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This forum is amazing and inspiring! I am blown away form what I've seen you guys do.

Attached are some photos from my new (to me) 2003 M5 purchased from another M5board member a couple weeks ago. It is a great car and I am in love with it. She just had a bubble bath this morning. I tried to take detail shots of the finish, and areas that could use improvement.

Any critiques, process, and advice would be greatly appreciated. Here is a list of items that I have. Items with a ($) have not yet been purchased, but looks like I need to make this car shine.

Overall:
Zaino Z-7 Show Car Wash
Zaino Z-18 Clay Bar
Zaino Z-2 PRO Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Car Finishes
Zaino Z-5 PRO Show Car Polish for Swirl Marks and Fine Scratches
Zaino ZFX Flash Cure Accelerator Additive
Zaino Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray
Meguiars Quick Mist Detailer
Chemical Guys Detailing Bucket Kit (two-bucket method)
($) Chemical Guys Porter Cable 7424XP Detailing Complete Detailing Kit with Pads, Backing Plate and Accessories

Wheels and exhaust:
P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
Chemical Guys Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant
($) Red Devil Steel Wool, 0000 Super Fine

Engine bay:
Scrubbing Bubbles
Griot's Garage Engine Bay Dressing

Misc:
EZ Detail Brush
Griot's Garage Lug Nut Cleaning Brush
Hog hair bristle detailing brush
Zaino Custom Polish Applicator
303 Aerospace Protectant
Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels
Chemical Guys El Gordo Professional Extra Thick Supra Microfiber Towels
IPA 50/50 solution
($) Stoner 91154 Bug and Tarminator Bug/Tar/Sap/Grease Remover
($) Dr ColorChip for road rash/chips
 

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Just picked up the Porter Cable 7424XP. Judging by what I've seen some of you guys do, it appears some of these scratches need a first pass at cutting/paint correction.
 

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Damn man all that hard work detailing and you left 121212121 lbs of carbon all in those exhaust tips!? for shame! HA...

also, the stance on this one is really nice...

last: Hardwire that radar detector up into the sunroof control area, so it can hang up high and won't be down in your line of view for the road.
 

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Your M5 is CLEAN man! Congrats on the pickup and cheers! I know an <a href=”https://www.frisco-auto-detailer.com”>auto detailer</a> if your lived in Texas I highly recommend.
 
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