September 21, 2009

5 Series extreme make over

This is the 1st of the three's, of our generous owner allowing us to details. This is a 4 years daily driven car, has accumulate good mileage & serve the owner well.

as i have been waited for 3 years to details this ride, the ultimate driving machine, even at my infancy years of detailing. Thank God, for answering my prayers(asked for one got three's) caused initially didn't have the courage to asked.

started as early as 8.30am , completed by 8.40pm for both. Thank God for Tim who came along to help.

A Chris Bangle-designed styling with many advanced features
The 5 Series got its name by being the fifth of the "new series" cars after the V-8 and Isetta era. The preceding models were the 700, the "New Class", the "New Six" 2500/2800/Bavaria and the CS. The 5 Series was intended to replace the older New Six sedans.

Started by 2 bucket wash
APC on all wheels & arch, door trim with many brushes
Clay with aggressive clay
Osren leather cleaner
Leather conditioner
Johnson carpet cleaner with brushes

M 83 with wool
M83 with CCS cutting pad
M80 with ccs polishing pad

Gold class interior

see the before & after (i only brush one side & the moment i came back the domestic helper tries to brush away my evidence)

some earlier pics taken prior taking up this task

even swirls & scratches my daughter complaint

some evidence of defects
pics from the hood

seats that need thorough clean (tim spend almost 3 hours), lots of stains on beige leather

more before, every area of the interior is detailed as well

tim does a good job

Sorry no pic after, as we re rushing the deadline to complete our task (8 hours X 2 man = 16 Man hours)

I believe there are 6 man's best friend in the house, one of which love to sign her signature on the door


some more

lower pics

some 50/50 pics

some more 50/50 pics

some 50/50 pics
original state

some 50/50 pics
after M 83 with wool

some 50/50 pics

some 50/50 pics

50/50 hood

thanks to tim, he ever cheerful & helpful

Pics after 8 hours of labor X 2 man

m80 brought back the paint life

pics of the roof

Look at the bonnet


thanks to Barry & his waxtologist team

i wish there is day light


good reflections

up until today the owner still have no clues, which of her 6 dogs...sign on the door

Stephen bishop might be you

beautifully yours

a new car


the 2nd car begins

the depth


and at about 4 pm we started the 2nd car..Tim again help detail the interior (2 hours at least)
this is a 2 years old ride, also daily driven by everybody at home...

some of the side pics of the camry

i wish i could take more pics (before & after) do more write up, but after spending 12 hours, all our shoulders & arms torn apart. as both interior & exterior has equally heavy works.

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