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K-A 01-14-2013 06:49 PM

Finally some clean PICS of my new F10....
 
Wanted to post these in a separate/new thread as they're after throwing even more money at keeping this black properly detailed (so I deserve to show it off :D). And this is after just TWO WEEKS with the car. Got an extensive clay, polish, sealant (and then wax on top of the sealant), etc. done and the car looks incredibly sharp, but in BRIGHT sunlight you can STILL see hologram/subtle swirly marks. From what I've been told is it'll be about impossible to keep it completely free of miniscule scratches (that are on every car but only show up so well on black). Man this color looks unreal on this car, IMO, but I can't ever really look at it in sunlight and analyze the paint too closely, or I'll go nuts.

http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps3328cc6b.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...psa75b1b18.jpg
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http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps889285b8.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps8406e421.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...psc17842b7.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps4cdc770b.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps571f6274.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...psfe9594d2.jpg
http://i985.photobucket.com/albums/a...ps31d340b6.jpg
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kakalika 01-14-2013 07:04 PM

Sweet :thumbup:

schnell525 01-14-2013 07:21 PM

Looks great KA. Big difference compaired to the plastic-barge W212?

K-A 01-14-2013 07:24 PM

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Originally Posted by schnell525 (Post 7313742)
Looks great KA. Big difference compaired to the plastic-barge W212?

Thanks!

Oh yes. I really hate to diss the E as I spent a lot of time loving that car, and I STILL like that car in pre-facelift mode, but it's almost unfairly ridiculous how much better this car is, especially as a technological and mechanical DEVICE, no comparison in that aspect, really. Interior, drive, just all around "feeling".... this car makes you feel more alive yet comforted and coddled at the same time. It's just a sexier overall car for sure.

Mr. Grumpy 01-14-2013 07:36 PM

NICE :thumbup:

Needsdecaf 01-14-2013 08:01 PM

If you have holograms, you need to get it polished. Some good paint correction can do wonders.

The X Men 01-15-2013 06:11 AM

Nice pics, jet black is a great color, I almost went with jet black but change my mind the last minute. I dont like washing and detailing car so I went with dark graphite instead, a bit better in hiding dirt and swirl marks.

bighungry618 01-15-2013 08:16 AM

Looks familiar!?!?!

Where have I seen that car???? LOL.

It looks nice K-A, you know I dig it. You are right-on about no other color being as nice as a clean/polished Jet Black!! No offense to you non J-B’s out there….well...maybe a little. :rofl:

Oh and Mr. Decaf is right, holograms are generally easily removed with a light polish. On your cars paint (speaking from extended experience here) using a D/A and a very light finishing compound/pad combo, you can remove most holograms, swirls and other very light defects.

Welcome to Jet Black hell…Don’t let people look at your car too long, I swear ocular fixation can mar jet black paint……so can photos …or humidity…or…well you get the point.

Often Most people will think your paint is perfect...but you when know a swirl or spot is there…your eyes go to it every time….it mocks you… has you agonizing over it…occupies your thoughts while seeking-in-vain a time when you can correct it….it consumes your weekends…causes back pain and eyestrain…

Well anyway.

Congrats! It looks great! Except for that little…….
:rofl::rofl:

miamiboyca 01-15-2013 08:37 AM

Looks good. Enjoy it for a while, you are going to stress yourself out. Black cars are as beautiful as they are difficult to maintain. From the looks of it you are in Southern Ca - so you should understand full well what i mean...:rofl::thumbup:

DieselNY 01-15-2013 09:05 AM

Here is a tip from someone like me who only gets black cars, park in the shade when you show the car off...stay out of the sunlight unless that baby was just waxed. Tip #2 - 3M hand glaze is your friend, get to know her reallllly well.

Also I hate you for being able to not have a front license plate, I wonder how much the ticket is in NY and if I should just do the same when my car gets delivered and just pay the fine each time.


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Car on order: 2013 BMW 535i Xdrive, msport, Jet Black/Cinnamon Dakota leather
Current car: 2010 MB W212 Black/Black
Previous car: 2008 MB W211 Black/Black

The X Men 01-15-2013 09:49 AM

I know someone who buys nothing black cars, here is what he looks like now :) :) :)

http://us.cdn3.123rf.com/168nwm/kree...g-his-hair.jpg

NeoBMW 01-15-2013 09:55 AM

Very nicely detailed car! Looks sweet.

Totally agree with problems with keeping dark colors clean. I just got a Carbon Black Metallic (IMO, best color on bimmer...heheh) and in SOCAL weather and wind it gets dirty soon as I take it out of the car wash.... Hate it.... I thought I would never get a dark car after a blk GS300 but here we are...

K-A 01-15-2013 10:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The X Men (Post 7314424)
Nice pics, jet black is a great color, I almost went with jet black but change my mind the last minute. I dont like washing and detailing car so I went with dark graphite instead, a bit better in hiding dirt and swirl marks.

Thanks! Yeah, this color is a nightmare, a beautiful nightmare.

Quote:

Originally Posted by miamiboyca (Post 7314756)
Looks good. Enjoy it for a while, you are going to stress yourself out. Black cars are as beautiful as they are difficult to maintain. From the looks of it you are in Southern Ca - so you should understand full well what i mean...:rofl::thumbup:

LOL, thanks and very accurate! :D


Quote:

Originally Posted by DieselNY (Post 7314839)
Here is a tip from someone like me who only gets black cars, park in the shade when you show the car off...stay out of the sunlight unless that baby was just waxed. Tip #2 - 3M hand glaze is your friend, get to know her reallllly well.

Also I hate you for being able to not have a front license plate, I wonder how much the ticket is in NY and if I should just do the same when my car gets delivered and just pay the fine each time.

HAHAHA, TOTALLY spot on about "only show it in the shade". I was just thinking last night while falling asleep "I can never let anyone see my car too closely in the sun!" Yeah it SHINES amazingly and looks super clean, but those spiderweb looking things just pop out.... not so much right now after my detail but they're still poking around here and there.

BTW, is this Hand Glaze especially formulated for black or something? Is it a Wax? I was recommended it by someone as well. Will look into it.

Quote:

Originally Posted by bighungry618 (Post 7314703)
Looks familiar!?!?!

Where have I seen that car???? LOL.

It looks nice K-A, you know I dig it. You are right-on about no other color being as nice as a clean/polished Jet Black!! No offense to you non J-B's out there…..well...maybe a little. :rofl:

Oh and Mr. Decaf is right, holograms are generally easily removed with a light polish. On your cars paint (speaking from extended experience here) using a D/A and a very light finishing compound/pad combo, you can remove most holograms, swirls and other very light defects.

Welcome to Jet Black hell….Don't let people look at your car too long, I swear ocular fixation can mar jet black paint….….so can photos ….or humidity….or….well you get the point.

Often Most people will think your paint is perfect...but you when know a swirl or spot is there….your eyes go to it every time…..it mocks you…. has you agonizing over it….occupies your thoughts while seeking-in-vain a time when you can correct it…..it consumes your weekends….causes back pain and eyestrain….

Well anyway.

Congrats! It looks great! Except for that little….…..
:rofl::rofl:

LOL. Epic post! Sadly all too damn true I've quickly come to realize! :D

Yeah I just had the car buffed a SECOND time (first time was at the dealer and my mistake to take it to a Hand Wash after just two weeks swirled it all up) in two weeks, and although it's WAY better than before, there are still some swirls and holograms around. I guess the guys weren't the best buffers? They did a clean, clay, polish, seal, and then wax on top of the seal. The car looks stunningly bright and is probably very protected but they definitely didn't make it flawless in terms of swirls in bright sunlight. To be fair the Manager told me "With a black car you'll never see it completely swirl free in bright sunlight".

I guess I'm just gonna have to hold off for 6 or so months and check my sanity levels by then. Then thereafter I will actually finally get a RIGHT detail done to the car. Maybe try out "Opticoat 2".

Oh, and I'm gonna try and diligently use my California Car Duster to help the new wash look stay for longer than 10 minutes.... My goal is 20 minutes! :mad: :rofl:


Quote:

Originally Posted by NeoBMW (Post 7314955)
Very nicely detailed car! Looks sweet.

Totally agree with problems with keeping dark colors clean. I just got a Carbon Black Metallic (IMO, best color on bimmer...heheh) and in SOCAL weather and wind it gets dirty soon as I take it out of the car wash.... Hate it.... I thought I would never get a dark car after a blk GS300 but here we are...

Thank you! I noticed that. The second I drove it I saw my rear tagged in brown "crap from nature" that I just kind of "blew away" with a light swish of a microfiber. It's like this color permeates your soul.... you hate it but you can't get out of it.

poliva21 01-15-2013 11:13 AM

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Nice...! Look at this, drove it for about 3 days... It was my dream car... I envy you so much!!!!! Congrats!

kckc1016 01-15-2013 11:16 AM

thats the cleanest jet black ive ever seen lol.

how dark is that tint? 35? why no black out grills?

MELLOWYELLOW06 01-15-2013 12:07 PM

Beautiful car and great taste, might I add ;)

Jet black looks the best on these M cars.

Here is a couple of mine if you dont mind me sharing.

When I got her last month

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...201_073705.jpg

And with the new rims and tires, tint and black grill.

http://i250.photobucket.com/albums/g...105_102947.jpg

K-A 01-15-2013 01:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by poliva21 (Post 7315187)
Nice...! Look at this, drove it for about 3 days... It was my dream car... I envy you so much!!!!! Congrats!

Thank you! Yeah it's really a dream to drive. I'm sure you'll get yours soon enough! :D

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Originally Posted by kckc1016 (Post 7315198)
thats the cleanest jet black ive ever seen lol.

how dark is that tint? 35? why no black out grills?

Wow, thanks! That's good to hear about the detail job I got. :D I got the darkest I could get in the rear windows, and one step above that on the front two (I think 5% then maybe 20%?). Not sure about blacking out the grille as I like the contrast of the chrome with the black on the front (IMO the stock grille looks by far best on black than on any other color), but if I wanna change it for the sake of added diversity I think I'll go with the M5 grille.... IMO that'd be perfect for a black F10!

MellowYellow: No prob and looks great! Yeah IMO black on the M Sport just looks so "right".

Sophisto 01-15-2013 01:29 PM

OP Relax!
Enjoy a Heineken, you deserve it.

K-A 01-15-2013 01:42 PM

Indeed I do don't I. :D

Kar Don 01-15-2013 01:43 PM

shoulda got the dark graphite one :)

K-A 01-15-2013 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Kar Don (Post 7315564)
shoulda got the dark graphite one :)

LOL. Can't remember which that was but it either didn't come with an M Sport Package or was $6K too expensive. :p

DJHomie 01-15-2013 02:56 PM

I think he meant the color..

DieselNY 01-15-2013 03:03 PM

Noooooooooo. Don't use the California duster after you drive. Only after you wax and its been sitting a few hours. Once you hit the road don't use it on a black car.

As far as glaze it's amazing. Takes out swirl marks and fine scratches. And after you wax and think your car looks perfect apply some glaze and you will be like holy crap my car just got even blacker and shinnier.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Bimmer App

DieselNY 01-15-2013 03:07 PM

Actually if you really want it done right you are technically supposed to glaze then after apply wax but try glaze on part of the hood one day after your next wash and see what I mean.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Bimmer App

K-A 01-15-2013 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DJHomie (Post 7315735)
I think he meant the color..

Actually Mr. Kar Don is the one responsible for guiding me to this particular car and deal I got, and they had a couple other variation setups with the same Lease program. Dark Graphite was one of them. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by DieselNY (Post 7315752)
Noooooooooo. Don't use the California duster after you drive. Only after you wax and its been sitting a few hours. Once you hit the road don't use it on a black car.

As far as glaze it's amazing. Takes out swirl marks and fine scratches. And after you wax and think your car looks perfect apply some glaze and you will be like holy crap my car just got even blacker and shinnier.

Sent from my SCH-I535 using Bimmer App

Ahh, okay, yeah I figured to only use it while it's been sitting and not driven. I"m already worried about GENTLY "fluttering" a Microfiber over my car yesterday when I drove it straight home from the detail (to dust it lightly), i.e if even THAT would cause microswirls?

Idk. My white was so easy in retrospect. Man if/when I get a white car again will I realize just how stupid it was to be so anal about such a "self healing" color when I had last had it.

I'll be picking up some 3M glaze for sure! Do you have to apply with a buffer?


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