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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:15 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
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Brought it in to the garage and started cleaning the wheels first

Starting with the inner barrel
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Lugnuts and calipers
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and rimface
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Moving on to the exhaust, steel wool was used to clean the outside and inside.

Lol, free advertising for Courtney
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/010.jpg

Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:16 PM

All clean
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/011.jpg



Engine also got a quick shampoo and dressing

Before
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After
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Finally after all the prep now we can start washing the car starting with the rinse
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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
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/015.jpg

Rinsed out and new soap and water
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Washing panel by panel starting with the roof
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/017.jpg

And rinsing off the dirt
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Other details taken care of
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:16 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
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Pretty rough
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Finally began to dry it off with a microfibre towel
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All rubber trim was masked off
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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

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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:17 PM

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

before
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after
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after
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after
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:17 PM

before
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after
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after
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before
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after
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Here is a cool artsy fartsy shot of me polishing
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After the polishing was done the masking tape was removed
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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
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:18 PM

Here is a teaser of the shine achieved with no wax on yet
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After the wipe down the panels were double checked with a special light that omits the same spectrum light as the sun
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Perfect
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Wax applied was Swissvax Concorso
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While the wax was curing the tires were dressed with a satin finish. Personally I don't really like the shiny stuff
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Starting now with the interior I began vacuuming
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Getting in between the seats
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Started dusting the cracks and crevices
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:19 PM

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Pulled out a different brush with longer bristles to reach behind the tach
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After the dusting and brushing I can finally wipe down the different surfaces

I really love this shot for some reason
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/063.jpg

Wiping down the doors
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The roll cage
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Even the extinguisher lol
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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
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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
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And now after all that hard work here are the final pics!

Starting with some sun shots
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:20 PM

No swirls :)
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/076.jpg
Finished interior shots
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Exterior finished shots
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:21 PM

I think this pic is pretty cool too
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I love the way the beam of light and flare looks in this pic
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Wes_R 07-21-2013 08:22 PM

15km speed limit
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Beautiful reflection shot on the spoiler!
http://i300.photobucket.com/albums/n...sgt3rs/092.jpg

Interesting roof shot
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And finally the last artsy fartsy picture :)
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I hope you guys and gals enjoyed reading through the documentation!

The-Aziz 08-12-2013 12:06 AM

Wow....VERY glassy. Amazing work!

Robb 08-12-2013 03:29 PM

Perfection !

Bimmers 08-12-2013 10:21 PM

Impressive work !

skru_fase 08-21-2013 11:42 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 12:35 PM

Amazing work.

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

Cheers.


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