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Thread: 2013 BMW 328d M-Sport Detailed and Coated with Wolfgang Uber

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    2013 BMW 328d M-Sport Detailed and Coated with Wolfgang Uber

    Hi all,

    While I was home detailing my new Lexus LX470, my mom's new car showed up. Her Audi A3 TDI was bought back by Audi so we replaced it with another diesel. This time it was a Black Sapphire Metallic BMW 328d X-Drive M-Sport which is quite a rare find! 25k miles on the clock and well cared for. The paint however, was NOT in good shape.

    This is how it arrived...
    DSC_0056 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Old cured Road Paint was covering the entire passenger side. This was a PITA!
    DSC_0057 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    IMG_5014 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    All those little white specs...yeah that's road paint. This was a massive PITA! After trying clay, tar remover, apc, mineral spirits and a few other things I ended up going to Google and found a DOT site saying that Goof off is specifically designed to remove cured latex paint which is what road paint is. So I had to use Goof-Off and lots of patience. Took roughly 4 hours to get it all off.
    IMG_5021 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    She was washed down and given an iron-x treatment and then this was the condition of the paint. Lots of swirls, scratches and RIDS.
    Love the M-Sport wheels!
    DSC_0064 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    IMG_5017 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    IMG_5049 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    IMG_5056 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    I went after it with my Flex with a LC Hyrbid orange and FG400.
    IMG_5025 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Pillars
    IMG_5053 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Quick 50/50 video
    IMG_5064 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Then I went back over with CarPro Reflect on a white Hybrid pad. Not the best 50/50 but the Reflect gave me more depth and richness to the black.
    IMG_5067 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Then I wiped her down with Wolfgang Perfekt paint prep and did a nice coating of Wolfgang Uber Ceramic Coating. I love this coating because of it's ease of use and durability. Currently have over 18 months on two different cars I've coated with it and still holding up wonderfully!

    Final Shots. Once again these pictures were taken in the morning before leaving town so I apologize for the poor lighting. Also didn't get to dress the tires before this picture. Running on little sleep and forgot before pics were taken. Enjoy! All pictures are unedited.
    DSC_0046 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    DSC_0037 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    DSC_0038 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    This is my favorite shot from this car. Not a defect in sight!
    DSC_0043 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    DSC_0045 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    DSC_0047 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    DSC_0048 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Close up of the Black Sapphire Metallic:
    DSC_0049 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Few more:
    DSC_0053 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    DSC_0055 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr
    DSC_0051 by Chris Merritt, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: 2013 BMW 328d M-Sport Detailed and Coated with Wolfgang Uber

    Nice save, great work! The LX470 came out amazing as well! Your mom raised a good kid! Family, family, family!

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    Re: 2013 BMW 328d M-Sport Detailed and Coated with Wolfgang Uber

    Another outstanding job my friend!

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    Mmmmm. Beautiful BMW.

    Nice work bringing it back to where it needs to be.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 328d M-Sport Detailed and Coated with Wolfgang Uber

    Quote Originally Posted by Just02896 View Post
    Nice save, great work! The LX470 came out amazing as well! Your mom raised a good kid! Family, family, family!
    Thanks! It was partly her Christmas present and partly my just wanting to detail all the family cars to keep them protected!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sicoupe View Post
    Another outstanding job my friend!
    Thank you!

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike@DedicatedPerfection View Post
    Mmmmm. Beautiful BMW.

    Nice work bringing it back to where it needs to be.

    Thanks for sharing.
    Thank you Mike. Working on it made me miss my old 335.

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    Great job on the BMW!

    Good to know to use goof off for the dried on road paint. I will be tackling some on my truck in the spring. Freshly painted crosswalk with no warnings of wet paint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by yellosuzku View Post
    Great job on the BMW!

    Good to know to use goof off for the dried on road paint. I will be tackling some on my truck in the spring. Freshly painted crosswalk with no warnings of wet paint.

    Thanks for the kind words. I was hoping that would help someone. Goof off took the paint right off. They sell a spray bottle and then they sell the good stuff in a metal can. Use the stuff in the metal can. I used a microfiber and some elbow grease. Be sure to use some good gloves when you're using it.

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    Re: 2013 BMW 328d M-Sport Detailed and Coated with Wolfgang Uber

    Nice work, Chris. I love seeing what others with skill can do on the same color paint as my 335 coupe!

    And i know what you mean about road paint splatter...it's VERY time consuming.

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    While I like audi's, you mom just doubled the amount of car she is driving.
    Nice job and tip on the road paint!! That's why it's called DETAILING.


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    Very nice work and write up! Came out great!
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