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post #76 of 341
AF, do you have a Porter Cable?

I don't have time to enjoy the simple satisfaction of detailing a car anymore...maybe once a year.

Here's my daily driver in November before the changeover to winter wheels and tires...1Z with the Porter, and then finished off with Zaino:




- B
post #77 of 341
^^^

I've said it before, but vox's E46 rocks.

Nit-pick: not a fan of the clear-bra. Hate seeing the edges and would rather take a few rock chips like a man.
post #78 of 341
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Vox, the car looks great.

I used to detail my cars twice a year, routinely. But, unfortunately, I didn't at all last year and only once the prior year. I have the tools and interest, but not the time. I don't really want to hire it out either, especially since I do enjoy it.
post #79 of 341
Yep, I use a Porter Cable all the time. BMW looks great!
post #80 of 341
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Yep, I use a Porter Cable all the time. BMW looks great!
I have a Porter Cable somewhere in the garage, and its great. Mine just need use; I'm determined to make good use of it this spring.
post #81 of 341
My current weapon of choice is the Makita 9227 rotary. Requires some skill but offers fantastic build quality and performance. The new Flex machines are cool as well.
post #82 of 341
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AF, do you have a Porter Cable?

I don't have time to enjoy the simple satisfaction of detailing a car anymore...maybe once a year.

Here's my daily driver in November before the changeover to winter wheels and tires...1Z with the Porter, and then finished off with Zaino:




- B

Incredible. Both mean and beautiful at the same time.
post #83 of 341
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^^^

I've said it before, but vox's E46 rocks.

Nit-pick: not a fan of the clear-bra. Hate seeing the edges and would rather take a few rock chips like a man.

Thanks...the clear bra was definitely a mistake. On a black daily driver, it is just so much worse than chips. Plus, as you can see in the pic, we had to slice off the edges of the bra...it was pre-made for the US bumper, and I had that replaced with a cover shipped from Germany that did not have the lame side reflectors. The bra was already precut for the reflectors.

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Originally Posted by JayJay View Post
Vox, the car looks great.

I used to detail my cars twice a year, routinely. But, unfortunately, I didn't at all last year and only once the prior year. I have the tools and interest, but not the time. I don't really want to hire it out either, especially since I do enjoy it.

Thanks...yeah, with a four year old boy, I just don't have the time for it anymore. Once or twice a year tops, otherwise it's off to the detail shop to get a half assed job done.

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Yep, I use a Porter Cable all the time. BMW looks great!

Thanks, AF.

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Incredible. Both mean and beautiful at the same time.

Uhm, doesn't compare to the nice iron that you ride, but it is fun in a twisty curve.


- B
post #84 of 341
Detailed my solstice over the weekeend. Bad camera and bad lighting but it's got some nice reflection to it. I still haven't used the zaino products I ordered. Gonna wait till after the winter since I will need to strip off all the wax that is on there now.
post #85 of 341
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Uhm, doesn't compare to the nice iron that you ride, but it is fun in a twisty curve.



Doesn't compare in the sense that it's probably faster around a road course and would have a chance at completing an afternoon of hard of laps without breaking? LOL The italian cars look and sound cool but the E46 is an awesome performer and looks very cool too, especially in your configuration.
post #86 of 341
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Detailed my solstice over the weekeend. Bad camera and bad lighting but it's got some nice reflection to it.

I still haven't used the zaino products I ordered. Gonna wait till after the winter since I will need to strip off all the wax that is on there now.


I would suggest Z5 Pro (more wet) on that color but Z2 Pro (more reflective) would be excellent as well.
post #87 of 341
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Originally Posted by voxsartoria View Post
AF, do you have a Porter Cable?

I don't have time to enjoy the simple satisfaction of detailing a car anymore...maybe once a year.

Here's my daily driver in November before the changeover to winter wheels and tires...1Z with the Porter, and then finished off with Zaino:




- B


Vox - Do you live in The People's Republic?
post #88 of 341
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I would suggest Z5 Pro (more wet) on that color but Z2 Pro (more reflective) would be excellent as well.

I have both so I can use whichever. I will try the Z5 but thought that was more for hiding scratches.

I was planning to use Meg #105 and #82 before using the zaino products. They were recomended to me for GM clear coats.
post #89 of 341
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I have both so I can use whichever. I will try the Z5 but thought that was more for hiding scratches.

I was planning to use Meg #105 and #82 before using the zaino products. They were recomended to me for GM clear coats.

I would politely suggest shelving the Megs products and using Z-PC. Megs is not as fine a quality product line, especially weak in polishes. I only use Menzerna and Zaino for polishing. #105 is probably more aggressive than you need anyway.
post #90 of 341
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Pics from recent detail. Used my normal Zaino process:

Simple Green on Tires
Z-7 wash, chenille sponge pad
Z-PC plus PC with Ultrafina pad on "6" times 2
Autogeek Indigo microfibers to remove residue
Z-6 detailer and Pakshak Ultra Plush
Z-5 Pro, Zaino applicator
Z-8 for LSP, Pakshak UltraSmooth

3-series? You are small-time.
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