2013 Melbourne Red BMW M3 featuring PASSION

Posted on June 14, 2014 by Travis Kent

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:


  • Lowered on set of Ohlins Road & Track coilovers
  • BMW M Performance Exhaust
  • Brembo GT 380mm Big Brake Kit in red
  • 19-inch HRE S104 wheels in Satin Bronze
  • HRE carbon fiber center caps
  • Michelin PSS tires 255/35r19 front 295/30r19 rear
  • iND custom painted gloss black M3 badge
  • iND custom painted Melbourne Red painted license plate holder
  • BMW M3 Edition Grills and Gills
  • BMW Aluminum Pedals


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.

POLISHANGEL Products used on the car:
Thanks to Travis for answering all my questions and providing great customer service.
Photography Credit: http://adamkurtz.com/


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