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    Quote Originally Posted by GavGTD View Post
    There's no reason to plump for a respray mate, The car potentially could look perfect by spending a couple of hundred on kit and then watching a few youtube vids for tips. Getting a pro detailer to work on the car would probably cost you a tenth of the price of a good respray and could potentially look better as alot of bodyshops don't finish down properly.

    Where in the UK are you going and will the car be with you? I could tell you within a few minutes if its worth buying the gear just by taking some maint measurements for you

    Gav
    I will be going to Glasgow/Edinburgh/Motherwell but the car wont be with me. i'll be coming over with my dad in his Jag as we don't need two cars over at the same time. Too costly.

    I would love to put a Pro Detailer on a car for a few reasons instead of me.

    1) they know what they are doing
    2) will do it properly
    3) they have experience

    I would maintain it after that with good washes and polish and so on but as im not sure how to do things correctly i dont want to spend the money and **** it up.

    My only problem is every garage i ask about Pro Detailers cant think of one. Plus i dont know the german equivilent. so maybe they just have no idea what im talking about but ill keep looking there has to be one somewhere.
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    its fairly easy to look after a detailed car to be honest. A good snow foam lance, 2 bucket method and microfibre towels etc. Get yourself on detailing world mate they will be able to recommend someone you can get to.
    Meh....
     
     

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    I would bring your car as opposed to the Jag and let either Dave or Caledonia loose on it as they are based just up the road from Motherwell!!
    M135i, prof nav, adaptive suspension, 8 speed sport auto, heated memory seats, comfort access, Harman Kardon, voice control, USB interface etc etc pocket rocket

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    http://www.bimmerforums.co.uk/forum/...-juice-t84531/

    a few pics although it has took me two years to get it to this kind of finish mirror smooth all done by hand no machine.
    various products used
    clay bar
    turtle wax colour magic
    scratch remover
    colour restorer
    ag ultra deep shine
    ag extra protection
    collenite
    dodo juice
    two bucket method to wash
    There's an alternative. There's always a third way, and it's not a combination of the other two ways. It's a different way

    I see you've made you're decision now lets see you enforce it.

    The search facility on here is your friend

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    Check out DW and soon you'll have OCD about car cleaning.

    I'm on my second black Beemer, first w carbon black and current is sapphire black.

    Wash with a decent shampoo and wash mitt, dry with a nice drying towel and some QD. Clay to get a mirror smooth finish. If you have a DA, then go down that route or if not then consider some AG SRP or my favourite Poorboys Blackhole - this will clean, fill and glaze. Some go down the layering of waxs etc. I use zaino Z8 which is a sealant and an amazing gloss.

    Spend a few hours on DW, great guys, very helpful, will answer most questions on how to get where you want easily and also through in a convoluted way!
     
     

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