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Deep Gloss Auto Salon
2002 E46 M3 in Jet Black


This vehicle was done by a very well established brick and mortar detailing shop and the owner was not satisfied with the results so I was contracted for the job. This is the 4th vehicle that has came to me after visiting this shop, you will see why.

Wheels/Tires:
P21s Gel (rims)
Eshine APC (tires & wells)
Rims saw Collinte 845
Tires dressed Surf City Tire Pro

Paint & Glass Cleanse & Decontamination:
Surf City Grime Destroyer
Surf City Clearly Better (via foam cannon & 2 bucket wash)
Megs Last Touch QD as Drying aid
Gray Clay
Optimum No Rinse as clay lube
Surf City glass cleaner

Paint Correction

Tools:
Makita 9227
3M UK Backing Plate
Megs W66 Backing Plate
2 ¾” Backing Plate
Purple Foamed Wool
3M Wool
Lake Country green (non AG foam), white and blue pads


Products:
Menzerna Power Gloss
Menzerna Super Intensive Polish
Menzerna 106FF
Menzerna 85rd
Prep Sol (wipe down to ensure proper correction)

Paint Protection:
Dodo Juice Super Natural
Aqua Wax

Rubber treated with 1z Gummi Pledge
Chrome trim treated with Duragloss 501

Some cleansing pics:​








The paint was in bad shape. Scratches, marring, buffers trails…

Here is the condition of the pain after fully stripped:​







Paint Correction in process pictures:

Before Compound:​


After Compound (same panel):​


Before:​


After Compound and SIP on green pad (same panel):​


Before:​


After Compound (same panel):​


Sun Shots (such an evil mistress):​







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High Dynamic Range pictures:​




Thanks for looking!​
 

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Nice to see some good loving on that car. Wish I wasn't 5 hrs away or I'd let you "have your way" with my car.
 

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Nice to see some good loving on that car. Wish I wasn't 5 hrs away or I'd let you "have your way" with my car.
Thanks....

I've had peOple drivE furtheR for me to work on their car... I know guys all over so if you ever want to drop the coin to get this done to your ride I am sure we would be able to find you someone.
 

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I have an 06 Black Sapphire R that I would love to have done like this. How much coin?
I think this was in the neighborhood of 23 hours labor...

EDIT: that was a different black M3. Damn, people are killing these cars!
 

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I have an 06 Black Sapphire R that I would love to have done like this. How much coin?
I can't recall how many hours I spent on this vehicle. I typically soend about 19-24 hours on a job with paint this damaged and I charge $45 an hour. Included in the price is a post detail tutorial on how to maintain the paint

I doubt (and hope) that your vehicle paint isn't nearly as damaged as this.
 

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