Difficult to get yellow to shine..got there in the end!

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Hello all,

Just a couple of pics to show that given the right amount of time/attention/love Yellow can look sharp!

This M Coupe was on the receiving end of a 3-day Detail to remove a decent amount of paint defects which were robbing the car of the sharp reflections, clarity and 'yellowness' that it now possesses along with sealing up the BBS wheels and full leather clean to get that back to a nice factory matt finish from the shiny mess I found it in on arrival.

Unfortunately no before pics as it was pi$$ing down & I really struggled to capture the dullness and defects with the camera....

In terms of the machine polishing process the front end, rear bumper and side skirts responded well to a 2-stage machine polish having been repainted. The rest of the car received a 3-stage polish due to some deeper marks, more than likely from a silicone drying blade given they were straight lines which the less aggressive combo used above lessened but didn't remove.
After a panel wipe it was on to the wax stage and whizzing around doing all the other bits n bobs.
The rear spoiler was a little dull and had some chemical etching so this was magic sponged then protected with Gtechniq C1.

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Sorry for the lack of pics, as typically at this time of year it started to rain as I was reversing it back in the garage!:(

cheers

Chris
 

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Hello all,

Just a couple of pics to show that given the right amount of time/attention/love Yellow can look sharp!

This M Coupe was on the receiving end of a 3-day Detail to remove a decent amount of paint defects which were robbing the car of the sharp reflections, clarity and 'yellowness' that it now possesses along with sealing up the BBS wheels and full leather clean to get that back to a nice factory matt finish from the shiny mess I found it in on arrival.

Unfortunately no before pics as it was pi$$ing down & I really struggled to capture the dullness and defects with the camera....

In terms of the machine polishing process the front end, rear bumper and side skirts responded well to a 2-stage machine polish having been repainted. The rest of the car received a 3-stage polish due to some deeper marks, more than likely from a silicone drying blade given they were straight lines which the less aggressive combo used above lessened but didn't remove.
After a panel wipe it was on to the wax stage and whizzing around doing all the other bits n bobs.
The rear spoiler was a little dull and had some chemical etching so this was magic sponged then protected with Gtechniq C1.

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Sorry for the lack of pics, as typically at this time of year it started to rain as I was reversing it back in the garage!:(

cheers

Chris
Wow love this Coupe I like a bit of Dakar
Good job :thumbsup:
 

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Hi Chris, My last Z4, E85, also had some straight line marks on the bonnet and boot lid which I put down to these 'Blades' that cars washers use to remove excess water. They were very deep and a devil of a job to remove, had to resort to a woolen mop on a rotary polisher and some pretty ferocious compound to get rid of them. If anyone else uses a car wash on here, don't let them use those Blades, they should be thrown in the bin, for all the harm they do to paintwork.

Mike
 
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Hi Chris, My last Z4, E85, also had some straight line marks on the bonnet and boot lid which I put down to these 'Blades' that cars washers use to remove excess water. They were very deep and a devil of a job to remove, had to resort to a woolen mop on a rotary polisher and some pretty ferocious compound to get rid of them. If anyone else uses a car wash on here, don't let them use those Blades, they should be thrown in the bin, for all the harm they do to paintwork.

Mike
Those blades were the worst thing ever made.

Always use a drying towel
 

Summit Detailing

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Hi Chris, My last Z4, E85, also had some straight line marks on the bonnet and boot lid which I put down to these 'Blades' that cars washers use to remove excess water. They were very deep and a devil of a job to remove, had to resort to a woolen mop on a rotary polisher and some pretty ferocious compound to get rid of them. If anyone else uses a car wash on here, don't let them use those Blades, they should be thrown in the bin, for all the harm they do to paintwork.

Mike
Hi Mike,
Yes you are right, they always seem to be stubborn regardless of the make/model of car they appear on. Wool pad not required on this occasion but a well lubed compound was used:thumbsup:

Those blades were the worst thing ever made.

Always use a drying towel
Correct on both counts fella.
The only scenario I have found them to be beneficial is when wetsanding to remove all the water off the panel leaving a nice flat/hazy panel straight away - this isn't a regular thing thankfully:bag::thumbsup:
 
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