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post #11 of 22 Old 9th June 2010, 11:57 PM
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I'm trying to allocate time to have a little correction on my carbon black after getting almost....the all clear, from Tiago and his paint thickness gauge last saturday. Still got headers on the brain, just trying ways to convince myself that life is worthless without them
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I noticed in one of your awesome posts that you are using a Nilifisk pressure washer.... can you provide some details as far as the PSI you are using.... I have a well with lousy pressure, so I was thinking of buying a pressure washer, but I don't want to buy one that might damage my paint. Anyone have any suggestions?

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I noticed in one of your awesome posts that you are using a Nilifisk pressure washer.... can you provide some details as far as the PSI you are using.... I have a well with lousy pressure, so I was thinking of buying a pressure washer, but I don't want to buy one that might damage my paint. Anyone have any suggestions?
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Hi Taigo,

You did not mention what sorts of polishing machines you would recommend?
I see you are using Flex. Any other options?

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Hi Taigo,

You did not mention what sorts of polishing machines you would recommend?
I see you are using Flex. Any other options?
For a Rotary Machine? Makita 9227CB is another option to the Flex (heavier by 1 kilo, which for my back is a no go, reason why I have the Flex)

For a orbital machine? Don't know anymore, market has a lot of offers now, any of the good names should provide you a good orbital machine.

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Thank you very much.
1.Could you please also tell a difference between Orbital and Rotary machines?
2.Also, you say that you lubricate panels before claying. What sort of lubrication do you mean?
3.Do you clay the whole car or only problematic regions? How much clay you need to clay whole car? I never did claying before.
4.Is waxing the car the same as sealing a car? What for do you use rotary machine? In order to apply wax?

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Thanks for the compilation, T!

I'm a new m5 beast owner and I want to begin washing the car on my own without having to rely on anyone else to do it. As the saying goes - no one will wash it better than the owner. Since the original post was made in Jan-2010, just wondering if there were any changes to the products, at all. Do you still use the same car wash shampoo, waxing, tire/rim cleaner as you previously mentioned? What about products used for scrubing, drying, etc? The first post is an excellent start and I plan on using some of the items there but I wanted to see if other members have had better experience with other products that may not be mentioned. Thanks!
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Coming soon... How to wash my BMW M: Techniques and Pictures
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Thanks for the compilation, T!

I'm a new m5 beast owner and I want to begin washing the car on my own without having to rely on anyone else to do it. As the saying goes - no one will wash it better than the owner. Since the original post was made in Jan-2010, just wondering if there were any changes to the products, at all. Do you still use the same car wash shampoo, waxing, tire/rim cleaner as you previously mentioned? What about products used for scrubing, drying, etc? The first post is an excellent start and I plan on using some of the items there but I wanted to see if other members have had better experience with other products that may not be mentioned. Thanks!
Hello,

You can maybe look into these two posts, they should help you in some of those questions that you make there:

Washing, claying and waxing the M5: tips and tricks



The only changes that I can think of are:

1. Using a Nano Sealant instead of a Wax, Wolf Chemicals Body Wrap.
2. Using a Nano Wheel Sealant for my wheels, Gtechniq C5 Wheel Armour.
3. If I need to wash wheels (which I do once a year with a wheel cleaner for my daily driving M5), I use Wolf Chemicals Brake Duster.

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