M3 gets its turn.

Discussion in 'That'll Buff Right Out' started by El Slotho, May 3, 2006.

  1. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    SSR 2.5, yellow cutting pad, PC set to 5:

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    Jeff's Werkstatt Prime, white polishing pad, PC set 5:

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    Multiple coats of AJ were required as there were some HEAVY swirls covering the paint after I removed the first coat. As with the Z4, the AJ was a bit tough to remove even after knocking down the thick spots with the PC - It took so much elbow grease to get the AJ off that I know I put the swirls into the paint myself by bearing down to hard with the microfiber towel.

    I suspect that this is due to the non-abrasive nature of the black finishing pad I used, as I switched to a white polishing pad for the next two applications and had none of the trouble, and the reflection started becoming extremely clear, wet-looking, and reflective after the second coat. I then topped it with a third just for the hell of it. :big grin:

    All in all, I am happy with Jeff's products. :bigthumb:
     
  2. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Seriously, apply and remove AJ by hand. Apply to a single panel at a time and go back over it immediately with the foam hand pad (without adding more product) and make sure you get any thick areas. If you do that, you should be able to do several panels at a time before going back and removing the excess. Takes a couple times but once you get it down, it is a piece of cake. Those aren't 'swirls' but thick areas of product. They can also look like scratches.

    You should also consider Acrylic Jett Trigger. Same look, supposedly same durability and as easy to apply and remove as a QD. It might be out of stock though, apparently Autopia found out and sucked his inventory dry. Last I heard he'd have more in a week.

    The M3 looks incredible!
     
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    paul9luap Boiler Up

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    I tried ordering some AJ Trigger yesterday and he was out. :wtc:

    M3 looks awesome, I love that color.
     
  4. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Worth the wait. :)
     
  5. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Thanks for the killer practical advice as usual Scott! Will do. I will also try and sneak some AJ Trigger out from under the Autopians as well. I will apply it by hand from here on out - I am going to hit the car with more coats this weekend. :big grin:
     
  6. CBlakeNS

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    Very nice m3 looks great!
     
  7. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Thanks. Here are two from last night. The first really shows the ridiculous pollen that we are currently enjoying in Connecticut. It's very nice.

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    I like this one because it shows how the AJ brings out the metallic in the paint - It really has my car showing its purple hue in the right artificial light conditions, and below the car changes from blue to purple as the light conditions change.
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  8. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    Today's pics. I washed the car and all the swirls were gone. Again Scott was right on the money - the wash took off all of the extra AJ and the paint suddenly looked absolutely amazing.

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    BarbaraWaltersPegleg Irish Guido

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    So gorgeous
     
  11. justin30513

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    That last pic........
    WOW!!!

    Didn't know they made blue mirrors in Germany....


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  12. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    LOL!

    Thanks guys - Appreciate it!
     
  13. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    :drool:

    I've noticed with Optimum No Rinse or conventional washing, cars with AJ are so easy to dry, the towels just seem to glide over them. :)
     
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    I'm incredibly jealous, awesome looking M3 :bowdown:
     
  15. xxpanipuri

    xxpanipuri Gideeyup Motherfuckers....

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    fuck i wouldn't even wanna drive it after it lookin that clean!

    seriously looks fuckin awesome! :)

    i'd leave it in the garage all week and take her out only on a nice sunny saturday or sunday afternoon!
     

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