2012 BMW M3 Competition - Correction and Ceramic

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    Default 2012 BMW M3 Competition - Correction and Ceramic


    This 2012 BMW M3 came in with just 206 miles on it, however, it suffered a dealership prep and was already marred and damaged. There were some surface scratches on the hood and quarters, and many rids and marring on the sides of the vehicle. The Competition wheels also needed some attention so we removed them, treated and applied two coats of CQuartz ceramic protection. The M3 itself was also ceramic coated after the correction for the owner to enjoy!

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    Cosmoline and brake dust stains on the barrels, degrease, de-tar and IronX up to the job




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    The wheels were alcohol wiped and then applied with two coats of CQuartz. Left to dry for 2 days before going back on the car




    Masked up all the trim, took depth readings and inspected the paint...not the best for only 206 miles. Thank you improper dealer wash!



    The paint condition pre-correction, a good amount of RIDs and marring were found as well as some dealer installed scratches


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    Here is a pair of 50/50 correction snaps between the door and front fender

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    The paint condition after the correction, the interior light shots are pre-ceramic coating, the outside pictures are post-ceramic coating




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    Now for some finished reflection shots



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    Finished full profile photos of the car



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    well done
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    My car needs this asap!
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    Awesome job Oakes!!! Iron x on the inner wheels works so much better than sonax.... i think.... and faster....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AutoFocusPhotography View Post
    My car needs this asap!
    You know the number! haha, get it in. Excited to see the new purchase

    Quote Originally Posted by aowheels View Post
    Awesome job Oakes!!! Iron x on the inner wheels works so much better than sonax.... i think.... and faster....
    I agree! I love the sonax stuff for heavily dusted wheels initially, but when you want to get real fine with it, the IronX just doesnt really have any comparison from what I've found.
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    Never surprised. Your work is unparalleled.
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    How is the CQuartz? I've been wanting to try it, but it seems like pretty heavy duty stuff and I heard that if it's not done properly, it can stain the paint. Is this true? How does it hold up on the wheels?
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    what polish were you using for correction?

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