
Drives: 330d M Sport Manual
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Derby, UK

Posts: 681
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to NathanJT
Quote:
Originally Posted by silverbmwz3 View Post
Struggle to see how you'd get all you need for 150. I've spent nearer to 250-300 and don't even have a frickin polishin machine
Ooooh, let me think: http://www.autopia-carcare.com/son-sfxpol-kit.html

Ok, so you need a 240-110 stepdown but they're hardly expensive. The point is the above kit gets you a PC, pads and a bottle of Sonus polish. For a new car that's not been near a dealer cleaning session it's pretty much all you need. Just add your own finishing glaze.
__________________
330d M-Sport | Sapphire Black | Black Dakota | Nav Pro | iDrive | Bluetooth | PDC | Xenons | Hot Seats | Tracker | Blacklines
NathanJT is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-22-2007, 03:43 AM   #35
booforty
Major General
 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by vivekk View Post
Now, back to the 'detailing'- have you used a Port Cable polisher on Graham yet?

Viv
No, its a waste of time, he gets muddy within minutes
booforty is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 03:06 PM   #36
squeezebm
Colonel
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

Had it all done yesterday,the guy spent 11 1/2 Hrs doing it !! and it looks awsome,got a load of pics as soon as he left and i can't get them up so to speak!!! I'll sort it asap

£300 well spent for me
squeezebm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 03:34 PM   #37
booforty
Major General
 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by squeezebm View Post
Had it all done yesterday,the guy spent 11 1/2 Hrs doing it !! and it looks awsome,got a load of pics as soon as he left and i can't get them up so to speak!!! I'll sort it asap

300 well spent for me
If you read your post in isolation, you can quickly jump to the wrong conclusion!
booforty is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 03:57 PM   #38
squeezebm
Colonel
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by beauforty View Post
If you read your post in isolation, you can quickly jump to the wrong conclusion!

I was exspecting Viv to come ouy with that
squeezebm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 03:59 PM   #39
mjh93sa
Major General
 
mjh93sa's Avatar
 
Drives: M135i
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Gloucestershire

Posts: 5,079
iTrader: (0)

Garage List


Glad you're pleased with the results.
__________________

Gone: Fiesta - Focus - E46 320dSE - E91 330dMSport - E82 135iMSport - R55 JCW Clubman
Now: M135i with lots of toys
mjh93sa is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 04:26 PM   #40
vivekk
THE Viv
 
vivekk's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i SE
Join Date: May 2005
Location: the North, UK

Posts: 4,740
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by squeezebm View Post
I was exspecting Viv to come ouy with that
As you can see here, squeeze, there are occasions when I think 'it' & Paul 'posts' it!

In Carlos's case, he just seems to say whatever comes out of his own ar*e!

(Only joking Carlos, honestly! )

Viv
__________________
[TiAg ▪ Dakota Black ▪ Active steering ▪ Sports suspension ▪ 162s ▪ Sports seats ▪ Al trim ▪ Bi-Xenons ▪ F&R PDC NavPro ▪ Voice control ▪ Bluetooth ▪ 6CD Logic7]


vivekk is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 04:28 PM   #41
squeezebm
Colonel
 
Drives: Audi
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Notts

Posts: 2,652
iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by vivekk View Post
As you can see here, squeeze, there are occasions when I think 'it' & Paul 'posts' it!

In Carlos's case, he just seems to say whatever comes out of his own ar*e!

(Only joking Carlos, honestly! )

Viv
squeezebm is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 04:45 PM   #42
booforty
Major General
 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
So in Mansfield you pay 300 for an 11.5 hour session?
booforty is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 05:44 PM   #43
vivekk
THE Viv
 
vivekk's Avatar
 
Drives: 330i SE
Join Date: May 2005
Location: the North, UK

Posts: 4,740
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Talking

Quote:
Originally Posted by squeezebm View Post
I was exspecting Viv to come ouy with that
Quote:
Originally Posted by beauforty View Post
So in Mansfield you pay £300 for an 11.5 hour session?
Unbelievable, isn't it Paul, considering you managed a 12-hour session with Ethel & Mildred at the Hilton Hotel, Hilton, at UK3.

Even more remarkable was the fact that they bought you a Bacardi & Coke, for being such a 'luvvy' !

Viv
__________________
[TiAg ▪ Dakota Black ▪ Active steering ▪ Sports suspension ▪ 162s ▪ Sports seats ▪ Al trim ▪ Bi-Xenons ▪ F&R PDC NavPro ▪ Voice control ▪ Bluetooth ▪ 6CD Logic7]


vivekk is offline   England
0
Reply With Quote
      08-24-2007, 05:51 PM   #44
booforty
Major General
 
booforty's Avatar
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: London, UK

Posts: 8,813
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
2008 E92 M3  [0.00]
Quote:
Originally Posted by vivekk View Post
Unvelievable, isn't it Paul, considering you managed a 12-hour session with Ethel & Mildred at the Hilton Hotel, Hilton, at UK3.

Even more remarkable was the fact that they bought you a Bacardi & Coke, for being such a 'luvvy' !

Viv
I didn't think you could hear us, we were the other end of the hotel...

My they had formidable energy that night. I barely had any steam left for the leisurely drive we had on the Sunday...
booforty is offline   United Kingdom
0
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

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 02:06 AM.




e90post
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