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    Today was a full correction job on a BMW 330ci with the hard top on to be corrected also.

    This job is over 2 days and is a full external paint correctin detail and also engine bay and interior too.

    Went and collected the car last night ready for an early start this morning.

    Heres some before shots.



































    First the wheels were cleaned using some AS smart wheels and a selection of brushes and the tyres and arches cleaned using some g101.

    Next up was to clean all the door/boot shuts and also the engine all this was done with some g101 and a swissvax style brush then rinsed.

    Then the car was then pre-soaked using some citrus degreaser





    This was left for a few mins then rinsed.

    Next up was to snow foam using some g101 to help strip the old protection, this was left for 5 mins and rinsed.

    Next the car was washed 2bm with a schmitt and some megs gold class shampoo and then left and not dired because I was claying next.







    Noticed this blob of glue or something on the bonnet while washing so a nice soak with some tardis and of it came.



    Out came the dodo juice grey clay along with some last touch as a lube.

    Before:



    After 1 half:



    This was the other half:



    Then the car was re-washed again and then dried with miracle drying towel and some last touch.

    Now lets have a look at some of the defects:







    It had been painted on the nearside due to spotting some overspray and a run and look what else was lurking







    Big scratch







    Now time to try a test patch on the bonnet, I knew I wasd going to be tough going so out came my menz ip as I haven't used it in a while along with a high gloss orange cutting pad. This is the results after 1 hit and not yet finished down.





    Pretty pleased with the results so I stuck to this combo and then finished down using some menz final finish via the black high gloss finishing pad.

    More correction shots:









    50/50's









    I then quickly dressed the tyres using some CG new look trim gel and cleaned the exhaust using some megs nxt metal polish.








    I then called it a day as my back was killing. Todays work was 8 hrs and I have still to correct the bumper and then lime prime lite followed by 3 coats of purple haze.

    Grabbed a few shots of how its looking now.













    Looks for looking Paul.

    The rest will be uploaded sometime tomorrow evening as Im away at lunchtime at Heyford park on a driving day so need this finished by 12 :(

    Heres this mornings work on the beemer getting it ready.



    some 50/50's of the leather







    Car all finished with 3 coats of Dodo purple haze





























    Thanks for looking

    Paul
     
     

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    look VERY good..
    how much it cost you to do the whole job and how long will it last for?
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by garyt View Post
    look VERY good..
    how much it cost you to do the whole job and how long will it last for?
    Hi

    Many thanks.

    This job with interior and engine bay detail cost £335 in total. (2 days work)

    I recommend wax top up every 3 months, depending on how often the car is washed and the products/technique used you car will stay pretty much swirl free, You can't guarantee a time as it depends on how the car is washed after the correction detail.

    It could be fully corrected and then the following week be taken to a car washed and then be covered in swirls again.

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    love to do it for my car but its tooooo much
     
     

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    Good work Race valeting, looks awesome, you got that big scratch out
     
     

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    Excellent work race valeting, simply awesome - I am very impressed.

    A bit frightening when you see the results after claying.....

    I amy keep you in mind mate, where you based? I travel round a lot. Red!
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by redadair View Post
    Excellent work race valeting, simply awesome - I am very impressed.

    A bit frightening when you see the results after claying.....

    I amy keep you in mind mate, where you based? I travel round a lot. Red!
    Hi Red

    I am based in Horndean Hampshire down on the south coast.

    Many thanks for the comments guys

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    Awesome job Paul and excellent pictures mate

    £350 is well worth while for a job like that... and from my amateur dabblings with my own vehicles I know for a fact detailing is a HARD days work so for two days and including products thats a very fair price.

    if I wasnt 200 + miles away I would definately be in touch about a detail :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by boostist View Post
    Awesome job Paul and excellent pictures mate

    £350 is well worth while for a job like that... and from my amatuer dabblings with my own vehicles I know for a fact detailing is a HARD days work so for two days and including products thats a very fair price.

    if I wasnt 200 + miles away I would definately be in touch about a detail :(
    Many thanks for the comments

    Thats the thing some people just don't realise the time and effort let alone skill that is involved in machining a car correctly, most people think it can be done in an hour or so.

    Hence why all of us pro-detailers are forever correcting crappy machining work from poor valeters and bodyshops etc etc.

    Where abouts are you based??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Race Valeting View Post
    Many thanks for the comments

    Thats the thing some people just don't realise the time and effort let alone skill that is involved in machining a car correctly, most people think it can be done in an hour or so.

    Hence why all of us pro-detailers are forever correcting crappy machining work from poor valeters and bodyshops etc etc.

    Where abouts are you based??

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    HI Paul,

    Im based in South Yorkshire mate

    I missed the skill part out and that is as you say another major factor!!!
    It takes mucho skill, judgement and experience to restore badly damaged paintwork.
    Which is why I prefer to leave my cars I car about to the experts
     
     

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