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: Detailer's Domain: BMW Z8 - Full Correction/Engine/Interior
09-18-2012, 08:33 AM
Subject: BMW Z8
Requirements: Remove swirls and imperfections from over the years.

This was a car that was in great shape, not much needed on the inside at all. This Z8 had tons of gloss. However upon closer inspection we found the paint imperfections. Take a look at how we fixed them.


- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adamís All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Washed with 1Z einszett W99
- Aquartz Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Nano Scrub AutoScrub
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
- Meg's M105 with Surbuf and Griots Orbital
- Sonax 5/5 Fine Abrasive Paste - Microfiber DA Cut Pad - Griots Orbital
- Sonax 3/6 Nano Polish - Uber Green Pad - Griots Orbital
- Lusso Oro was used as a last step
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were autoscrubed, cleaned, and sealed

Products used

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99 (
Aquartz Iron Cut (
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (
NanoSkin AutoScrub System (
Meg's M105 (
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Lusso Oro (
Adam's Super VRT (
Optimum Metal Polish (
Wolf's Rim Shield (

1Z Cockpit (
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner (
1Z Leathercare (
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher (
Uber Ultra Interior Brush for Orbital Polishers (

Adam's APC (
Adam's In and Out Spray (

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt (
Uber No Name MF Towels (
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher (
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher (
Uber Buffing Pads (
Defelsko Paint Meter (
Fenix TK35 (
Brinkmann (
Kranzle Pressure Washer (
Cam Spray Foam Canon (
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (
Uber Firehose Nozzle (
Metro Air Force Blaster (

Polishing the seat backs with the Griots and Adam's 4 inch Focus Pads

Not a great shot but as you can see the mat on the left was not cleaned up and the one on the right has been cleaned with the Griots 3 inch polisher ( w/Uber Ultra Interior Brush ( and 1Z einszett Deep Cleaner (

After Interior
09-18-2012, 08:34 AM
Prep - Car Wash/Decon/NanoSkin/Wheels/Tires/Engine

Convertible Top Cleaned

Wheels were not too bad

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action

Wheel Woolies used to clean the barrels out

Wheels cleaned

Wheel wells power washed

Before engine

After engine

Wolf's Rim Shield used on the wheels

Wheels and Tires all done
09-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Imperfections that we were up against

Compound and Polish -

50/50 shots
This was after compounding (various panels on the car)




Afters under the lights

09-18-2012, 08:36 AM