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Gamite
08-16-2008, 09:55 PM
Procedure:
Wash
Clay
Wash
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish w/LC Oranage pad
Menzerna Final Polish w/LC White pad
Wash
Meguiars NXT (Didn't have time to wait for my Wolfgant sealant to dry)


After the first wash, it looked good, but up close there were a tonne of swirl marks.
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79754&stc=1&d=1218937421
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79749&stc=1&d=1218937421
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79750&stc=1&d=1218937421
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79752&stc=1&d=1218937421
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79755&stc=1&d=1218937421


Len had already rinsed the engine bay down with degreaser, just needed some dressing (303 Aerospace Protectant)
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79751&stc=1&d=1218937421
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79757&stc=1&d=1218937421

The dealer decided it was a good idea to cover the entire interior with armorall. At this pt Len had already gone though the entire interior trying to remove most of it
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79753&stc=1&d=1218937421

Here it is all done.
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79758&stc=1&d=1218937421

Gamite
08-16-2008, 09:55 PM
Looks like someone attempted to wetsand this odd touch up paint procedure
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79756&stc=1&d=1218937421

Got the haze out, but that paint needs to be sanded down (another time perhaps)

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79759&stc=1&d=1218937533


All done. Sorry for the dark pic, but we didn't finish till late. Hopefull Len can post some pics of it in the underground garage.

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79760&stc=1&d=1218937533

v_bimmer
08-16-2008, 10:35 PM
looks very good, but what did you use instead of armor all on the dashboard???

T.Dot_E30
08-16-2008, 11:56 PM
x5?? what happened to the e39 touring!

Gamite
08-17-2008, 02:35 AM
looks very good, but what did you use instead of armor all on the dashboard???

believe it or not, water

windsor318is
08-17-2008, 11:53 AM
nice job, id like to see what the paint looks up close, did the swirls come out julian? my e36 has lotsa swirls

qimis
08-17-2008, 01:19 PM
most of them are, but there's still a lot of deep ones. :(

Gamite
08-17-2008, 03:57 PM
nice job, id like to see what the paint looks up close, did the swirls come out julian? my e36 has lotsa swirls

I think BMW started using ceramic clear coats with his car. I was using a pretty strong polish, but it still was hard to get the really deep scratches out. My E39 didn't have the same problem. They must have started using the ceramic on models released around 2001. your E36 won't have that problem either.

Adriano
08-18-2008, 10:20 AM
WOW, very noice. Now you have something to tow your future E36!

Mr seville
08-18-2008, 11:33 AM
looks incredible. how many clicks on that bad boy?