2005 E90 330d - Obsessive Wheel Detail?

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  1. 2005 E90 330d - Obsessive Wheel Detail? 
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    Wheels were filthy when I bought the car. Not had a chance to bling them up till now. Bought some cleaning products thinking it would be a nice easy job.
    Bilberry Wheel Cleaner
    Poorboys wheel Sealant
    EZ Detail Brush

    unfortunately, the wheels were so bad, even the Bilberry cleaner (neat) couldn't take the crud off. 6 years of brake dust was just too much. I took as much off as I could with the cleaner and then resorted to sandpaper.

    Wet and dry wasn't abrasive enough, so i used 180 grade (its all i had).

    Tested in a small area and it was JUST, taking the crap off... 4 hours later... after lots of sanding, cleaning with the Bilberry, and sealing with 2 coats of Poorboys, this is the end product.

    Let me know if you think it was worth it.













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    They were super dirty, at least now, it will be easy to keep them clean

    The car is lookig good btw
     
     

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    I think it was worth it mate - they look really good now.
    Car is looking good too
     
     

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    Damn Javi, your wheels look cleaner than mine when they are dirty mate
     
     

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    hats off to you mate!! looks good!
     
     

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    Thanks guys.

    Got the gf car to do next
     
     

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    They look brand new fella, car looks sweet aswell.


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    Defo worth it matey. good work there. they look almost brand new...
    Cry havoc and let slip the dogs of war.

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    looks great now mate. the hardwork pays of
    stanced vert OEM BABY! when verts go mad
     
     

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    180??! Suprised there's any paint left!!

    Looking good though mate, you must have been gentle with it.
     
     

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