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  • BMW M5 Correction with ZYMOL VINTAGE

    Had another e39 Carbon black M5 booked in last week for a minor correction detail, interior detail and also to sort out the engine bay which was covered and I mean covered in a yellow lacquer, the dealer told the owner is was still the transport wax never seen anything like it before.

    Quick video of the car before showing all the swirls and defects where someone had a go at using t-cut:doublesho



    The car was washed the usually way wheel first with just a apc cleaner due to the polished lip, the engine and all the shuts with g101 and a selection of brushes.

    The car was pre soaked then foam then washed using dodo btbm and then taken inside for claying using ab mild grey clay.

    Car was then dried and taped up ready for polishing, paint readings were taken all standard paint apart from bonnet/bootlid so plenty to play with.

    defects:

















    50/50's







    Correction was done with a megs polishing pad and menz ip/ff mix 2-3 hits on most panels and the bonnet had some servere cat scratches which I used fc+ on a elite car care pad again 3 hits followed by menz ip/ff to refine a little, once all the correction was done I then refined the finish using a lc black finishing pad and some 3m ultrafina se.

    Next up the paintwork was cleansed using zymol hd cleanse small areas at a time then buffed, this took around 1.5-2 hrs to do the whole car and then the paintwork was ready for the first layer of zymol vintage



    First time i've ever used the wax and must say I applied the first layer by hand and think I got it a tad too thick, I did a panl at a time then buffed and then 2-3hrs later buffed again but a few wax holograms started to show with the sunlight beeming through the window so a quick spray of QD and another buff seem to do the trick.

    I then got on with the interior fully hoovered and carpets scrubbed with interior cleaner, the leather cleaned/conditioned using einzett leather care, and the dash etc with 303.

    Now time for the engine bay, I spent 4 hrs in there scrubbing away with a tooth brush and tardis/de-greaser/IPA trying to remove this yellow lacquer it was on the rocker cover, covered all the plastics/hoses pretty much everywhere, once cleaned I then dressed the plastics with CG new look trim gel.

    Then time for the 2nd layer of vintage now 5 hrs had passed this time applied by applicator to get a nice thin layer and seemed to do the trick a little better, again panel at a time and buffed.

    Then the following morning before it was being collected I gave the car the 3rd and final layer followed by a field glaze spritz, the wheels were treated with zaino aio and cs and the polished lips with britemax final shine, the tyres were dressed with zaino z16, trim dressed with cg new look trim gel, windows cleaned using megs and finally job done and looking stunning.

    Finished pics:



































    A brief bit of sun, so a quick finished video for you all. (just uploading now, will add shortly)


    A sheeting video of the vintage with 3 layers:



    Total time was 32 hrs

    Thanks for looking
    Paul

  • #2
    Nothing sheets water the way the Zymol waxes do

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    • #3
      excellent work.

      love your write ups.

      well done

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      • #4
        Originally posted by -Andy M- View Post
        Nothing sheets water the way the Zymol waxes do
        completely agree

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        • #5
          Wow

          Just wow
          VXR-Less

          But now an Evo IX FQ-360

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          • #6
            another stunning result.

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            • #7
              Excellent work Paul. I know what you mean about the HD Clenser, takes a while to use doesnt it, amazing stuff though

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Jay View Post
                Excellent work Paul. I know what you mean about the HD Clenser, takes a while to use doesnt it, amazing stuff though
                Yeah its sure does, not my favourite product to use but it is very good at its job for prepping for the zymol waxes.

                And the Vintage is a wax that needs a bit of work to get right with the finish, if you've ever used the zymol range you'll probably understand.

                Cheers for all the comments chaps.

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                • #9
                  That's a fantastic job you did there.

                  I was slightly shocked at first when I saw that swirling, but then again, it is always even more satisfying when you know you've made such a huge improvement that it will be noticed far easier!

                  Well done, another impressive turnaround!

                  What made you decide to go for 3 layers of wax??

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by VxrMike View Post
                    That's a fantastic job you did there.

                    I was slightly shocked at first when I saw that swirling, but then again, it is always even more satisfying when you know you've made such a huge improvement that it will be noticed far easier!

                    Well done, another impressive turnaround!

                    What made you decide to go for 3 layers of wax??
                    Thanks Mike

                    Its the owners choice with regards the wax as the vintage is his, he applies 3x layers to all his Porsches so wanted the same with this.

                    The more vintage that was applied the better and more bling the finish was, durability should be great too.

                    Paul

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                    • #11
                      Fantastic work, looks minted!

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                      • #12
                        Cool, thats fair enough.

                        The reason i asked was, generally speaking when applying waxes, we normally are being generous when applying 2 layers of wax (regardless of wax/car), as in most cases when you apply a 3rd layer, you actually end up with a thinner layer of wax and protection than if you just applied 2.

                        There was a discussion on DW regarding it, did you read it?

                        Obviously if your customer asks for it, then you can't really argue

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