Finally finished Rod the BMW with 3 coats of Zaino Z2.
As you may or may not know another part of my business is the buying and selling of BMW and Mercedes cars. Usually picked up at the local auction, turned around with a machine polish and sold.
Plus I do prefer older cars, usually my daily car is at least 10 years old. I just have a thing for older cars and when you can drive a V12 BMW for only Ł1500 then makes sence.
This particular car had a tow bar that I do use and as my trusty Volvo died at 226,000 miles I have been using this car for a daily drive since November.
So Rod as my son called him has seen a few training courses, been wet sanded twice and compounded a fair few times.
Time to retire the old boy as the clear is now getting a bit thin.
Looks shiney but plenty of swirls and deeper scratches.
So chucked in for a few wet sanding courses.
50/50 wet sanded and polished out.
More wet sanding.
Boot lid finished.
So after the car had another full wet sand at last weeks course I decided to finally finish Rod and retire him from training days. I gave him a 3 stage machining with Scholl S3 with spider pad, 3M extrafine with 3M yellow pad to polish then 3M blue pad with UltraFina to refine. Full IPA wipe down then treated to 3 coats of Zaino Z2 with the accelerator pack to allow multiple coats. Wiped down with Zaino Z8. Glass was treated to GTechniq G1 and plastic trim was treated to Wolf Trim Guard.
Wheels were taken off and refurbed by Phil at Shinearama, so I took the opportunity to paint the calipers black and spray the arches with some Amigo.
Finally Rod was finished and will do me as a daily driver till the next one.
Some final pics.
Lights came up well.
And thats it. Tyres were dressed and he is looking super shiney sat on the path.
Cheers for reading.