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Old 29-11-2010, 08:47 PM   #1
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56k Icon Black E46 M3 full correction by pride & performance

Here we have an E46 bmw m3 that came in for a full correction detail,

The car was dropped off outside my house at 5am and the keys put through the door which drove the dog mad so i was up very early and off i went to the workshop,

some initial pics of the car on arrival













i started the wash process off with espuma activo snow foam,







and i took care of the detailed areas with some G202



the car was then washed with a 2BM and dodo juice born to be mild,

the door shuts, engine and under arches were cleaned using surfex hd













you will have to excuse me here i forgot to take any pics of the engine bay after

once the washing was complete the swirls and defects were plainly visible in the sunlight







i then moved inside and clayed using dodo juice gentle grey and born slippy





after a quick re wash and dried the car was moved into the lighting area so i could inspect some more of the defects i was going to be dealing with,



before any machine work was carried out i took paint depth reading from around the car,



as you have seen i was dealing with a lot of swirls and scratches so a lot of compounding was needed,

this was carried out using 3m fast cut plus and a lake county wool pad,



and then polished up using a yellow 3m foam pad and extra fine compound







this left me with a finish like this before being refined with a finishing polish,















some of the smaller areas were taken care of with the spot pads,



leaving the bonnet like this, again before i have refined





some other smaller areas were taken care of with the DA

before



after



the front wing before



and after







a quick action shot of me wool compounding,





roof before



after



the rear boot lid before





and 50/50s







some of the tighter area's on the plastics were done with the DA







the rear quarter before





After





mirror before



after



all of this compounding had created a little bit of a mess,

either that or it had snowed in my studio and i didn't notice










so another quick wash then the car was refined and finished off with 3m ultrafina and a blue finishing pad,

a layer of auto glym liquid hard wax was applied then a coat of dodo juice blue velvet to all the body work,

tail pipes were polished with peek
wheels were sealed with opti seal
glass was cleaned with auto smart glass cleaner
windscreen was treated with chemical guys rain off
tyres were dressed with highstyle


so after 3 days here is the finished vehicle




























thanks for looking and comments of questions welcome

Nic
www.prideandperformance.co.uk
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Old 29-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #2
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The e46 is nice but i am more interested in the tech2 e30 lol
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very nice work Nic, thats a stunning colour
whats your thoughts on Activo foam?..
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Old 29-11-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Very nice tranformation Nic, some of those initial pics are pretty gruesome.
End result is very sharp
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Old 29-11-2010, 08:59 PM   #5
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very nice nic!
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Old 29-11-2010, 09:01 PM   #6
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The e46 is nice but i am more interested in the tech2 e30 lol


that E30 is imense

it's running a new 325 24v engine and a LSD, it is great fun


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very nice work Nic, thats a stunning colour
whats your thoughts on Activo foam?..
thanks Kev,

it is really good stuff, really does tackle the road grime we have at the mo
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Old 29-11-2010, 09:04 PM   #7
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thats why i like - best foam ive used so far, along with actimousse
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Old 29-11-2010, 09:09 PM   #8
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Not bad...... Top work as always mate, nice car too
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Old 29-11-2010, 09:21 PM   #9
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Great work! Any chance of a couple of pics of the Caddy? Love them!
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Nice work buddy good results
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