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First off, thank you to Corey @ CarPro for referring this client to me. Owner had just picked up his new F10 M5 and wanted to get it coated with CQuartz finest for a great combo of gloss, slickness, and 2 years durability w/warranty. Client was serious about getting this done before too many miles were on the car, as demonstrated by dropping it off with less than 200 miles on the clock.

Unfortunately the dealer did wash it and there were some issues as a result. Not many swirls, but a good amount of RIDS (random isolated deep scratches) scattered throughout. After correction, the wheels were also removed, front calipers corrected, wheels/calipers fully coated as well. Ryan was brought out again to help me knock this beast out. Total time 27.5 hours.







As it arrived







Typical BMW brake dust.....less than 200 miles




















Even NEW cars can have defects, these are deep






More RIDS on the passenger rear door. Meguiars 101 was used to level out these deep scratches




















After compounding only....still needing polishing, but looking proper again, RIDS all gone










Not good.... Another reason to not let the dealer wash your car. Somebody scrubbed this back and forth pretty hard.







Some more issues on the rocker panel







After a few rounds with M101 and Surbuf on the Meguiars G110v2 NXT version, some careful taping, then followed by D300 on Megs MF Finishing Disc....this was the result












After compounding was done on the hood and doors, we pulled it out into the sun to double check compounding results. After verifying, we continued on with the B-pillars, tail lights, truck, etc...that were still to be done










Tail lights and B-pillars needed correction as well.













Tape marks the location of stubborn RIDS. Paint depth gauge was utilized to ensure enough material was available for safe removal. Unlike several other BMW's I've seen lately it did have healthy numbers.






Full correction shown in the 1000w halogens







Onto the wheels, fender wells, and brakes/suspension

 

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The fantastic looking M calipers also had some light surface marring. Just a couple minutes later and there were marr free again.

The before shots















After cleanup, correction, coating, and dressing
























After cleaning, IPA wipedown, and coating























Torquing down to factory specs








Rear cleaned and coated









Onto the passenger side....




















Even the backside of the calipers was fully coated










After all correction was finished, we got it outside for some sun shots before the coating was applied to the paint. Wheels had already been finished.







 

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Interior needed very little work, but still wanted to show the amazing work BMW did on this interior. VERY nice place to be.


















Thanks for checking it out!
 
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