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doogee 08-12-2013 12:17 AM

E46 330ci Paint Correction
 
Here is another write up of a job I just did today on a 330ci. The paint was in pretty rough shape. FG400 saved me a lot of time!

Sorry about the poor white balance in the daytime photos :P

Started with a rim/tire/wheel well cleaning:
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/9...9632e9f1_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3749/9...dc003c87_b.jpg

The engine bay wasn't too dirty but I gave it a good cleaning and dressed the plastic bits with G6 HyperCoat. Gives the perfect OEM look.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5441/9...830661ab_b.jpg
http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/9...024d71bd_b.jpg

Washing time. Always with the two bucket method and Mr. Pink! I also scrubbed years of grime on the exhaust tips.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3804/9...3570d74b_b.jpg

Went over the whole car with Riccardo Blue Clay. There was a massive amount of overspray on the passenger side.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7297/9...8b664025_b.jpg

Some pictures of damage:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3710/9...66e2f982_b.jpg

Near perfect correct on the trunk. To achieve perfection would of required another day of work.
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/9...c62e94af_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3782/9...524b1043_b.jpg

doogee 08-12-2013 12:20 AM

More corrections:
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3805/9...bbd2e6e1_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/9...ee7f64c1_b.jpg

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3781/9...06249198_b.jpg
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7352/9...2345a505_b.jpg

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2829/9...34b9ff3e_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/9...d2bcfb34_b.jpg

What a mess of overspray and scrubbing marks.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3743/9...6c167ca8_b.jpg
Leftover streaks are polish. Wish I saw this on the camera.
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5468/9...eef629e4_b.jpg

Applied Jetseal109 and then topped with some wax.
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3697/9...01bd8cc0_b.jpg

doogee 08-12-2013 12:23 AM

Some finished photos. I always end up finishing in the dark...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/9...4f8a9aa9_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3734/9...9a798231_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5539/9...53139f84_b.jpg

Paint is gleaming!
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5465/9...f09ee43c_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3770/9...29cb0a19_b.jpg
http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5338/9...bd839b8e_b.jpg
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3780/9...3a3e8e9c_b.jpg

I'm quite happy with the results.

davericher20 08-12-2013 01:38 AM

It almost looks photoshopped it looks so good in the pictures....*rockout*
This is my father-in-laws car, I recommended Kurt to him because I know how anal he is when it comes to cars (even other peoples cars :D) and saw the work he had done previously so we knew it would be in the right hands.
It's definitely a process, I have a new appreciation for the amount of time and work it takes to make this kind of project successful. I would highly recommend Kurt to anyone thinking of getting this kind of work done, the attention to detail (hehe, get it?) and the attitude he posesses during the job would make any outsider believe that it was his own car he was working on.

Eurostyle 08-12-2013 02:18 AM

Nice job! I'll need one or two cars done before Bimmercruise, let me know if you are up to the challenge! And I also got an AC line for you if you still need it! *th-up*

craz azn 08-12-2013 09:36 AM

Nice work!

T.Dot_E30 08-12-2013 09:41 AM

Looks good kurt, if you weren't so far i'd have you do the M3. I'm getting lazy.

SiR 08-12-2013 11:08 AM

clean


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