Here’s one from back in July, the V10 550bhp Twin Turbo’d BMW E60 M5.
Platinum Package + Full Interior & Odour Fogging
This one was in for a 2-stage minor correction to cure dealership/factory buffer trails (2 dealer inflicted paint burns found also on the sideskirt and boot spoiler, naughty naughty!) alongside a full interior detail with fogging deodourisation to remove the hideous smell of tobacco.
Well soiled indeed!
Standard flies up front…
Light soiling, and finally it was evident the toothpick would be making an appearance! The amount of polish left the the dealers within the nooks and crannies was ridiculous.
First up were the alloy wheels.
These were treated to a non-acidic wheel brightener, deironizer, detarrer, plus protected. The plastics/rubbers were also treated accordingly.
Next were the exhaust tips.
Time to get stuck into the comprehensive 8-stage Refined Details safe wash process:
Nooks and crannies agitated.
Front ended having extra work with an insect remover.
2 bucket method at the ready with a lambswool mitt:
Here is the proof that the 2 bucket method works and is essential to any wash process!
The vehicle was then dried off and rolled into the unit – starting with clay barring to remove any bonded contaminants left, which washing processes will not remove.
Now fully decontaminated I decided to undertake the interior before machine polishing.
Once the full interior detail was completed I set off the deodourising fog and undertook the machine polishing.
Some deeper random deep scratches remaining after 2 hits.
3/4 Panel Before
Loads of trails and swirls – I had my work cut out here considering the level of detail being undertaken.
3/4 Panel After
Not perfect but much much better!
Flake pop rejuvenated.
Not 100% perfect in places but not far away. The paintwork was then treated to an application of Valentines Concours Wax and all the other surfaces were treated/protected with the appropriate products.
Total Work Time: 20hrs over 2.5 days
An absolute delight getting to work on this amazing piece of German engineering – such a great sound and a pleasure to work upon.
Thank you for looking and reading as always…