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      06-16-2008, 04:25 AM   #1
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Concours Finish Detail: 07 Jet Black 328i

Hey all, new to the forums here and thought I'd post a detail I did. Originally thought this would take 6-8 hrs but I inspected the car while it was overcast and turns out that wasn't a good idea. Ended up taking me 13 hrs total but the owner was ecstatic.

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Wheels
APC+ diluted 4:1
Clay

Wash
ONR /w Lowes Grout Sponge
WW towel for drying

Polishing
Prima Swirl on 6.5" Orange Lake Country Pad x 3
Prima Swirl on 6.5" White Lake Country Pad x 1
Prima Amigo on 6.5" White Lake Country Pad x 1

Interior
APC+ 10:1
Prima Nourish leather conitioner

LSP
Prima Epic Sealant on Grey 6.5" LC pad


Equipment used
Porter Cable 7336
Rigid 4550 Shop Vac
Bissell LGCM

Didn't post any interior shots because it was very clean to begin with.


Before Shots. It had rained the night before so it had a dust layer. Figured I'd use ONR.




Before Shot of the trunk


Hood Before. I see holgrams, swirls and water spots.


Taped up and ready for polishing


Before Shot of drivers door.


After shot of drivers door.


Another Before


And After


prepped for 50/50 of hood


After 3 passes of Prima Swirl on Orange LC /w PC. Not perfect but huge improvement.


Another 50/50 of hood


Prepped for 50/50 of rear passenger door


Close-up of area to be polished


50/50. Still need to follow up with Swirl on white LC and Amigo on white LC


Triple threat all over the car. Swirls, Holograms, and water spots!


After.


And now on to the Glam Shots
















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very nice!

you don't see the Prima products used often on here, how do you like them?
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Don't have alot to comare it to but never came across paint that some prima swirl and orange pad couldn't handle. really great stuff
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Damn good job! Looks haaawt!
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      06-16-2008, 05:51 PM   #5
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Very clean looking? What is your background? Are you a pro detailer? is this your car? Looks great though!!
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Very clean looking? What is your background? Are you a pro detailer? is this your car? Looks great though!!
I started out detailing as a hobby turning into borderline obsession. I began detailing friends and family's cars and soon enough everyone wanted a detail. So after that I began charging for it. And no this is not my car.
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Looks great, and will mostly likly look great for about a day or until the next rain storm. You got to love BLACK!

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nice job!
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Good job on the finish.
Have you considered investing in a rotary? Might cut your work time down a bit and get rid of those lingering scratches
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Got a makita 9227c...just didn't bring it with me for this detail.
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