Detailed: 2004 BMW M///

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by justin30513, Sep 27, 2007.

  1. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    I post a detail a few months ago of this vehicle. The owner is a manager of a local Mexican restaurant here in Blue Ridge. Since the M's last detail, it's been out of state and driven by a relative of the owner. It came back pretty rough with some wash induced swirls. The nice thing though was that Signature Series II was still beading! Pretty impressive on dark color to me. Oh well. It was a Saturday, my wife was out at her moms, and I was detailing an M.........pretty nice day to me!

    Oh something more.......
    This is sort of a mini-Cyclo review. I simply love this machine!!!

    Wash Cycle:
    NXT & Purple Power Pre-Soak
    (Applied with foam gun and let dwell for 2 minutes before rinsing)
    I simply let this soak and the mix works. Bugs, brake dust and grime let loose. It cleans the engine bay as well. I simply finish the wash with a DP Four-in-One rinseless wash.

    Engine Bay, Tires, and Wells:
    Armor All Tire Foam & Gel
    Not much to talk about here. Not much tire either! I covered the bay with the foam BEFORE the rinseless wash though. This is so the overspray can be cleaned away. I close the hood, crank, and let bake for 15 minutes........or while I do the interior with the A/C on! The well received the foam as well. The tire got a quick swipe of gel. If all tires were like this, I would only have to buy tire dressing once a year!

    Paint Correction:
    Menzerna PO106ff & Clearkote VMG Mix
    (75% 106/ 25% VMG.......to cut down dusting)
    (Applied with the Cyclo and EDGE2K Yellow Cutting pads)
    This mix was brought to my attention by a fellow detailer named "ScottWax". He has been using the mix with success for a year now. He told me not only would the dusting be done away with but that the depth and clarity would be improved. All were correct. There was no dusting. The glass like appearance of 106 now had some improved depth and richness to it.
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    Paint Protection:
    Surf City's Barrier Reef Wax
    (Applied via Cyclo and EDGE2k White Pads)
    Having had success on the EVO with this awesome, inexpensive wax, I wanted to use it again. This time on one that I'm going to see bi-weekly and that is a dark color. A couple of dots on each pad got it primed. Once primed, a little goes a long way. It goes on a lot like NXT liquid. Smells nice too. It does come off easier with no streaking and with only one coat. In full sun too. Depth was really nice. The touch factor was soft....just like a carnauba wax should be.

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    One of the major benefits of using a Cyclo is being able to utilize it's four inch pads. I don't care what polisher you use, there will be spots that will have to be waxed by hand. With the Cyclo and EDGE2K Pad system you just pop off a wax filled pad and go to work in the tight areas. This saved time and time is money to me.

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  2. Sonar_un

    Sonar_un Prowler Orange

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    Wow, awesome work!
     
  3. Juztang

    Juztang www.obsessivedetail.com

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    Great work and awesome review! I also love using the Cyclo, it is such a blast to use.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Much better than the befores!

    Love my Cyclo too. The UDM is really nice and you can get it into tighter spots, but use them back to back and OMFG! is the Cyclo smooth in comparison-almost feels like it isn't even running! The Cyclo corrects somewhat faster than the UDM too.
     
  5. justin30513

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    I did use them back to back and now my UDM has sat for about two months!!!

    It wreaks havoc on my EDGE pads as well. The Cyclo EDGE pads are still like new.......even after 6+ months of use! I love being to one hand it too over large areas to get that rouged look.
     
  6. JRock10

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    that 2nd shot is just sick.
     
  7. CBlakeNS

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    Looks really good, nice work and nice pictures.
     
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    That isn't the foamer you're selling is it?

    If I could get those results with a hose that'd be :bowdown:
     
  9. MartyFukstein

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    Well done, and well documented.

    I love my Cyclo with the quick release pads. Though, I wish they would offer quick release carpet brushes.

    Yellow pads are amazing for paint correction. I'm running out of reasons to pick up my rotary because of those yellow Cyclo pads.
     
  10. Paulie Walnuts

    Paulie Walnuts Im an agent of chaos

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    Never really thought about foaming the engine, will have to try that. I wish I could get foam like that out of my foam gun.
     
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    damn, nice job.
     
  12. JRock10

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    justin > you
     

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