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Old 01-19-2012, 02:41 PM
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How to polish, wax

I never done this before. How to polish (is this required ?) and wax my 2011 Z4 35i ? I would like to use these .. please suggest which ones to use and if I need anything else. I also need steps to do this. Thanks!

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:08 PM
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BMW makes some fine products, but they are pricey. Zaino products are highly rated by most detail buffs. Try the Bimmerfest "Detail Dept" forum for additional hints. Everyone has their own preferences.

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Old 01-20-2012, 03:38 AM
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You'll get as many recommendations as there are waxing products out there. Stick with a highly rated brand (Zaino, Klasse, etc) and you can't go wrong.
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Good advice to check the detail section. A lot of outstanding information there. Many great products--everyone has their personal preferences. A lot of these products need to be applied in a special way. Pay attention to technique and READ LABELS.
But in your case, you have a great car, want to keep it looking great, and don't have any experience with products. Keep it simple. Buy products that are EASY to use. You can buy great stuff, inexpensively, from companies like Meguiars and Mothers. For starters,check out their websites. Get a good wax, interior cleaner, interior protector, leather cleaner and protector, tire dressing, car wash product, a couple of buckets, a wash mitt, LOTS of microfiber towels and you are set.

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Old 01-23-2012, 02:13 AM
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For everyday washing, I highly recommend the BMW branded Shampoo.

It lubricates well and gets everyday dirt off without scratching or removing wax.
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