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Sorry for the poor quality photos.
Anyway, detailed my e39 today. Washed, clayed, porter cable polished, sealed (Klasse). Came out very nicely. Still have a few swirls but I got a fair number of them out. Also conditioned the leather and detailed the interior while I was it.

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sweet, Sweet, SWEET :thumbup:

I just bought some clay myself... I've been so busy turning wrenches on mine (I've only got about 2.5 x's the mileage), I haven't done anything but wipe the wheels down for quite awhile... How long did it take to clay, and PLEASE, more info on refinishing the interior wood... I've been contemplating that as a DIY but have had mechanical stuff going ahead of it...

Looks great :thumbup:
 

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sweet, Sweet, SWEET :thumbup:

I just bought some clay myself... I've been so busy turning wrenches on mine (I've only got about 2.5 x's the mileage), I haven't done anything but wipe the wheels down for quite awhile... How long did it take to clay, and PLEASE, more info on refinishing the interior wood... I've been contemplating that as a DIY but have had mechanical stuff going ahead of it...

Looks great :thumbup:
Haha, well the entire detail job took me a little over 6 hours. The car was already pretty clean so I spent most of that time polishing.

As for the wood, I followed this thread. http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1521042
Basically disassembled the console and removed the wood, stripped the clear with jasco, VERY carefully sanded (the wood is extremely thin), then restained and polyurethaned, then reinstalled.
 
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