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    Hi All,

    Hopefully picking up the car today or tomorrow following some bint driving into the side of me, its had a respray on the rear drivers side of car.

    Question is, what is the best practice of cleaning after a repsray? I've heard that you can't polish it for 3 months (considering bimmerflex is coming up!)

    Also, how long to leave until it gets a good jetwash clean etc..

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    i wouldn't jetwash any car sprayjob or not..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    Why not? I've always taken my car to the guys near me who an amazing job and use jet washes..
     
     

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    would you use a jetwash on your hands or ya missus?

    you of all people being a vert owner should know better..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    depends how dirty she was lol..

    I think jet washing is paramount to getting a good clean... If you try and sponge suds in, you will end up with getting grit etc and subsequent swirl marks.. quick blast of a jetwash (from a distance),then soap down etc... jet wash suds off... dry with leather, wax & polish... swirl free

    Unless of course someone can actually say that jetwashing daamges your paintwork?

    FYI - I don't ever have the roof jetwashed! - thats cleaned by hand with the proper products!
     
     

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    Jet Wash - It all depends on what pressure its running it, If its fairly weak, I dont see it been a problem to losen the surface dirt before detailing a car.

    But.. if its a high pressure jet wash designed for coach paint (ie HGV's, Trains etc..) then you could cause some issues!!

    Theres so many best pratices to do when detailing a car and everyone seems to have their own opinion..

    I tend to just use an hose pipe, a decent shampoo, wash, re-wash and clay bar it!

    (the E60 is due a clay bar session seen as though i have only had it 2 weeks!!)

    Following a respary, as long as the paint has been dried in an oven, it should be fully dried.... just give it some TLC....

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    Cheers Rick - I think it will dried with heat lamps... will that make a huge difference?
     
     

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    if ya worried about scratching use a 2 bucket method and a pre wash if its really dirty..

    jetwashers can be abrasive as fook...
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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    We've headed off topic lol

    The technicalities of cleaning after a respray?
     
     

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    same thing i wouldn't be pointing a jetwasher anywhere near fresh paint myself..

    think about it if you like to polish and wax ya car like most blokes do. then you decide to clean it with a jetwasher which if its blast muck off at high pressure? whats it going to do to that nice expensive wax or polish ya put on it or the paintwork over time..
    330i sport a big chunk of berlin...

     
     

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