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    Senior Member Mike@DedicatedPerfection's Avatar
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    Thumbs up Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    I have done the minor maintenance items on this car such as fluid changes, brake changes, etc and my good friend Mike always wanted to have me detail his car but we could never get the time necessary to get it done until just this last Sunday. We decided that it would be best for an Opti Coat application as he is very busy and dosent have the time to go out and detail his car like I do. He works night shift so when he got off work he come over for me to take care of and went inside to rest.

    The car was in pretty good shape and I didnt have any issues with it. I one stepped this car with my 3401 and FG400 on a blue light cutting hybrid pad and with 6-8 passes I was finishing LSP ready. Towards the end 530inv (Jace) came over as I was doing the Opti Coat application and I showed him the process. All my after pictures are from his camera on a DSLR compared to my basic point and shoot. A good camera will be my next purchase as a point and shoot dosent do a very good job at catching your work.

    Exterior
    Wash with 2BM and Meguiar's Super Soap
    Foam with Gilmour foam gun and Meguiars Super Soap and Dawn
    Tires scrubbed with Purple degreaser
    Wheels cleaned with WG Uber Wheel Cleaner
    Decon with Iron-X
    Clayed with Last Touch and Meguiars medium clay
    Correction with 3401/FG400/blue hybrid pad
    Eraser Wipe down
    OC2.0 application
    Door sills with V07
    Wheels dressed with V07
    Tires dressed with Meguiars Endurance tire shine













    Seems appropriate a German wheel cleaner for an authentic set of BBS LM's...















    Iron-X shots









    http://i1289.photobucket.com/albums/...ps784d0144.jpg





    And now for the afters provided by 530inv (Jace)





















    Checking the leveling of OC2.0



    Critiques/comments welcome. Thanks for viewing. -Mike

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Beautiful work on a beautiful car...

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    The BMW man strikes again.

    Great work Mike and excellent pics.
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    Geeezzzz thats some SERIOUS gloss on that White paint. This by far is one of the best looking white cars Ive seen here. Wow amazing job Smack!

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Amazing as usual brother!! This thing looked even better in person!!

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Amazing work.

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Stunning work Mike!! Sexy 3 Series too! Love the body kit!

    Was there any polishing done?

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by rms64 View Post
    Beautiful work on a beautiful car...
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris's FX4 View Post
    The BMW man strikes again.

    Great work Mike and excellent pics.
    Thank you Chris.

    Quote Originally Posted by CM8 6MT View Post
    Geeezzzz thats some SERIOUS gloss on that White paint. This by far is one of the best looking white cars Ive seen here. Wow amazing job Smack!
    Thank you for the compliment. It turned out really well.

    Quote Originally Posted by 530inv View Post
    Amazing as usual brother!! This thing looked even better in person!!
    Thanks Jace. It was fun doing this car for Mike. I have always wanted to detail it and the time came.

    Quote Originally Posted by Johny B View Post
    Amazing work.
    Thanks Johny.

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Quote Originally Posted by Andr3wilson View Post
    Stunning work Mike!! Sexy 3 Series too! Love the body kit!

    Was there any polishing done?
    Thanks Andrew
    I really love the look of this car as well.

    Believe it or not there was no polishing done. I was going 6-8 passes with FG400 and on the last two passes I was going super slow with just the weight of the machine. Menzerna is nice to work with isnt it?

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    Re: Mikes Detail Shop preps white 3 series for OC2.0

    Outstanding work....thanks for sharing the pics. I suspect the owner awakened with quite a smile.

    Ok...I'll be the grump of the bunch. I can't stand the body kit. The gaps between those panels are inexcusable.
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