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


BMW X5 - Turn around detail
Posted by Administrator on 6/11/2009 to Our Details
This was the second X5 this month with more coming. This one came up from Maryland and resides on a farm, and has 111k on it..... We did 2 X's prior to their east coast meet where I believe 30 x5's and 50 owners got together for a day of fun and eating!

Anyway we did this one a few years back and I really didn't know what to expect....anyway take a look at the plan of attack (it was pretty much identical to the 4.6 we did the day before)

What's first....we sprayed the wheels down with P21S Wheel Cleaner Gel, next the wheel wells were sprayed with P21S Total Autowash as well the tires where sprayed as well. Bug and tar were presoaked as well with P21S Total Autowash...you get the picture.

We then went on to fill the foam canon with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner knocking out any previous wax, bug and tar and anything else not taken care of by the P21S. The X was rinsed and with the water still on the X we moved on to claying the car, including windows.

After claying we moved on to access the condition of the paint. I moved on to using Menzerna Super Intensive Polish followed by Menzerna PO85RD to finish off the paint correction. The window trim was polished out using Menzerna PO85RD. As a last step I used Swissvax Blau Weiss for the first time and I have to say it made the car pop very nicely. :wow:

Interior was just vacuumed.

The final touches:
The plastic trim was taken care of with Black Wow.
Windows were cleaned with Lusso Glass Polish.
Tires where dressed with Swissvax Pneu.
Door Jambs were cleaned up using Einszett Spray Wax (cleans nicely and adds some protection)

Products Used:
Exterior:
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner in the Cam Spray Foam Canon
Adam's Clay Bar and Optimum Instant Detail Spray and Gloss Enhancer for clay lube
Menzerna Super Intensive with the Uber Orange Pad
Menzerna PO85RD with the Uber Blue Pad
Menzerna Top Inspection
Swissvax Blau Weiss
Einszett Spray Wax

Wheels and Tires
Uber Wheel/Tire/Wheel Well Kit

Engine: (no photos)
P21S Total Autowash
Adam's VRT Diluted with Water in a Spray bottle

Trim:
Black Wow

Tools:
Infratech 5300
Brinkmann MaxFire
Metabo PE12-175
Makita 9227 Hi Speed Rotary
The Uber Foam Pads (5.5inch)
Tons of "Uber" Microfiber Towels
Uber Drying Towels

Cam Spray 1500A with Cam Spray Foam Gun

Since it was raining I had no real before shots

111k on this bad boy

Prep
Getting ready to wash the x in the rain






Wheels and wheels wells got sprayed down and cleaned up.



Dan using the Cam Spray to rinse the car and foam it up with Adam's All Purpose Cleaner






Brushing the trim pieces



Uber Boar's Hair Wash Brush


Dan claying


Interior (we vac and did a quick clean up.
Pedals getting the Einszett Plastic Vinyl Cleaner treatment...




Before


After


Polish
Before



50/50 of the hood after SIP and 85RD


The Tape


Cleaning up the trim/Dressed with Black Wow


I decided to polish the windows everyone but the windshield with Einszett Metallic and the Porter Cable (1st time I have used it in a year)



Swissvax Pneu 50/50


Swissvax Blau Weiss


After shots















Enjoy I did! We watched this car go from pretty beat up to just amazing I wish the sun was out...

Thanks again Dan for coming out to help me get this to Michelle before their meet!
Share |

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

 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