BMW M5 E60 Metallic Sapphire Black Paint Enhancement
E60 BMW M5 Sedan black metallic paint polish enhancement treatment. Our approach was to enhance the paint by removing the light and medium defects. This vehicle has 70000 miles and was originally in Virginia. On top of a brutal climate, the vehicle previously had a full body vinyl wrap. Our time was spent mostly removing the glue on every edge besides completing a thorough paint polish. Despite quite a few deep scratches especially on the lower sides and rear bumper, the paint was leveled in high traffic areas and fully polished for high gloss. For the age we’re happy and the pictures show the beast waiting to hit the streets. Glue removal was a test of patience, we went through a complete bottle of Tarminator & Adhesive Remover.
PRODUCTS & PROCESS:
- Cleaning: Foam Chemical Guys Citrus Wash, Optimum Power Clean, Meguiars Hyper Wash
- Wheels & Wells: Optimum Power Clean various brushes, Liquid Finish’s Special “Super Clean” Solution
- Tires: HiTemp Tire Cleaner, Liquid Finish’s Special “Super Clean” Solution, CarPro Perl
- Clayed with Nanoskin Glide & Yellow Erazer Medium Clay
- Door & Trunk Jams: Car Soap & Optimum OptiClean
- Polish: HD Adapt, 3d Car Care HD Polish, Meguiars Ultra Finishing Polish M205
- Protect: HD Speed, Optimum OptiSeal, Collinite Insulator Wax & Prima Hydro
- Various Products: Optimum OptiClean, Meguiars Last Touch, Menzerna Top Inspection
- Exhaust Tips & Wheels: Optimum Metal Polish
- Wheels: Prima Hydro & Meguiars Last Touch
- Adhesive Removal: 1 Bottle of Stoner Tarminator & 3m Adhesive Remover
- rear license plate area bracket removed, cleaned, polished, and sealed with Optimum Opti-Seal.
- Many hours spent with q-tips and towels to remove all the wax residue throughout every crack / seem on the vehicle.
- Quick interior vacuum, dusting, and Quick Interior Detailer
- Rupes Big Foot LHR 21ES Random Orbital Polisherwith 5.5 BackingPlate & Washer Mod
- Solo 418 1 Liter Pressure Sprayer
- Buff & Shine Pads, Rupes Pads
- Griots Garage Random Orbital Polisher
- Wheel Woolie, Swissvax Wheel Brush, OXO Bottle Brush
- Microfiber Mitt, Sheepskin Wash Mitt
RESULTS & PICTURES:
Before. Let’s turn grey black into sapphire black.
Progress on trunk, someone had fun with a rotary.
Morning sun check up for a few smears.
In Process Gallery – Click for Progress