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OK.. Never detailed before !! Help me out !! Lots of Pics.

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Ok I have never detailed a car before. I purchased a one year old BMW 325cic certified preowned. There was a bad rock chip.. big and bad.. on the hood and maybe 20 little ones. There are also 100's of micro sized pits about the size of a grain of sand. .. ( I think these are from salted roads. The car came from BMW corporate headquarters in New Jersey(I belive). :mad:

I had one DEEP scratch. that I could easily feel with my finger nail.. I filled it with BMW paint with the touch up brush.. let it dry 20 minutes and hit it with gs27 scratch remover.. It did so well that you can't even see there was a scratch there.. I'm not so good with the rock chips.

I took alot of pics that you can view here
Pics of damage

There is no wax on the car that I know of. I painted the chips..and wet sanded the big one. The smaller ones I used Lanka. The Lanka left micro scuff marks.. You can see them if you look closely. I think I will try M#9 to get those out. The problem with the tiny rock chips is that once you paint them.. the Lanka takes the paint totally out. I think they are too small to use Lanka on. So I get a tiny blob.. The micro ones.. I have no clue how to fix.

Please look at the pics and give me advice.. this is ALL new to me..:bow

I purchased the following prodcuts. Lanka, Ps21 Soap, Dawn, 1500 grit, 200 grit, Einman Fabrik clear pearl and GS27 Scratch Remover. These will be here on Monday A Porter Orbital Buffer, M#9, Klasse AIO, Klasse SP, Blitz Wax. And whatever you gurus tell me to buy !!! :up

Thanks for any help you can give me !!

Jimmy

PS- If anyone is in Sarasota Florida and can teach me a little or look at the car I would REALLY appreciate it !!!
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Ok I have never detailed a car before. I purchased a one year old BMW 325cic certified preowned. There was a bad rock chip.. big and bad.. on the hood and maybe 20 little ones. There are also 100's of micro sized pits about the size of a grain of sand. .. ( I think these are from salted roads. The car came from BMW corporate headquarters in New Jersey(I belive). :mad:

I had one DEEP scratch. that I could easily feel with my finger nail.. I filled it with BMW paint with the touch up...
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Re: Am I doing a bad job ?

Jimmymac said:
Am I doing a bad job or are they just really bad problems ?
Jimmymac,

ChrisF has just posted the following reference rock chip repair over on the detailing forum.

I haven't read it in depth, but maybe it'll help you out!

Good Luck!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=59607#post59607
Re: Am I doing a bad job ?

Jimmymac said:
Am I doing a bad job or are they just really bad problems ?
Jimmymac,

ChrisF has just posted the following reference rock chip repair over on the detailing forum.

I haven't read it in depth, but maybe it'll help you out!

Good Luck!

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=59607#post59607
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