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HoldenC
08-15-2008, 02:34 AM
2001 BMW 540i

This car was purchased about two weeks prior to this detail. The owner was considering a repaint, but he saw how much of an improvement I could make based upon my threads I posted here.

To say that this car was hammered would be an understatement. It seemed as though it had been washed by the previous owner with a brillo pad and dawn. There was zero wax protection and about two-dozen tree sap deposits.

Wash & Clay

Bodypro Shampoo Gel
Home Depot GS
Riccardo Clay
ONR Clay Lubricant

Paint Correction

Dewalt DW849
Menzerna PG on PFW
Menzerna IP on White
Menzerna FP on White

Protection

Swissvax Saphir applied by bare hand






Before Pictures


http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i001.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i002.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i003.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i004.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i005.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i006.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i007.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i008.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i009.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i010.jpg

HoldenC
08-15-2008, 02:34 AM
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i011.jpg




After Pictures




http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i012.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i014.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i015.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i016.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i017.jpg
http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa135/Holden_Caulfield04/540i018.jpg


Started at 9:00 AM, completed at 11:00 PM. Began the drive home at 12:00 AM.

T.Dot_E30
08-15-2008, 10:13 AM
you can't really see the work you did in the night pictures.

What did you use to get off the tree sap?

Gamite
08-15-2008, 10:34 AM
for the night pics u shoulda set up a tripod, it's so blurry you can't see the correction.