The following was written by a customer about his car and experience with POLISHANGEL products.
2013 BMW E92 M3 Coupe in Melbourne Red
Purchased in August 2013, this is the last year of the S65 naturally aspirated high revving V8 that produces 414-horse power with an 8400 rpm redline. Car features a seven speed DCT transmission and carbon fiber roof. Conservatively modified as follows:
I have been detailing for many years and this project began like any other by washing, decontaminating and claying the vehicle. My first polishing pass was made with RUPES 15ES using Sonax Perfect Finish on a Scholl Orange pad. Now it was time to try out my new arsenal from POLISHANGEL. The second polishing pass was made using Contour on a white pad driven by my old Porter Cable 7424. On medium speed (3-4), Contour gave a great high gloss refined finish with very little effort and zero dust. Contour is the easiest polish I have ever worked with, it wipes off effortlessly and even though I taped off rubber trim it does not stain and also did a great job on the high gloss black window and roof trim. I used the Porter Cable with a gold pad to apply Passion to red paint and black pad with Famous on the carbon fiber roof and black gloss trim. The second coat of each was applied by hand. I finished up with single coat of Viking Shield applied by hand to all surfaces. It is amazing how far you can spread these products especially with a DA. The tires received two coats of Honey, Engine used to clean up under the hood and Palladium to polish exhausts tips.
I attended a couple car events and then washed car with Flake. The morning of photo shoot I used Carnauba Arts Red Opal and Connoisseur Rapidwaxx as final prep and “boom goes the dynamite”- insane gloss for quick detail style products that take only five minutes to apply. The only change for next go-around will be to use POLISHANGEL polishes exclusively and I may give Cosmic a try. The true virtue of the POLISHANGEL line is how easy this stuff is to use, stupid simple and fuss free. The looks are just the icing on the cake.
Before condition of the hood. This vehicle had 113k mile on it. Rock chips would prevent from removing all defects.
Master Compound used on the RUPES LHR21 and Lambswool pad
Before condition of rear bumper. Thin & aged paint prevent removal of all defects.
Color & gloss restored:
Mirror before condition
Mirror cap after Master Compound
Full mirror after Master Compound
Door trim before
Door trim after Master Compound
After Master Compound, before polishing with Contour
Polishing with Contour
After Contour before Centurion
Before condition of the engine bay
After using ENGINE (this was not an extensive engine detail)
Here is my latest work, a Volvo S60R in Flash Green. The car has nearly 90,000 miles on the odometer. The car had been cleaned, decontaminated and deironed (by me) just a few weeks before this detail.
Wheels were cleaned with MINT+ and a variety of wheel brushes
The vehicle was washed with FLAKE. While this is more of a maintenance wash, the majority of decontamination had been dealt with just a few weeks before.
The following gif shows how FLAKE dissolves into warm water.
Water behavior while washing with FLAKE
To ensure the vehicle was still decontaminated, IRON SERUM was used with a Wax & Sealant Applicator. The wipe-on application does not show as much of the red-streaky iron removal as others but is still very effective and efficient. I used about 40ml over the whole vehicle. And as a bonus, the smell is a strong mint so it is quite pleasant to work with!
I applied a little heavy in this area to demonstrate its effectiveness/get the runny look.
The engine bay was given a wipe-down with polishangel ENGINE. This was not an extensive engine detail but it cleaned up very nicely.
The Taillights were worked out with the same combination on the RUPES LHR75
In some areas the Master Compound machine pad was used for cutting
Reflection after Master Compound
(I love using this picnic table bench for working sides of cars :) )
Color-Matched, Flash Green Cosmic setting before residue removal
Reflection after the 2nd coat of Cosmic
For this detail, Cosmic, Viking Coat (not available in the US), & Viking Shield were all used for protection :)
The after photos, enjoy!