Bmw e90 m3

Discussion in 'Show and Shine' started by SpecC, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. SpecC

    SpecC Wax on..Wax off

    I don't remember exactly what color this is called. I think it's Jerez Black. Anyways, it's probably the cleanest car that's come to my garage yet. I barely needed to wash it. It was even waxed already.

    The man wanted a one step detail. I figured I would use PO203S on uber green pad to take care of everything. For the most part, it worked great. Then I figured, why not give M205 a shot since these swirls aren't very deep at all. On some of the panels, I used M205 on 3M UK yellow pad with the Kevin Brown method. It doesn't but nearly as much as PO203S, but it finishes a lot better. There were other swirls and RDS that were impossible with just these two polishes, so I told him that it'd take more work to get the rest done.

    Wash, dry, clay
    Zym0l sponges
    CG CWG
    grit guards
    DI waffle weave drying towel
    Swissvax detail brush
    Majestic solutions SGS - on door jams
    ONR - on door jams
    Swissvax blue clay
    ONR clay lube

    Paint correction
    Makita 9227c
    3M backing plate
    3M UK yellow + meguiar's M205
    Uber green pad + Menz PO203S
    pad spur from AG

    Duragloss 601 + 105
    Victoria Red Concours

    Wheels and tires
    MS SGS - on tires and wheel wells
    Swissvax pneu - tire dressing
    P21S wheel gel
    Swissvax wheel brush
    DD spoke brush

    Black wow
    0000 steel wool + Meguiar's M105 on exhaust tips
    1000W halogen lamps

    Yes, these were taken when it got here.

    M3 badging everywhere!

    Last bit of beading....

    And the bad


    and this bad boy is ready FOR THIS!


    M205 demo



    It was dark when I was done, and I needed to give the car back on the same day, so I just took a bunch of pictures in my garage.


    Sorry I was a bit rushed today, so I couldn't take as many pictures as I wanted to. Enjoy.
  2. fricker66

    fricker66 Birth of a Detailer

    Looks great. Very nice results on a great looking vehicle!
  3. kei169

    kei169 Wax on..Wax off

    Nice Ben!
    u must be tired for only keeping the car for 1 day!
  4. flash gordon

    flash gordon Banned

    Sweet Job Ben, looks terriffic :applause:

    Is this the car w/the clay in the bra?

    I love the Hood, Sweet
  5. mrgolfrider

    mrgolfrider DB Forum Supporter

    I'm with Flash on the hood, I love that sexy..

    Its amazing how we make do with the space that we detail just looks so tight to me, but good results keep coming out of that area..

    Thanks for the pics man!
  6. Solidsnake

    Solidsnake Jedi Nuba

    Nice man... That thing looks like its ready to hit the streets.
  7. cleareagain

    cleareagain Virgin Detailer

    Pure envy, enough said. very nice!
  8. Carn

    Carn Welcome to Detailing

    Very nice, well done ;)

    Colour is Jerez black (has an almost blue tinge to it in sunlight). What camera and lens did you use for the pics BTW?
  9. stijntjeraes

    stijntjeraes Virgin Detailer

    What a car,my favourite one.
  10. SpecC

    SpecC Wax on..Wax off

    Thank you sir

    haha, i actually feel okay. it would've been worse had i been in crappier shape than usual

    yeah, this is the one. i was just like :sorry: because it feels like i failed as a detailer

    It was pretty tight since the car was really wide. We've also started storing more things here as you can see like that ping pong table. As long as my step ladder fit, I was fine. Otherwise, I'd have a terrible time polishing that roof.

    You bet it does!


    Yeah, Jerez black is probably the same M3 color I'd pick too.

    The camera gear is the following...
    Nikon D200
    Tokina 12-24mm f/4
    Nikon 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6
    Nikon SB800 flash
    friend's pentax flash on a tripod

    you should buy one then!
  11. Buddy

    Buddy Getting to know Detailing

    Nice detail. The car looks great...:thumb:
  12. bentley147

    bentley147 Jedi Nuba

    thats was good detail ..but u did have to get those scratches out the paint thats black its very seeable in the sun
  13. P1et

    P1et Official DB Moderator

    Such nice work, inside or NOT!
  14. SpecC

    SpecC Wax on..Wax off

    Thanks buddy!

    yeah, but they're light and deeper than power finish on green can handle which is a lot already. anything more aggressive that i had in my selection would've left holograms on this paint which looks worse

    thanks p1et!
  15. d00t

    d00t Welcome to Detailing

    Good work Ben! I've got an Alpine white coming up next week, I think!
  16. sal329

    sal329 Nuba Guru

    Great job on a beautiful car
  17. Starcar

    Starcar Birth of a Detailer

    Excellent work, beautiful M3
  18. supercharged

    supercharged DB Forum Supporter

    stunning work! Awesome!!!
  19. richy

    richy Guest

    Ben..the Bimmer looks nice. It's too bad you couldn't up-sell him to a 2 or 3 step process to make it perfect..he obviously cares for it very well. Maybe he was just testing you? One small suggestion and it shows in the flash pictures, but dress the wheel wells. I know those big tires almost fill them up, but it does show a bit.
  20. SpecC

    SpecC Wax on..Wax off

    have fun with those wheels, haha

    these actually were really clean

    thanks, sal!

    thanks! the interior is a beauty as well

    thanks man!

    yeah, he might've been. i really tried to sell it because his was such a nice car. he was confident that he only needed a one step though. i did my best with 1-2 passes of PO203S and sometimes 4 passes of M205 with KB method to leave the best gloss possible.

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