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    #76
    I usually do an X pattern on the pad.


    And by cleaning, i mean get a cloth rag, hold it over the pad still on the machine polisher, and turn it on. It raises the face on the pad, and removes residues.
    2014 Alpine White 335i MSport
    (Daily Driver)
    Full Mperformance Aero

    2007 Black Sapphire Metallic E92 335i (6MT)
    KW V2 Coilovers
    VRSF Catless Downpipes

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      #77
      http://www.autogeekonline.net/forum/...tting-buffing/


      good sub forum to look at
      2014 Alpine White 335i MSport
      (Daily Driver)
      Full Mperformance Aero

      2007 Black Sapphire Metallic E92 335i (6MT)
      KW V2 Coilovers
      VRSF Catless Downpipes

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        #78
        All this information is great, how about this -

        Now that we generally understand the concepts of paint restoration, can we get one of you more experienced guys to put together a shopping list for the beginner who wants to do the job correctly?

        This would include the specific brands and quantities needed for the job...
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          #79
          I like to use a brother brand of pinnacle. They are relatively cheap and easy to work with.
          2014 Alpine White 335i MSport
          (Daily Driver)
          Full Mperformance Aero

          2007 Black Sapphire Metallic E92 335i (6MT)
          KW V2 Coilovers
          VRSF Catless Downpipes

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            #80
            e30 buffed and polished today

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              #81
              Im sure this sounds like a newbie question but what do you mean by "QD" when you refer to removing the excess with a mf and qd? im about to get into this for bimmer fest prep

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                #82
                Originally posted by brbahner View Post
                Im sure this sounds like a newbie question but what do you mean by "QD" when you refer to removing the excess with a mf and qd? im about to get into this for bimmer fest prep
                Quick detailer
                The first car I ever rode in was an e30

                Originally posted by Cabriolet
                Wish you the best and hope you don't remember anything after 10pm.
                1992 Mauritiusblau Vert
                1991 Brillantrot Vert

                2002 540i/6 Black/Black
                2003 GSX-R 750

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                  #83
                  Thank you!

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                    #84
                    Anyone have links to the original images?
                    Drive it hard. Maintain it well.


                    Convertible Technical & Discussion
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                      #85
                      Originally posted by funcrew View Post
                      Agree that this detailing business is a lot more serious than I thought.

                      I got all excited about shining up my white convertible & bought a bunch of detailing supplies from Griot's Garage. As soon as I opened the box, my kids grabbed the wash mitts and started beating each other senseless with them. I haven't seen them since - they're probably in the boy's room, and it's too scary to go in there.
                      :):):)

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                        #86
                        This thread is pretty dead, but I have started moving into detailing pretty heavily.

                        Have a great grasp on techniques, steps, products, etc.

                        PM me or post in this thread if you have any questions.
                        My previous build (currently E30-less)
                        http://www.r3vlimited.com/board/showthread.php?t=170390

                        A 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD 4x4 Offroad in Inferno is my newest obsession

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