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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.:goldcup:

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.



PRODUCTS USED:


  • Griots HD wheel cleaner
  • Meguiar's APC
  • 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
  • Optimum metal polish
  • Wolfgang Black Diamond tire gel
  • Stoner Invisible Glass
  • Optimum Opti Coat
  • Poorboy's wheel sealant


Quick shot of the clay....pretty dirty




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Starting with the hood




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Swirling and RIDS present near windshield




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Pigtails previously mentioned




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Water spots and mineral deposits etched into the clear




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rotary installed swirling!




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More RIDS and swirls on passenger side




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Driver's side hood after M105 on PFW, what a difference!




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RIDS before




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Gone!




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After the hood I moved on to the trunk lid, which was especially bad




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Working on some 50/50s





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Compounding completed




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Driver's side fender before




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50/50




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50/50 driver's side front door




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Defects removed! David of ProShield films surveys the work




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Driver's rear door before




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50/50




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Working in small sections for maximum defect removal




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Defects on door handle removed




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Rear door fully compounded




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Driver's side quarter 50/50




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Rear of vehicle full of RIDS and swirls!




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Not the greatest shots on the passenger side bc of the incoming light, but you get the idea



Passenger side quarter before




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50/50




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Passenger rear door 50/50




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After correction




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Front door 50/50s




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Door fully corrected




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Few shots showing the new found gloss




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After the compounding and polishing stages were complete, the car was pulled out to be washed, and wiped down with alcohol as prep for the Opti Coat application.



Opti Coat flashing onto the paint surface




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AFTERS!!!



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Thanks for looking and hope you enjoyed the post!



-Brian
 

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Amazing!!!! That settles it I'm trying Optimum Opti Coat. I usually go with Meguiars #21 Synthetic Sealant 2.0 and/or Swissvax Blau-Weiss wax. How hard is Opti Coat to work with?
 

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those results are incredible! I know opti-coat says it is permanent, but have you found that to really be the case?

I've asked you this before, but do you know anyone on the west coast that can detail like you can? I would love this to be done to mine.
 

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Amazing!!!! That settles it I'm trying Optimum Opti Coat. I usually go with Meguiars #21 Synthetic Sealant 2.0 and/or Swissvax Blau-Weiss wax. How hard is Opti Coat to work with?
You won't be disappointed! Shoot me a PM and I can try to help out with the Opti Coat questions.
 

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those results are incredible! I know opti-coat says it is permanent, but have you found that to really be the case?

I've asked you this before, but do you know anyone on the west coast that can detail like you can? I would love this to be done to mine.
As far as longevity, I generally expect 3-5 years worth of protection depending on the environment the car lives in.
 

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Great job!!!!! Looks awsome! Just a few questions...... How Long does a job like that take.? How much does it cost.? And.... Where in NYC and surrounding area could I get that done! I have the exact same ///M
 

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Brand new!
 

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I'm sure I could find you a reputable pro out your way if you're truly interested
Sure, so far i found Richard Lin, but he didnt return my call yet.

I have clear coating come off the bumpers, due to wrap being removed, is that something that paint correction does or do i have to repaint the bumpers first?
 

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very nice!
 

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resurrected!
 

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Excellent result at the end!

I'm curious to know why you didn't use CQuartz instead of Opti-coat. Is it because BMW paint is typically hard?
 
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