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BMW X5 4.6 Full Detail
Posted by Administrator on 6/17/2009 to Our Details
Sorry in advance as it rained for the most of last week. Also I felt bad that by the time the customer came to pick up it was raining.

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 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:

The interior was cleaned up using the Uber Interior Kit. The metro vac was used to vacuum the carpet and seats. The vents where dusted, and plastics were cleaned up with Einszett Cockpit and Einszett Plastic/Vinyl Cleaner. The leather was cleaned up with Leather Master Strong Cleaner , conditioned with Leather Master Vital and protected with Leather Master Protection.

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:
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

Interior and Glass
Uber Interior Kit

P21S Total Autowash
Adam's VRT Diluted with Water in a Spray bottle

Black Wow

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

Before shots:


P21S Total Autowash in action

Wheel wells - P21S Total Autowash

Wheels - P21S Wheel Cleaner and various brushes

Wheel well brushed

Adam's All Purpose in foam canon to clean and strip everything away.



50/50 shots

before shot of the window trim (clay lube left sorry didn't wipe down before the shot but all you x and bmw owners knows this is notorious for getting really stained and spotty.)

After Menzerna PO85RD

Black wow 50/50 on trim

Now on to the interior before the after shots.


The clean up:


Before exhaust:

P21S Finish Restorer


Before Engine:

After Engine:

Before Wheel Well

After Wheel Well and Adam's Undercarriage Spray

Swissvax Blau Weiss:

After shots

Thanks Alvin for working overtime, this car was finish at about 2:38 am on 6/3/2009.

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