Pictures of my Black 2000 BMW M Coupe...Before/After

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  1. Unknown User

    Unknown User New Member

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    I didn't take any pictures of my car before because I wanted to clean it up first. This car seemed like it got very little attention the first 4 years of its life. After reviewing the roughness and depth of the paint, I wouldn't rule out the fact that this might be the first detail/wax job it has gotten since new. After 3 weeks, I finally had a little bit of time to give it some TLC and here are ther results. I have a little more to do to get rid of the rest of the fine scratches, but that'll have to be done once I get my buffer out. This was all done by hand, so it took a good 6 hours or so to do.

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    New ///M Oil Cap :big grin:
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    Products Used:
    Pinnacle Clay Bar
    Meguiars Dual Action Cleaner Polish (DACP)
    Meguiars Swirl Free Polish (SFP)
    Meguiars Hand Glaze
    1 Coat S100 Carnuba Wax
    100% Terry Cloth Towels for Buffing the Polishes
    Microfiber Towel for buffing the Wax

    For the Engine:
    Concentrated Engine Degreaser
    High Pressure Spray Nozzle (Careful of the electronics!)
    Black Magic Tire Shine Spray (Just Spray on, close hood, turn car on to dry it on there)
     
  2. rem177

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    nice car...where in IL you located?
     
  3. NoXeN

    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    damn you have a z06 too?


    awesome cars
     
  4. Unknown User

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    'had' a Z06. Only the M Coupe and M3 are left.
     
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    I'm up by Lake in the Hills.
     
  6. Scottwax

    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Excellent work! You really did a great job removing those spider swirls in the hood!

    I really like those M Coupes. I detailed an orange one about 6 months ago.
     
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    NoXeN You can find me up on one

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    no more 744?
     
  8. Renegade

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    Did you remove those spider swirls by hand or PC...ive been trying to with DACP and SFP, and i remove the big spider swirls but then it leaves fine swirls all over the hood
     
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    Everything was done by hand. I did not have my buffer available since I just moved to a new house.
     
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    That was traded in a few weeks ago.
     
  11. Renegade

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    Silver can you possibly explain how you did it by hand effectively...I use a cloth applicator pad and rub the DACP with good pressure into the paint back and forth for about a minute or so. Then I use a microfiber towel to remove it. I do the same thing for SFP and then I put on the S100 pre cleanser and s100 wax....it removes the spider swirls, but puts fine swirls still all over the hood.
     
  12. KeeperOfAcheron

    KeeperOfAcheron I dub thee Sir Phobos, Knight of Mars, beater of a

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    God that car is gorgious. So mean looking.
     
  13. Unknown User

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    Basically, I do the same as you except for the following:

    I use 100% Terry Cloth buffing towels to remove the DACP, SFP, Polish/Glaze (anything that is not wax basically). I use a Microfiber towel to remove the S100 Wax. Another thing I did was I cleaned the paint w/ a claybar prior to applying DACP.

    It might be possible that you picked up a small amount of dirt which is scratching your paint as you apply the different stages!?

    Also, I did not get rid of 100% of my fine scratches. There are a some still in their, but I'm going to try to take them out using Vanilla Moose polish (applied w/ a buffer) and then follow up w/ the S100 wax.

    I'm sure ScottWax will be able to help you more than I can on your issues.
     
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    Don't use the cloth applicator pad.
     
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    Scottwax Making detailing great again! Moderator

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    Agreed. Product builds up on the pad and hardens and will scratch the paint. That is why in the swirl removal sticky I specifically say to use cloth towels and refold after each panel you polish.
     
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    Ryuhei Oh gawd

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    I travel on 90 alot. If I see a super shiny clown shoe I'll try to pass you ;)
     
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    very purtty
     
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    Skizza20 Robster craws? What the f*(& are robster craws?!?

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    The M is looking good though :cool:
     
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    i always didn't like that hatchback type m....
     

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