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  1. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Hi, everyone! Can someone please tell me if the spots on my carbon fiber spoiler are hard water spots? The spoiler is from Mode Carbon, and I've had it on only since last July. These spots appeared shortly after my service appointment at my local BMW dealership. Their complimentary car wash...
  2. F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 / F34 / F36 (2012 - current)
    Got my Mineral White 328d today and the previous owner used Alpine White touch up paint to try to fix some chips. Why would anyone do this, I don't know. Essentially I am in need of help on a few things. 1. What do you guys recommend for removing the paint that is the wrong color? 2. Are...
  3. The Detail Department
    My F30 mineral gray with black accents and rims has been sitting outside at school. The dark color is really causing me issues keeping it clean. I have taken it to car washes and bought my own detail sprays and microfibers. However, I spend the time and money washing it and then in a few days it...
  4. The Detail Department
    Just picked up my 2002 325i E46 last week. (Metallic Blue) Body is in great shape and the paint is fairly clean. However.... I gave it the first wash yesterday.. wanted to follow up with a fresh detail. had some questions about the products i intended to use (all Meguiar's) Steps I...
  5. The Detail Department
    Hey folks, I picked up some Sonax Alcantara cleaner from DD (thanks Phil) the other week. I put together a quick how to use it video. Overall, I like the product, I would probably use a more saturated with water towel at the end to remove more of the product, but otherwise it worked well...
  6. The Detail Department
    ]This is a Black BMW that I was given to work on over the weekend. The car was in horrible condition. It had extremely oxidized paint, scratches everywhere, bad touch up paint jobs and just major damaged all around. Of course the owner said "it wasn't that bad" :P Parts of this car are...
  7. The Detail Department
    Hello folks, What do you use to clean and protect the Sport line high gloss exterior black trim (this is an 428i)? This includes the back black line, air breathers and front bumper lower panel. After washing, I apply the Meguiars quick detailer followed by the Meguiars quick wax (don't know if...
  8. The Detail Department
    Ok first of all i apologize for the crappy pic in advance....so my car has these little blotches on the dashboard ...from the pic they don't look like it but they are actually a green tint....I tried using regular cleaning wipes to clean it (armorall ones) to no avail...i was going to use goo...
  9. The Detail Department
    Hey guys, I detailed my x5 this past weekend. Started with a wash, moved to a "clay" with Austoscrub (which works awesome), used Adams Swirl and Fine polish for a 2 step correction, and then by accident used Meg's Yellow Wax before I applied a glaze. If I wanted to apply a glaze, I assume I...
  10. The Detail Department
    I have a month old black 328 that I wash all the time at home with my CR spotless system and only wash and dry with microfiber towels. We went to the lake over the weekend and my the bugs took it's toll on my car really bad. Instead of getting my whole system out and taking my time I wanted to...
  11. California
    Really need the full clay-bar or buffing to get some waterspots out, fine paying a bit extra in exchange for real attention to detail... Also somewhere around 3k miles from inspection 2.
  12. California
    All - If you are looking for a good, proper detail shop [ not a mobile crew] I can recommend International Detail in west LA. They are near Olympic and Barrington. They spent a day on my Z4M including a polish with 3M sealer and wax in their building. The results were excellent. I have never...
  13. E46 (1999 - 2006)
    I dropped my car off to get detailed this morning for the first time ever. I have never taken any vehicle in for any sort of car wash, I have always done it myself. The bill was roughly $150 but I would like to know how much I should tip the workers? I am assuming there will be like 3 or 4 of...
  14. The Detail Department
    Used 335i that needs a good detailer. Any recommendation in Chicago?
  15. Great Lakes Region - IL, IN, MI, MN, OH, and WI
    Can anyone recommend a good detailer in Chicago? Just bought a used 335i, and want to get detailed inside and out.
  16. E90/E91/E92/E93 (2006 - 2013)
    Meguiar's Quick detail WITHOUT USING WATER! Before & after pix... So after our first rain of the year in Southern California, I had a chance to do a quick 10 minute detail on the car before I drove it off for Turkey day... Since most California counties are on water conservation notice, I...
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