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Old 01-14-2013, 07:49 PM
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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 ). 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.












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Old 01-14-2013, 08:04 PM
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Looks great KA. Big difference compaired to the plastic-barge W212?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:24 PM
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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.
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:36 PM
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If you have holograms, you need to get it polished. Some good paint correction can do wonders.
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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.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:16 AM
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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.

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…….
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:37 AM
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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...
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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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Old 01-15-2013, 10:55 AM
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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...
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Old 01-15-2013, 11:18 AM
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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.

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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...
LOL, thanks and very accurate!


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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.

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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.

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

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!


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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.

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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!
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thats the cleanest jet black ive ever seen lol.

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



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

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

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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. 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".
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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