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e39 M5 Enhancement Detail

Discussion in 'Summit Detailing' started by Summit Detailing, May 9, 2013.

  1. Summit Detailing

    Summit Detailing Zorg Addict
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    Hello everyone,

    Just a quick writeup from last weekend - an Enhancement+ Detail on this rather nice M5 in what is arguably the best colour for it.

    As always I'll let the pics do the talking, I won't bore you with wash pics, we all know what 2 buckets look like!

    We start with some Iron-X action on the wheels, as you can see hardly any contamination at all -
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    All taped up, ready for some polishing action -
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    Polishing was carried out with 3m Yellow pad and either #205 or ExtraFine on most panels.
    The bonnet & bootlid had noticably more defects than the rest of the car so I spent more time on these panels, a couple of hits with the trusty compound pad, FCP & UF combo & refined with 3m yellow and #205 got them to a standard I was happy with for an Enhancement Detail.

    Bonnet before -
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    Bonnet after -
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    Front wing before -
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    Front wing after -
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    Someone has been here before with a machine! -
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    Bootlid after -
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    Roof after -
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    Rear 1/4 panel after -
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    Not forgetting the interior which although was black leather you could see hadn't ever been deep cleaned or indeed conditioned with shiny seats & dry feeling seat bolsters.
    No before pics of the seats unfortunately but hopefully the following steering wheel pics show a subtle turnaround from a shiny, grainy, slippery feeling leather to clean, matt, tacky feeling leather.

    Steering wheel thumb rest before -
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    Steering wheel thumb rest after -
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    Exhaust before -
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    Exhaust after -
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    And after a long, hot day in the sun, a couple of completed pics. Unfortunately the sun was setting as I finished the interior hence the lack of pics.

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    As always thanks for looking

    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=306317

    cheers

    Chris
     
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  2. micklaw

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    hi chris
    looks a cracking job mate.
    the metalic has come though really nice.and as you say a great colour to shine up.
    what do you use on the seats to get rid of the shine?
    cheers mick
     
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  3. Summit Detailing

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    Thanks Mick:)
    Lots of elbow grease! Product wise autosmart g101, leather brush & lots of microfibres.
    Conditioned with auto finesse hide which is just as good as my favourite conditioner - zaino z10 just drops a couple of imaginary points on the smell lol.

    Cheers

    Chris
     

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