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Old 01-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #1
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Detailed: 1991 318is

A buddy of mine from Michigan came up this past weekend to detail his car. He's also a detailer so we did this one together. We ended doing 3 steps of paint correction (compound, polish, finishing polish) because with the two of us it would not take as long compared to one.

Here are some shots of the car outside. Getting a look at the paint in the sun to see what were dealing with..







Some pretty decent swirling, but mainly there were a lot of deep scratches that you will see better in later pics.

Brought it inside and washed then clayed it.



The wheels had years of caked on brake dust, they came pretty clean though. Befores:





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Clay bar before:



And after doing a 1/4 of the hood:

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Old 01-29-2011, 11:44 PM   #2
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Exhaust tips were really dirty too, they cleaned up nicely, but some areas were too far gone.





Afters:





Now that the paint was washed, clayed and dried, we started on the compounding and polishing steps. Here are some 50/50's followed by some before and afters.









Roof before:



Roof after:

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Old 01-29-2011, 11:46 PM   #3
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Trunk lid before:



Trunk lid after:



Before:



After:



And the rest are all afters, loved how the flakes popped!







Reflection shot of the roof:



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Old 01-29-2011, 11:49 PM   #4
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Interior carpets were cleaned, and everything else was vacuumed and wiped down and then protected as well. Interior was already in really good condition. Here it is after:





And here is the car completely finished outside!

















Thanks for looking!
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:16 AM   #5
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nicely done, just a bummer it's winter huh?
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Old 01-30-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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nicely done, just a bummer it's winter huh?
tell me about it, I cant wait for spring!
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:28 PM   #7
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wow.. what a difference.. what products did he use ?
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Old 01-30-2011, 11:07 PM   #8
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We used PC7424XP with M105/205 and then Menzerna PO85RD topped with Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant and after it cured topped with Poorboys Natty Blue paste wax. Wheels we used P21S wheel gel, and DP gloss tire gel. Windows got DP Krystal Vision. Clayed with DP clay and ONR clay lube.
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Old 01-31-2011, 02:35 PM   #9
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Sweet! My dad's e30 needs that. its sun****ed pretty badly.
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:23 PM   #10
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Awesome job!
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Old 02-03-2011, 09:03 PM   #11
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Nice Job.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:38 PM   #12
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Very nice you guys did a great job on bring this E30 back to like new condition
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Old 02-13-2011, 06:26 PM   #13
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looks good. how long did that take? so cold to detail in this weather!
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:58 AM   #14
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We used PC7424XP with M105/205 and then Menzerna PO85RD topped with Wolfgang Deep Gloss Paint Sealant and after it cured topped with Poorboys Natty Blue paste wax. Wheels we used P21S wheel gel, and DP gloss tire gel. Windows got DP Krystal Vision. Clayed with DP clay and ONR clay lube.
Awesome job, that car looks great. Where did you buy these products?
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