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      04-26-2013, 10:19 AM   #1
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DetailersDomain.com - Much needed paint correction on this BMW M5 e39

A great customer came to us with his "NEW" to him BMW M5 e39 - it was mechanically in great condition and to the best of his knowledge at pick up was "Detailed". After a couple of washes he was a bit surprised to see how his "NEW" car looked. He called us up and we were brought on to fix all the dealers mistakes.

Subject: BMW M5
Requirement: Customer requested to fix his paint on his new to him M5. Glaze when used under the wrong hands is just not good.

Exterior

- 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 Adam's Car Wash
- Decon with Wolf's Decon Gel
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Compound - Menzerna FG400
- Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish
- Last step - Auto Finesse Desire
- Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, 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 auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

Adam's Car Wash
Wolf's Decon Gel - Iron Remover
Stoner's Tarminator
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
NanoSkin AutoScrub System
Menzerna FG400
Sonax Nano Polish 3/6
Auto Finesse Desire Premium Carnauba Wax
Adam's Super VRT
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes LHR75
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
Brinkmann
Kranzle Pressure Washer
Uber Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Before - take a look at the severe paint damage and imperfections.





















Our go to wheel cleaner - Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner - and some brushes used to clean the wheels. Tires were scrubbed with some APC and a Tire Brush







Exhaust tips were cleaned up




We always find more dirt and grime on tires even after hitting them with a brush and apc.... what we do is hit them up with Stoner's Tarminator and a MF Towel, take a look at what we were able to pull off.



Take a look at the transformation in our 50/50 shots. - We got our results using the Rupes Bigfoot LHR21, Rupes Bigfoot LHR15, Rupes Bigfoot LHR75, Menzerna FG400 and Sonax Nano Polish, our last step wash Auto Finesse Desire.

No specific order - random shots of the process.








Afters






















Enjoy!
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      04-26-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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Thank you for making this e39 pretty again!
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      04-26-2013, 03:24 PM   #3
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you guys are amazing!
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      04-26-2013, 03:39 PM   #4
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      04-26-2013, 05:40 PM   #5
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Ooooooooooooooh Lovely, great job
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      04-26-2013, 05:59 PM   #6
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Looking proper. Nice work Phil.
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      04-27-2013, 04:43 AM   #7
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wow - I dont think I have ever seen that many swirl marks before. looks like it was detaile by a group of monkeys who got a griots gift certificate for christmas

Great job guys
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Nice job!

Which pad color did you used?
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      04-27-2013, 06:21 PM   #9
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thanks guys!
Nice save, Phil!!!!!!

You seemed to use the Rupes exclusively now. Are you saving any time by going to the Rupes? On a job like this, could this result be achieved in 2 steps before the Rupes?

I have several DAs and I am thinking about a new rotary. Now, I am wondering if I should go with the Rupes instead.
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Awesome work! Looks great!!
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I'm speechless.
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Nice save, Phil!!!!!!

You seemed to use the Rupes exclusively now. Are you saving any time by going to the Rupes? On a job like this, could this result be achieved in 2 steps before the Rupes?

I have several DAs and I am thinking about a new rotary. Now, I am wondering if I should go with the Rupes instead.
I would suggest picking up the Rupes if your a hard core diy guy, do it on the side, or a pro.

We are saving a ton of time on jobs now at least 20%.

The pc is obsolete we just dropped the line completely.

The griots is a great entry level machine we do sell alot of them.
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wow, i'd reckon you made this E39 about 5 years younger. Very nice job
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Nice job!

Which pad color did you used?
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Bravo!

I've always loved the E39 M5s. This a beautiful example of keeping a gorgeous car looking great!

BTW, did you do any work on the interior? Pics?
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I think this is my barber, Tony's, new M5! He told me that he was bringing the car to you guys for some serious paint correction. If I remember correctly, he said the interior was in immaculate condition and didn't need any work.

The car looks great now, way to bring it back to life!
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That is fantastic, a fitting job for a magnificent car. Bravo!
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Great job! That thing looked like shit before!
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Wow.

Brought back from the dead... even put some air in the tires for the poor guy it looks

Very well done.
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