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E90/E92/E93 M3 (2008 - 2014)
4th generation E90 M3 sedan, E92 M3 coupe and E93 M3 convertible. The last of the naturally aspirated M3s, powered by a 4.0 liter V8 making 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque.

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:20 AM
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Getting car detailed

How often should you get your M3 detailed?
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Old 01-09-2012, 08:28 AM
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I usually detail my car every week. I like to keep my ///M3 clean.... even during rain lol

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Old 01-09-2012, 09:13 AM
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I really like detailing my M3...

...gives me the opportunity to look very closely at the subtle interplay of line and surface...

The M3 is a very cool shape ....
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:26 AM
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I really like detailing my M3...

...gives me the opportunity to look very closely at the subtle interplay of line and surface...

The M3 is a very cool shape ....
Well said sir

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I usually detail my car every week. I like to keep my ///M3 clean.... even during rain lol

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Old 01-09-2012, 08:17 PM
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Getting it detailed once a week, that get pricey. Detailing cost like $50-95
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:22 PM
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Getting it detailed once a week, that get pricey. Detailing cost like $50-95
if you're paying that little, you're probably just paying for swirl marks. wash it yourself once a week depending on how much you drive it if you want to keep it in great shape. check out autogeek.net for some good information on detailing.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:38 PM
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Yes, i wash it every week. I know someone who does mobile detailing and will detail my car for like $70 each time full complete detail. http://www.autogeekonline.net/ does it have info on detailing yourself or?

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if you're paying that little, you're probably just paying for swirl marks. wash it yourself once a week depending on how much you drive it if you want to keep it in great shape. check out autogeek.net for some good information on detailing.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:46 PM
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autogeekonline.net is their forum, there's a good forum here on bimmerfest you should check out if you're looking for a forum. i was referring to their how-to's: http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html

what does the guy do for $70? i'd guess he's not doing much more than what you're doing once a week for that price... who knows though, in obama's economy people are desperate for any work they can get.
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Old 01-09-2012, 09:55 PM
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He does the complete detail interior/exterior, he usually charges $120, but is doing it for that price to get more business in and to get repeat customers. Yes, obama has made the economy worse.

Well, i mean is it best to get a full detail interior/exterior like every 3 months? Then wash your car every week? Every week as people are saying for a detail is not right.

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autogeekonline.net is their forum, there's a good forum here on bimmerfest you should check out if you're looking for a forum. i was referring to their how-to's: http://www.autogeek.net/detailingtips.html

what does the guy do for $70? i'd guess he's not doing much more than what you're doing once a week for that price... who knows though, in obama's economy people are desperate for any work they can get.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:00 PM
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He does the complete detail interior/exterior, he usually charges $120, but is doing it for that price to get more business in and to get repeat customers. Yes, obama has made the economy worse.

Well, i mean is it best to get a full detail interior/exterior like every 3 months? Then wash your car every week? Every week as people are saying for a detail is not right.
is he claying the car when he details it? applying wax/sealant? this is why i was asking what he does, when the guy i took my car to after getting back from ED detailed it, he clayed it and applied a sealant. that is most assuredly unnecessary on a weekly basis. you can go several months between something that extensive depending on how much you drive the car and how frequently you properly wash it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:07 PM
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/aos/2790425042.html

Check that... Yes, so every 3-4 months would be fine for a complete detail, and then hand washing your car weekly.


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is he claying the car when he details it? applying wax/sealant? this is why i was asking what he does, when the guy i took my car to after getting back from ED detailed it, he clayed it and applied a sealant. that is most assuredly unnecessary on a weekly basis. you can go several months between something that extensive depending on how much you drive the car and how frequently you properly wash it.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:09 PM
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http://sandiego.craigslist.org/esd/aos/2790425042.html

Check that... Yes, so every 3-4 months would be fine for a complete detail, and then hand washing your car weekly.
impressive, if the guy does a good job i'd probably have it done every other month at least and save myself the hassle. certainly every week on all that is going to be overkill.
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