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    Thread: Detailer's Domain: BMW Z8 - Full Correction/Engine/Interior

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      09-17-2012 03:40 PM #1
      Subject: BMW Z8
      Requirements: Remove swirls and imperfections from over the years.

      This was a car that was in great shape, not much needed on the inside at all. This Z8 had tons of gloss. However upon closer inspection we found the paint imperfections. Take a look at how we fixed them.

      Exterior

      - Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
      - Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
      - Wheel wells were cleaned up
      - Washed with 1Z einszett W99
      - Aquartz Iron Cut
      - Wash down and rinsed
      - Door jambs were cleaned up
      - Nano Scrub AutoScrub
      - Dried
      - Tires dressed
      - Masking
      - Paint Measurement
      - Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
      - Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
      - Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
      - Lusso Oro was used as a last step
      - Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
      - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
      - Rubber and Plastics Treated
      - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
      - Exhaust tips cleaned
      - Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

      Products used

      Links to products used -

      1Z einszett W99
      Aquartz Iron Cut
      Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
      NanoSkin AutoScrub System
      Meg's M105
      Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
      Lusso Oro
      Adam's Super VRT
      Optimum Metal Polish
      Wolf's Rim Shield

      Interior
      1Z Cockpit
      1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner
      1Z Leathercare
      Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
      Uber Ultra Interior Brush for Orbital Polishers

      Engine
      Adam's APC
      Adam's In and Out Spray

      Tools used
      Uber Wool Wash Mitt
      Uber No Name MF Towels
      Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
      Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher
      Uber Buffing Pads
      Defelsko Paint Meter
      Fenix TK35
      Brinkmann
      Kranzle Pressure Washer
      Cam Spray Foam Canon
      2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
      Uber Firehose Nozzle
      Metro Air Force Blaster

      Polishing the seat backs with the Griots and Adam's 4 inch Focus Pads



      Not a great shot but as you can see the mat on the left was not cleaned up and the one on the right has been cleaned with the Griots 3 inch polisher w/Uber Ultra Interior Brush and 1Z einszett Deep Cleaner



      After Interior








      Prep - Car Wash/Decon/NanoSkin/Wheels/Tires/Engine








      Convertible Top Cleaned





      Wheels were not too bad


      Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action



      Wheel Woolies used to clean the barrels out


      Wheels cleaned


      Wheel wells power washed


      Before engine









      After engine


      Wolf's Rim Shield used on the wheels


      Wheels and Tires all done



      Imperfections that we were up against









      Compound and Polish -

      50/50 shots
      This was after compounding (various panels on the car)






      After


      Before



      After



      Afters under the lights



      Afters































      Enjoy

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      09-17-2012 08:18 PM #2
      great work as usual. do you think the rim shield is better than prima wheel armor?
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      09-18-2012 11:03 AM #3
      I'm going to give the Wolf's a slight edge in application and durability.

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      09-18-2012 05:34 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by DetailersDomain View Post
      I'm going to give the Wolf's a slight edge in application and durability.
      thanks
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      09-18-2012 05:53 PM #5
      no problem anytime.

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    7. 09-19-2012 11:20 AM #7
      Any info on the RaggTopp cleaner? I have a similar material fabric top on my BMW and it could use a good cleaning but I don't want to use anything too aggressive on it.

      What are your thoughts on using some woolite detergent in warm water with a soft brush for the top as well?
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      09-19-2012 12:02 PM #8
      sure thing here is the info on the Raggtopp Cleaner and Fabric Top Protector

      that being said you can use the woollite if you like.

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