Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

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Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by lawrence » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:53 pm

This daily driver had some work done on the passenger side rear 1/4 panel and unfortunately the panel beater left the whole car full of buffer trails. The paint was also heavily contaminated and so the plan was to get it clean and decontaminated, give the paint a simple 1 step correction to remove the buffer trails and most of the swirls - not to make it as perfect as reasonably possible - and then to protect it. It included the interior and basic wipe down of the 'dust' in the engine bay.

Paint readings were, on average:
OEM Aluminium 90µ
OEM Steel 110µ
Repaint 240µ

The fender liners, tyres, wheels and calipers were cleaned by first pressure rinsing away any loose dirt, followed by Carchem APC @1:5 which was left to dwell then agitated and pressure rinsed off. The wheels were then decontaminated using TAC System Iron Zero and Carpro Tar-x.

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The tyres and fender liners were then dressed using Carpro PERL and then wheels protected with Carpo Hydro.

The door shuts, boot shut, inside the fuel filler cap, in and around the badges and emblems and all the honeycomb areas were then sprayed with Carchem APC @1:5 and agitated before being rinsed. The car itself was then foamed using Turtle Wax Hyperfoam and pressure rinsed to rid it of any loose dirt, followed by a 2 bucket wash using Carchem Luxury Shampoo.

The paint was then decontaminated using TAC System Iron Zero, Carpro Tar-x and Shield Heavy Duty Clay.

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With the paint now 'bare' it was time to correct it. As mentioned earlier the objective was a simple one step and after a few test spots,

Left correct, right side not.

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The paint was then protected using TAC System Quartz Max

The interior comprised of:

Brush
Vacuum
Clean the leather, rubbers and plastics with Carchem APC @1:20
Damp wipe down
Dry wipe
Protect leather with Collinite 855 and plastics with Optimum Optiseal
Clean the glass with DNA-e Glass Cleaner
Vacuum

The exhaust tips were given a quick polish with Meguiars NXT All Metal Polish

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The exterior plastics and door rubbers were cleaned using Shield Heavy Duty Vinyl and Rubber Cleaner and protected using Carpro PERL.

Here's a few after shots

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Total time taken 26 hours.

As always thanks for looking and any questions or comments are welcome.

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by TDIFlava » Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:57 am

Good work as always Lawrence, i have it when panel beaters do polishing on a car they always leave some imperfections.
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Post by Sabretooth Tiger » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:02 am

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by DINODENASH » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:39 am

lovely man as always :kewlpics:
whiter than white!!!!....looks like you gave it the "Jika ama jikaaaa" treatment :hug:

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Rsi huntered » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:51 am

Most people are happy when their cars are going to a panel beater......

We who know better crindge at the taught that the car has to go into a panel Beater :fear: :lol: :lol:

Great Job Lawrence. :hurray: :hurray: :hurray:

What was your 1 step combo and pad combo if you don't mind me asking? (remember we read your guys combos as we are not doing it as much as you guys and when your'l try new products and combo's we try it as well :lol: :lol: ) - this is speaking of myself off course.

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by lawrence » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:02 am

Thanks guys

@RSI huntered - the combo was Menzerna FG400 on Orange Lake Country Hybrid pads.

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Rsi huntered » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:15 am

lawrence wrote:Thanks guys

@RSI huntered - the combo was Menzerna FG400 on Orange Lake Country Hybrid pads.
Thanks Lawrence :hug:
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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Rsi huntered » Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:50 am

just 2 more questions...... :oops:

Whats is the durability of TAC System Quartz Max(any specific curing period, how is the application and removal)?
Which other product would you compare it with?
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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by lawrence » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:09 am

Rsi huntered wrote:just 2 more questions...... :oops:

Whats is the durability of TAC System Quartz Max(any specific curing period, how is the application and removal)?
Which other product would you compare it with?
Manufacturer claims 4 to 6 months, but in our climate, 3 months is more realistic. To apply you simply spray some into a clean MF towel, wipe over the paint, and buff off any excess. Really simple to use.

Its a SiO2 based spray sealant, much like Gyeon Cure, Carpro Reload, Optimum Optiseal etc etc

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Rsi huntered » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:12 am

lawrence wrote:
Rsi huntered wrote:just 2 more questions...... :oops:

Whats is the durability of TAC System Quartz Max(any specific curing period, how is the application and removal)?
Which other product would you compare it with?
Manufacturer claims 4 to 6 months, but in our climate, 3 months is more realistic. To apply you simply spray some into a clean MF towel, wipe over the paint, and buff off any excess. Really simple to use.

Its a SiO2 based spray sealant, much like Gyeon Cure, Carpro Reload, Optimum Optiseal etc etc
Cool thanks.... I googled it after I read it but was only getting over sea's videos, thus I asked your which is in SA :grin:

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Kyle » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:29 am

Nice one bud, hectic amount of iron for a car that was just "polished" by the panel beater...

These spray on type sealants are becoming very attractive, huge time savers really. Never really bought into them until I started using the bottle of glisten I had lying around on my daily (until I can detail it), car is waxed in 10 minutes and the protection is notable.
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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Unobeat » Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:49 am

DINODENASH wrote:whiter than white!!!!....looks like you gave it the "Jika ama jikaaaa" treatment :hug:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Hai shame Lawrence, you have outdone yourself here. The white looks very nice and properly white.
I actually loving this cars looks, it really looks good.

Oh Lawrence, your pics skill has massively improved and it goes to show that you know are mastering the angles and lighting(just a side note) :hi:
*Not that i am a photographer myself, i am just appreciating your work bro :hug: :hurray:
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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by lawrence » Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:13 pm

Unobeat wrote:
DINODENASH wrote:whiter than white!!!!....looks like you gave it the "Jika ama jikaaaa" treatment :hug:
:lol: :lol: :lol:
Hai shame Lawrence, you have outdone yourself here. The white looks very nice and properly white.
I actually loving this cars looks, it really looks good.

Oh Lawrence, your pics skill has massively improved and it goes to show that you know are mastering the angles and lighting(just a side note) :hi:
*Not that i am a photographer myself, i am just appreciating your work bro :hug: :hurray:
Thanks very much bud :hug:

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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Sean007 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:53 am

Great Job again Lawrence, Consistency is always spot on,
After the recent Meguiars show in durbs, what about some updates on keeping classic paintworks in showcar quaility?
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Re: Alpine White BMW 330d Detailed (again) by Lawrence

Post by Dietermk4 » Wed Nov 01, 2017 11:00 am

Kyle wrote:Nice one bud, hectic amount of iron for a car that was just "polished" by the panel beater...

These spray on type sealants are becoming very attractive, huge time savers really. Never really bought into them until I started using the bottle of glisten I had lying around on my daily (until I can detail it), car is waxed in 10 minutes and the protection is notable.
This Image I’m currently using Angelwax Ti-22 and is a breeze to apply.

Well done Lawrence. I’m sure I can speak for everyone when we say we like reading your posts for insight and tips/hints Image


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