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This is a discussion on Denver BMW Detail within the Detailing Forum forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; I started this car over a week ago. With having gone to Beaver Creek for a client and the cold ...

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    Denver BMW Detail

    I started this car over a week ago. With having gone to Beaver Creek for a client and the cold temps last week, I just had the chance to finish this car up today. I didn't get a lot of pics since I ways really trying to get this car out of my garage after 9 days!!

    This is by far my favorite sport SUV!!

    This car received the basic once over:

    Paint/Body -

    Pre-treat lower and front end with Enviro Gold Citrus Cleaner
    Foam with CG Citrus Wash/APC Mix
    Two Bucket Wash w/ Natural Sea Sponge and CG Extreme Suds II
    Dry w/DD Uber WW Drying Blankets

    Wheels -

    P21S 5 minute dwell
    Agi w/ RG, SV and EZ Detail brushes
    Sealed w/Jetseal 109
    SV Pneu

    Clean up -

    Clay w/Pinnacle Ultra Ply and lube w/ONR Mix
    M-105 w/SM Arnold 70 ppi foam ( After giving PFW a shot)
    Scholls S30 on SM Arnold 80 ppi foam

    LSP -
    Two Layers BF Wet Diamond

    Trim/Glass -

    Black Wow Trim Dressing
    Stoners Glass

    Lots of Uber MF Towels!!


    The arsenal


    This car came pretty dirty and needed a bit of attention.





    First up; foam with CG Citrus Wash and APC mix



    This car has spent its entire life going thru the weekly tunnel wash so, the wheels have never received a thorough cleaning. Thought about taking them off and giving my new Griot's protective sockets a whirl. The the wheels are farily accessable and this client had me on a $1500 max budget so, no time for removing wheels.


    Working the P21s with $1.98 brush


    All agitated with RG, SV and EZ Detail brushes


    All cleaned up


    Plenty of swirls on the fenders


    50/50


    After two passes with 105 on 70 ppi SM Arnold foam


    Working the clear bra


    Tight spots


    Left C Pillar Before


    Left C Pillar cleaned up


    Right C Pillar Before


    Right C Pillar After

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    Hood before under the Surefire Centurion LED


    And, after two passes of 105


    Hood under metal halite, before


    After 105


    Driver's door under the Cent LED before


    And, after two passes of 105


    Had to rush to get a few afters. Losing sun and customer wanted his car!







    Thanks for looking

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    This is AMAZING! Man, I wish I knew how to work it like you do. There's skill, and then there's skill with the right equipment.

    How much do you charge for a service like this? Just curious. I got a quote at a local detail shop (Jazz?) here in Denver for my Jeep. Seems pricey... but if it gets me what you did to this X5, I have no problem paying it!

    Once again, amazing and beautiful work man.

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    Also, check the result on this car
    Denver Detail

    I am pretty pricy. But, if you like PM me and maybe I can work something to get you a price to take care of you and your car!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinklechops View Post
    This is AMAZING! Man, I wish I knew how to work it like you do. There's skill, and then there's skill with the right equipment.

    How much do you charge for a service like this? Just curious. I got a quote at a local detail shop (Jazz?) here in Denver for my Jeep. Seems pricey... but if it gets me what you did to this X5, I have no problem paying it!

    Once again, amazing and beautiful work man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wrinklechops View Post
    This is AMAZING! Man, I wish I knew how to work it like you do. There's skill, and then there's skill with the right equipment.

    How much do you charge for a service like this? Just curious. I got a quote at a local detail shop (Jazz?) here in Denver for my Jeep. Seems pricey... but if it gets me what you did to this X5, I have no problem paying it!

    Once again, amazing and beautiful work man.
    ....a high quality detail definitely comes at a price. However, in the right hands you know the vehicle will be treated properly and the finished product will meet your expectations (or even exceed them). ....and if you use the right tools, products and techniques, the finish should last a long time. ....and be easier to maintain & correct down the road.

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    Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for all the pics, it's very inspirational.

    I've got a quick question, I'm in Midwest, and normally between December and March we get tons of salt on the roads, which doesn't really help our cars. What would you recommend for a preventive paint treatment for this period of the year? Is there anything I can use to prepare my car for it to minimize any potential damage from salt?
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    Good, cleaning, claying, polish and sealant. Important will be rinsing after driving, before leaving in the garage. Difficult but, should be done!!
    Quote Originally Posted by WagonGuy View Post
    Wow, this is awesome! Thanks for all the pics, it's very inspirational.

    I've got a quick question, I'm in Midwest, and normally between December and March we get tons of salt on the roads, which doesn't really help our cars. What would you recommend for a preventive paint treatment for this period of the year? Is there anything I can use to prepare my car for it to minimize any potential damage from salt?
    Last edited by Got Wax; 10-22-2009 at 01:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Got Wax View Post
    Good, cleaning, claying, polish and sealant. Important will be rinsing after driving, before leaving in the gare. Difficult but, should be done!!
    Thanks. Sounds pretty straight forward, I knew there's no magic bullet

    As far as your tools (FESTOOL) did you get them from GB or locally?
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    Imported from the UK and converted to use our elec. The Shinex is not yet available in the US.
    Quote Originally Posted by WagonGuy View Post
    Thanks. Sounds pretty straight forward, I knew there's no magic bullet

    As far as your tools (FESTOOL) did you get them from GB or locally?

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