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#1 OFFLINE   samiam

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Posted 02 May 2015 - 06:29 PM

I got a detail a couple weeks ago and finally got my first wash after that yesterday. This morning I wiped all the dust off the car and then treated it with chemical guys slick synthetic detailer. It came out really nice. That stuff is really easy to use and it smells great too. $10 on Amazon.

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#2 ONLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:35 AM

Niiiiiice :thumbsup:


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#3 OFFLINE   samiam

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 10:31 PM

This car looks so slick clean. The sparkles in the paint are a trip.

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#4 ONLINE   WWWPerfA_ZN0W

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 03:51 AM

It does have a high ... distraction ... factor!


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#5 OFFLINE   WingNut

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Posted 04 May 2015 - 08:19 AM

Looks good.  That color just sparkles.

 

If you want to keep it looking detailed, it is pretty easy.  Only handwash, use a good mitt, use good drying towels, and follow the correct washing procedure.  This will keep the swirls away.   Then apply a sealant / wax every few months.


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#6 OFFLINE   samiam

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Posted 16 May 2015 - 10:24 PM

My one accomplishment today.. The Edge is clean once again!

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#7 OFFLINE   dugster

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 11:35 AM

Same color as mine. I love when it is clean like that beautiful.

#8 OFFLINE   rwf78155

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 12:42 PM

Im biased but I like the looks of the previous Edge Sprt much better then the new one...Yours is beautiful  !


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#9 OFFLINE   bill valley

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Posted 08 April 2016 - 06:03 PM

Nothing quite like black when it is clean. Unfortunately, my better half objected to "another black car". Would have been 4 in a row for me. I won't miss the damn swirl marks though.

#10 OFFLINE   jeffcarl

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:18 AM

The wheels came out really nicely too. Road grime & brake dust are tough to clean off. Sweet!



#11 OFFLINE   normcloutier

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:05 AM

I have a13 SEL and luckily don't have swirl marks yet. What causes them? Dirty wash water?

I always power wash first then use 2 buckets to hand wash (one soapy and one to rinse mitt)

#12 OFFLINE   bill valley

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 06:51 PM

I did a lot of online research on various forums over the years with my black cars.  Some "experts" say swirls are unavoidable, other swear by the 2 bucket wash.  I rarely run my cars through automatic car washes.  I use spray wash bays in the winter.  I tried my best to prevent, but still swirls would return.  My wife bought me a Porter Cable 7424 dual action polisher several years back as a Bday gift.  Using that and good product will get your paint looking brand new.  My old X5 would take an entire weekend.  I would mask off the trim with painter's tape and use the clay bar on Friday night, polish with Menzerna and Klasse AIO in Saturday, and seal with Klasse SG on Sunday.  The results were amazing.  The BMW Jet Black is NOTORIOUSLY difficult.  Swapped out to Sapphire Metallic Black on the next one and did not have near the amount of labor to maintain it.  


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