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I know John posted a thread below, but I wanted to add one complete with the full process, materials, and all the pictures involved from start to finish. After all, who doesn't like more pictures??? :byebye: John recently purchased this 2006 Black Sapphire Metallic M6 that needed a good bit of love. The previous owner was a doctor, who really didn't give this special car the care it deserved. The hood had been repainted, and the rest of the car was not covered properly. As a result, there were substantial areas with overspray on upper portion of the driver's side door and rocker panel. These defects are illustrated and corrected in the pictures. After thorough inspection, we decided on a multi stage correction to give this black beast the looks to match the V10's tremendous power. After about two and a half days, the transformation was complete!


Products Used


  • CG Citrus Wash
  • Zep Citrus Degreaser
  • Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner
  • Clay Magic blue clay
  • DoDo Juice Born Slippery clay lube
  • M105 on LC PFW pad via FLEX 3401
  • Menzerna SF4500 on LC CCS Grey pad via FLEX 3401
  • HD Poxy sealant
  • Sonax Glass Cleaner
  • Adam's Super VRT tire dressing
  • Optimum metal polish


50/50 shot on the hood



DSC_0690 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0689 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




50/50 driver's side fender



DSC_0657 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0655 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr


Few before shots showing the areas with overspray on the driver's door



DSC_0652 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0649 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0648 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




After correction, she's devoid of overspray and swirls/RIDS



DSC_0653 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0654 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Moving south to the rocker panels, these areas are often neglected and take a beating being so close to the road



DSC_0693 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0694 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




I ended up working from the rear of the driver's side quarter back toward the door


Back of driver's quarter after correction



DSC_0637 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0641 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




50/50 shots. Proper compounding literally is like peeling away a dead layer of skin




DSC_0640 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0644 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Entire quarter panel after compound only



DSC_0647 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0645 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Before moving to the rear portion of the car I decided to focus on the roof area of the car. These carbon roofs get messed up easily due to the soft clear coat used. The upside though, is that they correct very nicely!


Stain on the roof. Easily compounded out



DSC_0687 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Working in taped off sections allows me to be concise and keep the buffer in a segregated area, with no chance of wandering.



DSC_0660 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0661 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0663 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Next up was the rear end of the car. This is another area that takes a beating.



DSC_0626 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0625 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Top side of the bumper cover showing defects.



DSC_0628 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Few 50/50s showing defect removal after compounding



DSC_0632 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0635 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Can't forget this area!



DSC_0636 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Swirling present on the back of the trunk lid



DSC_0667 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0668 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



50/50 lower part of bumper



DSC_0665 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Next up I worked my way around to the passenger side quarter panel. Here are some 50/50s after compound



DSC_0673 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0674 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0676 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Moving along to the passenger door. Various 50/50s



DSC_0677 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0681 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0680 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



The driver's side roof line also needed some love



DSC_0686 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0684 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0683 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Couple reflection shots after everything was done.




DSC_0697 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0701 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0702 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0703 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0704 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




And now, after Poxy was applied, the exhaust was polished, the tires were dressed.....she was ready to be unveiled!




DSC_0741 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0743 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0706 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0713 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0710 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0707 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0718 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0716 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0714 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0721 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0723 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0724 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0725 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0729 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0735 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0731 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Thanks for looking!


-Brian
SpeedFreakDetailing.com
 

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SpeedFreak Detailed: '06 Black BMW M6 resurrection! - Full correction inside

So this gentleman happens to be the brother of the guy with the black 997 I just did. Guy with 997 was so impressed with the correction done on his car, he immediately recommended me to his brother John. John recently purchased a 2006 Black Sapphire Metallic M6 that needed a good bit of love. The previous owner was a doctor, who really didn't give this special car the care it deserved. The hood had been repainted, and the rest of the car was not covered properly. As a result, there were substantial areas with overspray on upper portion of the driver's side door and rocker panel. These defects are illustrated and corrected in the pictures. After thorough inspection, we decided on a multi stage correction to give this black beast the looks to match the V10's tremendous power. After about two and a half days, the transformation was complete!


Products Used


  • CG Citrus Wash
  • Zep Citrus Degreaser
  • Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner
  • Clay Magic blue clay
  • DoDo Juice Born Slippery clay lube
  • M105 on LC PFW pad via FLEX 3401
  • Menzerna SF4500 on LC CCS Grey pad via FLEX 3401
  • HD Poxy sealant
  • Sonax Glass Cleaner
  • Adam's Super VRT tire dressing
  • Optimum metal polish


50/50 shot on the hood



DSC_0690 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0689 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




50/50 driver's side fender



DSC_0657 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0655 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr


Few before shots showing the areas with overspray on the driver's door



DSC_0652 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0649 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0648 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




After correction, she's devoid of overspray and swirls/RIDS



DSC_0653 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0654 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Moving south to the rocker panels, these areas are often neglected and take a beating being so close to the road



DSC_0693 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0694 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




I ended up working from the rear of the driver's side quarter back toward the door


Back of driver's quarter after correction



DSC_0637 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0641 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




50/50 shots. Proper compounding literally is like peeling away a dead layer of skin




DSC_0640 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0644 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Entire quarter panel after compound only



DSC_0647 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0645 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Before moving to the rear portion of the car I decided to focus on the roof area of the car. These carbon roofs get messed up easily due to the soft clear coat used. The upside though, is that they correct very nicely!


Stain on the roof. Easily compounded out



DSC_0687 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Working in taped off sections allows me to be concise and keep the buffer in a segregated area, with no chance of wandering.



DSC_0660 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0661 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0663 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Next up was the rear end of the car. This is another area that takes a beating.



DSC_0626 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0625 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Top side of the bumper cover showing defects.



DSC_0628 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Few 50/50s showing defect removal after compounding



DSC_0632 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0635 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Can't forget this area!



DSC_0636 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Swirling present on the back of the trunk lid



DSC_0667 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0668 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



50/50 lower part of bumper



DSC_0665 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Next up I worked my way around to the passenger side quarter panel. Here are some 50/50s after compound



DSC_0673 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0674 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0676 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Moving along to the passenger door. Various 50/50s



DSC_0677 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0681 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0680 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



The driver's side roof line also needed some love



DSC_0686 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0684 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0683 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Couple reflection shots after everything was done.




DSC_0697 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0701 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0702 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0703 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0704 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




And now, after Poxy was applied, the exhaust was polished, the tires were dressed.....she was ready to be unveiled!




DSC_0741 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0743 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0706 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0713 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0710 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0707 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0718 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0716 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0714 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0721 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0723 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0724 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0725 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0729 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0735 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0731 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Thanks for looking!


-Brian
 

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SpeedFreak Detailed: '06 Black BMW M6 resurrection! - Full correction inside

So this gentleman happens to be the brother of the guy with the black 997 I just did. Guy with 997 was so impressed with the correction done on his car, he immediately recommended me to his brother John. John recently purchased a 2006 Black Sapphire Metallic M6 that needed a good bit of love. The previous owner was a doctor, who really didn't give this special car the care it deserved. The hood had been repainted, and the rest of the car was not covered properly. As a result, there were substantial areas with overspray on upper portion of the driver's side door and rocker panel. These defects are illustrated and corrected in the pictures. After thorough inspection, we decided on a multi stage correction to give this black beast the looks to match the V10's tremendous power. After about two and a half days, the transformation was complete!


Products Used


  • CG Citrus Wash
  • Zep Citrus Degreaser
  • Sonax Full Effect wheel cleaner
  • Clay Magic blue clay
  • DoDo Juice Born Slippery clay lube
  • M105 on LC PFW pad via FLEX 3401
  • Menzerna SF4500 on LC CCS Grey pad via FLEX 3401
  • HD Poxy sealant
  • Sonax Glass Cleaner
  • Adam's Super VRT tire dressing
  • Optimum metal polish


50/50 shot on the hood



DSC_0690 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0689 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




50/50 driver's side fender



DSC_0657 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0655 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr


Few before shots showing the areas with overspray on the driver's door



DSC_0652 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0649 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0648 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




After correction, she's devoid of overspray and swirls/RIDS



DSC_0653 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0654 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Moving south to the rocker panels, these areas are often neglected and take a beating being so close to the road



DSC_0693 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0694 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




I ended up working from the rear of the driver's side quarter back toward the door


Back of driver's quarter after correction



DSC_0637 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0641 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




50/50 shots. Proper compounding literally is like peeling away a dead layer of skin




DSC_0640 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0644 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Entire quarter panel after compound only



DSC_0647 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0645 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Before moving to the rear portion of the car I decided to focus on the roof area of the car. These carbon roofs get messed up easily due to the soft clear coat used. The upside though, is that they correct very nicely!


Stain on the roof. Easily compounded out



DSC_0687 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Working in taped off sections allows me to be concise and keep the buffer in a segregated area, with no chance of wandering.



DSC_0660 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0661 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0663 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Next up was the rear end of the car. This is another area that takes a beating.



DSC_0626 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0625 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Top side of the bumper cover showing defects.



DSC_0628 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Few 50/50s showing defect removal after compounding



DSC_0632 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0635 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Can't forget this area!



DSC_0636 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Swirling present on the back of the trunk lid



DSC_0667 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0668 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



50/50 lower part of bumper



DSC_0665 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Next up I worked my way around to the passenger side quarter panel. Here are some 50/50s after compound



DSC_0673 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0674 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0676 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Moving along to the passenger door. Various 50/50s



DSC_0677 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0681 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0680 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



The driver's side roof line also needed some love



DSC_0686 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0684 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0683 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr



Couple reflection shots after everything was done.




DSC_0697 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0701 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0702 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0703 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0704 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




And now, after Poxy was applied, the exhaust was polished, the tires were dressed.....she was ready to be unveiled!




DSC_0741 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0743 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0706 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0713 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0710 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




DSC_0707 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0718 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0716 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0714 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0721 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0723 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0724 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0725 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0729 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0735 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr





DSC_0731 by SpeedFreak81, on Flickr




Thanks for looking!


-Brian
SpeedFreakDetailing.com
 

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Wow!
That looks phenomenal!!lovelove

I'm officially ashamed to take my car out now.
Thanks for sharing!
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Wow. Looks incredible. How long did it take once the car was dropped off?
 

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simply amazing. may i ask how much?
 

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Wish you were in Portland...I would take my car to you in a hot minute.
You have one of the best detailers in the country right there in Portland! Personal friend of mine, guy who used to be based in Northern, VA named Thomas Dekany. You will not find a better detailer anywhere, highly recommend him. Check out his website - tdekany.com
 

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looks awesome!!
 

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What a great find! I am going to give him a call today. If you are ever in Portland I will buy you a beer or 7 for the recommendation. On his website he has a product called Opti coat...Does that stuff work as described? Almost seems too good to be true?
 

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What a great find! I am going to give him a call today. If you are ever in Portland I will buy you a beer or 7 for the recommendation. On his website he has a product called Opti coat...Does that stuff work as described? Almost seems too good to be true?
Not a problem at all, let him know Brian @ SpeedFreak Detailing in northern, VA recommended him. ;) As far as Opti Coat goes, YES, it is an EXCELLENT product. I have it on my personal vehicles, and do more coating packages than anyone in the NoVa area.

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Spoke with him two hours ago, super nice guy. He wants to have a look at the car then get me scheduled. I will post some before and after pics during the process, based on the pictures I have seen I am pretty damn excited.
 

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Spoke with him two hours ago, super nice guy. He wants to have a look at the car then get me scheduled. I will post some before and after pics during the process, based on the pictures I have seen I am pretty damn excited.
Awesome! Thomas is a super nice guy and his skills are unmatched. You won't be disappointed.
 
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