Detailer's Domain: BMW M3 - Exterior Paint Correction

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  1. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    This beautiful BMW M3 e92 Competition Package car came to us for the full works on the exterior prior to leaving the NY/NJ for a new life in the southwestern part of the country.
    The best part is the car came to us cleaned up so there isn't much for us to show in the prep except for the quick wash and decon. We tested out the Sonax Fallout Remover for the decon step, a new product we hope to have in 2014. Since the car spent all of its life in the tristate we expected the usual: fallout, rail dust, and various contaminants.

    We also used the Sonax Multi Star on this car, on the motor, bug and tar, as well as cleaning up the tires.


    - Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
    - Tires were spritzed down with Sonax MultiStar and washed down
    - Wheel wells were cleaned up
    - Washed with Adam's Car Wash
    - Decon with Sonax Fallout Remover - coming soon
    - Wash down and rinsed
    - Door jambs were cleaned up
    - Nano Scrub AutoScrub
    - Dried
    - Tires dressed
    - Masking
    - Paint Measurement
    - Compound - Menzerna FG400
    - Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish
    - Last step - Sonax Polymer Net Shield
    - Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight
    - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
    - Rubber and Plastics Treated
    - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
    - Exhaust tips cleaned
    - Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed

    Products used

    Links to products used -

    Adam's Car Wash
    Sonax Fallout Remover coming soon.
    Stoner's Tarminator
    Sonax MultiStar All Purpose Cleaner
    Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
    NanoSkin AutoScrub System
    Menzerna FG400
    Sonax Nano Polish 3/6
    Sonax Polymer Net Shield
    Adam's Super VRT
    Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner
    Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish

    Engine Detail
    Sonax MultiStar All Purpose Cleaner
    1Z einszett Vinyl Rubber Care
    Adam's In and Out Spray

    Tools used
    Uber Wool Wash Mitt
    Uber No Name MF Towels
    Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes LHR75
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher
    Uber Buffing Pads
    Defelsko Paint Meter
    Fenix TK35
    Kranzle Pressure Washer
    Uber Foam Canon
    2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
    Adam's Firehose Nozzle
    Metro Air Force Blaster

    Prep including - Wash, Decon, Nano Skin Auto Scrub, Wheels, Tires



    Decon trying out some Sonax Fallout Remover

    Before shots of paint

    The typical imperfections on the shadowline trim

    Other imperfections around that paint

    Action shot

    After shots
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    MGEVOX New Member

    Looking great as always Phil!! How did you like the sonax fallout remover? I see you listed that you used wolfs decon too so made me weary.
  3. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    glad you were paying attention, we love it been testing it out for over 6 months with great results.
  4. Chas

    Chas DB Forum Supporter

    Looks awesome Phil!
  5. JSF721

    JSF721 Jedi Nuba

    Great job love the tail
  6. Pureshine

    Pureshine DB Pro Supporter

    Great job as always Phil :) Have you ever thought of making a video for paint correction?
  7. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    thanks guys we have a ton of things coming just no time to execute everything in a timely fashion but soon.
  8. Danny

    Danny Nuba Guru

    Phil amazing work. I wanted to ask what pads did you use with FG400 it looks like the Meguiars cutting discs if I am not mistaken? Also which pads did you use with Sonax Nano Polish are those the Rupes? I am planning to go over my Mach 1 with FG400 then finishing with Scholls Concepts S40. I dont have any microfiber pads and was wondering which you used on this correction so that I can place an order with you for some. I am also wondering if you think the Rupes pads cut better than the Uber Pads when using the LHR15ES. I was planning to using Blue Uber's with Scholls S40 but am wondering if I should invest in the Rupes pads for this up coming correction.
  9. detailersdomain

    detailersdomain Administrator

    correct we used the meg's mf cutting pad with the FG400 and the Sonax Perfect Finish we used the Uber Orange Pad.

    I like the Uber Yellow and Orange Pads with the Rupes. The Rupes Yellow is great!

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