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    2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Justin and I did this one last weekend. The owner was on a tight budget so we chose to go with a 1-step correction that yielded more defect remove vs. optimal gloss...though D300 did finish down very well on this hard clear.

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    Wash - Foam bath mixed with CGCW and OPC mixture followed by a wash with CGCW.
    Wheels - Sonax FE and various brushes.
    Tires - OPC, dressed with Megs Hyper Dressing
    Decon - IronX and TarX
    Clay - Blackfire Clay with M34 as lube
    Paint correction - D300 on the GG6 with Megs MF cutting pads (2 passes in several areas)
    Glass - Megs D120
    LSP - Blackfire Wet-Diamond


    IronX doing it's thing...









    Following up with TarX



    Agitating TarX between panels






    Justin spent some time cleaning up all the jambs






    After the decon was all done the paint really came back to life again...it's amazing how much contaminated paint can effect the look of the paint on a car.





    Before paint condition





    Justin has a way of taking pics without me know it....me taping up the trim. Free plug for Optimum!



    50/50 shots






    Cleaning out very deep scratch by hand to lessen the appearance




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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Finished pics







































    Thanks for looking,

    Rasky/Justin

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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Amazing work guys!!! That M3 looks sick!

    A 1 step polish using the D300 and MF cutting discs made the paint nearly darn perfect. D300 rocks!
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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Just goes to show what happens when extreme talent works quickly - that M3 is a gleaming white light now, Chad, thanks to your ability to assess a situation, select the right products for the job, and just get it done!
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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc08EX View Post
    Amazing work guys!!! That M3 looks sick!

    A 1 step polish using the D300 and MF cutting discs made the paint nearly darn perfect. D300 rocks!
    Thanks again Marc! I love D300/MF!




    Quote Originally Posted by Michael Stoops View Post
    Just goes to show what happens when extreme talent works quickly - that M3 is a gleaming white light now, Chad, thanks to your ability to assess a situation, select the right products for the job, and just get it done!
    Thanks for the kind words Michael. Since a Chrysler fan you'd probably appreciate the 2001 Prowler in Orange Pearlcoat that's sitting in the shop for tomorrow.

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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Great work Chad! I've been meaning to try some of that IronX. I hear great things about it.

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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Great Work! What kind of budget was the owner on? Doesn't make sense....a great looking M3, with $4000 BBS LMs...but doesn't want to spend money to take care of it...

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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    amazing work

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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Looks 100 times better, great job!

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    Re: 2001 BMW M3, Paint Decon and Correction

    Quote Originally Posted by CreamPuff View Post
    Great Work! What kind of budget was the owner on? Doesn't make sense....a great looking M3, with $4000 BBS LMs...but doesn't want to spend money to take care of it...
    He had a last minute mechanical issue that came up just before his detail appt...it was originally scheduled for more intensive correction. I think he bought the car with all the goodies added on too.

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