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A Paint corrective detail of a 2009 BMW 335 Diesel, in the infamous BMW Jet Black that fell victim to poor body shop “detailing” as you will clearly see in the pictures. This 1,700 mile 335d looked far too defected for it’s age, so it was evident that full correction was needed. After getting consistent readings across the car with the paint gauge, Mikhael and I went to work to make this 2009 car ready for 2010. The damage was unfair to the owner, especially being the first car he has ever purchased, so we made every effort to ensure it was perfect when it left my hands. The other goal was to get this car properly protected for the north east winters, giving it a double sealant and then Collinite’s 845 wax, as well as sealing the wheels. I will let the pictures do the talking on this one, as they are worth a thousand words themselves.

Process:
Menzerna SIP – Yellow pad
Menzerna 203 – Orange Pad
Menzerna 106FF – Green Pad
Blackfire Wet Diamond Sealant – Blue Pad
Collinite’s No. 845 Insulator Wax – Blue Pad
Poor Boy’s Wheel Sealant/Collinite’s No. 845 Wax on wheels.


Wheels Before







Wheels After






The paint damage under the halogens, you can clearly see the horrible holograms/buffer trails.















You can clearly see the extent of the paint damage in the above pictures, so I focused a lot on the 50/50 photos and the difference is beyond clear. Starting with the trunk.


 

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The front fender:







The most dramatic 50/50 photos can be seen on the rear quarter panel below:











The corrected paint can be seen in the pictures below under direct halogen spotlights and then under direct sunlight.









 

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wow those 50/50 photos are great! i'm sure the owner was very pleased.
 

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After a great job like that, how would the owner maintain it? Do you have any simple tips...
 

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Thanks guys! I've got plenty more examples to show of some revival projects I performed. My schedule has been very busy, so I haven't had time to post new stuff, looking to change that soon!
 

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I truly think that some of those dealer, body-shop, and car-wash "detail" guys think that holograms are the shine. Really, how could you cause that much damage to a car and think that it looks good?

Oakes you did a great job and turned that car from an embarrassment to a pride worthy object of beauty!
 

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How do those guys actually cause the damage?

I hope they paid for the detail because that was disgusting. thye should be named and shamed.

Great job BTW. Looks great now!
 

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I truly think that some of those dealer, body-shop, and car-wash "detail" guys think that holograms are the shine. Really, how could you cause that much damage to a car and think that it looks good?"

Oakes you did a great job and turned that car from an embarrassment to a pride worthy object of beauty!
How do those guys actually cause the damage?

I hope they paid for the detail because that was disgusting. thye should be named and shamed.

Great job BTW. Looks great now!
Unfortunately, more than not, this is the case. There is a detail shop about a half mile down the road from my shop, that applies "hand wax" with a rotary buffer and wool pad. I nearly crashed when I passed them working on a black 997 turbo outside, resting the buffer on the ground in direct sunlight "buffing" it. The guys that work with me have seen similar from them in their passings on cars of equal value.

Far too many people don't truly understand the difference in detailers and how important it is to research. I fix a lot of "$99 or $150 FULL details" and in some cases, damage that is non repairable is found. It has become obvious to me that I'm the only one in my area within at least an hour and a half. The next worthy and outstanding detailers are over the bridge in New Jersey or all the way out in Lancaster PA, most of them sponsors on this forum.

This car is an excellent example of improper use by those without the correct experience and knowledge in paint correction. In detailing, you get what you pay for, as with almost anything in the automotive world.
 
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