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Old 07-07-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
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2010 BMW 335 I Coupe

This car came to us with swirls and huge haze marks. The customer called me upset about what a local detailer recently did to his new car. What the detailer did was rip thru the car in 3 hours with a compound and glaze. i believe this was not necessary at all especially on a new car. Damage done. The car was fixed with M105 - SIP - PO85RD
Last Step = Swissvax Blau Weiss

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Exterior

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash and washed down
- Wheel wells were spritzed down with P21S Total Autowash
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Paint inspected and measured
- Wheel Wells were cleaned and dressed with Adam's Undercarriage Spray
- Tires dressed with Swissvax Pneu
- Masking
- 3 Step Paint correction (Meguiars M105 with an Uber Yellow, Menzerna Super Intensive Polish with an Uber Green and Menzerna PO85RD with an Uber Blue)
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step - Swissvax Blau Weiss
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned

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Exterior:
Valugard Detail Wash
P21S Total Auto Wash
Uber Yellow Wash Sponge
Uber Clay Bar kit with Optimum No Rinse
Einszett Spray Wax
Meguiars M105
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna PO85RD
Swissvax Blau Weiss


Wheels/Tires
Sonax Wheel Cleaner
Swissvax Pneu


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Infratech 5300
Fenix TK11
Brinkmann
Fenix TK40
Flex 3403
Makita
Metabo
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Brushes
Cam Spray Pressure Wash and Foam Canon Attachment

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Old 07-07-2010, 04:39 PM   #2
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Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner


Wash


Claying


After Polishing shots


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Old 07-07-2010, 04:39 PM   #3
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Tips before


After Optimum Metal Polish


Swissvax Blau Weiss


Rinse (look at the tight beads from the Swissvax Blau Weiss)


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Old 07-07-2010, 04:39 PM   #4
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Old 07-07-2010, 04:45 PM   #5
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random question, but how long does it take for you to completely clar an entire car??
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Old 07-07-2010, 06:20 PM   #6
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depends on the car maybe 20-45 minutes.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:09 PM   #7
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omg that is really really fast.. it can take me up to 3 hrs if my car's really dirty
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:05 PM   #8
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Damn man nice work. I'm a detailer at a body shop and if they're swirls we just go over it with grey pad/blue pad lol. Never even heard of half that stuff, but it seems to work pretty well.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:13 PM   #9
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....excellent work as always. Unfortunately there are so many hacks out there these days that are self proclaimed "detailers" and haven't got a clue. ....and no business working on other peoples cars. Good thing there are still real ones out there like you that can fix their mistakes.
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:51 PM   #10
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Looks excellent. I'm feeling the water bead shot as well.
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:57 AM   #11
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omg that is really really fast.. it can take me up to 3 hrs if my car's really dirty
at our labor rate and 3 hours to clay a car, that would be more than what these detailers charge by about 40%. lol.

I guess doing this day in day out you have to learn how to work fast and effective.

thanks guys!
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Old 07-08-2010, 08:17 AM   #12
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I wish I could say I was shocked that you got a "new" car that looked like that...but I was recently thinking about buying a Toyota Tacoma. The horrific buffing jobs I saw going on out in the bright...hot...direct sunlight were making the trucks they were working on look worse than if they had just thrown a coat of el cheapo Nu Finish or something on in the shade and walked away. You could see on nearly every truck on the lot the grind marks across the hoods from where these guys lined them up and just kept right on going without changing/cleaning pads. They were applying to the whole row of trucks...then going back to remove the wax. And wondering why they couldn't get it all off and why it looked so bad. This was on a 95 degree day.

It really was sad.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:17 AM   #13
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Do you recommend the Menzerna Super Intensive Polish? I have some wet sanding marks left on my roof from the body shop..
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:25 AM   #14
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Do you recommend the Menzerna Super Intensive Polish? I have some wet sanding marks left on my roof from the body shop..
you would probably need something more abrasive like M105 or Power Gloss
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Old 07-12-2010, 09:53 AM   #15
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....excellent work as always. Unfortunately there are so many hacks out there these days that are self proclaimed "detailers" and haven't got a clue. ....and no business working on other peoples cars. Good thing there are still real ones out there like you that can fix their mistakes.
/\ Word. The car and finish looks great.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:40 AM   #16
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....excellent work as always. Unfortunately there are so many hacks out there these days that are self proclaimed "detailers" and haven't got a clue. ....and no business working on other peoples cars. Good thing there are still real ones out there like you that can fix their mistakes.
Dealerships are also hiring people and or not monitoring the details they are doing on cars. There is an amazing disparity between a dealership provided detail (on a new car) and a good detail - to the point that dealerships are damaging new cars and giving them to customers.
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Old 07-12-2010, 11:55 AM   #17
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you may want to go with a compound then follow with sip and super finish.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:08 PM   #18
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I've noticed this in a couple shots in previous detail, but do you dr the car before you clay or just start claying after washing?
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we don't dry the car prior to claying.
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Old 07-12-2010, 04:15 PM   #20
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but we do sometimes just depends on the situation.
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beautiful work!
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:17 AM   #22
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you would probably need something more abrasive like M105 or Power Gloss
Can it be done by hand or only with a buffer?
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Can it be done by hand or only with a buffer?
Most definitely with a buffer and a wool pad. It usually takes an aggressive combo to get sanding marks out..depending on the finest grit of paper that was last used. I hope they didn't ruin your car too bad! It's one of my favorites for sure.. you could always still take it to me .
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:47 AM   #24
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Would love to have you fix it if you were closer.. do u recommend the porter cable 7424xp? I don't have experience with a buffer but need to learn
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you can do it by hand but I would say it would be easier by porter cable.
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