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Old 07-03-2011, 08:03 AM
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Detailer's Domain: BMW 135 - Aquartz Applied

This 1 series came to us in pretty good shape. Not much polishing was needed however a thorough cleaning was necessary and proper prep on the paint and wheels were needed to apply Aquartz and Opti Coat - something the customer was keen on as this is a heavily used daily and also sees the track time.

What was done -

- Wheels were prepped with Sonax Wheel Cleaner and cleaned up with various brushes
- Tires were spritzed down with Adam’s All Purpose Cleaner and washed down
- Wheel wells were cleaned up
- Pre Washed with W99
- Iron Cut
- Wash down and rinsed
- Door jambs were cleaned up
- Clayed
- Dried
- Tires dressed
- Masking
- Paint Measurement
-1 Step - Sonax Perfect Finish
- Inspection with Fenix, 3m Sun Gun, Infratech, and natural sunlight
- Last Step – Aquartz (3 coats)
- Wheels pulled off and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Brake Calipers cleaned and treated with Opti Coat 2
- Wheel wells were cleaned and dressed
- Rubber and Plastics Treated
- Exterior windows and mirrors cleaned and sealed
- Exhaust tips cleaned
- Windows were clayed, cleaned, and sealed
- Jambs steam cleaned

Links to products used -

1Z einszett W99
Iron Cut
Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner
Adam's Undercarriage Spray
Uber Clay Bar Kit
Sonax Perfect Finish
Aquartz Nano Coating
Optimum Opti Coat 2
Adam's Super VRT
Adam's Metal Polish
Adam's Glass Cleaner

Adam's All Purpose Cleaner
Adam's In and Out Spray

1Z einszett Cockpit
1Z einszett Leathercare

Tools used
Uber Wool Wash Mitt
Uber No Name MF Towels
Flex PE14-2-150
Uber Buffing Pads
Defelsko Paint Meter

Kranzle Pressure Washer
Cam Spray Foam Canon
2 Grit Guard Buckets with Caddies
Uber Firehose Nozzle
Metro Air Force Blaster


Metro Vac being used to clean up the interior



Wheels (this was 1 week of brake dust)

Sonax Full Effect Wheel Cleaner to the rescue

(more on the wheels in a few)


Adam's All Purpose sprayed generously on the engine bay

Engine was dressed with Adam's In and Out Spray

Bug and tar was evident on the nose of the car. I used the 1Z einszett Anti-Insekt Bug + Tar Remover


As you can see the Iron Cut was needed on this 1.

The 1 was washed with W99 and then rinsed well.

Clayed the windows and paint

I was still able to pull contaminants off the paint

Used 3m Adhesive remover to pull tar off the bottom of the car

As mentioned before the car didn't need much in terms of correction. We used Sonax Perfect Finish to prep the paint for Aquartz

On to the wheels, brake calipers and wheel wells

Steam used to clean the caliper/wheel wells etc

Opti Coat applied

Adam's Super VRT on the tires

After shots

Philip Yiu
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