Exclusive Car Care - BMW M3 GTS

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Post by JayOne » Sat May 05, 2012 6:03 pm

Evening All,

Thought I d share this rare BMW M3 GTS beast with you. 1 of only 10 in the UK with a total build of 150 cars

I had a pleasure of working on this for a few days to get it perfect for the owners before they collected it from the dealership.

Once the GTS was washed and prepped for polishing, I was able to thoroughly inspect the paint to see what kind of condition it was in. Inspection was done using Metal Halides and the 3M Sun gUn

Some panels suffered with heavier defects than others so the first step was to test what combination of pads, compounds and polishes would be needed to achieve the desired level of correction.

I ended up using my Festool Rotary polisher with a 3M Wool Pad and Meguiar’s M105 Ultra-Cut Compound to remove the heavier defects on a few panels.

With the heavier defects removed I then polished the M3 GTS with Menz 3.02 and a LC Polishing pad.

The gap between spoiler and boot was too tight to machine polish so I got one of the technicians to remove the spoiler for me so I could fully correct the paintwork in this area.

Once all the compounding and polishing stages were complete I started with my refining process using Menzerna 106FA which brought out a tremendous amount of gloss and clarity in the paint.

Once all of the compounding and finish polishing stages were done all of the polishing dust needed to be cleaned out of every crack and crevice and paint stripped of any polishing oils ready for the application of Gtechniq C1+

As the trim on the GTS is matt these were coated with Gtechniq C1.5 Silo Seal as C1+ would have gave them a glossy look.

Whilst C1+ was left to cure for a few hours I did some of the final details such as exhaust tips polished, glass polished and sealed with Gtechniq G1 and interior vacuumed.

As I had the M3 GTS on the ramp I made full use of it and got the technicians to remove the wheels so I could protect them and the calipers with Gtechniq.

At the end of the day C1+ was topped with a coat of Gtechniq C1.5. Working a panel at a time this was applied with a microfiber applicator and then buffed of with a microfiber cloth.

The sun showing the true, defect-free condition of the Fire Orange paintwork!

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Thanks for looking
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Post by Nick the Greek » Sat May 05, 2012 6:06 pm

Bingo! :woohoo:
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Post by N52 Techie » Sat May 05, 2012 6:44 pm

WOW!! Dare I ask how much!?!?

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Post by savagej29 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:09 pm

Truly astonishing!

Yes please.... to the car and your work!

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Post by kjb1 » Sat May 05, 2012 9:41 pm

mega!!!!

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Post by Sapphire Black » Sat May 05, 2012 10:29 pm

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Post by sonicvanman » Sat May 05, 2012 11:40 pm

what a amazing car, nice job, if i won the lotto.

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Post by JayOne » Mon May 07, 2012 3:39 pm

Thanks for the comments guys
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Post by darkbydesign » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:03 pm

Wow!

Loved every before and after shot - whats the RRP of these cars?
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Post by RichCranney » Thu Jun 07, 2012 11:09 pm

That looks amazing, fantastic job.

How much would something like that cost (the job not the car)


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Post by ftb101 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:43 am

Interesting to note that the infamous BMW orange peel-effect paint is present on even the most expensive models. The first picture you show as an example of the refinement stage using 106FA, would that be the bonnet by chance?
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Post by Ant » Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:13 pm

lovely car, rare as hell here but at the ring seen 10 turn up same day, common as muck.....lol

Lovely car, but saw the even rarer one last visit, an M3 CRT which is the saloon version of the GTS that never came to the UK, very nice.


Now my real question is how do you do the rear lights, is that the use of a rotary and a cutting compound, if so what stuff do you use and any hints on the technique, ok with paintwork as been detailing for 10 years or so, but plastics i have never touched. So would appreciate knowing how you do that as looks amazing finish.
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Post by darkbydesign » Sat Jun 09, 2012 12:36 am

Ant wrote:Now my real question is how do you do the rear lights, is that the use of a rotary and a cutting compound, if so what stuff do you use and any hints on the technique, ok with paintwork as been detailing for 10 years or so, but plastics i have never touched. So would appreciate knowing how you do that as looks amazing finish.
Yep pretty sure that is one method but not sure of the results. I thought Meguiars did a headlight restoring kit??
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Post by JayOne » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:41 pm

darkbydesign wrote:Wow!

Loved every before and after shot - whats the RRP of these cars?
Sorry for the late response, not been on this forum for awhile.

RRP for these were £115,000.00 - £120,000.00 when they were first released
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Post by JayOne » Mon Jul 02, 2012 4:45 pm

ftb101 wrote:Interesting to note that the infamous BMW orange peel-effect paint is present on even the most expensive models. The first picture you show as an example of the refinement stage using 106FA, would that be the bonnet by chance?
IIRC it was the boot
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