So Eric My other M5 detail from a couple weeks back referred over a fellow forum member from the M-Series world to me in order to breath some life into this awesome machine. The story here is the car is originally from Chicago but made it's way to Ohio for the second leg of it's ownership experience. It ended up through a subsequent sale in the hands of a collector who had an affinity for Japanese iron and dipped his toe into the world of German autos. Must not have been his thing as it was sitting in a warehouse in Findley, Ohio until it's current owner found it for sale.
As a current M3 Owner and a true car guy, he wanted this to be his daily and with that at least have a little gloss to the swirls it was presenting. Looking over the options, he decided to hide the majority of the imperfections and coat it so it would hold up to sitting outside year-round given his M3 holds the garage queen spot.
I couldn't resist leaning into this one a bit more as removing most but not enough would't do this baby justice. I ended up with a few more hours in it but the end result is darn near 95++ % correction and the few blemishes that remain are simply "remembrances" that this baby is 15+ years old.
The swirls here don't come across as bad in pics as they do in person. Overall, the car was just plain dull and lifeless looking when instead that paint was crying to come alive with metallic flake, color and depth.
The car was corrected and coated with two (2) layers of Cquartz UK v3.0 (newest version) and one layer of CarPro Gliss which adds a SUPER Slick surface feel with the added protection of a fluorine based layer that is resistant to water spots, etching and generally perfect for vehicles that are victims of year-round exposure to the elements.
Windows and Trim were also treated with their respective SiO2 based products. Windows should exhibit a great hydrophobic property shedding water starting at about 35mph and the trim...will stay nice and black with a Satin finish for up to a year.
I removed the embedded image Links since they weren't working and just added two here for the two M5's I've done recently.
Adding in a Jet Blue Audi S4 done a couple weeks back too.
- Iron X
- Nano Sponge - Fine Grade as the surface wasn't too bad
- Rupes Mille with Rupes UHS System, pads and polish
- CarPro Eraser wipe down
- CarPro Cquartz UK 3 (2 layers)
- CarPro Gliss
- Gyeon Q2 TRIM
- 22Ple VG1 Perfect Vision Glass Coating