92' W124 500E - Detailed

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by Mat500E, Oct 27, 2016.

  1. Mat500E

    Mat500E New Member

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    Hi all,

    Been reading these forums for a while and finally plucked up the courage to do some detailing on my 500E.

    My car is 040 jet black and being an old car it has picked up quite a few swirl marks / scratches on the body.

    Initially, I was going to pay someone to detail the car, however, decided that I wanted to try and experience it myself and see how hard / easy it was to get a good finish + all of the places that I contacted wanted the car for about 1 week and I couldn't do this due to needing the car.

    I used a paint reader on the car and the paint has very good thickness so I decided to proceed with the detailing.

    I recently bought a DAS6 PRO+ DA polisher with Meguiars Cutting & Finishing polishes.

    The steps that I did were:
    • Snow foam car using Auto Finesse Avalanche
    • 2 bucket method wash
    • Dry with microfibre towels
    • claybar entire car using AutoGylms rapid detailer (clay lubricant)
    • Dry panels
    • DA polish using cutting compound all panels
    • DA polish using finishing polish all panels
    • DoDo Juice Carnauba WAX all panels

    I've attached some picture of the finished car - although only having access to a crappy iPhone the pictures don't really do the car justice.

    Thanks!

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  2. brucemillar

    brucemillar MB Club Veteran

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    Stunning looking car. I absolutely love that. May I suggest that you get some more practise in with the clay bar. I am running a training school that you can join for free at my home address. I will provide the coffee, biscuits and 124 Estate car. I will also stand and watch you work and shout occasional words of wisdom to help you along.
     
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    Great job. Looks good.
     
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    Mat500E

    Mat500E New Member

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    Cheers for the kind words.

    I don't think I will claybar the car for a while, just wanted to get some prep done for the winter weather.

    Maybe in the summer I might take you up on your offer if you're still running it!

    Cheers
     
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    Looks good,
     
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    That is one absolutely beautiful car.
     
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    Mat500E

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    Thanks for the lovely comments guys, much appreciated.

    Really, really love this beast, will keep her for a long time!
     
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    Nice Job
     
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    This is awesome. I too will be getting 040 black soon. Inspirational.
     
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    Very cool ⚡️
     
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    Stunning looking car !
     

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