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Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:10 pm
by JayOne
Thanks for taking the time to view another thread from us.

This time we have a 2000 plate BMW 540i in Cosmo Black that was in need of some TLC to bring it back to life.

Few shots of the car before the work statrted
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All the wheels were in need of refurbing due to corrosion so these were removed.

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The wheels had previously been smart repaired and were painted a flat silver which didn't look very good..

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Here is how the wheels were looking after a FULL refurb..

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The old shabby centre caps and wheel bolts were replaced to fit in with the newly refurbed wheels and brand new tyres were also fitted...

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Wheels protected with Ghrechniq C1 before fitting back onto car...

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The calipers and hubs were a eye sore so these were painted silver and some cooper slip applied before fitting the wheels back on..

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Wheels fitted and looking good against the freshly painted calipers and hubs

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I removed all trim and fittings from the car to make things a bit easier for myself

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Some 50/50's and "before & afters" during the correction stages

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Spoiler removed to allow me to correct the whole boot.

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Some deeper scratches remain as they were to deep to safely remove. Car is 12 years old so bound to have some that were too deep to remove!!!

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Few bits replaced...

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One of the roof rails kept catching my eye throughout the detail due to lack of paint on it so this was removed. The correct colour paint was ordered from Paints 4U and used to touch in the roof rail along with a few stone chips.

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Some of the body trim was badly faded, they were restored using CarPro Dlux.

Before & After
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After the last stage of machine polishing...

This is how the paint was looking after the final stages of machine polishing were complete

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Gtechniq C1 was used to protect the paintwork and G1 for the windscreen

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Before and after of the engine bay...
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And the end result...

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Thanks for viewing

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:15 pm
by Jack10
I love this shape! Best shape for a 5 series i think! Great work

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:16 pm
by marco_polo
:shock: Another wonderful job, I love reading these.

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:22 pm
by edstrom76
Oh my days - I bet the owner was well chuffed with that! Beautiful job, well done.

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:19 pm
by sonicvanman
Quality job again, i love seeing the befores & after photos & with this one its a more special as its a well used & weathered car brought back to life.

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:37 pm
by seazer
missed abit.

well impressed mate.

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:40 pm
by sam2smith
That's some serious skill. Talk about attention to detail! What would someone pay for something like this?

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:05 am
by JayOne
Sorry it took so long for me to respond but would like to say thanks for the comments guys, its greatly appreciated!!

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:05 am
by mrash
Wow, just wow. That is such a good, professional job. Lots of soul went into that quite clearly!

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:10 am
by Stan 24v
Awesome work!! Whats the G1 for the screen? just a cleaner?

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:22 pm
by thesheep
Looks amazing. How much would something like this cost for a 1 series, omitting the wheel refurb? (Just ball-park idea would be interesting)

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:21 am
by SamG
Nice job that looks amazing. impressive work :o

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 11:35 am
by OneTwenty
Amazing! :shock:

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:00 pm
by Mr Jones
fantastic work :)

Re: Exclusive Car Care: The Revival of the BMW 540i!!

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 6:15 pm
by Jamesno1
I have a real soft spot for the e39, best car ive ever owned. That's a cracking job you've done on that car too, very meticulous