Detailer's Domain
0 item(s)
Total: $0

BMW 135 Prepped for Aquartz and Opti Coat
Posted by Administrator on 7/2/2011 to Our Details
This 1 series came to us in pretty good shape. Not much polishing was needed however a thorough cleaning was necessary and proper prep on the paint and wheels were needed to apply Aquartz and Opti Coat - something the customer was keen on as this is a heavily used daily and also sees the track time.

What was done -

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
-1 Step - Sonax Perfect Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Aquartz (3 coats)
- Wheels pulled off and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Brake Calipers cleaned and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Iron Cut
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Adam's Undercarriage Spray
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Sonax Perfect Finish
Aquartz Nano Coating
Optimum Opti Coat 2
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Metal Polish
Adam's Glass Cleaner

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's In and Out Spray

1Z einszett Cockpit
1Z einszett Leathercare

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter

Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster


Metro Vac being used to clean up the interior



Wheels (this was 1 week of brake dust)

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner to the rescue

(more on the wheels in a few)


Adam's All Purpose sprayed generously on the engine bay

Engine was dressed with Adam's In and Out Spray

Bug and tar was evident on the nose of the car. I used the 1Z einszett Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover


As you can see the Iron Cut was needed on this 1.

The 1 was washed with W99 and then rinsed well.

Clayed the windows and paint

I was still able to pull contaminants off the paint

Used 3m Adhesive remover to pull tar off the bottom of the car

As mentioned before the car didn't need much in terms of correction. We used Sonax Perfect Finish to prep the paint for Aquartz

On to the wheels, brake calipers and wheel wells

Steam used to clean the caliper/wheel wells etc

Opti Coat applied

Adam's Super VRT on the tires

After shots

Share |

 Our Details
 How To's/ FAQS
 Instructional Videos
 Product Reviews/News

 President's Day Sale at Detailer's Domain
 Rupes BigFoot, Surbuf Pads, Meguiar's MF Cutting Pads, and Menzerna FG400 a perfect combo!
 Winter Special: 15% off for the next 48 hours
 Product Showcase: Menzerna Fast Gloss 400
 Hurricane Sandy and Detailer's Domain

 February 2013
 January 2013
 December 2012
 November 2012
 September 2012
 August 2012
 July 2012
 June 2012
 February 2012
 January 2012
 December 2011
 November 2011
 October 2011
 September 2011
 August 2011
 July 2011
 June 2011
 May 2011
 April 2011
 March 2011
 February 2011
 January 2011
 December 2010
 November 2010
 October 2010
 September 2010
 August 2010
 July 2010
 June 2010
 May 2010
 April 2010
 March 2010
 February 2010
 January 2010
 December 2009
 November 2009
 October 2009
 September 2009
 August 2009
 July 2009
 June 2009
 May 2009
 April 2009
 March 2009
 February 2009
 January 2009
 December 2008
 November 2008
 October 2008
 September 2008
 August 2008
 July 2008
 June 2008
 May 2008
 April 2008
 March 2008
 February 2008
 January 2008
 December 2007
 November 2007