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    10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    This is the same gentleman that brought me the GLS 450. It`s a 2008 750i and had never been done before. The swirls weren`t crazy either...I was kinda expecting worse. Good thing, because I was going to be pulling wheels on a 10 year old BMW that had never had the barrels cleaned for brake dust before!


    Here it is as it arrived:























    First up was the wheels. I broke out the big gun for these and used Megs WB. That was followed by Zep Citrus and then a demoted wash mitt using 3D Pink Soap. The faces were done the same. The tires were cleaned with Zep 505 and the wells with LATA.

    The car was foamed and then washed with 3D Pink Soap.








    The car was then clayed with a clay towel.

    The wheels were going to come off and get extensively cleaned and then coated. The barrels were coated with DLux while the faces were coated with Feynlab Wheel & Caliper. The plastic wells were coated with Feynlab BLACK Plastic. This is a coating with a black dye in it...talk about great on faded wheel wells!!









    When I re-install the wheel, I put Bronze Anti-Seize:






    Here`s the level of damage to the paint:











    The paint was corrected using my Flex 3401 + 3D black wool pad + M100 followed by CarPro Gloss pad + M205, also using the 3401. The parts that can`t get treated with Self Heal Lite (it generates heat as it is curing and is not good for plastic), were coated with Ceramic, except for the side and rear glass that got Ceramic Lite. The paint was coated with Self Heal Lite and then topped with Ceramic Lite. It was then baked in. I had this car a few days to do, but I ended up having to work quite late the night before going back on shift, so I had to deliver it at night. Therefore, all the after pictures are taken in my garage. How I would have loved to show this car gleaming in the sun!!













































    Thanks for looking!

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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    richy - absolutely stunning work, as usual from you!

    How did you approach cleaning out the spaces in the 750i badging? As an enthusiast, I sometimes struggle with finding the best method to clean and polish this area.

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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    fantastic richy!

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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    Quote Originally Posted by Wknd Dtlr View Post
    richy - absolutely stunning work, as usual from you!

    How did you approach cleaning out the spaces in the 750i badging? As an enthusiast, I sometimes struggle with finding the best method to clean and polish this area.
    I always gently hit it with the pad and M205 and then use the mf edges to go around all the letters or numbers. I always check first to make sure they are secure.
    And, thanks kindly!

    Quote Originally Posted by VISITOR View Post
    fantastic richy!
    Thank you Sir!

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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    Great job man!!! That's how a full size luxury sedan should look!
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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    Beautiful work, Richy! You go above and beyond with the anti-seize. Nice touch.

    I have an '04 745 coming up myself. Black too.

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    Nice save Richy...You brought this one back from the dead
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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    Quote Originally Posted by Justin at Final Inspection View Post
    Great job man!!! That's how a full size luxury sedan should look!
    Thanks kindly Justin!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul A. View Post
    Beautiful work, Richy! You go above and beyond with the anti-seize. Nice touch.

    I have an '04 745 coming up myself. Black too.
    Thank you Paul. I'm looking forward to seeing your post.


    Quote Originally Posted by Pats300zx View Post
    Nice save Richy...You brought this one back from the dead
    Thanks Pat...I wanted it to look as good as their new Mercedes.

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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    Superb as always. I've been meaning to ask you.....what is LATA? I know it's one of your go to products but I've no clue what it is.
    Rick....now in North Texas

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    Re: 10 Year Old 7 Series goes for a Heal

    Great job Richy! The 7 series looks amazing.

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