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doogee 07-01-2013 01:39 AM

E36 M3 Exterior Detail (Picture Heavy)
 
Gave the E36 M3 of R.S.C a nice exterior detail this weekend. Decided to make up a nice write up for everyone to see! Thanks to Flav for coming with the car to help out and take photos!

Started with a wash and clay
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2889/9...838e8b51_b.jpg

Wheels cleaned up
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2814/9...99891ff6_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7447/9...e67175d5_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/9...1868ffbf_b.jpg

Some photos of the damaged paint
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/9...21156691_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7374/9...3d5e8560_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7389/9...5dc1da25_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7436/9...785c4a7d_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7310/9...48b0bb08_b.jpg

doogee 07-01-2013 01:41 AM

Exhaust cleaning
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7308/9...4171bf6d_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/9...214082f8_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3802/9...a67ba4bd_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5464/9...4170e7a7_b.jpg

A nasty key mark to fix!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2891/9...e5834f77_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5451/9...23e1c537_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/9...63d44de1_b.jpg
Gone!
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2873/9...72044636_b.jpg

doogee 07-01-2013 01:46 AM

Began the first stage of polishing.

Getting better:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3748/9...410559fb_b.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2820/9...c9fa6223_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3719/9...85888d8d_b.jpg

Spoiler taped off. Polished on the left, untouched on the right.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5481/9...f98b9a8e_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5331/9...786e9b02_b.jpg

After an IPA wipedown, sealed the paint with Autoglym HD. Great wax.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3674/9...8e163c99_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7460/9...a28e8106_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3834/9...510c6cb1_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7441/9...4cfb8e89_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5466/9...ab7e1344_b.jpg

doogee 07-01-2013 01:51 AM

Unfortunately got dark for finish photos. Camera flashes and Brinkmann lights show off the paint though :)
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3776/9...54fe4f7b_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7360/9...00f74ee0_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3700/9...49e06555_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7399/9...0f72c3d7_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3741/9...4f3c43bd_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3701/9...bdf6cb50_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/9...e60cca15_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7327/9...37b4bea0_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7402/9...f823484e_b.jpg

doogee 07-01-2013 02:17 AM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7437/9...ee1008bf_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/9...9d758489_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/9...dd1fae7e_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5532/9...fd65fc54_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7455/9...af5a707a_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7416/9...dcb71437_b.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2839/9...b64e59fe_b.jpg

Hopefully the owner is as happy as I am with the turnout!

blk3 07-01-2013 02:41 AM

That looks amazing. How many hours did you spend on it to look like that? Great job

doogee 07-01-2013 02:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by blk3 (Post 1616134)
That looks amazing. How many hours did you spend on it to look like that? Great job

Thanks man! Took about two days of work. The most time consuming part was trying to get that key mark out. Part of it was right down to the metal and it was difficult to fill.

davericher20 07-01-2013 02:05 PM

Looks great! Are the swirls completely gone? How many stages of polishing did you do?

Steve30 07-01-2013 02:12 PM

Awesome job Kurt, really brings out the colour. Didn't know you detailed!

R.S.C 07-01-2013 10:05 PM

Kurt did an amazing job with my car. What I was really impressed with is how he fixed the key marks and my sun roof which had an huge amount of scratches and swirl marks.

The entire car is now swirl free and the colour of the paint really pops out at you now.

And big thanks to Flaviu for bring my car to Ancaster!

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sb_600 07-02-2013 10:46 AM

Nice Job Kurt!

doogee 07-02-2013 06:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve30 (Post 1616154)
Awesome job Kurt, really brings out the colour. Didn't know you detailed!

Yeah the car is a different color from when I first started working on it. The clearcoat almost looked brown.

I just recently decided to start doing some detailing on the side :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by R.S.C (Post 1616190)
Kurt did an amazing job with my car. What I was really impressed with is how he fixed the key marks and my sun roof which had an huge amount of scratches and swirl marks.

Glad you're happy :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by sb_600 (Post 1616214)
Nice Job Kurt!

Thanks dude, this is what I'm doing when I no longer have my yellow wagon to ride in :(

R2D2 07-02-2013 07:42 PM

looks pretty nice!

what polish/compound did you use?

have you thought about using a coating or selant instead of the autoglym wax? lock in that nice polish job a bit longer!

the photography was great also! that also helps display a great detail job!

doogee 07-03-2013 10:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by R2D2 (Post 1616261)
looks pretty nice!

what polish/compound did you use?

have you thought about using a coating or selant instead of the autoglym wax? lock in that nice polish job a bit longer!

the photography was great also! that also helps display a great detail job!

I've been really happy with the HD wax on my own car and have stuck to it for now.

I'm going to make a point of trying out some other products in the future though.

R2D2 07-03-2013 10:56 PM

looks great man..

Hey I just found out that HD is now available in Canada...

these guys are carrying it...www.oldetownautospa.ca


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