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      05-18-2014, 07:44 PM   #1
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First Polishing of my Jet Black 335i

Hey guys,
I whipped out my Griot's DA and decided to polish the finicky Jet-Black paint on my 335 this weekend. My car didn't need much, had a few swirls that were definitely noticeable but nothing major. Did the following to it:

-Washed with CG Citrus Wash (two bucket method)
-Clayed with NanoSkin 6" pad
-Polished with Menzerna SF4000 with LC tangerine pad
-CG Blacklight (used as a glaze)
-Blackfire Diamond Sealant
-CG 50/50 wax
-Topped with CG V07

I'm happy with the results. Paint looks really good to me. All pics are untouched and unedited. I have no photo experience either, just randomly took my brother's Nikon D90 and snapped some pics.
DSC_0012 by c.merritt, on Flickr

DSC_0009 by c.merritt, on Flickr

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DSC_0027 by c.merritt, on Flickr

DSC_0028 by c.merritt, on Flickr

DSC_0031 by c.merritt, on Flickr

DSC_0032 by c.merritt, on Flickr

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DSC_0035 by c.merritt, on Flickr
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      05-18-2014, 09:15 PM   #2
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Gorgeous! Nice work man!
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      05-18-2014, 09:36 PM   #3
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Gorgeous! Nice work man!
Thank you!
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      05-19-2014, 12:37 AM   #4
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Congrats. Looks wet.
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      05-19-2014, 09:20 AM   #5
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Congrats. Looks wet.
Thanks. Gotta love jet black when it's clean!
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      05-19-2014, 09:21 AM   #6
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What are those red circles on your back bumper.
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      05-19-2014, 10:17 AM   #7
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Looks great! Keep up a good work!
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Thanks guys! Also the circles are the parking distance sensors
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but they should be painted to match your color
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but they should be painted to match your color
I think it's just the camera. They're black to the naked eye
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ooohh, nice, how much time did you spent?
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ooohh, nice, how much time did you spent?
Excluding the time spent for the sealant to set, I'd say maybe 5-6 hours. Sealant, wax and blacklight were applied by hand.
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Great work and great pictures as well!
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Great work and great pictures as well!
Appreciate it! All of my products were bought from you guys as well! Placing another order in the next couple weeks. Have some classic muscle cars to do for a friend
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Looks tidy, good job
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Looks tidy, good job
Thanks for the kind words. I take lots of pride in keeping my jet black bmws looking as good as possible!
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Car came out looking really good!! Great Job
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Appreciate it! All of my products were bought from you guys as well! Placing another order in the next couple weeks. Have some classic muscle cars to do for a friend
Great, looking forward to seeing some of those pics as well!
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wow you're car looks great!
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Well, that looks very good. Nice job, mate!

Btw, how did you find the 5.5" pads working on curves and side skirts? I have some problems getting there and correcting the scratches, the pads are too big.
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How do you like the Nanoskin over clay? I just bought the little nanoskin sponge but havent had a chance to use it yet.
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