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      09-09-2012, 09:49 PM   #1
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Montego Blue E92 Paint Correction - Bunch of Pics(before and after pictures)

II didn't do the correction to the car I left that to the pro.

I must say I'm very please with the work, I feel bad for neglecting the paint for the year and a half I've owned it but lucky it's much better now and shiny!


- Washed with Chemical Guys Citrus Wash diluted to remove any protection still on vehicle... but I found out there was none :surprised:
- Dried with Soft Microfiber Towels
- Clay Bar using Detailed Image Gentle Fine Grade Clay
- Single Stage Polish with M205 on LC white pad with PC7424XP DA Polisher (remove 75%+ of swirls, but unable to correct deeper defects)
- LSP - CG Blacklight
- Basic Engine Cleaning and Dress all plastic engine components w/ 303
- Quick interior vacuum and dressed all vinyl with 303

Before: You can easily see the swirls in the paint











^bugs guts and stains on the front


^Dirty wheels, but not too bad given it was a BMW.. I've seen much, much worse.


^Example of a deeper scratch that was unable to be removed


^Some water spots lightly etched into clear coat
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^Scratches Under Driver's Side Door Handle (no after pic, but removed ~75% of them)


^Hard water stains on paint - thanks Illinois Rain


^Absolutely no water beading meaning car had ZERO protection (wax or sealant) on it. Shame Shame Shame!!!


^Wheel Cleaner going to work


^Working with the clay


^Dirty clay after going over the hood. Someone needs to take a bit better care of their car :squareeyed: I've seen worse, though.


^Checking out the damage under halogen lights after being clayed - more swirls


^Taping off anything that may be damaged from polish or wax


^More taping


^Taping off my test location
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^Test spot before correction


^After correction - most of the swirls/scratches removed


^Checking out the test spot in the sun, looks good enough to me


^Fender Before


^Fender After


^Engine Before


^Engine After


^Hood After


^All Done


^Trunk looked great afterwards




^All cleaned and dressed


^Paint just looks dripping wet, turned out great.


^Hood is a ton better, but not flawless. It was the worst part on the whole car.


^Happy with the results
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^Some reflection shots


^Crystal Clear Reflections

Thanks for looking! Hopefully you could make it through all the pics!

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http://www.properimage.net/forum/sho...-Bunch-of-Pics
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      09-09-2012, 10:48 PM   #5
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Sparkling!! Question, when you hire the pro, do you get to select which products they'll be using on your car?
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she looks great now-all shiny and clean, nice job
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      09-09-2012, 11:16 PM   #7
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Sparkling!! Question, when you hire the pro, do you get to select which products they'll be using on your car?
No I left it all to him, but if you had a product you wanted to use I don't see why one would deny using it. (assuming you provide the product)
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she looks great now-all shiny and clean, nice job
Yeah the gentleman that did it did a great job
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looks great
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Looks fantastic... I'll be starting this project in a few months.......Starting to see lots of swirls on my finish...
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I know this thread is slightly dead, but I wanted to ask what front lip you've got on there? It looks great.
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I know this thread is slightly dead, but I wanted to ask what front lip you've got on there? It looks great.
It's fine man

The lip is a Hamann rep in carbonfiber.

Very nice piece for the money.
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It's fine man

The lip is a Hamann rep in carbonfiber.

Very nice piece for the money.
Sweet thanks!
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NIceeee!
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Did he use a rotary buffer or a dual action polisher? From the tape I'm guessing rotary.
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Did he use a rotary buffer or a dual action polisher? From the tape I'm guessing rotary.
Rotary if I'm correct
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Looks great! Where did you get that rear bumper? I have a Montego blue e92 and I've been looking for one just like that. It looks amazing
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Looks great! Where did you get that rear bumper? I have a Montego blue e92 and I've been looking for one just like that. It looks amazing
Thanks man I was bought through my local BMW dealer.

It's the OEM M-Tech rear bumper. (painted like the 335IS)
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How much you paid for whole job?
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How much you paid for whole job?
$160 If I remember correctly.
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