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This vehicle came to in loaded with swirls and holograms.
For a low milage vehicle the condition of the paint was rough.

Hood/Before

Door and Fender: Left side/Door/After - Right side/Fender/Before

Door and Fender Corrected and Polished


Now on to the technical...

Machines:
My weapons of choice are the Rupes Mark II 21 Bigfoot 5"BP and iBrid Nano

Compounds/Polishes:
In this case, M101 in combination with Scholl's S2 with Megs MF for correction.

Scholl's S2/Megs M101 combo reduced the dusting and left a fairly decent finish.
Any remaining compound fogging easily cleared up with a quick Megs 210 polish.

In short, M101/Scholl's S2 with Megs 5" microfiber cutting pads for correction.
For polishing I followed the correction with Megs M210 with a 5" Rupes Yellow foam.

Wheels:
Iron-X, Iron-X snow soap, wheel brushes and a Detailing Outlaws Buckanizer.

Tires:
Coated with OBSSSSD Matte Tire Dressing - for a nice, clean, dark, subtle look.

Engine Bay:
Cleaned with Multi-X APC followed with Sonus Trim and Motor Kote
This is a favorite of mine. No greasy shine. Just a factory fresh matte finish.

LSP:
Cleaned paint with Eraser and applied two thick coats of Cquartz Professional.

OK now, on to the finished vid and pics...
Please watch in 1080p (click the gear-lower right) with audio (feedback appreciated)
High noon hood shot

Shop indoor lighting Scangrip shot

Merlin shot

Side reflecto

The End


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That’s how BMW Black Sapphire Metallic always comes out of the gun, and they don’t wet sand it. 3 of my 5 BMWs have been that color and it always needs correction (the other 2 were Carbon Black, which isn’t much better). It’s also a very soft paint, so it scratches and swirls real easy.
 

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My BMW F30 Black Sapphire Metallic was horrible when I got it. The paint felt like sandpaper. After a lot of elbow grease with the clay bar, it looks pretty good. Not near as good as the OP's though. Nice!
 

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My BMW F30 Black Sapphire Metallic was horrible when I got it. The paint felt like sandpaper.
After a lot of elbow grease with the clay bar, it looks pretty good.
Not near as good as the OP's though. Nice!
I've learned that using Carpro Iron-X before using a clay bar does wonders for pre-removing contaminants.

Thank You! That is very kind.

That’s how BMW Black Sapphire Metallic always comes out of the gun, and they don’t wet sand it.
3 of my 5 BMWs have been that color and it always needs correction (the other 2 were Carbon Black, which isn’t much better).
It’s also a very soft paint, so it scratches and swirls real easy.
I found this paint was fairly hard. It took a combo of Meguiar's M101 and Scholl's S2 to obtain paint correction.
Afterward, I followed with Megs M210 on a Rupes 21 with a finishing foam pad for polishing.
M210 did a great job of removing the micro-marring haze and leaving nice clarity and a brilliant glossy finish.
 

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I had never heard of Iron-X, thanks for that. I'm going to have to try that. That explains the "grit" on my wheels.
 

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I found this paint was fairly hard. It took a combo of Meguiar's M101 and Scholl's S2 to obtain paint correction.
Afterward, I followed with Megs M210 on a Rupes 21 with a finishing foam pad for polishing.
M210 did a great job of removing the micro-marring haze and leaving nice clarity and a brilliant glossy finish.
Really? I’ve always been told the darker colors are BMWs softest paint. And it sure scratches easily.
 

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Really? I’ve always been told the darker colors are BMWs softest paint. And it sure scratches easily.
Maybe...but if there's one thing I've learned, it is that the paint on every vehicle is different.
I'm not sure how easily this one with get swirls marks but it was hard paint for correction.
 
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