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GSFent's Jet Black M5 - Picture Heavy

eM Detailing was in Florida to work on M5board member GSFent’s car. This 570hp supercharged M5 came in Jet Black, a very soft and difficult color to work with. Over the course of the car’s life the soft black paint had acquired many swirls and light scratches. At some point a “detailer” with a rotary polisher left some unsightly holograms in the paint as well. There was also a film buildup of hard water and a little bit of etching from bugs. Sometimes I seem to have issues with pictures loading, if that is the case, you can see them at Jet Black E39 M5 Paint Correction Opti Coat Pro & Gloss Coat - eM DetailingeM Detailing

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As usual, we started with decontaminating the exterior with a thorough wash and iron removal step, as well as clay bar where needed. Before starting on the paint correction, the interior got a thorough wipe down and vacuum and we focused on cleaning the leather and stitching on the M-Sport steering wheel. All leather was then conditioned and various stains were removed from the carpet.

Some overspray from a leather dye job.

As we cleaned the steering wheel and the M-Sport Stitching the wheel was restored to its original matte lustre. We gently scrubbed the stitching as well to restore the proud M Colors

Gotta be careful with any of the screen printed text and symbols on older cars. Some cleaners will wipe them right off.

Some interior spots here and there

Finished leather was conditioned with Leather Masters' Conditioner for lasting UV protection

Unfortunately there was a lot to be done, and not a lot of pictures were taken. Here are just a few shots showing the difference.

After paint correction the entire car was coated in Opti-Coat Pro, which was then topped in Gloss Coat for even more shine and slickness. The wheels were cleaned and Opti-Coated as well.

Opti Coat Pro is a ceramic coating applied after paint correction that provides wax like properties of water beading and UV protection, permanently. Opti Coat Pro does not strip off and cannot be removed other than through heavy compounding. We topped the Opti Coat Pro with Gloss Coat, which provides even more shine and slickness for up to two years. No need to wax again, ever!

Below is a video of this car repelling water with Opti Coat Pro alone, once we added gloss coat, repellency went up

Here is a different M5 showing Opti Coat Pro + Gloss Coat repellency

Carbon is weakness leaving the engine.
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I love black as an M5 color, the amount of washing would drive me crazy though. Looking good, mate.
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Fantastic work mzarif!

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Yay! Michelin Super Sports!

Man that car was abused... Great restoration! I am glad I have black interior and trashed my carpet mats for rubber.
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Fantastic results in and out!

What product was used for the steering wheel?
Initially a 1:256 dilution of Optimum No-Rinse and Shine - tougher spots treated with Optimum Fabric Clean and Protect (great on stitching especially!)

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