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      02-15-2013, 11:50 AM   #1
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Car Sealant

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With the iminant arrival of the new motor (I'm told March 4th now), I was looking into sealing the cars exterior.

The dealer tried to sell me the usual Seal n Protect, and although I ended up with it on my current E90, I think it was basically rubbish and seemed to offer no difference to normal paint.

I have been toying with the idea ox getting a GTechniq EXO seal from a local detailer, although very good, it is also very pricey at around 300-400.

Now I know you will all say that 'you get what you pay for', are there any cost effect products that any of you have good or bad reports on that I could apply myself, I've been looking at the Zaino - Z-CS Clear Seal, which seems to get good reviews.

I don't want to enter the abyss that is detailingworld and open up the biggest can of worms!
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Had a full detail with g-technic amongst other products done on mine for 180.00. Guy spent 14 hours on the car. PM me if you would like his details
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Yes please Estoril, please send me details of what you had done and contact details. That seems like a great price, and he may not be too far from Northampton?

Anyone else know of a good detailer in the East Mids area to do a new car protect?
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Hi All,

With the iminant arrival of the new motor (I'm told March 4th now), I was looking into sealing the cars exterior.

The dealer tried to sell me the usual Seal n Protect, and although I ended up with it on my current E90, I think it was basically rubbish and seemed to offer no difference to normal paint.

I have been toying with the idea ox getting a GTechniq EXO seal from a local detailer, although very good, it is also very pricey at around 300-400.

Now I know you will all say that 'you get what you pay for', are there any cost effect products that any of you have good or bad reports on that I could apply myself, I've been looking at the Zaino - Z-CS Clear Seal, which seems to get good reviews.

I don't want to enter the abyss that is detailingworld and open up the biggest can of worms!
I have Exo on my e90 it is fantastic also have a look on detailing world for recommendations C Quartz finest looks fantastic on EBII with Reload on top for quick Detailer or G tech C1 with few layers of Exo on top stunning
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Link to one I seen with C Quartz

http://www.detailingworld.co.uk/foru...+quartz+finest
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Sorry on iPad, not sure how to paste the previous threads. Had mine detailed in October. A couple of threads from back then showing pictures and what the detailed process was. Take a look, I'm sure you'll like the results😜
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If you are having someone apply it for you and prep the car then the bulk of the cost will be going on labour rather than the products used.
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Danny, here's the detail carried out by the guy I used:

PREP WORK

WHEELS CLEANED WITH BLUEBERRY SAFE WHEEL CLEANER FOLLOWED BY IRON X
AND TARDIS CONTAMINATION REMOVERS

CAR SNOW FOAMED AND LEFT TO SOAK (STRONG TRAFFIC FILM REMOVER 4/1 MIX
AND MEGUIARS HYPERWASH). ALL PANEL GAPS CLEANED AND DEGREASED WITH
CITRUS DEGREASER AND SMALL BRUSHES.

THIS INC. DOOR SHUTS, BONNET, BOOT AND ENGINE BAY DEGREASED. WHEEL
ARCHES DEGREASED.

CAR WASHED WITH TWO BUCKET METHOD, SOFT LAMBS MITTS ALL AROUND BOTTOM
AREAS OF VEHICLE. REST OF CAR WASHED WITH OPTIMUM NO RINSE.

THE VEHICLE WAS THEN DECONTAMINATED WITH AUTOSMARTS TARDIS (TAR
REMOVAL) AND CLAYED TO REMOVE OTHER BONDED CONTAMINENTS FROM PAINTWORK
AND GLASS.


POLISHING

ONE STAGE MACHINE POLISH WITH PAINT CLEANER TO REMOVE MINOR
DEFECTS/ENHANCE AND PREPARE PAINTWORK.


FINISHING

EXTERIOR

ALL GLASS COATED WITH GTECHNIQ G5 AND WOLFS GLASS GUARD.

WHEELS COATED WITH GTECHNIQ C5 WHEEL ARMOUR.

RUBBER/PLASTIC TRIM AREAS COATED WITH WOLFS TRIM DETAILER.

PAINTWORK COATED WITH MULTIPLE LAYERS OF ZAINO SHOWCAR SEALANT,
COLLINITE WAX AND WOLFS BODY WRAP.


INTERIOR

INTERIOR CLEANED AND VACUUMED. TRIM/DASH/CONSOLE COATED WITH GTECHNIQ MATT DASH.

FABRIC FLOOR MATS PROTECTED WITH GTECHNIQ FABRIC GUARD.

GTECHNIQ LEATHER GUARD ON ALL SEATS.


SUMMARY OF COATINGS:
BONNET 2 COATS OF ZAINO - ZFX CURED BETWEEN COATS
FRONT BUMPER 1 COAT OF ZAINO - ZFX CURED
ROOF 1 COAT ZAINO - ZFX CURED THEN 1 COAT ULTRA DURABLE COLLINITE WAX
REAR TAILGATE AND BUMPER - 1 COAT ZAINO - ZFX CURED THEN 1 COAT COLLINITE WAX
VERY TOP OF SIDES, REAR POST, ROOF RAILS - WOLFS BODY WRAP SEALANT
REST OF SIDES DOWN TO BOTTOM INC. SEALS - 2 COATS OF ZAINO - ZFX CURED
LAST THIRD DOOR AND SEALS AND WHEEL ARCHES COATED WITH 1 COAT
COLLINITE WAX OVERLAPPING ZAINO
WHEELS COATED WITH GTECHNIQ C5 WHEEL ARMOUR
FRONT GLASS MACHINED WITH SSR2 AND MICROFIBRE PAD WITH ORBITAL.THEN
PANEL WIPE - (NO TFR MIX)
SIDE WINDOWS CLEANED WITH AUTOGLYM GLASS CLEANER/SPRAY AND THEN PANEL WIPE
GLASS COATED WITH G5 GTECHNIQ FRONT SCREEN, SIDE AND REAR WINDOWS
WOLFS GLASS GUARD
PLASTIC TRIM CLEANED WITH STRONG TFR MIX AND COATED WITH WOLFS TRIM COAT
LIGHT LENSES COATED WITH ZAINO Z2 AS REST OF CAR
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