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Brand new BMW M1 got Gloss coated

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I got contacted to detail and protect a brand new BMW M1 series in estoril blue. The costumer and I set up a date that happened to be this weekend.

Like mentioned the car was brand spanking new so when it arrived it looked great which was good for me as I didnt have much to do.

The car upon arival

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The car was fairly clean for a 2 day old...the wheels had some brake dust acumulated and there was some bug splatter in front
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Upon inspection I diddnt find any major damage, just some light swirls that will be removed with polishing. They were most visible on the back lights.
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I went with the Mike Phillips aggresive wash technique.
So I started with the chemical decon procedure. I used a local iron remover product called Carshinefactory Iron off.
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Snow foamed and washed usind OPT car wash
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Foamed again and clayed the paint using a clay mitt.
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I pulled the car into the garage to dry it and to polish it using OPT Hyper polish and LC orange pad on a DA. 1-2 passes were enough to remove light swirls. I polished the entire car in about 2h (very fast yes I know). I used OPT paint prep to remove polishing oils.
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Gloss coat was applied to the majority of the car...
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...The majority because I ran out of it and had to use Gyeon Cancoat for the back boot and bumper. One coat of Gloss coat and 3 coats of Cancoat on the back 1h apart and left it in the garage over night.
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The next morning I applied Carpro Reload to help the coating cure for the next couple of weeks.
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Fk1000p on the exhaust
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Gtechiq C2 on the wheels
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and TAC system tyre dressing on the tyres
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The interior was vacuumed and the plastics wiped with OPT opti-clean. The door shuts were polished with OPT poli-seal. The engine bay was wiped with APC and plastics protected with Wolfs chemicals plasic & trim coat.

End results
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Money shot picture
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Thats it.

Thanks for watching.

 

 

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Funny story

Right after he picked it up he parked it under a tree at the next door cafe for his friends to look at it. I was thinking to myself "dont put it under a tree. Its spring time".

After 30min he texts me saying hes got loads of small dots (tree sap) on the car :bottom[1]:

"Come back" I said... I remembered from the OPT synergy podcast Dann had a similar problem and he used ONR to remove tree sap as the safest option for the coating. So I gave it a go and washed the whole car with ONR...Tree sap gone and a huge stone fell from the guys heart and brought a smile back on his face :thumbsupup[1]:  Job done.

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Nice work, nice car.

Nice to see the Car Wash was used.  Not as famous as ONR but simply a nice product which does a good job

 

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Thanks...I used Car wash for the first time and it really is a very nice shampoo. Smells nice too.

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