|Wed, Jun-27-2012, 02:00:49 AM||#1|
Premier Shine- NJ/NY/CT
Join Date: Jun 2012
'12 BMW 650i- M package- Premier Shine
Little write-up here on a brand new (3k on the odo) 2012 BMW 650i with the M package
So, here we go. The car has only a slim 3K on the odo and is loaded out to the teeth, around 4 weeks into ownership the owner was rear-ended by a driver in the city and the bumper has been replaced......the rear bumper done by the dealerships body shop here in NJ was THE least damaged and defect-free area of the car......thats a shocking first in all my experience.
The dealership was also kind enough (typical BMW prep) to install a ton of DISO- the dealership installed swirl option via burning wax into the clear coat.
We originally went with a simple one-step light correction (polishing) package with the main focus of simply protecting both the exterior and interior, however after putting the car under the lights and seeing the damage it became a panel-by panel custom correction job. Some panels received a two- step- medium polish to finishing and others such as the trunk lid and the hood received a 4-step- two compounding passes, medium then a finishing.
Total time- 18 hours: 3 on the interior- 15 correcting the paint.
I had the car for a span of two days which gave me a ton of time to concentrate on bringing this 6 into the condition it should've been in when the owner acquired it not too long ago.
Before- on arrival
Some light swirling present under sun light
This motor GETS HOT- the one thing i've learned is that this V8 after 5-10 minutes of idling will turn the hood into a grille. Had to wait till the following day to clean the motor.
Swirls present- thanks dealership....... damn idiots
Wash/ decon phase:
- 2 bucket method- third bucket for the wheels
- Megs WB 10:1
- Megs APC 3:1 tires and arches/ pre-soak
- CG Citrus wash and clear
- Dawn wash
- Pinnacle bug block
Megs WB working
SV brush and Uber spoke used here to agitate
Pre- soaking with Megs APC
During wash- CG Citrus doing its thing
Dried....pulled inside and clayed with Uber blue fine clay and ONR for lube. Due to the car living in the city for most of its life thus far the Fallout and Oxidation was INSANE. Claying took close to an hour and ate up half of my bar!
Under the lights
Rockers and lower areas were hurting
Random damaged areas such as this all over the car
The rear decklid- the most damaged piece of the entire car- Buffer trails galore and heavy swirling here
Passenger side over the rear tire some more tails present from improper machine use
Just shy of midnight- smaller pieces left to do including the pillars, roof and passenger side rocker- looking the way it should be after 11 hours of work:
The next day- front bumper work with the PC and the Flex.
Light swirling before:
Coming along well! Headlights polished out with Menz 106 on a green pad just to tidy them up a bit
Alcantara wiped down with a MF- owner will revisit for protectant to be applied later on in the summer
Apologies for not producing any after shots of the correctional process other than the front bumper- Simply forgot to take any- the morning of the second day I had to perform a basic package on a newer Mercedes E550- busy day!
The correctional process took the majority of the time and consisted of Several different steps- M105 via Yellow/ Surbuf R series pad for the heavier areas- then properly finished down with either Menz SIP or Power finish. Most of the areas such as the door were corrected using Menz SIP and Super finish via Orange/green pads. The LSP used was Chemicals Guys JetSeal 109- two coats for optimal protection.
Overall I was very happy with the achieved 90- 95% correction. Unfortunate to see such a beautiful car with various levels of damage however I was pleased I could bring the car to the level it deserved to be at- the owner was also very pleased.
Thanks for looking!
- Dan K.
|Sun, Jul-01-2012, 05:00:43 PM||#2|
Join Date: May 2009
Re: '12 BMW 650i- M package- Premier Shine
The car looks great! Nice work.