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post #1 of 15 Old 24th April 2014, 04:28 AM Thread Starter
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Chuffykow's Chiaretto Red M5

Paint Correction and Opti-Coat on 2002 BMW e39 M5

Chuffykow's 2002 BMW M5 came to Iowa from Illinois for a paint correction and Opti-Coat application. This e39 M5 arrived Friday evening – to be picked up again Sunday noon. Since there was rain in the forecast for Sunday (rain that never did come) I set out to have the car fully coated by Saturday night, to allow for the most cure time before it had to get out in the rain.



As soon as the car went through the intake process, all trim pieces, license plates, and tail lights were removed. Since the car was beading quite well – indicative of wax – the M5 was washed with a dish soap detergent to remove as much wax as possible. (anytime you see my left hand cleaning something, rest assured that shot is staged – my camera operates right handed)




The grill got flossed, and any remaining wax residues were cleared out of the crevices



This car was in fairly decent shape, indicative of the great care it has received. The number of visible swirls did not nearly interfere with the shine as much as the Ford from last week, but we still were able to restore a lot of depth and shine back to the paint by polishing away the minute interferences in the paint.





The late night low light and schedule constraints of this detail, along with the color’s forgiving nature, did not produce the usual amount of dramatic 50/50 photography, but in person, it was easy to see that our hard work was going to be rewarded with a significant depth and clarity increase.




As we worked on under the scrutiny of hot halogen lights, we really got to appreciate the full dynamic color range of the Chiaretto Red paint.





The owner also specified the he would like us to remove the DINAN badge.




After heating the adhesive loose we were able to peel these off. A clay bar and much cleaning took care of the residue adhesive and wax, and the polishing step got rid of the marring that was left behind, leaving a smooth clean surface.



After a late night/early morning on the first day, copious amount of a special grind were produced to aid in the clarity of the process..




The headlights were polished (to further correct them would require a sanding step) The car was lifted up to gain better access to the diffuser and bumpers.






Wheels were removed, cleaned, and topped with a sealant. Pre-Cat O2 sensors were replaced as well.




The car got its final wipedown and inspection, then it was topped with a layer of Opti-Coat to protect our hard work. Following an overnight cure, we reinstalled all that we had removed and went out on the town to get some beauty shots.

Here are a few of my favorites, check out the rest at: Studio eM Photography & Design | Chiaretto Red M5







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Looking fantastic.

Is it just me or are most of the pictures not being displayed of others?

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Are you seeing lots of errors?

Here is the writeup source: Chiaretto Red M5eM Detailing same image files

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Yes numerous errors.
And thanks for making me feel bad about my paint's condition. Guess it's time to start thinking about fixing the stone chips and taking a vacation in your neck-of-the-woods.

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Yes numerous errors.
And thanks for making me feel bad about my paint's condition. Guess it's time to start thinking about fixing the stone chips and taking a vacation in your neck-of-the-woods.
Have Pilot's License - Will Travel!

(kind of interesting to see a syringe of opti-coat go through TSA though - 20cc's is well under the 3.4 Oz permissible..)

Anyone else having issues with images loading?

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I think the pictures speak for themselves when it comes to the quality of his work! I'm incredibly pleased with the end results of the marathon detailing session that was done. It was nice to meet you and your wife, and see your M5 as well.

2002 ///M5 Chiaretto Red/Caramel
  • Handling: DINAN Stage 2 Suspension / Front Strut Tower Brace
  • Performance: Evolve stage 2 S/C with billet aluminum plenum / Aeromotive 11140 / Tuning by Frank Smith
  • Ear candy: DINAN Free Flow Exhaust / Intravee II / KCA-420i / 30GB iPod
  • Eye candy: 20% 3M Ceramic / Opti-Coat 2.0 by mzarif / Technical Graphite trim / Storm Motorwerks products / Nappa shifter / Slimmbones armrest
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Zach, looking good brotha!

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Amazing color. Great work.

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