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phil@detailersdomain.com
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.

Exterior

- 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 (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-W99_p_273.html)
Aquartz Iron Cut (https://detailersdomain.com/Aquartz-Iron-Cut_p_327.html)
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Sonax-Full-Effect-Wheel-Cleaner_p_324.html)
NanoSkin AutoScrub System (https://detailersdomain.com/NanoSkin-Autoscrub-6-inch-Pad_p_695.html)
Meg's M105 (https://detailersdomain.com/Meguiars-M105-Ultra-Cut-Compound_p_304.html)
Sonax Compound 5/5 - Coming Soon
Lusso Oro (https://detailersdomain.com/Lusso-Oro-Premium-Carnauba-Wax_p_109.html)
Adam's Super VRT (https://detailersdomain.com/Adams-Super-VRT_p_222.html)
Optimum Metal Polish (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Optimum-Metal-Polish-8-oz_p_278.html)
Wolf's Rim Shield (https://detailersdomain.com/Wolfs-Chemicals-WR-1NT-Rim-Shield_p_530.html)

Interior
1Z Cockpit (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Cockpit-Premium_p_70.html)
1Z Plastic Deep Cleaner (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Plastic-Deep-Cleaner_p_106.html)
1Z Leathercare (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Leather-Care-Lederpflege_p_500.html)
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher (https://detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-3-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Base-Kit-_p_752.html)
Uber Ultra Interior Brush for Orbital Polishers (https://detailersdomain.com/Uber-Ultra-Interior-Brush-for-Orbital-Polisher_p_754.html)

Engine
Adam's APC (https://detailersdomain.com/Adams-All-Purpose-Cleaner-1-gallon-with-Kwazar-Mercury-Pro-Bottle_p_417.html)
Adam's In and Out Spray (https://detailersdomain.com/Adams-In-Out-Spray_p_91.html)

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-Genuine-Wool-Wash-Mitt-Version-2_p_515.html)
Uber No Name MF Towels (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-No-Name-Uber-Super-Plush-Microfiber-Towel-16x16_p_512.html)
Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher (https://detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-6-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Base-Kit_p_683.html)
Griot's 3 inch Random Orbital Polisher (https://detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-3-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Base-Kit-_p_752.html)
Uber Buffing Pads (http://www.detailersdomain.com/5-Pack-Uber-Foam-Pad-65-inch_p_298.html)
Defelsko Paint Meter (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Defelsko-Positest-DFT-Combo-Paint-Meter_p_498.html)
Fenix TK35 (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Fenix-TK35-820-Lumens_p_504.html)
Brinkmann (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Brinkmann-Tuffmax-Dual-LED-Spotlight_p_400.html)
Kranzle Pressure Washer (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Kranzle-K-1120T-Cold-Water-Electric-Pressure-Washer_p_446.html)
Cam Spray Foam Canon (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Cam-Spray-Foamer-Attachment-Foam-Cannon_p_204.html)
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Grit-Guard-Dual-Bucket-Washing-System_p_127.html)
Uber Firehose Nozzle (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-Firehose-Spray-Nozzle_p_80.html)
Metro Air Force Blaster (http://www.detailersdomain.com/Metro-Air-Force-Master-Blaster-Car-Dryer-8-HP-MB3CD_p_344.html)

Polishing the seat backs with the Griots and Adam's 4 inch Focus Pads
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7600.jpg
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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 (https://detailersdomain.com/Griots-Garage-3-inch-Random-Orbital-Polisher-Base-Kit-_p_752.html) w/Uber Ultra Interior Brush (https://detailersdomain.com/Uber-Ultra-Interior-Brush-for-Orbital-Polisher_p_754.html) and 1Z einszett Deep Cleaner (https://detailersdomain.com/1Z-einszett-Plastic-Deep-Cleaner_p_106.html)
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7524.jpg

After Interior
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7673.jpg
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phil@detailersdomain.com
09-18-2012, 08:34 AM
Prep - Car Wash/Decon/NanoSkin/Wheels/Tires/Engine
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7498.jpg

Convertible Top Cleaned
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Wheels were not too bad
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7423.jpg

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner in action
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Wheel Woolies used to clean the barrels out
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7448.jpg

Wheels cleaned
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7468.jpg

Wheel wells power washed
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7473.jpg

Before engine
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After engine
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Wolf's Rim Shield used on the wheels
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Wheels and Tires all done
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phil@detailersdomain.com
09-18-2012, 08:35 AM
Imperfections that we were up against
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Compound and Polish -

50/50 shots
This was after compounding (various panels on the car)
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After
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Before
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After
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7624.jpg
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7625.jpg

Afters under the lights
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http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7630.jpg

Afters
http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f149/pyiu/55oakstnorwood/BMW%20Details%202012/seth%20bmw%20z8/DSC_7689.jpg

phil@detailersdomain.com
09-18-2012, 08:36 AM
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Enjoy