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Old 08-22-2006, 12:07 PM
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Wow, want to do mine this weekend Great job, I love the shine on black cars!
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Old 08-22-2006, 12:16 PM
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Ray- that is tighter than a nun's punani. Nice camera work too!
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Old 08-22-2006, 01:38 PM
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Thanks for the compliments folks! The car is actually Orient Blue not black. It photographs very dark in bright scenes.

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damn, your elbow must hurt
Not as much as before I bought the Porter Cable polisher! What a wonderful machine.

For those that asked, the wheels are 18" DPE R07-vs rivetless. I didn't want to go bigger than 18's because of the road conditions here. With the KW coilovers the ride is still comfortable with 18's.

Products/Steps:
  1. Wash
  2. Wipe down with Meguiars Quick Detailer
  3. Pinnacle Clay/Pinnacle Clay Lube entire car
  4. Wipe down with Meguiars Quick Detailer to remove residual clay
  5. Autosharp pen to touch up rock chips (6 on the hood, can you see them? )
  6. Light wet sanding of touch-up's with small strip of 1500 grit paper.
  7. Hand polish touch up spots with Meguiars swirl remover (#9).
  8. Polish entire car with Meguiars swirl remover (#9) using PC and white pad.
  9. Polish entire car with Klasse AIO using PC and black finishing pad.
  10. Apply Klasse Sealant Glaze by hand using wipe on/wipe off method.
  11. Lay down on the couch with a nice cold drink.
I followed the same procedure on the X5 but skipped the swirl remover steps. I have some P21S wax that I'm thinking of putting on both vehicles this weekend. We'll see if all the fuss about this stuff is warranted.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:28 PM
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I have some P21S wax that I'm thinking of putting on both vehicles this weekend. We'll see if all the fuss about this stuff is warranted.

The p21s is great! You'll love it, very nice shine/gloss, only flaw is that it doesn't last long, just like most of the carnuba waxes.
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Old 08-22-2006, 10:52 PM
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Old 08-22-2006, 11:25 PM
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Ray my man

When am I gonna get you down to Inglewood to bake and installmmy angel eyes and guage rings?, name the price....




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Thanks for the compliments folks! The car is actually Orient Blue not black. It photographs very dark in bright scenes.

Not as much as before I bought the Porter Cable polisher! What a wonderful machine.

For those that asked, the wheels are 18" DPE R07-vs rivetless. I didn't want to go bigger than 18's because of the road conditions here. With the KW coilovers the ride is still comfortable with 18's.

Products/Steps:
  1. Wash
  2. Wipe down with Meguiars Quick Detailer
  3. Pinnacle Clay/Pinnacle Clay Lube entire car
  4. Wipe down with Meguiars Quick Detailer to remove residual clay
  5. Autosharp pen to touch up rock chips (6 on the hood, can you see them? )
  6. Light wet sanding of touch-up's with small strip of 1500 grit paper.
  7. Hand polish touch up spots with Meguiars swirl remover (#9).
  8. Polish entire car with Meguiars swirl remover (#9) using PC and white pad.
  9. Polish entire car with Klasse AIO using PC and black finishing pad.
  10. Apply Klasse Sealant Glaze by hand using wipe on/wipe off method.
  11. Lay down on the couch with a nice cold drink.
I followed the same procedure on the X5 but skipped the swirl remover steps. I have some P21S wax that I'm thinking of putting on both vehicles this weekend. We'll see if all the fuss about this stuff is warranted.
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Old 08-23-2006, 01:32 AM
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Ray my man

When am I gonna get you down to Inglewood to bake and installmmy angel eyes and guage rings?, name the price....
LOL, you still haven't installed them yet??? Given all the posts with instructions on the site it should be a snap, especially the rings. PM me if you run into problems and need help.
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Old 08-25-2006, 08:33 AM
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Naw I don't think so

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Man, the e46 is probably the nicest looking Bimmer ever..Nice job!
I would have to disagree with ya, the E38 is the nicest looking eva J/K


Rayxi, awesome ride, looks great! Claying is alot of work but the results are well worth the labor I yet have to do X but my E38 has gotten the treatment several times. Heres some pics

E38 clayed/waxed


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Old 08-25-2006, 10:21 AM
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Great pics, too...

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Old 08-25-2006, 12:56 PM
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Ecko: What color is your 740? I like! Pretty well every one I've seen is silver, also nice but very common.

MD: My 6 year old daughter helped with the wash. It'll be a few years before I can trust her with the Porter Cable.
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