LF Correction: BMW 540 IT Metallic Black with Buffer Swirling

540TI with the case of rotary buffer swirling from a bodyshop. Opted for a 1 step correction since this vehicle is a daily driver and goes through a fair amount of work. Under halogens the buffer swirls were not shown, so in sunlight it was revealed to be more microscopic in action. Paint reads still averaged around 130 at the end of the session.

Wheels  – Sonax Wheel Cleaner / Optimum Power Clean various brushes.

Tires – Optimum OptiBond

Wash – Bath with Optimum Wash, Power Clean – Pre Wash/Prep Paint.

Decontamination – Nanoskin Towel, Optimum No Rinse

Polish – M105 & D300 via DA MF Megs Pad

Wax – Optimum GPS with Green 5.5, OptiSeal, Optimum Car wax

Wheels – OptiSeal

Various Products: AutoFinesse Revive, GR 40 Trim Cleaner. Optimum OptiClean

Before

OK Appearance from afar.

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LF Correction: BMW 330 ZHP Imola Red with Water Etching

Red 330ZHP to address the light water marking on the surface. Easily removed with M205 & Orange 5.5 Low profile pad. More inspection I found swirling and copious amounts of RIDS/Etching. Special thanks to Nth Degree Detailing for lending a Highline II PTG Meter.

Prior to correction, thickness readings were averaged 120-110. After average read at 110-100, in some problem areas were as low as 80! For life of the vehicle and sake of overall appearance my 1-2 combo of Meguiars + Menzerna was chosen.

Wheels  – Optimum Power Clean various brushes.

Tires – Optimum OptiBond

Wash – Bath with Optimum Wash, Power Clean – Pre Wash/Prep Paint.

Decontamination – Yellow Clay, Nanoskin Towel, Optimum No Rinse

Polish – M105 & D300 via DA MF Megs Pad. Spot Buff Orange 3inch + M105. Menzerna SF 4000 via  Orange 5.5 Low Profile DA

Wax – Optimum GPS, OptiSeal, Optimum Car wax

Various Products: OptiClean, PB Trim Restorer, GR 40 on Trim Cleaner.

Before

– Initial inspection showed fair amount of swirling.


– Paint looked good, but not in great condition.

– The main object of concern, water etching from a sprinkler in January.

In Process – Water etching removed, no light or medium swirling. Only microscopic RIDS could be found under heavy halogen usage.

After – Sun as usual playing a game of In & Out.
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LF Correction: Audi A4 White with Tree Staining

4 Year old Audi A4 in need of some resurrection. Top surfaces were stained from a Tree which etched the surface. Tried a huge amount of adhesive, residue, and solvent chemicals. Correction was the only way.

Wheels  – Sonax Wheel Cleaner, Optimum Power Clean, Poorboy’s Wheel Cleaner various brushes.

Tires – Optimum OptiBond

Wash – Bath with Optimum Wash, Power Clean – Pre Wash/Prep Paint.

Decontamination – IronX, Nanoskin Towel

Clay  – Yellow Erazer Clay + Optimum No Rinse

Polish – M105 & D300 with various 3 inch pads + Hitachi Rotary

Wax – Optimum GPS, OptiSeal, Optimum Car wax

Interior – Vacuumed & Optimum Protectant Plus

Various Products: OptiClean, Adam’s QD, Goof Off.

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After
Clean hood!
Clean hood!
Clean hood!