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Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:15 PM

GT3 RS x Wes_R (89 pics)
Hey Maxbimmers,

My first write up here but some of you may have heard of me and possibly I worked on some of your BMW's. Anyway today's write up is on a beautiful 997.1 GT3 RS which was actually done back in Dec. Small world but I actually knew the owner as we had went to the same school together and he had contacted me previously regarding a S2000 via email.

Anyways again on to the write up hope you guys enjoy seeing the process!

First off the initial walk around

Brought it in to the garage and started cleaning the wheels first

Starting with the inner barrel

Lugnuts and calipers

and rimface

Moving on to the exhaust, steel wool was used to clean the outside and inside.

Lol, free advertising for Courtney

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:16 PM

All clean

Engine also got a quick shampoo and dressing



Finally after all the prep now we can start washing the car starting with the rinse

Cars are always washed using the 2 Bucket Method. If you are not familiar with the 2 Bucket Method, in a nutshell it is basically 2 buckets, one water only, the other soap. The water only bucket is where you rinse off the dirt from your mitt before placing it back in the soap water thus eliminating the potential to drag dirt all over your paint and causing swirls.

This is the dirt from a previous car. You definitely don't want to be dragging this all over your paint. Also notice the bucket with the sponge is pretty much clean

Rinsed out and new soap and water

Washing panel by panel starting with the roof

And rinsing off the dirt

Other details taken care of

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:16 PM

After rinsing the soap off while the car was still wet I began to clay the paint to remove any embedded dirt in the clearcoat

Pretty rough

Finally began to dry it off with a microfibre towel

All rubber trim was masked off

Paint measurements were taken in microns to look for any low spots to be careful of and to see if anything had been repainted that the owner might not have been aware of

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:17 PM

Finally the polishing can begin and a medium cutting polish and pad were used to clean up the swirls











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Here is a cool artsy fartsy shot of me polishing

After the polishing was done the masking tape was removed

Then alcohol was brought out to wipe down the panels to remove oils left behind by the polish so that the wax could have a clean surface to bond to

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:18 PM

Here is a teaser of the shine achieved with no wax on yet

After the wipe down the panels were double checked with a special light that omits the same spectrum light as the sun


Wax applied was Swissvax Concorso

While the wax was curing the tires were dressed with a satin finish. Personally I don't really like the shiny stuff

Starting now with the interior I began vacuuming

Getting in between the seats

Started dusting the cracks and crevices

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:19 PM

Pulled out a different brush with longer bristles to reach behind the tach

After the dusting and brushing I can finally wipe down the different surfaces

I really love this shot for some reason

Wiping down the doors

The roll cage

Even the extinguisher lol

A finishing that I love to add to the detail is cleaning the pedals. Lol at the end of the detail and when the customer is taking delivery, they always say that the feel bad to sit in the car afterwards hahaha

Finally I cleaned the windows but doing the back inside windows was the worst! Luckily I have been doing hot yoga lol so I was able to handle the job

And now after all that hard work here are the final pics!

Starting with some sun shots

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:20 PM

No swirls :)
Finished interior shots

Exterior finished shots

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:21 PM

I think this pic is pretty cool too

I love the way the beam of light and flare looks in this pic

Wes_R 07-21-2013 07:22 PM

15km speed limit

Beautiful reflection shot on the spoiler!

Interesting roof shot

And finally the last artsy fartsy picture :)

I hope you guys and gals enjoyed reading through the documentation!

The-Aziz 08-11-2013 11:06 PM

Wow....VERY glassy. Amazing work!

Robb 08-12-2013 02:29 PM

Perfection !

Bimmers 08-12-2013 09:21 PM

Impressive work !

skru_fase 08-21-2013 10:42 PM

Wes did my car, and a co-workers two X6's. and we were both very happy... Great guy to deal with!

LikesToDrive 08-22-2013 11:35 AM

Amazing work.

Wes, how do I get in touch? Sent a PM a while back but no reply.


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