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      03-21-2017, 08:59 AM   #1
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What a new car prep entails - BMW M2 - LBB - Nanolex Si3D HD

Detailer's Domain - BMW M2 in Long Beach Blue receives a new car prep and Nanolex SI3D HD

Most will ask why would we need a "new car prep" when my car is new....hopefully the below will answer some of your questions.

What is new?
We consider a new car is new up from 50-100 miles or 1 month after purchase.

What is done?
  • Remove any plastics or wrappings from the factory
  • Remove any existing transportation/storage dirt without marring or scratching the paint
  • Remove surface contaminants ie:leftover adhesive, tree sap, traffic film, rail dust, overspray, etc.
  • Bring out the full potential of the paint by increasing gloss and smooth paint surface
  • Provide a durable protection of the exterior surfaces using high quality sealants or coatings
  • Provide a professional inspection of your vehicle's paintwork
What to look out from the dealership.....
  • The products used are not necessarily the best available for your car
  • The work is likely to be done by "detailers" who don't have the training or equipment
  • Lack of training can lead to subpar results or even worse swirls/burnt paint/holograms
  • Shortcuts due to time constraints will cause dealerships to rush a job and steps maybe skipped to complete the car
Nanolex SI3D and HD
Based on its unique Si3D technology, Nanolex Car Care offers a range of products specifically developed and designed to fulfill the highest demands and needs of our professional customers.

The Nanolex Si3D molecules - precursors of ceramic and hybrid materials - consist of silica, nitrogen, hydrogen and organic compounds such as carbon. These high-performance polymers are all solvent and fluorine free.

The additionally-implemented thermoplastic component forms an incredibly hydrophobic, flexible, cross-linked matrix to give an outstanding hardness and durability.

Nanolex Si3D is extremely weather and chemical resistant, which in turn provides excellent corrosion protection with easy-to-clean properties.

Nanolex Si3D can also increase the total hardness of the paint to up to 9H+, adding a clear coat with a color-darkening effect to the treated surface. Depending on the number of applied layers of Nanolex Si3D, the thickness of the coating can vary. The coating thickness, combined with the sophisticated structural nature of the Nanolex Si3D matrix, make the coatings resistant to abrasion caused by frequent washing and resistant against most chemical substances.

An important part of automotive coatings are solvents. The liquid consistency, viscosity and volatility of the product is highly dependent on the used solvents. Nanolex Car Care do not incorporate any aromatic solvents in their product formulations, due to the high potential of ‘hazardous-to-health’ character, thus making them safe use in an enclosed environment.

The Si3D coatings have very good ‘solvent release’ properties - about 90% of the solvents will evaporate during the first 24 hours, with the remaining 10% evaporating within one week. Please take note that solvent evaporation is also greatly dependant on temperature and weather conditions.

Nanolex Car Care do not incorporate any aromatic solvents in their product formulations, due to the high potential of ‘hazardous-to-health’ character, thus making them safe use in an enclosed environment.

Unlike traditional protective coatings such as car wax and conventional polymer coatings, where the protective efficiency decreases with time, and from using degreasing or alkaline detergents, or because of mechanical removal, Nanolex Si3D coating exhibits outstanding durability and a tough insensitivity to abrasion from frequent washing and the use of strong alkaline or acidic detergents.

Full list of products used during the new car process

Exterior
Nanolex Prewash Concentrate
Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover
Nanolex Tar Remover
Nanoskin Autoscrub Sponge
Uber Clay Bar
Nanolex Ultra Glass Sealant
Nanolex Glass Cleaner
Meguiar's M101
Meguiar's M205
Nanolex Tire and Trim Restorer
Nanolex SI3D Pro Installed Product

Interior
Nanolex Interior Cleaner
Nanolex Textile and Leather Sealant

Tools used:
Metro Vac N Blo Car Vac Pro Series PRO-83BA CS
Metro Air Force Blaster 8 hp
Rupes LHR15 MKII
Rupes LHR75E
Buff and Shine Uro MF Pad
Meguiar's Microfiber Cutting Disc
Meguiar's Microfiber Finishing Disc
Uber Green Foam Pad
Uber All Purpose MF Towels
Uber Classic MF Towels
Uber High Tech Glass Microfiber Towels
Scangrip Multimatch Light

The car came in with all the wrapper still on it from BMW.







Removal of all the delivery wrapper.



Spotted a rock chip - photo taken and immediately texted to the owner



Window sticker removed and residue removed with Nanolex Glass Cleaner and a nice new razor blade



The car was driven with the wrapper still on it for a couple of days.

Wheels were quite dirty. - Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover used on the wheels - Adam's Tire and Rubber Cleaner used on the tires and wheel wells.









Nanolex Wheel Cleaner and Iron Remover used to pull contaminants off the paint, not much here but a process we like to do to ensure the paint is properly prepped prior to any paint correction or paint polishing.


After the decon process we proceeded to pre soak it.


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Claying


Rinse


Blow dry and blot drying



Scan grip lights used to inspect the paint, not too bad but we will still spot compound and polish out the complete car.


But first we get the car up on the quick jacks and detail and prepare the wheels and brake calipers for Nanolex SI3D HD and clean up the wheel wells while we are in there.






Cleaning out the wheel wells



Calipers prepped and coated



After







Polishing out the paint with the Rupes LHR15 MKII with the Rupes Yellow Pad and Meg's M205




Customer requested to swap out a few things including
Side gills removed and replaced with the IND color match ones



M2 badges replaced with the black out ones from IND




Remove stock front amber corners and replace with IND color matched ones




OEM Carbon Fiber Winglets installed





Removing the nibs off the tires



Nanolex Tire and Rubber Restorer




Wheels all coated and dressed up - Nanolex Si3DHD and Nanolex Tire and Rubber Restorer


Tint being installed - Llumar



Wheels are now back on and torqued down


After all this was done, we were now able to coat the car with the Nanolex SI3D HD


Nanolex Ultra Glass Sealant was used on all the exterior glass


Afters








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