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      01-22-2013, 07:10 AM   #222
SamS
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Drives: 2013 ActiveHybrid 3
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Location: Dallas, TX

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Originally Posted by claykin View Post
Would like to know what goodies you use on your wheels. I've tried just about everything and cannot anything better than the following.....
I've got some stuff from Chemical Guys for the wheels that works "OK". Yesterday I just use a heavy dose of their Citrus Wash in water + those Christmas-tree-shaped wheel brushes from Griot's. I normally take the wheels off and seal/wax the barrels, but I was running out of time yesterday.

A few more notes on my first days with the AH3:
This car seems to have better/harder paint than my E92 M3 (Jerez Black). There were very few fine paint scratches after pickup from PCD and the drive home. I did a two stage compound/polish with my Porter Cable + Menzerna, along with a sealant and wax. Looks gorgeous! I got the high-gloss B-pillars looking especially great. Those were the only parts of the car that showed obvious damage, before I went to work on the car. My M3 would get fine scratches just from breathing on it.

I also mounted a holder (ProClip USA) for my iPhone 5 just ahead of the iDrive controller. This includes a cable attachment to plug into the USB armrest port. Now I have better-sounding music (vs. Bluetooth streaming), charging, and convenient place to store my phone. I'll take a picture this weekend of the final setup.