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Kny
02-07-2013, 05:14 PM
Show & Shine Techno-violet 96' BMW 328i

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0117.jpg

This forum looks like it's a bit dead, so I thought I could contribute with an old show and shine thread I made for a norwegian detailing forum, I did this about 8 months ago. So here goes:

Front bumper was taken off because of installing new mesh.

Time spent was about 25-30 hours.

Products used for wash:

18 litre bucket with grit guard
Kärcher K5.600 high pressure washer (with Kärcher foam cannon)
Ass. brushes (Swissvax & Mothers)
Meguiar's wash mitt
Chemical Guys Miracle Dryers 3x
Surfex HD 1:5 / 1:10 (degreaser)
Prickbort (degreaser)
IronX (degreaser)
Bilberry Wheel cleaner 1:1 / 1:10
CG Citrus Wash & Gloss (foam soap)
MG NXT Gen soap
Pressurecans

Pre wash inspection:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0001-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0003.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0005-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0027-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0034.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0033-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0018-2.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0009.jpg

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http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0005.jpg

Most parts has alot of swirls and some RDS (random deep scratches). Some stone chips that will get repainted this summer.

Started off with cleaning the wheels and wheelhousings.

(Before)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0042.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0043-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0045.jpg

(After)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0056-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0059.jpg

(Before, soaked with Surfex degreaser)

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0060.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0063.jpg

(After)

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0064-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0065.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0068.jpg

Brushed on Chemical Guys Bare Bones after wash and dry.

Next, door sills and inside doors:

(Before)
http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0033-1.jpg

Applying Surfex HD 1:10 with Swissvax-brush.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0036-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0030-2.jpg

High pressure wash.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0032.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0021.jpg

Same around the trunk. Car next up, prickbort degreaser on lower panels, and entire car soaked with Surfex HD 1:10 with a pressurecan. Used Swissvax detail brush on hard-to-reach places.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0008.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0017.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0012-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0030-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0027.jpg

IronX was also used on car and wheels.

Flat water, means that I have successfully removed all wax-protection on the paint.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0018-1.jpg

Then car was dried with CG towels and clayed inside my tiny garage.

Wheels was washed and degreased with Bilberry wheel cleaner, polished with MG's metal polish then topped off with Swissvax Autobahn metal wax.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0018-2.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00683.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00673.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00663.jpg

Time for polish:

Scholl S03 Gold
Scholl S30
Scholl S40
Eurow Shag Weave Microfiber(?)
Kestrel DAS6-Pro DA. My rotary ended it's life half way on the first panel so only DA, was available..
Scholl yellow pad (S03) / Hex Logic yellow
Scholl Orange pad (S30 - S40)

Ill let the pictures speak for themselves, I'm no pro photographer.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0141.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0142.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0154.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0156.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0151.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0159.jpg

Some rear light polishing:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0165.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0174.jpg

Some 50/50 etc.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0134.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0071.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00392.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0078.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00652.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00532.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00503.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00533.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0027-2.jpg

Exhaust was polished with MG All Metal Polish and topped with SV Autobahn wax:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0183.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0192.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0190.jpg

Shined plastic with some Meguiar's plastic renewer behind the bumper before installing new mesh.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0101.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0112-1.jpg

Reflectionshot of the roof.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00762.jpg

Then outside for inspection in the sun, and foaming off all polishing dust and oils left after polishing.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00603.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00643.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00653.jpg

LSP's:

Swissvax Shield
Swissvax Onyx
Swissvax Autobahn
Nanolotus windscreensealer proffessional (all windows and exterior mirrors)
Swissvax Pneu matt (tires)
Meguiars Plast renewer (Plastic exterior and enginebay)

Swissvax Shield (wax) was applied to doorsills, engine bay, trunk etc.
The stripes on engine cover will be repainted.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_01302.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_01452.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_01412.jpg

Inside hood I vacuumed all water out of the sounddeadening and cleaned it. Spare wheel well was also polished and waxed.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0115.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0116.jpg

A couple mood-pictures from my home.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0097.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0095.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_01272.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0125.jpg

Over to the dirty interiors:

Product list:

CG Green Clean 1:10
Vacuum (sucks water aswell)
Meguiar's NXT Glass
Swissvax Leather care kit with Forte strong cleaner.
Assorted Brushes
Meguiar's Interior Quick Detailer
Microfibers and paper that doesn't leave dust.

A couple weeks ahead I took a quick test to check on the dirtyness of my front seats:

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0090.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0102.jpg

First step was to take out front seats (rear seats was taken out later, was quite nice to sit on rearseats while cleaning up in the front).
Quite straight forward cleaning, spray on CG Green Clean, leave it for a couple minutes to work, skrub skrub skrub then vacuum while applying water till dirt is gone.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0002.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0037.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0041.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0030.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0036.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0031.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0033.jpg

I did another run with the vacuum after these pictures, it looked better in real life then when I looked at these photos after lol.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00123.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00012.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00022-1.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00212-1.jpg

Leather care next, sprayed on Swissvax Leather Cleaner Forte, scrubbed like a madman, dried off with cloth and topped it with SV leather milk. Front seats will be restored with some color in the future, but they look allright now.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0091.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0092.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0012.jpg

A bit dirty?!

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0093.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0100.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0104.jpg

Done.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0113.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0112.jpg

Same treatment for the rest of the seats. Scrubbed backside of seats, doorpanels etc.

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00113.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00013.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00033.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00053.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00063.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00242.jpg

Interior on it's way back in!

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00193.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00203.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00163.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_00173.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0064.jpg

As usual, it rains during summer in Norway so the pictures wasn't what I wanted them to be when done.... Atleast some beading is fun!

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0011.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0015.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0016.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0018.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0019.jpg

http://i226.photobucket.com/albums/dd196/Kny87/328i%20detail/DSC_0022.jpg

Thanks for looking. Car has been lowered since, and now I'm restoring a set of BBS RS212 with bigger rear lips for this car :)


-Kny

Dudermagee
02-07-2013, 05:21 PM
nice
thats some really good detail work

AustJ
02-08-2013, 08:01 PM
wow! great work! especially on the interior, the rear seat before and after amazed me!

jacbo
02-08-2013, 11:03 PM
Holy Moley.

Kny
02-09-2013, 06:24 AM
Thanks! Yeah, rear seats was quite dirty :)

Hella_RICH
02-11-2013, 11:13 PM
Always loved the Techno-violet and Dove combo, Great job dude!............ I need to do this to my e30, hopefully when the weather gets better.

NOW! How in the F#%K do you muster up the balls to drive this thing after all that time well spent on detailing.

pjurisprudencia
02-14-2013, 09:56 PM
I would totally pay you to detail up my ls400 that i just picked up, its in a really sad sorry state at the moment...

Kny
02-16-2013, 02:39 PM
Always loved the Techno-violet and Dove combo, Great job dude!............ I need to do this to my e30, hopefully when the weather gets better.

NOW! How in the F#%K do you muster up the balls to drive this thing after all that time well spent on detailing.

Thanks! And yeah, Techno-violet is my favorite BMW color so I'm glad I found this car, I'd love a cinnamon interior though, but I like this one aswell.
I live in Norway, so that means the car is dirty after an hour on the road any time of year so it kinda sucks yep, but it is especially fun when it starts raining and you can see the how the water sheets off the car ;)


I would totally pay you to detail up my ls400 that i just picked up, its in a really sad sorry state at the moment...

Hehe, it's all about patience and the right products then everyone can accomplish these results ;)

cocomA4zzy
03-14-2013, 10:23 PM
Is the leather on the seats gray, or really light cream? I'm clearly color blind

Jroc
03-14-2013, 11:02 PM
Amazing

KevinECSP
03-15-2013, 01:09 AM
Man, that's some exceptional work on the detailing. Nice job! To say the least.

James@AutoFinesse
03-21-2013, 02:20 PM
Great work and great attention to detail.

Kny
03-21-2013, 05:39 PM
Thanks guys :) The leather is very light gray, color is called hellgray (hellgrau). Going to do another detail on this car in a couple weeks now. And I have just refinished a set of BBS RS212 with widened rear lips for it ;)

Swervin24
07-16-2013, 12:58 AM
Wow beats what I thought cleaning my car was lol. Looks great, need to do this to my e36.

ImagineWorks
09-02-2013, 04:04 PM
Really good job mate ! ;)

DER E30
10-02-2013, 02:26 AM
Wow... I love techno! I need to do that to mine! But as you say, an hour later all your work is down the drain...

milano_red
10-07-2013, 09:22 PM
Awesome work man!

I'm about to start detailing on the side again and I really hope to get into something like this!

Queef|Chief
10-27-2013, 03:34 AM
I wish I had your patience. This is so awesome! Great work buddy

Kny
11-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Thanks for the kind words :D Sadly I've sold it now, on to the next project! Here is a picture of how it sat when I sold it (I refinished an old set of BBS RS212 in poor shape for it).

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/8999531451_421855b2b7_b.jpg

rmehrIV
12-06-2013, 12:39 AM
Car came out great man! I would have never thought of doing a tail light restoration during detail. Guess you learn something new everyday!

Dylanhat
12-09-2013, 02:47 PM
Wow! What a transformation. Best of luck on your next car.