Protection, Long term paint protection!
That's what our client wanted with his brand new M3.
This M3 had a couple hundred miles under it's belt, so it had its fair share of defects... and a few surprises!
Needles to say, we got it dialed in & coated! Ready for whatever comes it's way!
I was not able to get a shot upon arrival, so here she is all finished up... but lets show you how we got it to this point!
As always, wheels are our first target. Being a BMW, an M3 at that. There was quite a bit of brake dust on these wheels. We hit it with a Iron Dissolving Gel, allowing for us to give it a true deep cleaning & decontamination in order to prep for Opti Coat Pro.
The entire car then got a thorough wash, clay, iron deposit removal, & final wash. After she was dried, we saw the paints true condition.
After paint correction, Before shot of the B pillars, notoriously the softest plastics on these cars. Excuse the unwiped polish residue, but the after shot of these pillars. Some areas were riddled with holograms, before shot of rear bumper. After paint correction. Notice the linear scratches on the rear bumper. seems something was dropped or leaned against it & scrapped it as it fell. After tons of polishing we got it about 98% perfect!
Our biggest surprise was the driver side of the rear bumper! Totally trashed with sanding scratches, holograms, RIDS, you name it it was there!
After loads, and i mean loads of polishing we got it dialed in! You could say we got it looking Mighty Fine!
After all the polishing was done. we coated the exterior with a combination of Opti Coat Pro, FlyBy Forte, & CQuartz Dlux.
After 25 hours or so, we pulled her out in the sun for the first time...it was blinding!
Not a swirl to be seen!
Even the FedEx truck wanted to join in on the photo-shoot!
All set & done. She brought a few challenges but nothing we couldn't handle. Ready to tackle to world now that shes all corrected & wearing some solid protection!
All the metallic flake in the paint made it hard to capture the true amount of defects in the paint.
Here is a before shot of the hood.