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My first M5 and could use some detailing advice
This forum is amazing and inspiring! I am blown away form what I've seen you guys do.
Attached are some photos from my new (to me) 2003 M5 purchased from another M5board member a couple weeks ago. It is a great car and I am in love with it. She just had a bubble bath this morning. I tried to take detail shots of the finish, and areas that could use improvement.
Any critiques, process, and advice would be greatly appreciated. Here is a list of items that I have. Items with a ($) have not yet been purchased, but looks like I need to make this car shine.
Zaino Z-7 Show Car Wash
Zaino Z-18 Clay Bar
Zaino Z-2 PRO Show Car Polish for Clear Coated Car Finishes
Zaino Z-5 PRO Show Car Polish for Swirl Marks and Fine Scratches
Zaino ZFX Flash Cure Accelerator Additive
Zaino Z-6 Ultra Clean Gloss Enhancer Spray
Meguiars Quick Mist Detailer
Chemical Guys Detailing Bucket Kit (two-bucket method)
($) Chemical Guys Porter Cable 7424XP Detailing Complete Detailing Kit with Pads, Backing Plate and Accessories
Wheels and exhaust:
P21S Gel Wheel Cleaner
Chemical Guys Wheel Guard Rim and Wheel Sealant
($) Red Devil Steel Wool, 0000 Super Fine
Griot's Garage Engine Bay Dressing
EZ Detail Brush
Griot's Garage Lug Nut Cleaning Brush
Hog hair bristle detailing brush
Zaino Custom Polish Applicator
303 Aerospace Protectant
Waffle Weave Microfiber Towels
Chemical Guys El Gordo Professional Extra Thick Supra Microfiber Towels
IPA 50/50 solution
($) Stoner 91154 Bug and Tarminator Bug/Tar/Sap/Grease Remover
($) Dr ColorChip for road rash/chips
Last edited by Architect; 4th April 2015 at 11:55 PM.