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      12-15-2014, 10:56 AM   #1
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New BMW M3 - Mineral White/Sahkir Orange gets the works

Subject: BMW M3 Mineral White/Sahkir Orange

Requirements: New Car Prep - Full Front Xpel Ultimate Clear Film - Spring Installation - SS Lines - Spacers

Here is a list of products used on the interior.

1Z einszett Cockpit
Leather Master Strong Cleaner
Leather Master Barrier
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
1Z einszett Gummi Pflege Stift Rubber Care Stick

Metro Jumbo Vac n Blow
Uber Leather and Carpet Brush
Uber Microfiber Towels
Uber Microfiber Applicator Pad

Products used on the exterior:

1Z einszett Glanz Shampoo
Uber Clay Bar
Sonax Fall Out Remover
Auto Finesse Oblitarate
NanoSkin AutoScrub Mitt
Sonax Perfect Finish
Sonax Polymer Net Shield
Adam's Super VRT
Menzerna Top Inspection
Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner

Tools used
Metro Jumbo Vac n Blow
Uber Leather and Carpet Brush
Uber Microfiber Towels
Uber Microfiber Applicator Pad
Uber Quick Detail MF Towels
Uber All Purpose MF Towels
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter
Fenix TK35
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Adam's Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster

Let's start with the interior clean up first.

We pulled out all the wrapper and a few of the decals on the glass. Did a vac and wipe down with a cockpit cleaner, followed by a nice leather cleaning and conditioning to prevent denim transfer. Glass was done as well as door jambs were sealed.


Removing the tags and wrapper left in the car

Leather cleaning and conditioning - even though the car is new I decided to clean with Leather Master Strong Cleaner followed with Leather Master Barrier to do some preventive maintenance to protect the leather from denim transfer.

Door Jambs cleaned and protected - Sonax Polymer Net Shield was used on the jambs

Door seals cleaned and protected with 1Z einszett Gummi - great way to keep them fresh and new as well as during the winter months its keeps your doors from freezing shut.

After shots


Moving on to the exterior prep and Xpel Ultimate installation.

Before shots

Wheel cleaning - Sonax Wheel Cleaner Plus and various brushes

Uber Boar's Hair Brush for the lugs

Wheel Woolies for behind the spokes and the first 1/2 of the inner wheel barrels

EZ Detail Brush for the back half of the wheels and in between the calipers and wheels - super tight especially with the stock 19's.

Smaller Wheel Woolies for between the spokes

Adam's Boulder Brush for the face of the wheels - super gentle.

Rinse them off.

Decon with Sonax Fallout Remover (it pulled up quite a bit of iron particles and fallout with only a few hundred miles on it)

After all the decon wash pressure washed off we foam the car

Rinse and blow dry

With the darker/matte wheels I have found we always need to go back and hit them up with a detail spray to ensure they are perfectly clean.

Washed and Dried - next up clay bar

Making sure the car is perfect prior to the Xpel Ultimate Clear Film installation. A good polish with Sonax Perfect Finish and the Rupes LHR21 with Rupes Yellow Pad.

After the complete prep we made sure all the areas that were getting protected with Xpel were cleaned a few times with an IPA wipe down.

Areas being covered - front bumper, full front fenders, full hood, mirrors, headlights, a pillars, front of the roof, door cups, full side skirts, luggage area on the back bumper and behind the rear wheels on the rear bumper.

Some final touches -
Glass cleaned after the Xpel Ultimate was installed -

Getting the tires cleaned and dressed - using Stoner's Tarminator, Auto Finesse Obilitarate, Adam's Super VRT

No after shots with the stock set up we went to Ben and Mark at Rogue Engineering for some goodies.

Rogue Engineering installed H&R Springs, Rogue Engineering Spacers 12 mm, and Rogue Engineering Stainless Steel Brake Lines



RE 12MM Spacers Front and Rear

RE SS Lines


RE SS lines installed

Back at DD it was cleaned it up and took some final shots.



Hope you enjoyed it, email me with any questions about this write up or anything else detailed related.
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      01-18-2015, 11:47 PM   #2
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Gorgeous work as always Phil. Beautiful photos.
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      04-17-2015, 11:01 AM   #3
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I'm new to detailing so forgive me for being na´ve. Looking at your list of products used, I do not see any wax used. Please advise.
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      04-17-2015, 12:43 PM   #4
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we used a sealant - Sonax Polymer Net Shield
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      04-27-2015, 01:37 PM   #5
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WOW - thanks for sharing!!!
2011 328i xDrive / Deep Sea Blue / Navigation / Sport Package / Convenience Package / Premium Package / HK Sound / and a bunch of other stuff I am not aware of..
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Awesome car. Awesome job.
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