SpeedFreak Detailed: "Shopper1590"s 16k mile Interlagos Blue M5 resurrection!
Hey guys! Very excited about this post, as the transformation throughout was truly a sight to see. I was contacted by Gunnar, "Shopper1590" to do some work on his Interlagos Blue M5. What a beautiful color it is, my all time favorite on these M cars. The vehicle in question is a 2006 model year with barely 16,000 miles on the odo. Gunnar picked the car up in April from a dealer who had obviously "attempted" to run a buffer over it.
After I viewed the car in the sun, we went over various plans of attack and settled on a full multi stage correction. Once the correction was complete, the work was locked in and protected with Optimum's Opti Coat.
The pictures will show the extent of the damage inflicted by the unskilled stealership employees. RIDS (Random-Isolated-Deep-Scratches), rotary buffer swirls, even pigtails were present in some areas from grit trapped under their buffing pad. Speaking of RIDS, they were abundant on every single panel, and the paint was very hard. The defect removal portion of the correction was probably the longest of any car I have worked on, and required almost 30 hours. I was making 5-7 passes per panel to fully remove the RIDS. That is just the first, compounding stage.
As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.......which begs the question, how many words are 100 pictures worth???? You be the judge.
Griots HD wheel cleaner
CG Citrus wash
Pinnacle speed clay
DoDo Juice born slippery clay lube
M105 on Lake Country PFW pad via FLEX 3401
Pinnacle Advanced Finishing Polish on LC CCS white pad via FLEX 3401
Menzerna PO85RD (SF4500) on LC CCS Grey pad via FLEX 3401
I could not be happier with the job that Brian did on my beast. The paint was so bad I thought I needed to have the car resprayed. I saw one of Brian's posts about other paint restoration projects he had done and I was impressed. I took my car over to Brian to see if he could get the car back to what it once was. Brian recommended a full paint correction with Opti-Coat to protect the finished product. The end result is better than when it came out of the showroom. I would know - I bought a 2006 E60 brand new years ago. I saw this car, and decided to get back into the E60. Brian is very good at what he does and I would highly recommend giving him a try if your car needs any work on the finish or detailing in general.
Current: 2008 e60 DINAN ///M5 Interlagos Blue SMG
DINAN 3.91 Differential, Stage 2 Suspension, Free-flow exhaust, Stage III Software, Front strut braces,
High Flow Air mass meters and intakes, 13% Underdrive pulley, RPI Scoops.