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Old 03-30-2003, 12:55 PM
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Spring detail! And pics to prove it :)

Man, this car is BIG. My hands suffered through quite a workout. But, as usual, the results are worth it.

For the first time used 3M Hand Glaze and P21S Concours Look Carnuba Wax. Took care of about 90% of the swirl marks that the car has already collected.

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Old 03-30-2003, 03:53 PM
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I zaino'd the e46 for the first time this weekend, and maybe next weekend ill do the e65. The only extra thing I did was give it a go around with Griot's Speed Shine
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:35 PM
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How long did it take you to zaino your E46? It took me just over two hours to wash the car and detail it. I'm thinking several layers of zaino would be downright painful
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Old 03-30-2003, 04:45 PM
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How long did it take you to zaino your E46? It took me just over two hours to wash the car and detail it. I'm thinking several layers of zaino would be downright painful
hmm...hard to say

I started at 11:00am, and ended around 6:30pm. In that time, i did my normal wash, I clay barred, and put three layers of two zaino products, and leaving half an hour for them to dry each time. And then detailing spray in between. I didnt really have any conception of time as i was working, i probably should have.

Zaino was very easy to apply, so I guess it wouldnt be that hard on the e65, just time consuming. Funny, even though it's such a big and bubbly car, I find myself having an easier time cleaning it than the e46, especially the front.
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Looks great, Rost...

Did mine over past two weekends... AIO x2 +SG x3 + Souveran/p21s... Used a PC7424...

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Great B&W pics, too!
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Old 03-30-2003, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, LowTech

At the moment I'm not mentally and physically ready to follow that instruction sheet of yours. 2-3 hours is the most time I'm ready to spend detailing a car... and it is already too much. People were giving me funny looks when I was crawling around the car with a bunch of towels. Condo's parking garage is not the best place to detail a car

When I get a garage of my own, then...

But the really sad thing - after that "take-a-picture-drive" of mine, rear bumper and part of trunk lid are covered in dust. Need to get a duster
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dude...looking good! the shine give me a shout next time you decide to go driving through the backroads of TO...i'll join you if my Mystery Machine can keep up with the beast.
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that is just one bad image...i hope you are talking about the cars.

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Old 04-03-2003, 04:44 AM
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Uh-huh.



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Jon, there doesn't seem to be a need in one anyway, but thanks! When/if the time comes, I'll be glad to help.
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