Neglected 03 BMW 330ci. (tons of pics)

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  1. DSMu4ia

    DSMu4ia 721whp - GT35r'd - Brookstuned.com

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    330ci, I believe 2003. 50k-ish miles. Owned by a Doctors wife who "washed it every week" which meant, I drove it through the car wash every week or so. Never hand washed, waxed, or anything of the sort in its life.

    I definately had my work cut out for me, luckily the paint was in good condition under the dirt.

    Process:

    Remove wheels and clean with Eagle1 All wheel cleaner, clean wheel wells with Simple Green.
    Wash with Dawn, Clay with Opticlay, and Wash with Meguires NXT wash.
    Polish with SSR 2.5 (Excel green pad)
    Polish/Seal with Klasse AIO (Excel blue pad)
    2x coats of Meguires NXT liquid.
    NXT glass cleaner on the windows.
    303 Aerospace protectant on dash/interior.
    Interior vacuum'd and extracted with Bissel LGCM and hot water.
    Poorboys Bold N Brite on tires.
    Meguires Mag polish on exhaust tips.
    Stoners Tarminator on some tar spots.
    Engine got the hose treatment, followed by Simple Green and agitated by a small brush. Finished with CD-2 Engine Detailer spray.

    Whole process took about 8 hours, but I'm slow and like to take breaks. Maybe 6 hours total.

    Some random befores:

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    Onto the good stuff!

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  2. justin30513

    justin30513 New Member

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    Geez.......
    awesome recovery!

    Wheels came out nice as well as the inner fenderwells. Make a huge diff to see them done right.
    Engine bay....simply amazing attention.
    Paint....look like you did your homework. Metallic is poping and tons of depth.

    Good work.

    How did the Eagle One work for you? I've tries alot of their products and had good results.
     
  3. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Excellent job, saw it on Autopia too. :)
     
  4. CBlakeNS

    CBlakeNS New Member

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    Looks real good, nice work.
     
  5. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    How did you get every nook and cranny detailed in the engine? nice work!
     
  6. XPX

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    awesome job man :cool:
     
  7. Kinks

    Kinks Sup. OT Supporter

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    looks fantastic! :bigthumb:
     

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