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F07 Gran Turismo (2010 - Current)
The 5 Series Gran Turismo -- now available in the USA as a 535i, 550i and 550i xDrive model.

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Old 03-17-2012, 10:24 AM
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Redelivery of our 535i GT Deep Sea Blue Metallic

Finally home on Tuesday evening. A big thanks to Adrian Avila of BMW of South Atlanta. As everyone on the forum says, he is the MAN when it comes to European Delivery!

Wednesday at the crack of dawn, I was out washing it. I was happy to find that it did not get washed at the port and I requested that the dealer do no prep of any kind.

I did a clay and light machine polishing on the hood, front and rear bumpers, front fenders, then took it up to my clear bra guy (Derek Johnson of Atlanta Protective Films) install the xpel ultimate film on: front bumper, 24" of hood, matched over to the front fenders, mirrors, door handle cups and top of rear bumper.

You can see the xpel ultimate clear bra install here in my FB page

After clear bra install:







Thursday 4 adults drove in total comfort down to Savannah, averaged 25.8 on the way down cruising at 84.

Back home Friday afternoon, 500 miles of bugs:







Nice to have the clear bra for sure!

It was washed after and now sits in the garage hiding from the pollen.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:33 PM
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Beautiful car! Thanks for all of the dead bug pictures....I'm chuckling! Thanks for the mileage report. Is that a cinnamon interior? Looks great!
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Old 03-18-2012, 12:03 AM
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Beautiful car! Thanks for all of the dead bug pictures....I'm chuckling! Thanks for the mileage report. Is that a cinnamon interior? Looks great!
Thank you Starryeyed! Yes, cinnamon interior. Driving down to FL in a few weeks, wishing I had the patience to set the cruise at 75 to see if 29+ mpg is possible.
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:13 AM
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Nice car! I got mine thru Adian 1 1/2 years ago. Easy transaction with him. I took a 9000 mile trip around the country and glad I put a clear bra on also. I did ave. 27.6 mpg and on one tank did 33mpg when in Canada all highway and not having to use the AC that much.
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:12 AM
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Nice car! I got mine thru Adian 1 1/2 years ago. Easy transaction with him. I took a 9000 mile trip around the country and glad I put a clear bra on also. I did ave. 27.6 mpg and on one tank did 33mpg when in Canada all highway and not having to use the AC that much.

Thank you CC! I'd love to do a cross country drive, to see everything.
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:59 AM
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congrats, the deep sea blue looks beautiful!
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:05 PM
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congrats, the deep sea blue looks beautiful!
Thank you kashrahman!
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Old 03-19-2012, 08:41 PM
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very nice sans the bugs....
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Old 03-20-2012, 03:43 AM
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Roughly what is the budget for this?
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:04 AM
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very nice sans the bugs....
Welcome to the south. Its been in the 80s for the last week, pollen was a record 8000 shattering the previous record. We need some rain bad to wash the yellow madness away. Its going to be a brutal summer.

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Roughly what is the budget for this?
I believe retail would be in the $900-$1200 range. Check with your local installer.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:05 AM
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Welcome to the south. Its been in the 80s for the last week, pollen was a record 8000 shattering the previous record. We need some rain bad to wash the yellow madness away. Its going to be a brutal summer.



I believe retail would be in the $900-$1200 range. Check with your local installer.
is that for hood, fenders, and mirror only - or with complete front, as well?

The front must be tough to fit well....
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:36 PM
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is that for hood, fenders, and mirror only - or with complete front, as well?

The front must be tough to fit well....
I had the lower part of the hood, actually they call it 24". Also the front part of the front fenders, door cups and top of the rear bumper.
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Old 03-24-2012, 11:35 AM
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Had our GT tinted at Oasis Window Tinting. 45% all around and 80% windshield carbon XP.

I have been using Oasis since 1991 and am always happy with the quality work they do.

Washed and then used Zaino Z8 spray sealant:







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Old 03-26-2012, 02:34 AM
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Looks great!

How durable is the tint - have you ever gotten scrathes in it?

Thanks!
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Old 03-26-2012, 08:14 AM
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bryan
what brand of tint is carbon xp?? it has a nice blueish gray color to it that seems like it would go great with carbon black?? Is it ceramic??

I was going to go with the Air Blue but my tint guy says its very very light.. i am waiting for samples to arrive so i can compare...

looks great....

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Old 03-27-2012, 03:45 AM
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Guys, here is more info on the carbon XP film
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Old 04-01-2012, 06:28 PM
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Today I put her on jackstands, removed wheels, cleaned with Wolf's Decon Gel (Deironizer) and sealed with Wolf's Rim Shield x2.

Benefits of living on GA:













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Old 05-18-2012, 06:08 PM
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A few pictures after todays wash:





Exhaust tips gets nasty and required an extended polishing.

New wheels should arrive to me by the end of next week.
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Old 05-18-2012, 07:48 PM
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what wheels did you order and will you please come wash my car...damn your good!!

i might need a full list of YOUR recommended products and washing game plans...

how long did the entire wash take you?? how long if you.......

LEFT THE F--KING WHEELS ON YOU LUNATIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE IT BRYAN

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Old 05-18-2012, 08:19 PM
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MP, I do travel for a small fee.

I figure the more I talk about the round things, the longer they will take to get here.

I'll put together a list of products and swirl free procedures together tomorrow.

Polishing Paint as a side business does require a level of insanity.

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Old 05-20-2012, 08:56 AM
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MP, These are my latest favorite's:



Detailer's Domain sells the line and is a forum sponsor

You can see youtube videos here on how to use the products here.

Basically I use shine and seal by d/a polisher with a white pad and then apply body wrap by hand.

For cleaning wheels the decon gel is the best wheel cleaner on the market right now.

The nano car wash soap will keep body wrap at its peak performance.

For drying towels you want at least 2 of these:

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Uber-...x36_p_575.html

Two of these for your HD or lowes 5 gallon buckets:

http://www.detailersdomain.com/Grit-Guard_p_81.html

I will add more info on 2 bucket washing shortly.
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Old 05-20-2012, 05:56 PM
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awesome thanks will check out the videos and do some on line ordering tomorrow in hopes of a day of Bryan washing next week....

i used this armor all wheel protector..last week claims to keep brakes dust form gathering...i gotta tell ya i am very impressed... a week of crazy driving and i have less then 5% of normal brake dust...

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:14 PM
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MP, Here is a good wash process:

I like to clean wheels and tires first with a different bucket and wash media (brushes, older MFs, ect) I say first as water does not need to be sitting on your paint while you clean wheels and tires.

Fill 2 buckets with water and add car wash soap to one of the buckets.

Rinse entire car down.

Using a sheepskin mit, wash one section using back and forth motions, not circles.

Dip mit in water bucket, agitate and wring out.

Mit in soap bucket and continue to wash.

Do not let soap dry on surface.

After you are done, take nozzle off of hose and with low water pressure sheet water off of paint.

Dry car with quality waffle weave drying towels.
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