Here is one from back in December on a lovely 1 owner E91 M Sport Touring – The vehicle was brought to the unit based near Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire for an enhancement throughout prior to sale.
I luckily had the opportunity to test the Autobrite Direct polishes range and The Abyss as protection. This detail was completed solely with ABD’s extensive range, which we are looking to stock as a reseller in the near future.
The exterior was fairly well soiled.
First up were the alloy wheels.
After deironsing the alloys were agitated with various brushes and a non-acidic wheel cleaner – detarred and finally protected later in the detail with a high durability wheel wax. The arches and tyres were also treated accordingly.
Next up was the exhaust tip.
Polished and protected.
Next up was to tidy up the engine bay, especially the shuts.
Engine Bay Before
Engine Bay After
The exterior then received the usual Refined Details wash process including the two bucket method and snow foam.
Some paint transfer removed during the process – any remaining transfer was removed during the clay and machine polishing processes.
The vehicle was then rolled into the unit to be fully decontaminated with use of a clay bar.
Lots of sap on the bonnet.
Rogue tar spots from the lower half of the wing.
Heavy contamination removed from the bootlid.
Before masking up and machine polishing, I set my attention to the interior.
Time to test out the new range of Autobrite Polishes – mostly using either Enrich or Anti-Hologram in a one step fashion to enhance the finish; however I did try some spot correction on specific marks using restore.
Lovely even spread and incredibly easy to use with lots of workability – removed with an ultra fluffy Summit towel:
Drivers Wing Before
Drivers Wing After
Lovely flake pop…
Drivers Front Door Before
Drivers Front Door After
Drivers Rear Door Before
Drivers Rear Door After
Drivers 3/4 Panel After
Drivers C Pillar After
B Pillar Before
B Pillar After
Not perfect here but a good enhancement from enrich to make the gloss live once more.
Drivers Wing Mirror Before
Drivers Wing Mirror After
Once the machine polishing was complete the glass got attention from ABD’s Crystal, the plastics/rubbers had Endurance applied – a long lasting protectant, and finally protection to the paintwork from The Abyss; acts like a wax and a sealant all in one.
Here are some beading shots with distilled water…
The E91 was then rolled out into the light for the final photographs – unfortunately it was raining… AGAIN!
The rain water then put Abyss to the test… here are some final outside beading shots.
It was a real pleasure to bring this E91 back up to scratch before her resale. Thank you for looking and reading as always…