BMW E60 523i: Opti-Coated

muyo

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muyo

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Good day,

Another post since July! So sorry for the late updates. As usual, its a hectic month for me. Here i have is a BMW 523i E60 coated months back ago. The age of this car was about 4years old, mileage only runs about 30,000++ which is also a daily drive for this owner to travel to work nearby.

After properly inspected, i found this car quite in a bad shape. Flat area has waterspots, other panels also found swirl marks, RIDS, oxidation, found lots of wax residues etc etc. Pictures can be seen below..






oily dressing from the tire





years of dirt trapped inside after remove the number plate








plenty of wax residue also found at the edges












Cleaning begins on the wheel first, OPC was used to clean the rims meanwhile DFX to remove old dressing from the tires. Paintwork was wash with OPC dilute 1:4 then de-contaminated with PermaGlass ONR as lube. Other parts also cleaned with OPC such as exhaust tip and other plastics.








before


after clay




After the preparation work was done, paintwork was inspect with 300W halogen. Perfect40 compound was used for faster cutting on the flat area which has heavy etched waterspot meanwhile the other panel like door, fender C pillar, bumpers was compounded with Crystal Cut 2.0, marring was remove with M205 and finishing was done with M205 via Flex. Check out some of the picture before & after.



50/50


not corrected


corrected


before


after


more before & after




oxidation before


after


rear bumper also found the same issue


after




















After the correction done, the car was given a quick rinse to remove all the polish residues. Quick engine detail was carry out upon owner's request. Lets check out the engine bay..











After an hour later..






cleaned and dressed


Now ready for Opti-Coat application after wiped down with IPA




2hours later.. tadaa!














no more wax residues




















Thanks for reading.
 

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Great job Mun!

Surface preparation and attention to detail is critical before coating.
 

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