Results of home detailing thread

Discussion in 'Detailing, Valeting and Car care' started by Raif, May 30, 2019.

  1. 5 Aug 2019 at 3:51 PM #41
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    Annoyingly I haven't thought to take any decent photos when I've cleaned the cars recently! These are the best I have!

    M6 - snowfoam, two bucket wash with poorboys slick and suds, followed by poorboys black hole and then purple haze pro.

    M3 - snowfoam, two bucket wash with poorboys slick and suds, followed by collinite 476s.

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    Edited to add the M6 is going in for a four day detail/protection this week so I won't be able to claim credit for how that looks thereafter!
     
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  2. 6 Aug 2019 at 12:00 PM #42
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    M6 must be a beast but the E46 looks amazing! That collinite stuff must be top drawer because the gloss and depth of the colour is very impressive
     
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  3. 6 Aug 2019 at 12:14 PM #43
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    Cheers mate - to be honest the M3 has had ten years of reasonably meticulous cleaning, so easy enough to keep on top of. I'm always surprised how soft/smooth the paint feels but I guess when it has had consistent attention it keeps it protected.

    I really like the 476s - feels old school to apply but does seem to last well!

    PS M6 is a beast, 700bhp now :cool:
     
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  4. 7 Aug 2019 at 10:12 AM #44
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    I look forward to my passenger ride :cool:
     
  5. 7 Aug 2019 at 10:15 AM #45
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  6. 13 Aug 2019 at 8:50 PM #46
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    I polished the other half’s car about a month ago but never posted it.

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    Has come out very decent. You have to tell us the products and techniques you used in this thread :D
     
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    Menzerna final finish via DA and then Gyeon can coat on top. I probably could have done with a slightly heavier cut as there are still some swirls left but I couldn’t face going back over it by the time I had realised.
     
  9. 15 Aug 2019 at 9:05 AM #49
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    Nice. I haven't use either Menzerna or Gyeon products yet. Its amazing how a newish car can still be covered in swirls isn't it.
     
  10. 15 Aug 2019 at 11:47 AM #50
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    I’m a complete convert to Gyeon. Everything I have tried has been exceptional. Wet coat in particular is amazing for the price and ease of application.
     
  11. 15 Aug 2019 at 2:53 PM #51
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    I'm very interested in some of their products, particularly the C4 permanent trim restorer for the plastics.

    I used the turtle wax spray sealant which a similar product to the wet coat and left a nice slick surface but I like the ease of the wet coat, just spray on and rinse off they say?
     
  12. 15 Aug 2019 at 4:16 PM #52
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    Bought a couple of bottles of turtle wax spray sealant. At 7 each was rude not to try it ! But that Gyeon stuff has caught my attention !
     
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    Easy lads. In the beginning of this thread I was all set to machine and fully detail my most recent E92 M3, in my brand-new garage. That was the plan anyway. Well I'm ashamed to say, I'm going to get it professionally done instead!
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    My mate who has a successful car trading business, has recently set up a detailing business too, having poached an a very experienced detailer from one of the big name detailing firms (Reep - wow). I went to have a look at his new unit and meet his detailer Martin, and was completely blown away to be honest :blink:. The level of finish they can achieve, with the tools and products they have at their disposal, make even my very best home detailing efforts look very amatuer. These guys that live and breathe it as a career are a different breed. Thousands of pounds worth of polishers, mini-head battery powered ones for the nooks and difficult to reach spots, professional hand held LEDs lights, tripod-mounted colour-adjusting spot lights to show up EVERY single imperfection, and a vast variety of expensive products, coatings and sealants makes you appreciate how much of an art it is to achieve a truly professional-level flawless finish. After that visit, I decided my car has to be done by him. Will be going in early September and I cannot wait.

    Sorry to betray all you DIYers, lol.
     
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  14. 15 Aug 2019 at 8:55 PM #54
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    I’m a detailing fan, recently in the last month or two I had the m3 at a concours show (Waxstock) and finished 8th over all and then at a show and shine competition in York were I finished 3rd.

    Here’s some photos from prep and then the shows.

    Also note I still use it, I’m at the Nürburgring in it next week :drive1:

    Machine polished using DA (das6 pro) and poorboys and Sonos polish.
    Snow foam, Decontaminate, clay bar, polish, rubbers, glass, wheels, brakes/suspension, engine bay, underside, exhaust and everything in between, was 100 - 120hrs of prep.

    Can’t be bothered listing my products exactly because I use lots of various products from a mixture of AD, Gtechniq, bouncers, ODK, BMD, angelwax, alchemy and a few more lol

    Was finished with bouncers Billet and then topped with bouncers Capture the Rapture.

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    Bloody hell there’s detailing then there’s detailing !!!
     
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    Honestly for the price its excellent. If you look at a few "product comparison tests" on youtube it comes out on top in a few. "Forensic detailing" channel did a little feature on it. I used it on my new wheels before fitting them and honestly any brake dust and grease just wipes off. l;iterally nothing has managed to stiuck to them.

    Gave the car a really nice finish aswell although I've just relaised the photos I posted above are absolutely terrible, taken as it was getting dark and don't do the finish justice.


    Keith you cheater, we're kicking you out the group before you start posting pictures of your immaculate professionally detailed motor!
     
  17. 16 Aug 2019 at 6:39 PM #57
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    You've just made my estoril blue m3 look faded after that. Holy hell that is one very very clean car. I'll be honest I've neglected mine for the last month, but I need to get back on top of detail and get it prepped for all this rain were going to have. Can't spend in excess of 100 hours on it though like yourself and a day or two will be all it gets I may even try a ceramic coating this time round to see how it goes on.
     
  19. 16 Aug 2019 at 11:50 PM #59
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    It took some effort mate, but those 100hrs+ were spread over 4 weeks or so.
    Can achieve a lot in a couple of full days!
     
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    Top work Sam, its a credit to you.
     

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