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      02-12-2013, 08:28 PM   #1
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2013 BMW 328i new car prep + Opti Coat

Customer contacted me awhile back and after clear bra and some other installs, the car was ready to be prepped properly. Initially the owner opted for a 1 step plus opti coat, but seeing how badly the paint looked, I ended up doing a 2 step detail, removing most imperfections.

As you can see, this car gets driven in rural areas in Oregon (which means dirt roads) a lot and needed a durable coating pronto!


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Process

Dawn foam bath #1, rinse = nothing
Degreaser foam #1 = better
Let it soak
Wheels cleaned with degreaser and wheel woollies
Rinse whole car
Degreaser foam bath #2
Rinse
Dawn foam bath #2 to aid washing
Wash with dawn and 2 bucket method, grout sponge
Rinse
Clay towel with dawn solution
Rinse

Result


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Once the car was inside I dried it, and spent some time drying the wheels.

GG6 with MF pads and D300 to correct, followed by 205 and also used Perfect Finish. The rear bumper was very stubborn so I switched to HD Cut to level. On the paint, Cut was hazing up too much. I must have a bottle from the first batch.

After D300 & 205


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And after Perfect Finish


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Just one decent after shot - Ended up being a long day and not enough light in the garage at 11:00pm


P2090020.jpg by savingspaces33, on Flickr

However, the customer was kind enough to pull the car out the next morning for a few shots.

Glass and wheels were also coated of course. License plates were coated as well.

Tires have 3D tire shine


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Thank you for checking out the detail!
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Great work...did you say you used opti coat on the wheels too?
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Beautiful correction.
Man, that front end looks mean!
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Great work...did you say you used opti coat on the wheels too?
Thanks!

Yes every single detail receives complete coverage on the exterior - wheels inner barrel,(when I can get to it) glass, trim etc...
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Beautiful correction.
Man, that front end looks mean!

Thanks very much!

I agree, these new BMWs are mean looking.
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Reminds me of this one...


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