First off, I'd like to start by saying that this forum has been very good to me. You have all posted things that have been very helpful and the information that I've received from this community has been invaluable.
Now, onto the detail information. I had this car detailed about a year ago and was not very pleased with the results (I requested a full paint correction and received a short cut process that left me with swirl marks that were just covered up). This is not the first time I received a bad detail, it happened a few times when I had my e46 m3 also. I know some of you can be just as particular, if not as "anal" as I am about my car and the process it goes through when it comes to keeping it clean. That's why these sub par details were just not acceptable for my beast.
So, for the last 4 months, I have searched for a reliable, honest, and knowledgeable detailer. I have now finally found that detailer and he will be the only person touching my car for the rest of its life! His name is Eric and his company is called Envious Auto Detailing. I highly recommend Eric and I was so thrilled about his work, I had to share pictures!
Car: 2008 Sapphire Black M5, 6spd, 23k miles
Total time: 33 hours (full paint correction, interior leatherique process, 13 hours alone was spent on compounding the car)
Total process rundown:
Clean wheels inside and out, degrease tires
Presoak car, wash car, dry car
Decon paint with IronX
Re-wash car, dry car, blow dry car and wheels
Clay entire car, IPA wipedown of car
Tape off trim, prep for correction work
4 steps of correction on paint
Clean exhausts tips
Re-wash car, leaf blow dry car and wheels
IPA wipedown of car
Apply HD nitro seal in two parts to paint
Vacuum out interior, dust all nook and crannies
Leatherique treatment to seats, interior protectant to everything else
Clean door jambs, trunk and hood sides with spray sealant,
Dress tires, re-clean wheels, opticoat wheels
Clean windows inside and out
Hope you enjoy the pics!