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    Turning a 12 Years old E39 to show room condition, step by step guide by KC

    Turning a 12 Years old E39 to show room condition, step by step guide by KC

    My friend partner, was pretty unhappy with his current paint condition.....as his 2nd hand E39 was not in a great shape...as planning to splash $$$$$ to repaint

    frankly speaking silver from this distance look great



    a prefecft colour to hide all paint imperfections

    but to a true UDM lover......you just want it

    before


    to this





    as he has not come across a single detailing product can rectify this defect......swirls, scratches..




    13 years old stain on the steel trims


    now u see


    scratches on the front bumper





    we had the opportunity to meet last sun & got it full corrected

    both interior & exterior....

    ver visible swirls on the hood


    lots of stone chip & different tone of touch up paint

    from this



    left rear bumper scratched



    right rear bumper scratched




    stains


    hard to keep the wheel cleans too....stains



    dull & dirty dash board


    look at the unattractive dash board






    door panel stains


    more stains


    later was clean by Osren Multi purpose cleaner ....1:10 water dilutions


    spray on soft hair bristle brush prior gently scrubbing it

    stains from side steps



    clean by Osren Multi purpose cleaner ....1:10 water dilutions
    spray on soft hair bristle brush prior gently scrubbing it

    shoe stains on the seats



    carpet brushing

    clean by Osren Multi purpose cleaner ....1:10 water dilutions


    ta da a clean wheels

    osren Multi purpose cleaners 10:1 with soft wheel brushes


    my choice of pad

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    Re: Turning a 12 Years old E39 to show room condition, step by step guide by KC

    For body corrections, swirls & rids...i used Makita rotary wool pad wioth Meguiars M#105 speed 1 to spread & speed 3 to correct

    Then step down to Makita rotary with Meguiars Cutting pad with Meguiars M#105 speed 1 to spread & speed 3 to polish

    Polish with Makita rotary meguiars polishing pad with Meguiars M#205 speed 1 to spread & speed 2 to polish & speed 1 to finish

    Then Meguiars NXT sealant wax...
    Ultimate Quick Detailer on all windows

    Meguiars Aloe leather cleaners on all seats

    Meguiars Gold class vinyl on all vinyl & dash & trims

    Meguiars Glass Cleaner on all windows & glass

    OSren Tyre shine on tyre




    if some of you have seen my earlier post


    you would known this



    clear coat corroded by acid splashes



    another acid damage on the clear coat paint



    wet sanded


    2000 unigrit sand paper



    all engine interior clean by Osren MPC & With soft hair brush


    clean engine hood

    area most avoided


    engine dress by Meguiars gold class


    now the restored & detail interior

    look at the dash

    side door


    remember the door panel stains before



    conditin by Meguiars gold class leather conditioner ALOE


    this is a pure condtitioning cream


    remember before

    shoe stains on the seats


    now



    now after detail
    side steps



    remember before

    lots of stone chip & different tone of touch up paint

    now


    remember before
    right rear bumper scratched


    ta da


    remember
    left rear bumper scratched



    now


    wheel before


    now clean by osren MPC, Wax & seal by Meguiars NXT

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    Re: Turning a 12 Years old E39 to show room condition, step by step guide by KC

    from this

    to this



    after pics














    ta da




    i am happy to save another ride from paint shop & did some good thing to the envioroment

    Thank God it turn out well



    proud looking RIDE now



    and Monday I got scolding from his partner

    "why u polish my partner car so bright & GLOSSY...glaring to my eyes"
    hahahaha...u know what both of them own the same colour ride


    His is even better as he washes his own UDM & kept her away from the road side damages treatment...scratch wash....instead of snow wash

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    Re: Turning a 12 Years old E39 to show room condition, step by step guide by KC

    Looks like you've put lots of hard work into this car! It is kind of weird to see the steering on that side of the car. Tell his partner to pay up $$$$$ and his can look that nice also.

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    Re: Turning a 12 Years old E39 to show room condition, step by step guide by KC

    Quote Originally Posted by tuscarora dave View Post
    Looks like you've put lots of hard work into this car! It is kind of weird to see the steering on that side of the car. Tell his partner to pay up $$$$$ and his can look that nice also.
    thanks buddy

    yupp noted on that

    we re from Malaysia...so its right hand drive

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