Giving the paint on this BMW M5 new life

by Phil Yiu April 22, 2013

A great customer came to us with his "NEW" to him BMW M5 e39 - it was mechanically in great condition and to the best of his knowledge at pick up was "Detailed". After a couple of washes he was a bit surprised to see how his "NEW" car looked. He called us up and we were brought on to fix all the dealers mistakes. Subject: BMW M5 Requirement: Customer requested to fix his paint on his new to him M5. Glaze when used under the wrong hands is just not good. Exterior - 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 - Washed with Adam's Car Wash - Decon with Wolf's Decon Gel - Wash down and rinsed - Door jambs were cleaned up - Nano Scrub AutoScrub - Dried - Tires dressed - Masking - Paint Measurement - Compound - Menzerna FG400 - Final Polish - Sonax Nano Polish - Last step - Auto Finesse Desire - Inspection with Fenix, Brinkmann, and natural sunlight - Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed - Rubber and Plastics Treated - Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed - Exhaust tips cleaned - Windows were auto scrubed, cleaned, and sealed Products used Links to products used - Adam's Car Wash Wolf's Decon Gel - Iron Remover Stoner's Tarminator Adam's All Purpose Cleaner Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner NanoSkin AutoScrub System Menzerna FG400 Sonax Nano Polish 3/6 Auto Finesse Desire Premium Carnauba Wax Adam's Super VRT Auto Finesse Crystal Glass Cleaner Auto Finesse Mercury Metal Polish Tools used Uber Wool Wash Mitt Uber No Name MF Towels Griot's 6 inch Random Orbital Polisher Rupes LHR75 Rupes BigFoot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisher Rupes BigFoot LHR 15ES Random Orbital Polisher Uber Buffing Pads Defelsko Paint Meter Fenix TK35 Brinkmann Kranzle Pressure Washer Uber Foam Canon 2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies Adam's Firehose Nozzle Metro Air Force Blaster Before - take a look at the severe paint damage and imperfections. Our go to wheel cleaner - Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner - and some brushes used to clean the wheels. Tires were scrubbed with some APC and a Tire Brush Exhaust tips were cleaned up We always find more dirt and grime on tires even after hitting them with a brush and apc.... what we do is hit them up with Stoner's Tarminator and a MF Towel, take a look at what we were able to pull off. Take a look at the transformation in our 50/50 shots. - We got our results using the Rupes Bigfoot LHR21, Rupes Bigfoot LHR15, Rupes Bigfoot LHR75, Menzerna FG400 and Sonax Nano Polish, our last step wash Auto Finesse Desire. No specific order - random shots of the process. Afters Enjoy!
Phil Yiu
Phil Yiu



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