Black Sapphire Metallic 06 X5

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by ALITL8, Mar 15, 2007.

  1. ALITL8

    ALITL8 Well-Known Member

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    this is my favorite BMW color!! it looks kind of like a charcoal grey metallic when you get close to it, step back a few feet and its black... super sexy :naughty:

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  2. Steve-Oh

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    You guys do some very nice work! Whats your secret? PM me with details, i won't tell i swear!
     
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    Interior looks great good job..
     
  4. ALITL8

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    there's no secret... quality products (3M and Rightlook.com for me), the right tools (for these jobs, the Porter-Cable 7336SP and Edge 2000 6" pads; green medium cut with 3M Perfect It II RC, orange light cut with 3M Perfect It II RC, blue finishing with Rightlook Premium Polish and white final finishing with Rightlook Premium Wax) and years of experience (practice makes perfect).
     
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    Looks perfect.

    I'm glad to see I'm not the only one that wipes the door jams :)
     
  6. ALITL8

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    gotta get the little bit of powder out of the jams after buffing. also to answer your question from the other thread... same polishes and waxes i've always used (3M and Rightlook.com)
     
  7. Juztang

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    Great job on the detail!

    Have you ever tried the Optimum line of polishes? You don't get the dusting with the Optimum like other brands. I haven't used the 3M in a while but the cut from Optimum is very similar. Do you use a rotary or pc?
     
  8. ALITL8

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    we use both just depends on what is needed. thats the main reason i stick with the 3M... i love the way it cuts. ive considered trying some of the products that you guys mention here on the board but i get incredible results with what i use.

    send me some samples, gal/case prices, etc and i'll give anything a shot. the problem with purchasing something "to try" is; man, ive wasted a buttload of money on products that didnt hold a candle to 3M and Rightlook's stuff. i used to use Rightlook's Clearcoat Compound but of course 3M works circles around it.

    my chemical list is real simple:

    Sprayway Glass Cleaner from Reeve's
    Ultra Blue Tire Dressing from Reeve's
    Dress All from Reeve's
    Blue Magic Leather/Vinyl Cleaner from Walmart or AutoZone (best cleaner ive seen or used bar none!)
    Blue Magic Leather Conditioner from Walmart or AutoZone
    Simple Green
    Flitz Metal Polish
    3M Perfect It II Rubbing Compound
    (quik wax/instant detailer) Sunrise Glaze from Reeve's Supply (local)
    Rightlook.com's Premium Polish
    Rightlook.com's Premium Wax
    Rightlook.com's Polymer Sealant

    there might be a couple more things but that pretty much covers it. if i need something beyond that i go buy it :dunno: