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    Had the pleasure of detailing over 2 days this gorgeous low mileage E46 M3 04' plate, supplied by the main dealer but unfortunately A-Glazed over the poorly prepped paintwork and explained to my customer this is how used paint should look.



    Day 1.

    Upon arrival.









    My glamorous assistant for the morning.



    First job up was the soft top, vacuumed and cleaned with AG stain remover.







    Arches,tyres & alloys cleaned with various brushes using AS smart wheels,





    Shuts,engine bay,badges and panel gaps cleaned with G101 and SV brush,













    Vehicle then sprayed via the foam lance with co-polymer remover and left to dwell for a short while,



    Rinsed and a further application of DG 901 applied and washed using the TBM & Zym@l sponges,





    Rinsed & Dried with DG plush towels,de-tarred followed by claying with Z18,



    Paint defects before and after & readings.















    50/50's







    Machine polished using IP3.02 & 106FF both on a orange waffle pad from RB,









    Some light scratches that I wet flattened using Mirka hand pads 2000 followed by 4000 to try and reduce,







    With all the machining completed the paintwork was given a IPA wipedown to remove any greasy residue followed by an application of Zaino AIO via the PC,

    Soft top treated with G-techniq fabric protectant and plastic trim sealed using G-TQ C4,





    1st layer of Zaino Z2 pro applied and left to cure,
    Arches dressed by hand using a foam applicator and All seasons,
    Tyres dressed with 3 coats of Z16 dressing,
    Alloys sealed with Opti-seal,





    19.30 and car put away in the garage for the day.

    Day 2

    Another lovely warm morning and started with dropping the hood and giving the interior a courtesy vac and wipedown whilst hoovering out some of the dust from the shuts,
    Glass cleaned throughout with VP citrus bling,
    Rubber seals treat with Gummi pledge,



    3 more layers of Z2 pro applied and removed after curing,
    Finally a wipedown with Z8 and the exhausts polished with DG metal and the vehicle was looking how it should.





    Really enjoyed this detail so please excuse the amount of photo's taken.

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    Thanks for looking & comments welcome
     
     

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    Again, very professional Rob...you certainly do know how to pick your clients' cars...
     
     

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    Nice job mate!
     
     

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    I need to stop looking at these detailing threads, it's making me think of my dirty car







    Even if I washed it it would still look dirty after seeing these threads
     
     

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    It's amazing how much life can be brought back into paint which looks worn out! How much do you charge for a detail like this??
     
     

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    Great thread, it make me want to have a go at cleaning mine lol.
    So how much would this sort of detail cost?? Are we talking hundreds??
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by MR CHU View Post
    Great thread, it make me want to have a go at cleaning mine lol.
    So how much would this sort of detail cost?? Are we talking hundreds??
    Yes!!
    I would guess £500 plus. Dont forget the expense of the multiple products used in the detail.. People dont often realise how much some of those items cost! Also, think of the value this adds to the car.... If this car had been in that condition the dealer could have asked a LOT more for it (more than the cost of the detail for sure)

    Fantastic thread Gleam machine

    Superb detail and excellent pictures

    It really makes a detail thread when the poster has high res well taken pictures. Keep em coming
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostist View Post
    Yes!!
    I would guess £500 plus. Dont forget the expense of the multiple products used in the detail.. People dont often realise how much some of those items cost! Also, think of the value this adds to the car.... If this car had been in that condition the dealer could have asked a LOT more for it (more than the cost of the detail for sure)

    Fantastic thread Gleam machine

    Superb detail and excellent pictures

    It really makes a detail thread when the poster has high res well taken pictures. Keep em coming
    Thanks for all the comments guys,
    The detail in question was a couple of days work to get spot on, to those that understand whats involved it equals value for money as it will certainly increase the value of the car more so than what was charged for the work.
    Your spot on if this car had been like this originally on the dealers forecourt I would hazard a guess it would have had at least another £1000 on top,
    unfortunately the majority of dealers and their customers are niave to this.

    I'm not going to start mentioning charges on the forum as each vehicle is assessed individually, I will say though it wasn't quite as much as £500.

    Got something special booked for next week so will post them up when completed.
     
     

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    Bargain!

    I made you look good now with a sub 500 quid uber detail
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boostist View Post
    Bargain!

    I made you look good now with a sub 500 quid uber detail
    got me thinking now I'm underpricing myself.
     
     

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