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post #101 of 110 Old 21st May 2010, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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1st: can u give me a quick explanation of the 2 bucket washing method?
Sure, quick it is:

Wash Bucket = Warm water + Shampoo

Rinse Bucket = Warm water

You scoop out the water+shampoo with your washing mitt from the Wash bucket and wash a panel.

After you are done with that panel, you wash your mitt on the Rinse Bucket, so all the dirt you picked up is cleaned out of the mitt so you do not put it back on the paint. Also you do not want to contaminate the fresh water+shampoo that you will use for the other panels, reason why you have a bucket only to rinse the mitt.


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2nd: i have a jetblack m5 and was wondering if i need to be even more careful with this color, (ive never detailed in a process like yours which i am trying to do the same to mine) and never used a orbital buffer but im borrowing one from my friend but i understand that i can ruine the paint with too much pressure so any tips would be helpful
Jet Black M5, so lucky!

To be honest, if you never had any experience whatsoever with Detailing, I would be very careful before you attack your paint, even when using a Orbital Polisher (they are rather harmless but they able to correct something).

I recommend that you read a few tutorial and practice on some less valuable panels before you jump to your car!

These two websites are great resources:

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3rd:never heard of the fast cut plus idk what its even used for as well as not knowing the application process, as well as the menz 3.02, menz 106fa, and the menz 85rd
3M Fast Cut Plus is a compound. You should not use this product if you have no experience with polishing!

The Menzerna you listed (Menz for short) are respectively, a polish, a final finish polish and a super final finish polish (If you can can even call it that).

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4th: zymol hd cleanse and zymol concours you apparently use at the end to finish, what is zymol concours? and do you do any of these steps by hand?
sorry if i asked alot of questions but hopefully it will answer alot of others questions

ps: i recently emptied everything out of my garage so i have time for tlc on the car...thanx again
Zymöl HD Cleanse is a glaze/Pre wax cleaner, it prepares the paint to lay down the wax.

Zymöl Concours is a Wax, which will protect the finish you just created with all the polishing.

These two products are applied gently by hand after all the correction and jeweling process is done.

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post #102 of 110 Old 21st May 2010, 08:17 AM
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Dude...that is absolutely jaw dropping!!! After every 50/50 pic I couldn't help but say to myself "OH MY GOD!!" I had no idea all that was possible. If I looked at those wheels I would have said they need refinishing, and the paint repainting. Very nice job, man, my hat comes off to you!!

Great post and great sequence pictures!!

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Amazing. Thank you so much for this thread, I know it's old but this is exactly the type of write up and walk through I was looking for.
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post #104 of 110 Old 27th May 2010, 05:29 AM
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Absolutely stunning. Thank you very much for posting the types of compounds and polish you used, I plan to mimic your detail on my M5!


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How long will the positive effects of a detail job like this last? Do the buff scratches come back under sun-light within a few weeks?...months? more or less?
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JCM - The scratches were physically removed using a polishing technique. They "come back" when new scratches are made. The positive effects of this detail are basically that the paint had contaminants removed, "points of intrusion" corrected (i.e. a scratch provides more surface area for acids to attack the finish), and then the entire body was treated to a protective coating. The protective coating is an effect, and will start to deteriorate within a few weeks but will really "last" for 3-6 months (generally speaking). If you drive 5000 miles a year and only in dry weather, a good protective coating can last you 2 years.

Tiauguinho - I just wanted to say that I think your pictures speak volume as to the quality of the materials you worked against. BMW paint & wheel finish on a 10 year vehicle with a massive amount of miles and obviously less-than-desired exterior care....and you basically brought it back to almost new. That is simply not possible on many of today's vehicles, paints, and lower quality exterior materials. Your post is a testament to what BMW did for this car.
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what a difference! great job!

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