2001 e46 325-I want a mirror shine

Notices
 

Thread: 2001 e46 325-I want a mirror shine

Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14
  1. 2001 e46 325-I want a mirror shine 
    #1
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    IFFY's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    513
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    Seen some of the results people produce on their cars and it really inspires me to do the same on my car. So can some recommend to me waht machinery and products I need to start on the detailing? Also I would like to be pointed in the right direction for what the procedures are to achieve this. Any help appreciated.
     
     

  2. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  3.  
    #2
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    rockape's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    320i msport
    Year of Manufacture:
    2006
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon
    rockape's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    cornwall
    Posts
    98
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked 30 Times in 27 Posts
    look no further. http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...rchid=12661955 all the imfo and products you need. hope you have a large wallet
     
     

  4.  
    #3
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    IFFY's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    513
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    invalid link
     
     

  5. Remove Advertisements
    BimmerForums.co.uk
    Advertisements
     

  6.  
    #4
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    Kevin Whittaker's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    E30 325iSE, E36 M3 convertible and E91 330i Msport
    Year of Manufacture:
    1988, 1997 & 2008
    Transmission Type:
    Manual, Manual & Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe, Convertible & Touring
    Kevin Whittaker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Marford, Wrexham
    Posts
    6,987
    Thanks
    2,910
    Thanked 5,020 Times in 3,812 Posts
    http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/forum/index.php

    But be careful, detailing world is addictive and can be expensive. Your wife/partner might not approve....
     
     

  7.  
    #5
    BMW Maestro
    Car Details
    IFFY's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    325i
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    saloon

    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    edinburgh
    Posts
    513
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 21 Times in 20 Posts
    There is a heck of a load of info there.
    Can someone atleast summarise where to start? I know that I need a rotary polisher.
     
     

  8. 2001 e46 325-I want a mirror shine 
    #6
    BMW Guru
    Car Details
    lee_h's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318 ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2000
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    coupe
    lee_h's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    middlesbrough
    Posts
    2,251
    Images
    1
    Thanks
    127
    Thanked 971 Times in 838 Posts
    Well I did mine for the first time tho other day, got my stuff from halfords autoglym 3 for 2 ideal for a first go at it I got

    Autoglym shampoo
    Autoglym super resin polish
    Autoglym ultra deep shine

    Worked a treat



    Lights nit that good in photo but looks gleaming when ur next to it
     
     

  9.  
    #7
    Platinum BFuk Member
    Car Details
    sam1832's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2004
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    convertable Msport
    sam1832's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    essex
    Posts
    2,578
    Thanks
    407
    Thanked 811 Times in 675 Posts
    Two sumerise ...
    you can use the best products in the world, but most of it is down to techniquie and method, you could spend £££££ on equpiment and it still look shit

    So firstly; two bucket wash method using a good quality lambs wool wash mit (never a sponge)
    dry using a drying towel (never a chamois)
    then you will want to clay the car, to get rid of paint containments

    now its on to the polishing
    two types of polisher: rotary and dual action (google to see the diffrences)
    mask all the plastic trim, and bits your not going to polish
    with both types of machine you will need a selection of pads, they come in varying degress of abrassion and two sizes
    you will need a compund polish to use with a cutting pad, to cut the swirl marks and scratches out
    you will then need a finsihing polish on a finishing pad to furhter refine the paintwork back to a shine

    then you would be looking at applying a wax, to seal your paint work

    then dress up all the tyres and trim, clean the glass job done

    products to look for:
    megs gold class shampoo - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_423.html
    drying towel - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_362.html
    wash mit - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/washin.../prod_282.html
    collinite 476 wax - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/wax/co.../prod_451.html
    polisher deals - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/polish...es/cat_68.html

    i got a DAS-6 pro with the menzerna polish and i was more than happy with it, it was a good start for polishing
     
     

  10.  
    #8
    Platinum BFuk Member
    Car Details
    sam1832's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2004
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    convertable Msport
    sam1832's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    essex
    Posts
    2,578
    Thanks
    407
    Thanked 811 Times in 675 Posts
    missed off:

    clay bar kit - http://www.cleanyourcar.co.uk/detail.../prod_740.html

    you would also need a wax appicator pad and a selection of microfiber cloths for buffing off polish and wax by hand
     
     

  11.  
    #9
    BMW Fanatic
    Car Details
    brodhurst's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    e46 318ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2001
    Transmission Type:
    Automatic
    Car Body Type:
    Coupe
    brodhurst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    London
    Posts
    68
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
    What pads, polishes did you use Sam? I've been doing mine by hand but am thinking of getting the das6pro.
     
     

  12.  
    #10
    Platinum BFuk Member
    Car Details
    sam1832's Car Details
    Model of Car:
    318ci
    Year of Manufacture:
    2004
    Transmission Type:
    manual
    Car Body Type:
    convertable Msport
    sam1832's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    essex
    Posts
    2,578
    Thanks
    407
    Thanked 811 Times in 675 Posts
    it came with some pads but i have now moved on to the chemical guys hex logic pads,

    give me a sec i will link for you
     
     

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to sam1832 For This Useful Post:

    bishop (27-06-2011)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Tags for this Thread

View Tag Cloud

Posting Permissions
  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts