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This car kicked my butt! It had a lot of scratches and swirls, so I did a bunch of wetsanding. Time for compounding: wool + 3M Perfect-It 3000 was not working fast or well. Wool + 3M Extra Cut...same. Okay, switch to foam cutting pad and Perfect-It and thought I had it...it worked for the majority of the wet sanding "haze", but a power wash showed I missed some areas. So, I correct what I missed and power washed again. Now, hopefully, the car is ready for glazing. I start glazing away with 3M Dark Glaze (really a polish) and start seeing some more areas I missed on the other passes. By now, I'm into the 3rd day on the body of this car. So, I break out my friend System One X3 and a polish pad to remove the stray spots and power wash again....ask me if I'm frustrated at this point.

I finally get the car 100% in compounding and polishing, give it a final power wash for the upteenth time and put a coat of Meguiar's #26 on it.

This had to be the hardest clear coat I've experienced on a Bimmer of ANY color...especially black. Usually, the black cars have a softer clear, but nooooooooooo, not this one.

Here's some finished pics...I didn't even take the time for the process pics. It's so black now, body lines disappear in the pictures









Tomorrow...it's another Black 550i (man, what a performance car) that I'm going to do.

Toto
 

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persistence paid off...looks entirely up to your usual high standard of excellent work. wish that i had your patience to keep plugging away.
 

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Someday I'm going to sneak my 95 540I into your stall and see if you notice it's not owned by your dealership...

mwahahaha!!!
 

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Very nice!
 

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Black BMW they can appear the dirtiest at times but when they are properlly detailed ...
There gleaming> and stand out amoung the rest

Good job on that job, Very nice>>
 

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Great work as usual

Can you tell me about that lift?

Cost and what it takes to run it...air compressor or electrical?
 
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